Media Center Minutes

Living and Learning in the Library

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We Appreciate the Opportunity to Work with Teachers and Students!

A big "THANK YOU" to the following teachers for letting us help out this month: Stonestreet, D. Kelly, T. Smith, Walls, Chapman, Allen, Gregg and O'Reilly, Hanson, Agar, Bustle, Clark, Keating, Ligh, Valentine, E. Akelman, Trahan, Donaldson, Peveler, Brading, T. Jones, Anderson, Dunn, Carpenter, L. Smith, Ballard, and Bourke.

And a huge shout out to the fantastic Sheila Johnston for keeping the Laminator alive. If there's a problem with the machine, she fixes it and we appreciate her so much!

Can Mrs. Brawley or Mrs. Stutts Help You?

Let us know how we can help! We're happy to have you and your class come to the library or we can come to you. Just shoot us an email or stop by to see us :)

Can Our Media Assistants Help You?

Teachers, you're tired. Your to-do list is too long. We know, so let our assistants help you! Do you have tasks that our assistants can take off of your plate? If so, let us know. Our sweet student assistants can make copies, hole punch, bring up books, check your mailbox, clean your boards or student desks, etc. Email us and we'll send some helpers to you!

Mi-Waye Spotlight

Ms. Donaldson's and Ms. Peveler's English III students spent last week working on their Junior Paper in the library. Students used both digital and print resources to find reliable information on a variety of topics.
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Incorporating Time to Read in Your Class

"It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own." —Katherine Patterson

20 Ideas for Creating Readers

5 Teaching Strategies to Facilitate Independent Reading

Building Choice Into Your Students' Reading

We'd love to help you incorporate reading!

Last Week, We Celebrated Teen Read Week

"Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users."

America's Favorite Novel

The Great American Read, an eight-part PBS series, is designed to create discussion about some of America's most loved books, including The Outsiders, The Stand, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Book Thief, Charlotte's Web, The Giver, Twilight, Gone with the Wind, The Handmaid's Tale, and the Harry Potter books. The end of the series will culminate in an announcement of the number 1 book, as voted by viewers. Many of the books you probably read in high school and that our students are reading made the list. Check out America’s 100 most-loved books, watch the episodes, and vote.

Reminder--Please Use Classlink

If your students are accessing the digital resources provided by MGSD, please have them get to those resources through Classlink. They can find Classlink through the MHS website ("Digital Resources Links" on the left). Click on the "Sign In With ADFS" bar and log in with your individual login information.

Cite Those Sources

It's a new(ish) school year, research projects/papers are ramping up, and we're reminding you to use Citation Maker when students are citing sources--which should be often :)

Purdue Owl is a SUPER HELPFUL resource that has all the information to help you and your students cite information and sources correctly regardless of the style you're using.

Do you need help? Email us or schedule some time

Past College Visits

The following colleges have sent reps to talk to our students in the library: UNC, ECU, GWU, USC, ASU, Davidson, Johnson C. Smith, Mitchell Community College, and NC State College of Natural Resources. Thanks, Ms. Keating, for utilizing our space!


We're getting a badge reader on the library door, and teachers will have access to the library anytime! The latest install date we've heard is mid-November, so be on the lookout for our new addition.

Contact Us

Kristi Brawley: 704-658-2589

Erin Stutts: 704-658-2591

Our Mission: Providing personalized learning environments and offering equitable access to resources to ensure a well-rounded education for every student.