"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson
Welcome to the LJHS Library Resource Center
Take a tour of the LRC by clicking on the image above or stop in to see what all the buzz is about. Our on-line databases, grade level curriculum websites, and links to the LJHS and Lisle Public Library collections are in the table below. Scroll further down the page to catch up on new and exciting LRC activities and events.
|Research Tools||7th Grade Websites|
|6th Grade Websites||8th Grade Websites|
|Library Search||Lisle Public Library|
Catch up on the latest LRC information by reading our monthly newsletter, "Between the Pages." This is our14th year of publishing the LRC's newsletter. Each issue is distributed at the beginning of the month during the students' 5th/6th period classes. If you happened to miss this month's issue you can catch up on the monthly newsletter by clicking on this link.... Each newsletter keeps you abreast of the monthly LRC activities, giving you a peak at the buzz of daily activities. quarterly contests, highlighted websites, book reviews, important historical events, and our newest puzzles & games. Check out the April Between the Pages.
The LRC continues to be a whir of activity before school. You'll find, on average, fifty junior high students every day in the LRC before school working in the LRC computer lab on classroom projects, or relaxing and visiting with friends, or browsing the collections in search of that special book to read, or playing a variety of available board games. Our LRC computer lab's new configuration has made it much easier for staff members to use for presentations. All of the computer stations face one direction and a new larger viewing screen is available for use with a ceiling mounted projector. Each computer station is equipped with headphones and comfortable cushioned chairs that are adjustable to accommodate everyone. In the LRC our cherry wood tables and light weight cushioned chairs provide us with flexibility for the various seating configurations used throughout the year.
The sounds of our water feature and background music are the perfect mix for sophistication and comfort...it's a great place to sit and relax while reading a good book or magazine, work on assignments, or to do your research anytime....whether before or after school!
What's new and exciting?
The LRC hosted their annual fall book fair November 13-20....Book fair sales topped $2,082.55. Nick Brown won the $40.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble in the Parent / Teacher Conference raffle at the fair. Three lucky LJHS students found $6.00 gift certificates under their lunchroom chairs during the fair, while three other certificates went unclaimed. Our annual "Buy One, Get One Free" book fair begins the week of April 22nd.
Last Year's Fundraiser....Honor Flight Chicago
The LRC and the LJHS Student Council teamed up to raise $2,350.07 for Honor Flight Chicago. This organization collects donations and seeks volunteers to help send World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the National World War II Memorial. The veterans are taken to the other memorials in D.C., as well, and are then flown back to a heroes welcome at Midway Airport. Visit this site to view the heart-warming story of Honor Flight Chicago. http://www.honorflightchicago.org/ On September 30th, fifty-five teams participated in our Honor Flight Chicago Bags Tournament. It was an amazing site.fourteen courts all seeing action simultaneously. While winners of each game advanced in the bracketed tournament losing teams were able to sign up to play exhibition matches on any open courts. The Final Four was comprised of Dynamite, The Hawks, the Beanie Babies, and Guaranteed Champs. The Hawks (Jamie Saddler and Cory Schneider) captured the tournament title along with a $100 cash prize as they edged out the Beanie Babies (Mr. Marx and Mr. Meyer), 18-17. We also sold concessions during several of the building's sporting events, hosted a 3-on-3 hoop tournament, and conducted special daily activities throughout the year to help raise money. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We received a wonderful thank you letter fromMary E. Pettinato on behalf of Honor Flight Chicago.
The Turtle Hospital
We received a very special thank you letter and certificate from The Turtle Hospital on September 1. The hospital was most appreciative of our efforts last year. The hospital is dedicated to the rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing of endangered sea turtles. The hospital began operation in 1986 in the former Hidden Harbor Motel facilities. Thanks to your generosity we were able to send a check in the amount of $330.50. We also sent along a few pictures of our fundraiser mascot and a copy of each of our Turtle of the Week bulletins that were highlighted on our weekly announcements and posted throughout the LRC. We would like to add our own thanks to the students and staff for your kindness! Visit The Turtle Hospital's website, http://turtlehospital.org. The hospital added another note of thanks to LJHS on the opening page of the website. If you happen to be visiting the Keys stop in and visit a truly remarkable facility or you can visit their website to keep up with the monthly happenings at The Turtle Hospital...http://turtlehospital.org
LRC Book Policies and Procedures
Students may check out up to three books and one magazine at a time. Books are checked out for three weeks while magazines are checked out for one week period. Current monthly issues of magazines are available for students to read in the LRC but may not be checked out. We currently retain back issues for monthly magazines for two years and weekly magazines for six months.
Materials may not be checked out if a student has overdue books / magazines.
Overdue notices are distributed during fifth/sixth periods on Thursdays. If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, the student will be asked to pay for the book. At the end of each quarter overdue materials are mailed out with report cards.
Students may renew books as well as place a title on hold. When the title has been returned to the LRC the staff will notify the student that it is available for check out.
Confused? Perplexed? Don't be! We have a number of book recommendations for you to pick from in our book brochures located on the LRC counter. Each brochure highlights the newest books available in a particular genre. Pick one up (along with a bookmark) and enjoy the treasures found in books
Our latest additions to our ever-growing collection are displayed on the tops of the bookshelves and are available for you to check out. We have added a special shelving unit to display books for curriculum projects....the shelves are located just outside the entrance to the LRC computer lab. Check them out for that special unit of study.
The LRC has extended hours before and after school for your convenience. Most days we're open from 7:15-3:30 p.m. Check the "weekly time schedule" posted on the LRC doors for any schedule or time changes. You can complete the previous evening's homework assignments, work in the LRC computer lab, complete the latest research project, relax with a good book, or talk with your friends. When arriving at school in the morning simply sign-in at the desk near the gym entrance and then present your student ID card to the staff member on duty in the LRC. It's as simple as 1-2-3! Take advantage of this great opportunity. Students must not have any overdue LRC material if they plan on using the LRC or LRC Computer Lab before school.
Browse our ever growing collection...and READ!
What should you read? Great literature?...comic books?...magazines?...
Why should you become a reader?
- It's fun.
- You'll know more.
- You'll learn about the world.
- You'll forget your worries.
- You can do it anywhere.
- It will help you do well in school.
- It puts the world at your fingertips.
- You'll learn other points of view.
- You can see through someone else's eyes.
- It can make you laugh, cry, scream, think, and dream!
READ - Make time to read!
Meet the LRC and Technology Staff
Mr. Richard M. Marx begins his fourteenth year as LRC Director after teaching fourth and fifth grade for twenty-four years. He has taught in District 202 for thirty-four years and ended twenty-six years of coaching in Lisle at the conclusion of the 2005-06 season. Mr. Marx organizes the district summer paint crew that includes other staff members and former Lisle grads. After graduating from Elmhurst College Mr. Marx began his teaching career in Bellwood District 88 where he taught fifth grade for three years. His wife, Debbie, is a retired reading aide in the Wheaton school district.and is now in "seventh heaven" watching their two grandchildren, Natalie and Brandon. Mr. Marx's son, Kyle and daughter-in-law, Natasha, live in Palatine and are the proud parents. His daughter, Courtney, and son-in-law have been married for a year-in-a half. The happily married couple honeymooned in Africa where they went on a three week African safari in Botswana and just spent two weeks in Hawaii.
Ms. Gretchen Broadus begins her first year as LRC assistant at Lisle Junior High School. Ms. Broadus previously taught for six years at Pleasant Plains High School in Springfield, Illinois, where her busy schedule included World History, Psychology, Sociology, and AP Psychology. She also was varsity cheerleading coach and girls track coach. Ms. Broadus workded closely with the freshmen mentor program and was sponsor for the Scholastic Bowl team. This summer Ms. Broadus got married and moved to Plainfield.
Ms. Lorie Fergusonis in her fourteenth year as District Technology Coordinator. Ms. Ferguson is the district's technology wizard. She is a former president of "ICE", Illinois Computing Educators, and also teaches computer classes at Lewis University. She also teaches computer skills at both Tate Woods and Schiesher. Ms. Ferguson loves walking her puppy, Bandit, and traveling the country touring historic lighthouses.
Andrew Sergeantwas born in Chicago but raised in Kankakee, IL. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in Digital Media Technology which as he claims is a fancy name for internet stuff. He was substitute teacher for two years and is an avid video game player. He will spend hours on a game he doesn't like just to give it an accurate review. A great addition to the LJHS technology department, Mr. Sergeant begins his seventh year at LJHS as technology aide, sharing an office with Mrs. Doyle. Mr. Sergeant just recently purchased a new big screen HD flat screen to enhance his love of video games and his very large video game library.
Ms. Lisa Doyleis the District's Technology Clerical Aide. Although she handles all of the District's phone problems and the technology "Help" desk her responsibilities seem to grow by leaps and bounds on a daily basis. She currently helps with the district's technology financial planning needs and assisting with the purchasing of the District's technology supplies. Her son, Steven, is a senior at the University of Illinois this year. Ms. Doyle loves to shop and to dabble with interior decorating.
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