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Welcome to the Fischer LMC website.  Please use the tabs to navigate the pages!
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Visit us at our Google Site for more information!
https://sites.google.com/a/ipsd.org/fischer-lmc/
 
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Student Resources


Databases: access through single sign-on (SSO)
 
Biography in Context
This database contains pertinent information about a variety of people from both the past and present.

Culture Grams
This database features information on other countries and cultures.

Research in Context
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/auro13559?db=MSIC
Research in Context offers magazine articles, journal articles, newspaper articles, and reference articles.

SIRS Discoverer and Webfind
Use SIRS to find excellent information from magazine articles, reference materials, and newspaper articles. You can use Webfind to search for peer-reviewed websites.
 
SIRS Knowledge Source/Issues Researcher
This database is designed to look at two sides of an issue.
 
World Book Online
World Book Online is an online encyclopedia. Use World Book for background information on a topic.
 
 
Notetaking and Citations
 
NoodleTools
Can be accessed through Single Sign-on
 
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Having trouble paraphrasing correctly?  Do you need insight on plagiarism?  Use the Purdue OWL link to explore and learn.

 
Free Time Choices

Online Catalog (Destiny)

Fischer LMC Catalog
 
http://destiny.ipsd.org
Use this to find books, eBooks, authors, and other resources.

Book Club

BOOK CLUB!  

Book club is a relaxed atmosphere where all students read a book, and then we meet to discuss, chat, and play games.  Students meet after school once a month on Mondays, from 3:05-4:00.  A permission slip is required to attend.  Feel free to join at any time!
 
Upcoming Dates:
December 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 19, 2018
April 16, 2018
May 14, 2018 
                                    

                                                     

 

 
 
 
 

Find Good Reads

Look at a teen librarian's Goodreads account, browse "Best Of" lists, and find other events being offered.  
 
Booklist Online has book reviews, award winners and honor books, and much more to help you find that perfect book.

Coretta Scott King Award

Naperville Public Library Teen Events

Look here to join a book club or find another event to attend.
  
 
Teen Reads has reviews written by both regular teens and experts.  This is a great place to go if you can't decide on a book and need some guidance!  There are also cool links and fun activities.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Reading

SUMMER READING PROGRAM
BECOME A V.I.P. IN THE LMC!
 
Who can participate?
Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
 
What do I have to do?
Read three books over the summer and fill out the Summer Reading form.
 
Where do I turn in the form?
It can be turned in to the Main Office over the summer.
OR
You can give it to your ELA teacher once school starts.
 
When is it due?
August 24, 2018

 
Why do I want to be a V.I.P.?
When you are an LMC V.I.P., you receive the following:
  • Personalized V.I.P. card
  • Free admission to the first dance
  • Ability to check out four books at a time instead of three
  • Fast track for books on hold 

Summer Reading Form

Teacher Resources

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center): http://www.eric.ed.gov/
Use this website to find peer-reviewed articles, websites, and any educational materials.  ERIC is a free government resource.
Share lessons and files in a secure area with other teachers in the district.  Use your
e-mail username and password.

LMC Online Scheduler: http://lmc.ipsd.org/fischer
Use this to schedule times in the LMC and to use equipment.  Use your e-mail username and password.
 
Use this link to reserve a laptop cart. 

Mastery Manager:  http://www.masterymanager.com/
MUST be using Chrome!
United Streaming offers media on a large variety of subjects and curricular units. 
 

8th Grade

Careers
A database containing career briefs:  detailed descriptions of thousands of careers. 
Use this site to take surveys on what careers may interest you! 
This government website can be used to find training and education needed for a career, as well as earnings, job outlook, working conditions, and more. 
This website contains more detailed descriptions of careers.
 
The Constitution
World Book Student
The White House- The Constitution
Congress for Kids: Constitution
 
Decades

The Great Depression
The Great Depression- PBS

Poetry
 

LMC Staff

Mrs. Lindsey Kinczyk, LMC Director
(630)375-3129
 
 
 
Mrs. Robyn Panko, LMC Assistant
(630)375-3128
 

Policies

The LMC student hours are from 7:45 AM-3:15 PM.  
 
 
Students need a pass when they come to the LMC throughout the school day.
 
Students can check out 3 books at a time for up to 3 weeks.  Books can be renewed as long as they are not on hold for another person. 
 
Students are responsible for lost or damaged LMC books, as well as textbooks. 


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