BMS Library Media Center

First Quarter News 2013-2014

Digital Resources to check out!




Quick Stats for 08/21/13 thru 10/25/13

  • 4,251 library items checked out
  • 690 individual student visits
  • 35 class visits to the library

Classroom Teacher & School Librarian Collaborations

  • Library orientations through every Language Arts class on campus!
  • Digital citizenship and blogging with Mr. Abernathy's Social Studies classes and Mrs. Mixson's Science classes.
  • Science Fair research with 8th grade in Mrs. Whisenant and Ms. Russ' Language Arts classes.
  • Using Britannica School Edition to research Columbian Exchange with 6th grade Team Charger.
  • Research with Mrs. Valafar's 8th grade Language Arts students.
  • Book Pass activity with Ms. Russ, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Pace and Ms. Taylor's Language Arts classes.
  • Sell an element research project with 7th grade in Mrs. Eisele and Mrs. Schuldes' Science classes.




Highlights from the first quarter...

  • Joe Burke, Multimedia Production Manager from R2TV worked with our Digital Media Class
  • Digital Media class, Yearbook staff, and Electrifying News Show crew field trip to Westwood High School to attend Convergence Media Workshop.
  • Fall 2013 Scholastic Book Fair sales totaled $3, 221.19! Thank you BMS families and staff for supporting our library program.
  • Reading Bingo Cards with Ms. Smathers and Mrs. Sherman's Special Education classes are a hit!



Digital Media Videos

2013-14 BMS Chromebook Safety Video
BMS Yearbook Ad
BMS News Show Introduction (October)
2013-14 Blythewood Labor Day Run

Blythewood Middle School Media Center Staff

Mrs. Lorena Swetnam, School Librarian

Mrs. April Turner, Media Assistant