Located on the second floor of the building, the Jefferson Learning Commons provides students and staff with books, electronic resources, and other forms of media. We're excited to be part of D203's Digital Learning Initiative, and always look forward to seeing the creative things students do with their chromebooks in our area!
Students and staff access items in our collection via our web-based automation system, Atriuum
. You'll see the link to the OPAC (online public access catalog) in the left navigation, and it's also found on the handy Student tab visible on every page of our school website. Although searching the OPAC doesn't require it, patrons can login to the system to check their statistics, confirm which textbooks they have, make book lists of what to read, and write reviews of their favorite titles. Directions for this are found on the "Using Atriuum
" link on the left and are also in the back of the assignment notebook all students received on the first day of school.
We don't only have print titles in our Learning Commons! Junior high and high school students in D203 also have access to electronic collections in Sora, formerly known as Overdrive. The JH collection contains almost 3,000 eBooks and eAudio titles that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.
Patriots also have access to a wide variety of databases to support research in all curricular areas as well as resources like Newsela and NoodleTools, our district's chosen citation generator. Click this link
to access these and other digital resources available to Jefferson students, use the navigation on the left. Passwords to subscription services and databases are found in the back of the assignment notebook, and most teachers have them posted on their Canvas sites as well.
The Learning Commons is open to students anytime during regular school hours, 8:00 am to 2:50 pm. From September 9th until May 8th, students who would like to work or read in a quiet environment are also welcome before school starting at 7:30 am, provided they sign up using the Google form to account for their attendance. This can be done 1 day in advance or by 7:00 am that same morning. Enter through Jefferson Square and check in with the staff members on morning supervision. After school, student are welcome to remain in the Commons until 3:30 pm, provided they have a pass from a JJHS staff member.