Media Minute

Westside High School Media Center Newsletter

Winter 2018

Library Newsletter (Winter)

The format for the WHS Media Center Newsletter utilizes a site called Smore ( Let me know what you think of it by sending me an email at or by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.

The purpose of the newsletter is to share some of the opportunities that the library has available for students and teachers.

What's Hot In the Media Center?

Literacy & Media Center Activities

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The mission of Tome Student Literacy Society is to promote multiple literacies among high school students across the United States through: service; collaboration; competition-based club activities; and clean, entertaining, encouraging literature.

Tome Society provides student competitions; an annual It List of clean, entertaining, and encouraging children's and young adult literature; book club activities; and an annual conference for both students and educators. All activities promote self-esteem, leadership skills, strong values, and nurture critical thinking, creativity, and imagination in the digital age.

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MIE Certification ~ Microsoft Innovated Educator Certification

Let's be 100% MIE Certified by Christmas Certified Faculty!

Please print and deliver or email your certificate indicating you have received MIE Certification, if you haven't already. Mrs. Griffin is keeping a list and checking it twice! Let's not be naughty but all be nice!
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If you attended the last faculty meeting, you earned 250 pts. by participating in the Digital BreakOut Room Activity. Mrs. Griffin will email those individuals that signed in attendance and provide the code. Congratulations!
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Renaissance Learning ~ Accelerated Reader

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Upon return from Winter Break, students will be utilizing new schedules. At that time, we will review the information in Renaissance Learning (included AR) to ensure the students are enrolled in the correct classes. After such time, it is the expectation that students will read at least 4 books for the semester on their reading level and complete the corresponding AR test.

Upcoming Activities

*By Jan. 4 - All certified staff MIE Certified

January 2019 - Kick-Off the Accelerated Reader (Schoolwide - TBA)

January 26 - Bibb County Technology Fair (to be held at Westside)

February 1 - TOME Society Literacy Submissions Due

February 6-13 - TOME Society Book Competition Exam Window

March 2017 - Teen Tech Week
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What's the password?

See Your Media Specialist for Current Password

THIS WILL BE changed: 01/08/2019

The new password will be valid until 05/22/2019.

Remember, passwords must be entered in all lowercase characters.

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Laurie Griffin
Media Specialist
Westside High School