• Book Fair

    Online Book Fair March 15-28, 2021

    Our partner for our spring online book fair (link to https://athomebookfairs.com/home?bfstring=60ylGVoP) is Junior Library Guild (JLG), an elite book-selection service that until now has only been available to librarians. The book fair is open for browsing now, and will be open for shopping only from March 15 through March 28.
    JLG selects only the top 3% of the more than 40,000 new books for children and young adults that are published each year. Families can shop with confidence (link to the "shop with confidence" info) with all of the information available about each title featured in the book fair, including awards, honors, and even potentially sensitive content. There are books for students of every age, from seniors in high school to little brothers and sisters at home.
    All books are top quality, most are hardcover, and prices start as low as $5. With secure online shopping and direct-to-home shipping, it's easy, convenient and fun to buy great books for your home library. Orders over $30 even ship free! Any books you purchase from a teacher's wish list get free shipping to the school for delivery directly to the teacher to help build a classroom library for all students to enjoy. 
    Every book fair purchase also supports our school. BHS is excited to help you build your home library while supporting ours. 
    Book Fair

  • Getting Started with Sora

     With Sora, you can get free ebooks and audiobooks from your school. Learn more about using Sora to access ebooks and audiobooks at meet.soraapp.com

    Ready to get started? Follow these four easy steps.

    Step 1

    Install the free Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com in any web browser.

    Step 2

    In Sora, click “I have a setup code” at the bottom of the screen. Enter morenetmo, choose Butler School District R 5, then sign in with your school login.

    Step 3

    Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.

    Step 4

    Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can:

    • Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book.

    Tap Options to renew or return the book, see your notes and highlights, and more.

  • Free ACT® preparation available through library

    Through Butler High School’s subscription to LearningExpress Library, students who need to take the ACT® have free access to online tutorials, practice tests and more resources to help them get their best scores.
    Whether you are a sophomore or junior planning to take College Algebra or other dual-credit courses next year, or a junior or senior applying for college admission and scholarships, LearningExpress Library’s college prep resources can help.

    Students can take practice tests for each section of the ACT® separately in one of three modes:

    • Simulation mode - The test will stop when the timer runs out.
    • Practice mode - The timer will display, but will not be enforced. After you finish the test, you will be able to see your answer, the correct answer and an explanation for each question.
    • Learner mode - You can see the answers to each question as you go through the test with no timer running.

    If you don’t have time to finish a whole section, you can choose to save your test and finish later.

    If you have never taken the ACT® before, you may benefit from taking the tutorial before attempting practice tests. The tutorial explains what kinds of questions are included in each test section, how much time is allowed and how it is scored. It also includes interactive lessons and practice exercises.

    When you are ready, you can take a full simulation test that includes all four tests (English, math, reading, and science) with the same question types, format and timing as the official ACT® test. Your simulation test will be scored instantly and you will be able to review your answers and explanations of the correct answers for each question.

    Free e-books containing flashcards and word games to build vocabulary for the ACT® are also available in the LearningExpress Library’s College Admissions Test Preparation Center.

    If you need help accessing these ACT prep tools, please contact Carol Hayes, library aide, at 660-679-6121, ext. 210, or carol.hayes@butler.k12.mo.us.