J.C. Young Media Center

October 2022 Vol. 1

Race 2 Read October Challenge

We are now gearing up for our October Race 2 Read Challenge! Since October is National Pizza Month the top class will win a pizza party for the month of October!

*Mrs. Miller and the district monitor minutes logged and will make adjustments accordingly. If a student logs over 300 minutes on a school day that is cause for concern and the reading log is flagged.

We already have logged over 60,000 minutes which is 9% of our 667,000-minute goal. I can't express my excitement at how far we have come! This time last year we only had 4,000 minutes logged. We are building a culture of reading one student and one book at a time!

Reminder: Teachers you can log minutes for your whole class! I will link a how-to video below! Top readers and teachers will be rewarded at the end of the month!

Breakfast and Books video

Most students should have 30 minutes for breakfast and books daily! Teachers/Staff, you can log minutes too! If you are a reader I encourage you to log your time as well!

Teachers and Students can access the website via My BackPack.

Congratulations to these teachers and students for winning the September Challenge for Race2Read!

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Click here to find book suggestions by some amazing Hispanic & Latino authors!

Bring your class to the Media Center!

The media center is now open for lessons and checkout! Please use the Google Calendar to sign up for a day/time!

Google Calendar

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Comics Plus

Comics Plus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga to readers through school, public, and academic libraries. You can access titles using a smartphone, tablet, or web browser, and can be downloaded to multiple devices. There is never a wait to read, all titles are unlimited access to simultaneous use.

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We Have A Poster Maker

Please use this link to submit a poster request. Posters will be printed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please submit your request no later than 11:00 on Tuesday/Thursday to be printed the same day.

*Posters come in the following sizes 24X34 & 17X24

Accelerated Reader

Now that we are moving and grooving with Race 2 Read I want to offer Accelerated Reader to those students/teachers who may be interested. I will offer prized to top goal achievers at the end of each semester. Top goal achievers will have met or exceeded their goal and have an overall average of 80% or higher! Please contact me for more information.

Accelerated Reader can be accessed through My Backpack.


Students have access to MyON which housed thousands of e-books! They can log minutes read on MyOn on Race 2 Read and are encouraged to take an AR test on books they read. Accelerated Reader can be accessed through MyON. Not all books have an AR test.

Media Center Central

All you need to know about the media center can be found in this document! Save to your favorites and refer to it as needed!

Media Center Central

Technology Trouble???

All students should have a device or access to a device by now! To assist with some of the computer issues please refer to the quick reference guide to help us help you! Mr. Simmons is not on campus all day as he has 2 schools so devices may not be fixed immediately! We appreciate your patience.

Go To Resource: Destiny Discover

Destiny Discover is your go to source for great resources and links that Mrs. Graham shares with students and teachers. Looking for a certain book? Select the Magnifying Glass at the top right of the page to search the JCYMS library catalog. Find Destiny on your laptop under , OR follow the link below.

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Google Classroom Links

Media Center Reservation Form

Please use this form to reserve the media center for a time/event not associated with media instruction such as meetings, make-up testing, etc.

Iuyana Miller, Ed.S

Hi, My name is Iuyana Miller! I am honored to be your school library media specialist. I have been a media specialist for 10 years and taught both Pre-K and 1st grade for 11 years prior to becoming a media specialist. Although my official title is a media specialist I wear many hats throughout the school building. I am married to Timothy and have 2 children. We love to travel and attend Sunday Braves games(the 7th inning stretch is my favorite part)!

YouTube: APSIuyanaMiller