media center

Welcome to the Media Center!

The Media Center is available throughout the day for classes and for students to work independently or as a group. It's both a casual environment to spend time and a quiet environment for studying and reading. Students may come to hang out in the reading  area, spread out when needing table space, or sit at a computer to use for schoolwork.




Teens' Top Ten for 2017
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Teens' Top Ten is a nation-wide contest, consisting of books nominated and voted on solely by teens.Download a complete list of the 2017 winners and nominees with summaries or click a title below to read about it on Goodreads.

The 2017 Top Ten Winners:

  1. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan.
  2. Scythe by Neal Shusterman.
  3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.
  4. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.
  5. This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp.
  6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
  7. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.
  8. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch.
  9. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout.
  10. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.

The 2017 Nominees:


Join the Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a year-long contest between all four high schools: RHS, Adams, Stoney Creek, and ACE over knowledge of six specially chosen books!

In May, teams from each school will compete against each other for the best knowledge of the books! Anyone can join and participate - sign up at rcsbattleofthebooks.com.

Activites and meet-ups will be happening throughout the year to earn points for the RHS team and to get ready for that final day in May, where there will not only be the competitions happening, but food, prizes, and skype sessions from the book authors themselves!

The six books selected for the 2017 Battle of the Books:

  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  3. Generation One by Pittacus Lore
  4. One of Us Is Lying byKaren M. McManus
  5. Winger by Andrew Smith
  6. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Join the RHS team at rcsbattleofthebooks.com!

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Battle of Books flyer Nov 2017


Look Up Your Favorite Book

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Novelist

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Teen Book Finder App
Created by the Young Adult Library Services Association, this free app allows you to look up books by author, title, year, genre, and award - including those on the Teens' Top Ten booklists.

Download from the iTunes store or from Google Play.

 

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Good Lists:

Award Winners:

Unique Book Lists:

Controversial Books:


 

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Check Out eBooks and Audiobooks from Rochester Community Schools Digital Library
Borrow a variety of eBooks and audiobooks for free in the Rochester Community Schools Digital Library using the Overdrive app at at http://rochesterk12.lib.overdrive.com. Works with tablets or phones running iOS, Android, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Windows phone, and Windows and Mac desktop computers.

To access...

  1. From the web, go to http://rochesterk12.lib.overdrive.com.
  2. Using the app, download it from Google Play for Android or from the iTunes App Store. (For other formats, go to this list of links for various formats located at the very bottom of the page).
  3. Sign in with your RCS school computer login ID and password.
  4. Need help? Download instructions on how to use the app and check out books.

eBooks from Rochester Hills Public Library
Don't see the book you want or it's currently checked out? Take a look at the selection of Overdrive eBooks available in the Rochester Hills Public Library eBooks collection at https://rochester.overdrive.com. Sign in with your public library card number (located on your student ID).


Test Prep - Free Online Resource
Use Learning Express Library to prepare for upcoming tests. Create a free login and find practice tests of all kinds:

 

  • In the College Prep Center, practice the SAT & PSAT, AP tests, and get help with writing a college admissions essay.
  • In the School Center, access tutorials and practice in math, reading, science, social studies, statistics, trig, vocabulary, and writing.
  • In the Career Center, explore careers in many fields, learn about exams necessary for specific jobs, read how to improve your job search and interviewing skills, and more.

Provided by Michigan eLibrary.



 

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Read 25!
The College Board recommends that students read 25 books a year to increase their academic ability.

The benefits?

  • Improve your vocabulary!
  • Broaden your knowledge base!
  • Experience different genres!
  • Improve your reading skill!

What should you read?
Anything!

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Biographies
  • History
  • Informational Articles

Looking for suggestions?


The Mission of the Media Center:
To encourage and advance student learning with services and resources that support the Rochester High School instructional curriculum and the needs of the RHS community.

The Goals of the Media Center:
1. To offer instructional services that encourage students to:
a.) Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
b.) Draw conclusions and apply knowledge to new situations.
c.) Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of society.
d.) Pursue personal growth.
2. To provide a collection of resources, materials, and equipment which supports the curriculum and meets varying levels of educational need.
3. To provide professional support to faculty in planning, designing, and delivering instruction.
4. To promote personal reading and assist with strategies for effective informational reading.
5. To assist with learning and creating new information using various technologies.
6. To serve as a welcoming place for students and staff.


There's a Genre for Everybody!
Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Glam Romance, Intrigue and Espionage... flip through the flashcards below to read about the many, many genres that exist! For printables, download our Fiction Genres brochure and our Fiction Sub-Genres four-page listing!

The Mission of the Library:
To encourage and advance student learning with services and resources that support the Rochester High School instructional curriculum and the needs of the RHS community.

The Goals of the Library:
1. To offer instructional services that encourage students to:
     a.) Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
     b.) Draw conclusions and apply knowledge to new situations.
     c.) Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of society.
     d.) Pursue personal growth.
2. To provide a collection of resources, materials, and equipment which supports the curriculum and meets varying levels of educational need.
3. To provide professional support to faculty in planning, designing, and delivering instruction.
4. To promote personal reading and assist with strategies for effective informational reading.
5. To assist with learning and creating new information using various technologies.
6. To serve as a welcoming place for students and staff.


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Rochester High School Library has earned Qualified status for SL 21!
To earn recognition for meeting the measurement benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools (SL 21), a school library must demonstrate competence in the areas of Teaching for 21st Century Learning, Building the 21st Century Learning Environment, and Leading the Way to 21st Century Learning.
SL 21 is a voluntary management standards program with benchmarks in the areas of instruction, student achievement, technology, facility, staffing, budget, instructional materials, curriculum development, school improvement, community engagement, advocacy and additional applicable areas of instruction and engagement in the educational community.