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Media Center

 

Picture of the SFCMS Media Center, taken April 8, 2019Media Coordinator: Ms. Mary Pollard Potter

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:25 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
  • Students are welcome to visit the Media Center with their class or individually during the school day with a pass from their teacher.

24-Hours a Day/7-Days a Week/365-Days a Year Access:

  • Access Destiny, our Online Public Access Catalog, to search the catalog, read our eBooks, and access student account information via Destiny. Students are encouraged to keep track of due dates and renew their library books per library policies from home using their student accounts.
  • NCWiseOwl.org is a free, trustworthy, and reliable source for information provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. It consists of group of subscription online databases for student research and includes full-text journal articles, newspaper articles, eBooks, and other reference materials. Please see Ms. Potter in the Media Center to obtain the password.

Regular ELA Class Visits:

  • All SFCMS students visit the Media Center regularly on a four-week rotation with their ELA (Reading) classes to check out books and for Digital Citizenship lessons taught by Mary Potter, the SFCMS School Media Coordinator. These Digital Citizenship lessons support the Essential Standards for Information and Technology skills for grades six through eight, which can be found at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s website.

Open Media Center After School:

  • Wednesdays, 2:40 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Open Media Center is a safe space for students to read, work on homework and group projects, explore our MarkerSpace, or use the technology and other resources the Media Center provides after school.
  • Please arrive on time to Open Media Center and have transportation home pre-arranged.
  • Students who stay with Ms. Potter after school on Wednesdays will be escorted to the café parking lot at 3:45 p.m. For safety reasons, walkers and bike riders must have a letter on file with the school office indicating that the student has permission to leave campus one hour later than their usual departure time.

Basic Rules and Expectations for the Media Center:

  • Please be respectful of others in the library by remaining quiet and calm.
  • Sixth graders may check out two books at a time. Seventh and eighth graders may check out three books at a time.
  • Books are checked out for one month and can be renewed once.
  • A fee of $0.05 per book per school day is charged for any overdue books.
  • Students with an overdue book or late fees must return or renew their books and pay any fees before checking out other materials.
  • All overdue fines and lost book fees must be paid by the end of the school year.

2019-2020 Media Center dates:

  • August 26, 2019: First Day of School; Media Center Reopens to Students for Checkout
  • September 10, 2019: Battle of the Books Interest Meeting in the Media Center, 2:55 to 4:00 p.m.
  • September 26, 2019: Gaming Club Interest Meeting in the Media Center, 2:55 to 4:00 p.m.
  • TBD: Barnes & Noble Book Fair at the 121 Glensford Drive, Fayetteville, NC location
  • TBD: Scholastic Book Fair held in the Media Center
  • TBD: County-level Middle School Battle of the Books Competition
  • May 8, 2020: All Library Books Due to the Media Center for End-of-Year Closeout

Media Center News:

  • New Makerspace: Did you know that SFCMS has a MakerSpace? Students are encouraged to explore and create during Wednesdays’ Open Media Center afternoons. The space currently includes Spheros and iPads, 3 droids, littleBits and Snap Circuits circuitry, Bloxels, StikBots, a green screen, origami, duct tape supplies, and more! Make and create in the SFCMS Maker Space!
  • Reading Rocks 2019:  Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Reading Rocks fundraiser a success! One hundred percent of your Reading Rocks donations stay at our school and are spent on student-use items like books, devices, and maker space items! This year, SFCMS raised funds to expand our Graphic Novel collection through a school-wide dance, a grade-level “money war,” and direct donations. Thanks to our school community’s generosity, we raised $2,670.23! We look forward to continuing to celebrate literacy all year both in and out of the classroom!
  • A Special Thanks to the Following Reading Rocks Supporters:
    SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS – Lifelink Medical Group, PLLC
    BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS – Liliana & Lamont Cephas and John & Catherine Pollard

Battle of the Books at SFCMS:

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Published by Mary Potter on September 23, 2019