Schedule class visits to the library with the Teacher-Librarian 2 days in advance through the Library Reservation Calendar. It is located under Main Campus Library on the Highlands High School Home Page. Notify the Librarian regarding the nature of the assignment, so that sufficient materials may be made available to the students.
Classroom teachers remain with the class and are responsible for class management. Students are expected to work quietly whether alone or in a group.
Please review library policies and procedures with classes before the library visit. If the research to be done includes databases or special reference books, please instruct students regarding proper use of materials. Inform the teacher-librarian if you wish her to instruct students in the use of any library resources.
MRS. WEISKIRCHER WELCOMES YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES TO THE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY!
Hi, I'm Mrs. Weiskircher, your National Board Certified Teacher Librarian and Research Specialist.
The library contains over 13,000 books, along with over 1,200 Electronic Booksand E-Reference Books and 3 online databases.There are many new and exciting things happening this school year in the library with many changes that will enhance the teaching and learning experiences for all. Please make sure and check out the online databases, E-Books and E-Reference Books, and other online resources listed below. I look forward to meeting all the Highlands Scot's faculty, students, and families. Come visit the Library! We are always looking for volunteers.
Click the links below to access the Databases, E-Books/Reference, Audio Books, Test Prep, Other Online Resources, and the TRUSD APPs Portal
ACCESS DESTINY- OUR ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG
After clicking "Library Catalog" above, Click on Highlands High School
Click image below to access the digital newspapers then click on 'student login'
Class ID: highlands Password: highlands
Access the online version of the Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee, Fresno Bee and el Nuevo Herald (all spanish newspaper from Florida) 24 hours a day from any device that has Internet Access through the end of the school year.
Have you ever checked your email and found a message requesting you to verify a transaction on your credit or debit card and the message looked like it came from your bank?
If this has happened to you then you’ve been “phished.” Phishing with a “ph,” is only one way that not so honest people “fish” the Internet and email for personal information that could be used to compromise/steal your identity.
To safeguard your personal information while using he Internet, YOU need to be aware of some scams that are used to trick you into revealing this information.
One example is the one I described above, where you receive what looks like an official email from your bank. Another is, trusting the information you exchange with someone while in a chat room. You should NEVER give out personal information in a chat room. Children and teens may also be used or tricked into thinking they are having an innocent conversation when in fact they are not. These people listen to details that you think are trivial, like your favorite color, your dog’s name or that you are alone everyday until someone comes home. These bits of trivia are exactly what predators look for when scoping out potential marks in a chat room.
No longer must we tell our children to beware of the shifty looking stranger lurking around the school, new cyber predators come directly into the privacy of your home and steal your attention by letting you think they care.
Young people are actually more likely to be tricked into trusting the conversation in a chat room, and for this reason it is important for people to know how to tell what is real and what is not.
To protect your safely you need to know some basic simple rules to keep you and your loved ones safe. Below is a list of reputable Internet safety organizations that you may browse for useful cyber safety information.
i-Safe, Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, I-Safe is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experience of youth everywhere.
Internet Safety Resource Center. The state-of-the-art, multi-media program is specifically designed to educate, equip, and empower parents, educators and other caring adults with the knowledge and resources they need to protect children online.