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Media Center

Student Resources

  • Iowa AEA
    Online databases available through the AEA that include GALE Database, SIRS Issues Researcher, Britannica Digital Learning, Atomic Learning, AccuWeather, AP Images, BookFLIX, CultureGrams, iCLIPART, Learn360, Soundzabound, and Teen Health & Wellness.
  • CIA: The World Factbook
    Provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
  • Lonely Planet
    If you are planning a trip or need information about a specific country for a report, this is the place to go!
  • Biography
    Site includes biographies for over 25,000 of the greatest lives both past and present
  • How Stuff Works
  • Free Rice
    Challenge your vocabulary while donating rice to the World Food Program.
  • Internet Public Library (IPL)
    Public services organization and a learning/teaching environment currently at Drexel University, College of Information Science and Technology. Includes a Teen Division.
  • Dictionary.com
    The largest and most trusted free dictionary on the Web.  Includes a Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Translator, etc
  • Teen Ink
    Contains fiction, nonfiction, art work, poetry, etc. that was submitted by teens.  Also includes college information.  Check out the summer writing program available in NY City.
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab
  • Very Well Fit
    Find all the information you need to make educated diet choices.
  • Iowa High School Book Awards
    Books nominated by students and selected by teachers and library media specialists to encourage student to read more books.

This list is a part of a book: No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries by Sue Polanka (p. 43-44) 2011 (American Library Association).

Teacher Resources

  • Freedom Riders
    The powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.
  • Lost in History: Alexander Clark
  • Secrets of the Dead
    Part detective story, part true-life drama.
  • Mission US
    A revolutionary way to learn history. Social Studies for grades 5-9.
  • ThinkPort Education
    Interactive site where students can become architects and build virtual environments using geometry and measurement skills. Math for grades 5-9.
  • Artopia
    Web-based arts experience designed for grades 5-9, covering the visual and performing arts.
  • Iowa Outdoors
    Includes videos, stories and many teacher resources with links.
  • Maquoketa Public Library
    Serves the educational and cultural needs of the community. It also works with the School District in providing services for the students.
  • Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce
    Maquoketa is a place where anyone can walk and talk, wine and dine, a city that cares and a city that shares. The Chamber site has information about events, places to go and so much more.
  • Jackson County Historical Society
    Historical and Genealogical information about Jackson County. In the Clinton Engines Building, historical artifacts from the Clinton Engines era in Maquoketa. Located on the Jackson County Fairgrounds and the old Clinton Engines Building.
  • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
    Provides information to current and prospective students on course schedules, athletics, financial aid, etc.
  • Kirkwood Community College
    Offers more than 100 career and college transfer programs. Campuses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Monticello.
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
    NICC, located in Peosta, Calmar and Dubuque, IA is dedicated to the students educational success. A campus is close to your home and work, featuring high quality programs with a price tag you can afford.
  • State Library of Iowa
    Search the library catalogs in the State of Iowa and databases.

Community Resources

  • Eastern Iowa Community College District
    Provides information to current and prospective students on course schedules, athletics, financial aid, etc.
  • Kirkwood Community College
    Offers more than 100 career and college transfer programs. Campuses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Monticello.
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
    NICC, located in Peosta, Calmar and Dubuque, IA is dedicated to the students educational success. A campus is close to your home and work, featuring high quality programs with a price tag you can afford.

High School Building Schedule

  • Bus Drop-off Begins: 7:55 a.m.
  • Breakfast Starts: 8:00 a.m.
  • Class Start Time: 8:15 a.m. (first bell)
  • Class End Time: 3:20 p.m.
  • Bus Pick-up Begins: 3:35 p.m. (bus barn)
  • Walkers Released: 3:20 p.m.

High School Building Schedule

  • Bus Drop-off Begins: 7:55 a.m.
  • Breakfast Starts: 8:00 a.m.
  • Class Start Time: 8:15 a.m. (first bell)
  • Class End Time: 3:20 p.m.
  • Bus Pick-up Begins: 3:35 p.m. (bus barn)
  • Walkers Released: 3:20 p.m.