West Elementary School – Butte, Montana

THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

Parents: Click on the “FAQs for Parents” tab above to access information about the Library-Technology program.

The Library

The library has an extensive print collection of fiction, non-fiction, and reference books, as well as many videos.Six computer workstations allow students to take A.R. quizzes in the library and access Destiny Quest online public access catalog (OPAC) for locating books in West’s library. Students can also use WorldBook Online.

Our Destiny Quest OPAC is accessible from any networked computer in the school, and is also searchable from home. Clicking on the image below will take you directly to a screen where you can access West Library’s online catalog. Search by author, title, keyword, or series.

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e-Books

To access FollettShelf e-books, click on the image below.

FollettShelf

A subscription to World Book Online has been added to the many resources students have at their disposal.

The Computer Lab

31 Windows 7 O.S. Dell computers with a broadband connection comprise the student lab in Room 309. Internet sites are filtered in compliance with the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA), and students are taught safe surfing skills. Student software includes 2007 Microsoft Office, Typing Instructor, and Success Maker. We use a variety of web-based programs to augment the network software.

Free Homework Help

Click on the image below to access free tutoring help, Sunday-Thursday, 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Renaissance Place Home Connect

Click on the image below and log in with your child’s user name and password to see reading progress for your child.

In addition to showing your child’s progress toward his or her reading goal for the marking period, Renaissance Place Home Connect has a direct link to A.R. BookFinder. If you wish to access it from this page instead of logging in, please click on the image below.

A.R. BookFinder

For More Information

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