MHS Media Monthly

February 2017

News to Celebrate!

We have officially unpacked ALL of our boxes and shelved the books that we will be keeping in the print collection. In weeding older titles from the shelves, we are pleased to announce that we have increased the overall copyright age from 1994 to 2004, and will continue to work on updating the age of our collection.

Next Steps

Now that we have identified the books and VHS tapes that are outdated at MHS, we invite you to look through the boxes that are marked discarded in the main campus PD Room and take ANY of these items home. A few staff members and students have already claimed some treasures before, during, and after school. Please stop by when it is most convenient for you, and don't hesitate to come back for more! Our goal is to remove all of the discarded book boxes before Spring Break.

Books Available to a Good Home

Our Favorite Go-To-Resource: Destiny

Beyond browsing for books while in the Media Center, you are also encouraged to search for materials using our online catalog, Follett Destiny. To view our 800+ eBooks, login the same way as you would for Learn and your laptop. To open any Capstone Interactive or Scholastic eBooks within Destiny, login with these credentials.

Why Do We Love Destiny?

MakerSpace Highlight: English 2 Egg Drop Project

One of the advantages of having mobile bookshelves is that we have more space in the Media Center to host multiple classes during the same block. This past week we were even able to offer the library as a MakerSpace for the English 10 classes.


To transition their studies from WWI to WWII, the English 2 teachers assigned the Egg Dropaganda Project so that students could learn about the effectiveness of propaganda. Then, on Friday, Feb. 10, all 1st, 3rd, and 4th block English 10 classes met in the Media Center to build their egg drop contraptions. Contact Agar, R. Bustle, T. Cavicchia, Dowling, or B. Smith for more information about this engaging project-based learning tool.


If your ELT wants to schedule the Media Center for a merged class activity or to use the library as a MakerSpace, please let us know.

MakerSpaces Support the Four Cs of 21st Century Learning

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MHS Media Mission

Providing personalized learning environments and offering equitable access to resources to ensure a well-rounded education for every student. - AASL Effective School Libraries
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Contact Kristi & Erin

We're happy to help with:
  • Classroom alternative space for testing & group projects
  • Research, literacy, citations or other curriculum support
  • Printer cartridges & color printing
  • Projector & speaker problems
  • Whitelisting, lamination, batteries, etc.