Gryphon Media Center

The Heartbeat of Gryphon Learners & 24/7 Virtual Library

Click on the Picture Below to Visit our E-Book Library - See Info Below for CALS Tech Card Shelf

View the Below Slideshow to Learn All about Your CALS (Central Arkansas Library System) Tech Card

How do you get your virtual CALS (Central Arkansas Library System) library card?

Your Gryphon librarians will share library card numbers (no actual cards this year) with your English teachers and they will distribute the card numbers however they want. When asked for it, your pin is always 1234. If you still have your green card from last year, it is still okay to use.


Schoology Help for Parents & Students

How to Message Your Teacher

Option #1 (Envelope symbol) -

Option #2 (Members list) -

Other How-tos



Coming Soon: Your Two-Story Library Media Center (LMC)

We have a beautiful, new library media center! It is a work in progress and will be closed for at least the first two months of the 2020-2021 school year. We will be processing books like crazy, working to keep virtual resources available and, of course, be available for helping teachers teach virtual resources. However, Ms. Koehler and Mrs. Ballou will keep you updated on when the "Grand Opening" will be as soon as we can. We are SO excited about sharing this space with you!




TOLERANCE is respecting the customs, beliefs, and opinions of others.

"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression of others."

--John F. Kennedy


Meet Me at the Fireplace: Books to Share With Your Siblings using Your CALS Tech Card


Research Tools is another, more academic-focused, search engine INSTEAD of using Google. It is powered by Google.
AR Traveler databases

Coming soon will be a graphic to help choose the databases your Gryphon Librarians recommend.

Citation Tools - Free Chicago Style Citations



More Resources Provided by the State of Arkansas via the Arkansas Traveler Databases & CALS


For the Teachers: Clickable Pics Below for Tech Tools

Click Here for FREE Access the AR Dem-Gaz Newspaper

Thank you Newspapers in Education!! Class Username: Gryphon Class Password: Gryphon20


Career Watch Magazine

Please check this out for updated Career and College info!


Gryphon Media Center Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southwest High School Library Media Center is to provide students with the opportunity to become not only lifelong users of information, but also creators of information. The library media center will support the curriculum by collaborating with teachers, developing a collection that is representative of the school community, and implementing literacy instruction for students. The library media program is designed to provide quality learning experiences to equip students with the skills to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment. The library media center shall extend and enhance the classroom experience by becoming a place where students, teachers, and library media specialists can explore, learn, create, and collaborate. Library Media Specialists shall strive to foster a love of reading and

Vision Statement

The Southwest High School Library Media Program seeks to create an environment that promotes learning for all students by: providing equitable access to information, supporting the academic program, teaching information literacy skills, and encouraging lifelong learning. The library media center strives to be a center of collaborative learning that produces creative students who are effective communicators, possess and utilize critical thinking skills, develop respect for others and self, and are proficient and responsible users of information.

How to Reach Your Gryphon Librarians

Mrs. Jessica Ballou & Ms. Cathy Koehler

Instagram: SWGryphonLibrary

Twitter: @gryphonlibrary