WHS Media Center 2015-2016
Year In Review
A wonderful, busy year
In the media center, we were busy with literacy projects, collaborating with teachers, promoting reading, and helping students find relevant, useful information for their academic and personal learning goals. Please see more information about these projects and activities below in the newsletter!
Ages & Pages: WWII Family Literacy Project
Ages & Pages Kick-off Video: https://animoto.com/play/Frcqmy011rVB3aNWgaZ4eQ
In April we held two events. The first was a Lunch with a Veteran for selected high school and middle school students. They were able to interview six veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Operation Desert Shield. Our culminating event in April featured WWII veteran Ivey Redmon as a guest speaker. We also recognized student-nominated Hometown Heroes.
Veteran Lunch Video:
Ages & Pages Culminating Event Video: https://animoto.com/play/IS00qjHWzXn4zI0731jcgA
The program was made possible in part by Title I funding (Walkertown Middle) and a Clinard Innovative Teaching Grant from the Forsyth Education Partnership (Walkertown High).
The number of high school student participants in Ages & Pages grew by 33% from 2014-2015 to 2015-2016. We plan to facilitate Ages & Pages again in 2017-2018!
On average, 155 classes/events are held in the media center each month (middle/high combined). WHS alone: 70 classes/events per month.
800 young adult fiction books were checked out!
An average of 20 high school students used the library each day on a hall pass (before school, during lunch, and from classes).
Our media center has 32,251 items in the collection.
Our average collection age is 2006.
Page Turners Reading Program
Collaborating with Teachers!
Mrs. Allred and Mrs. Webster hosted a yummy pop-in style staff development called "Cocoa Fest: Teaching & Learning Tools that Lead to Sweet Success". We served hot chocolate and flavored marshmallows while working with teachers in small groups to showcase a variety of resources. Teachers had time to explore NC Wiseowl databases, eBooks, Destiny Online Catalog, professional collection books, and a LiveBinder of digital resources. We had good feedback from the staff about this event.
Staff Reading Rockstars
1. Divergent (Roth)
2. The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Pearson)
3. Wonder (Palacio)
4. The Crossover (Alexander)
5. The Fault in Our Stars (Green)
6. The Maze Runner (Dashner)
7. True Grit (Portis)
8. The Juvie Three (Korman)
9. To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)