Horace Mann Library Newsletter

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2022-2023 Media Arts Class

For the 22-23 school year, students will be attending a library media specialist class. In addition to checking out books, exploring new titles, and discovering a love for reading, students will also learn about digital citizenship, online safety, educational technology, and much more! Our classes will explore theater, information literacy, and movie making. We will have a "Makerspace" where students will have the opportunity to explore their own interests, problem solve, and develop creative projects. Examples of makerspace activities include: coding, building robots, and working with a 3-D printer.

Book Checkout

Students can check their library accounts on the Destiny app on their iPads. Students "log in" using the following information:

Username: s_ _ _ _ _ _ (lowercase "s" followed by six digit iPad code)

Password: same password for Clever, Seesaw, Schoology sign in.

Each grade level has a different limit on the number of books available to checkout:

  • Kindergarten - 1 book
  • 1st/2nd grade - 2 books
  • 3rd grade - 3 books
  • 4th/5th grade - 4 books
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Library Checkout Days

Media Arts class is in rotation with science and art. Students attend media arts for five days before rotating to the other specialist classes.

Book checkout days are Mondays and Fridays during the week of Media Arts. The two weeks your student is at science and art, students may checkout books during "Open Library" time (Mondays and Fridays from 8:45-9:35am).

Digital Citizenship

In September students learned:

  • how to follow legal and responsible use of online resources
  • online safety and privacy
  • appropriate online behavior
  • ways to identify cyberbullying

Here is a picture of 4th grade student work representing the different ways we can practice online safety. Students in grades 4-5 completed a Digital Footprint poster. Each student provided an example of how we can be responsible digital citizens.

Book Review

Students in grades 3-5, submit your book review below to be featured in a future newsletter! Earn a prize from the Media Center.

Submit your book review here:


Student Technology Website

Check out the Horace Mann Student Technology website. This is a resource guide to help troubleshoot any issues with iPads, Seesaw, or Schoology.

Here is the link to the website:


Pictures from the Media Center