BMS Library Annual Report

2014-15 School Year

Fun Facts!

Beachwood City Schools is the 2015 recipient of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association's Outstanding School Library District Award! This award recognizes an exceptional library district program and a district culture that advocates for the integral role of the school library program in student achievement at the building and district level.
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Many Changes

This school year has seen many changes. The Library Media department played an integral part in preparing staff and students for these changes. Some include...

  • new learning platforms and software (Google Classroom, Poll Everywhere, etc.)
  • new testing formats (PARCC, AIR)
  • new devices (Chrome books)

A Few Curricular Highlights...

6th Grade

Science Music Videos

Africa country research and Webpage creation (Google Sites)

7th Grade

Creation of a new collaborative Horizons/Social Studies research project and presentation

8th Grade

Horizon students researched topics and presented information by creating an infographic

Promoting Reading

Classes and Club


  • The Library Media department has taken over Visix, the platform used to stream content to the 2 building monitors. Management includes slide content and creation, design layout, timing/playlists, and content streaming.
  • Spelling Bee, Chess Tournament
  • Auditorium setup for programs and presentations
  • Summer Reading management
  • Supply list and Assignment management
  • Infinite Campus Management and troubleshooting
  • Google Drive management and training

Looking Ahead to Next Year

  • Attending the 2015 ISTE conference
  • STEM EXPO committee member
  • Student Council Advisor for 2015-16 School Year
  • Test preparation for 2015-16 assessments
  • Professional Development to staff
  • NEOTIE presenter


  • INFOhio, Regional User Council Representative
  • Lake Erie Educational Media Consortium (LEEMC), Chair
  • NEOTIE, Conference Presenter
  • OELMA EduConference (Spring 2016), Activity Chair
  • ISTE (June 2015), Conference attendee