Tuesday, July 31, 2012

North Judson Schools Start August 15, 2012

While the kids won't be too happy about this, you can see a list of school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year at http://www.njsp.k12.in.us/njsp/site/default.asp. Just go to the "Select a School" at the top of the page and choose NJSP Middle or NJSP Elementary, the supply list link is in the right hand column. You can also run off a copy of the school calendar at the Elementary school site.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Library Closed July 4th

The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library will be closed on July 4th.  
This patriotic pie was "hijacked" from 

INSPIRE-d Changes

INDIANAPOLIS (June 29, 2012) – Hoosiers premier resource for academic research, test preparation and career development has undergone a dramatic facelift. Inspire.IN.gov (www.inspire.in.gov), Indiana’s Virtual Library, now features greatly enhanced search functionality as well as an updated and easy-to-use interface.

“We believe users will appreciate new INSPIRE’s more intuitive searching capabilities that now resembles popular online search engines,” said Roberta L. Brooker, Indiana’s State Librarian. “Now is a great time for Hoosiers that have not heard of INSPIRE to test drive this complete virtual library that is accessible from their home, school or work computer.”

The reason behind the INSPIRE’s enhanced searchability is the intergration of the unique 360 Search from Serials Solutions. This technology filters data and omits search results that contain errors via its own knowledgebase and does not rely solely on the data supplied by content providers to filter searches. The new 360 Search also clusters results in order to speed up searches and better organize data. Results clustering separates search results by subtopics, dates, journals and authors so that search results are organized and easy to browse.

INSPIRE's interface has also been completely revamped to give it a fresher look and feel and make it easier to navigate. The interface has new features such as links to INSPIRE databases, an updated advanced search and a larger search bar, all designed to enhance the user experience.

“INSPIRE is not only a search engine geared towards students, it has features designed for jobseekers, teachers, health professionals, and dozens of other professional, personal and leisure interests,” said Brooker. “For example, a database focusing on hobbies and crafts, and another on home improvement, were just added to the INSPIRE suite of resources in the past 24 hours.”

Monday, July 2, 2012

Can You Say "Derecho"?

I learned a new weather related word over the weekend - derecho. This is what went through Starke County on Thursday and caused so much damage. You can read more about derechos at this site: