Media Center

  • Media Specialist

    Ms. Gilson

     

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Information Center is to serve as a central force for academic excellence. The school media program shall provide an environment where students can pursue a quality education and the faculty can facilitate skills such as critical thinking.

    The Information Center will be an integral part of the total educational program of the school. The media specialist will collaborate with classroom teachers to provide curriculum integrated, resource based instruction, which will be individualized as necessary to meet the special needs and learning styles of each student.

    By offering reading guidance and technology instruction, the program will foster a love of reading and learning. The program will promote respect for the rights and dignity of all people.

     

    Information Center Hours

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Teachers)

    8:45 - 3:45 p.m. (Students)

    Media Center Phone (754) 322-2926.

     

    Media Center Check Out Policy

    Students may check out 3 books for 2 weeks. Books may be renewed for another 2 weeks if necessary. Students who have overdue books or owe a charge for a damaged or lost book may only check out 1 paperback book for 1 week until the obligation is cleared

    Students may check out 3 books for 2 weeks. Books may be renewed for another 2 weeks if necessary. Students who have overdue books or owe a charge for a damaged or lost book may only check out 1 paperback book for 1 week until the obligation is cleared.

     

    Available Computer Programs

    Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 (Word, Excel, Power Point) ~ FCAT Explorer ~  Reading Plus ~ Achieve 3000

    Student work can be emailed directly to your child's teacher. See the Staff Directory for teacher email addresses.

    Parents should purchase a flash drive for their child, to transport their work to and from home. This investment will prove valuable throughout their school career.

     

    Volunteers

    If you love to read and help children then volunteering in the Media Center is a wonderful opportunity.  We are looking for dedicated individuals to help with the following areas.

    • shelve books
    • prepare materials
    • assist with inventory

    If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist.  Before volunteering, you must complete the on-line application at http://browardschools.com/get-involved.  We look forward to hearing from you!

     

     

    Book Donation Policy

    We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the Media Specialist in the interest in maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.
     
    The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.

    • The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
    • The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
    • The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
    • The item’s condition is acceptable.
    • The library has space to store the donated items.
    • The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate school academic level.