WELCOME BACK!

Hello WHS,

My name is Ms. Zampitella and I am returning to the WHS library after a short hiatus. I am so excited to be back and am looking forward to working with you this year. I have made a few changes in the library and some new (and exciting) developments are in the works which I will share with you soon. For starters, you may notice the library website has been changing in the last 24 hrs…please bear with me as I work to figure out the best way to optimize the site. I will be ordering some new books this month so if you have any suggestions or requests please feel free to come by or you can put in a request here. I can’t wait to get back in the CTC, our library Makerspace, and will be working closely with the Art department on integrating art and technology. Mrs. Gambardella is here to help you check out a book, chromebook or for your printing and copying needs. Mrs. Grace, our ITS coordinator can assist you with email, aspen and other technology issues that may arise. We will be using Sign-Up Genius for our study hall pass system, you can access the Sign-Ups here on the library website. Please don’t hesitate to come by and say hi or ask for help if you need any assistance with research or have a new project idea.

Here are my two girls on their first day of school!

Save your Google files

Attention Class of 2021 graduating seniors!

Your school Google account will be deactivated on August 15, 2021.    If you are using your school email account for communicating with colleges or other institutions, please be proactive and make sure to transfer all communications to your personal email address and be sure that they have updated their records to reflect your personal email address.  

If you would like to save your Google files (emails, Drive files, bookmarks, contacts, etc.), you can easily transfer this content to your personal account using Google Takeout.  Below are three methods of transferring your school Google files.

  1. Google to Google account.  Use the account transfer option to move content from your school account to your personal Gmail account. 
    Link to Takeout Transfer: https://takeout.google.com/transfer
    Tutorial for Takeout Transfer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-eGHN6vo2M
       
  2. Google to non-Google account.  Use the account export option to save the entire contents of your Google Apps account, or just the parts of your account that you want to keep.  Exports are contained in an archive file that you can open and work with.  https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout
    Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6c3dIPJJ-Q
  3. You can manually select individual documents and download them to your computer. 
    Do NOT share your files with a personal gmail account because the file itself will no longer be available when the account is deactivated.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Grace at kgrace@winchesterps.org.

Girls STEM Summit LIVE event in April

We just received information that the Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021 will be happening in April in a new, live, online format hosted by Jr.Tech. This year’s Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021 will take place on two half-day Saturdays:

Saturday, April 3rd, from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 10th, from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The focus is for girls in grades 8-12 who are interested in careers in the STEM fields.

This is a critical time in your education, and with college decisions beginning, the STEM Summit hopes to empower you to see the many opportunities available to women within STEM.

For more information – check out the Girls STEM Summit Live 2021 flyer.

Additional Details
Who: Girls in grades 8 – 12 interested in exploring STEM fields and career choices
What: #GirlsSTEMSummitLIVE2021
When: Hosted online two Saturday mornings via Zoom
Dates: Since the summit will be online, it has been split into two half-day          sessions.
          Saturday, April 3, 2021, 8:30am – noon and
          Saturday, April 10, 2021, 8:30 am – noon
Fee: $65
Register here: https://juniortech.org/girls-stem-summit-live-2021/
Email: info@juniortech.org