Love our ACS Media Coordinators
School Library Appreciation Month 2021
Erin Lewis, Media Coordinator at Ellendale Elementary
Scott Bowman, Media Coordinator at Wittenburg Elementary
Wittenburg 1st graders are learning how books are made and about different bindings using Mystery Science. Fourth-grade Wildcats are also using Mystery Science to learn about how books are created and then using if-then statements to create the beginnings of their own stories.
Mr. Bowman has started a Chess Club with 3rd-grade students. The club has four participants at a time, two players, and two observers during the Chess Club.
Dr. Cheri Hudson, Media Coordinator at Hiddenite Elementary
HES students have been engaged in a two-week reading adventure as they have participated in a school-wide Read-a-Thon! So far they have logged over 90,000 minutes read and have raised almost $2,000. The money raised will help purchase new books for the library, STEM materials, and materials to enhance our literacy program.
Vicki Braswell, Media Coordinator at Bethlehem Elementary
BES media classes have been learning about and discussing media balance and responsibility online. Students have reflected on their use of media, how to protect their private information, and the importance of respecting the privacy of others online.
BES students have been listening to and discussing the ten 2021 North Carolina Children’s Book Award nominees. Our students will participate in the statewide contest by voting for their favorite book.
The BES Elementary Battle of the Books team has been busy reading and practicing in preparation for the upcoming competition on March 30.
The media center continues to be responsible for keeping our students and teacher connected by answering questions, assisting with tech requests, and issuing devices.
Jennifer Muscarelli, Media Coordinator at Taylorsville Elementary
Jennifer Robertson, Media Coordinator at Stony Point and Sugar Loaf
Krystal Mace, Media Coordinator at East Alexander Middle School
Kim Lowman, Media Coordinator at West Alexander Middle School
Tracy Chapman, Media Coordinator at Alexander Central High School
Mrs. Chapman was the Certified Support Staff of the Year 2019-2020.
Last year, students participated in a Book Tastings in the Media Center! These pictures are of Mrs. Duncan's 4th block Eng IV class. Mrs. Chapman curated high-interest books, provided bookmarks for students to write down titles, genres, and call numbers of books they are interested in, and the groups rotated between seven tables, spending approximately 5 minutes per table. This activity was all about getting students interested in what's in our media center (and by extension, what's out there to read in fiction and non-fiction). Many students left the media center with a book in hand.
Great things are happening around ACHS!
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