Monday, October 8, 2018

Accounts for Destiny

Students AND teachers: I got all the usernames and passwords set up for the new library system.  Your username will be your Renweb username (unless for some reason you don't have a RW username...there are a handful of you.  Your Destiny UN will be your first initial and last name), and the password will be jp2.  You can log into your account to use the catalog, check to see what you have checked out, write reviews for books, place holds on items, and more.  I am going to give prizes to people who write (appropriate) reviews for books!  Come see me to find out more! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New Library System!

Y'all may have noticed that the library has been closed a few times in the past week.  I am in the beginning stages of introducing our new library management and catalog system, and I've been in several trainings.  I am still working out all the details, but for now, you can click the link at the top of this page to access the catalog (it says NEW Library Catalog), so that you can search for books.  Eventually, you will each have an account so that you can log in and see what you have checked out, place holds on books, and more.  I am really excited about this! (And I don't have to do laptop checkout on paper anymore, whew!!)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Welcome Back!

Hello, Guardians!

I hope you all had a fantastic summer, and are all ready to be back in school, working hard, having fun, making good choices :)

This semester I will be switching library management programs (the way we search the catalog), and I am really excited!  This new program will have much better search abilities, as well as a way to use e-books (sometime in the future).  Stay tuned for more updates--the switch should be complete in mid-September. 

In the meantime, I can't wait to see what this school year brings!  Let's make it a good one!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


What are you thankful for?  As we approach Thanksgiving, a time to thank God for all that he has done for us, come write something you are thankful for on a paper leaf on my desk, and hang it up on the tree by the library entrance.  Let's fill the tree with leaves of thanksgiving!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome Back!!!

Hello, Guardians!

Welcome back to a new school year!  I am excited about all the things that will happen this year.  Let me know how I can help you!

--Ms. Phelan

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What are YOU giving up for Lent?

Ash Wednesday is ONE week away!  Have you started thinking about what you are going to do for Lent?  I usually give up stopping for fast food on the way home, and I pray a Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the car on the way to school. 

We "give things up" as a form of penance, to purify our hearts and focus on our relationship with God, and to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.  There are three pillars of Lent--fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  It can be a good practice to choose something from all three pillars to give up or to add to your life for these 40 days (or you could keep doing it forever!). 

Here are a few articles with ideas of things you could do for Lent, rather than just the normal chocolate or soda.

Life Teen's "20 Weird Ideas"

Life Teen's "20 Creative Ideas"

Life Teen's "102 Things You Should Really Give Up"

Catholic All Year's "Outside the Box: 66 Things to Give Up or Take Up for Lent"

Monday, January 9, 2017


Before Christmas, Father John Francis gave each of us a Christmas card.  Included in the card was a brochure about a new Catholic website that has all kinds of resources...videos, articles, programs, talks, and more.  All you have to do is go to the website, enter the parish access code (that was in the handout.  If you've lost your handout, come see me!!), and then create a personal account.  Let me know if you need help.  This is a really great resource! 

Thanks, Father, for sharing with us!!