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February 2020

Ellendale Elementary

Classes at Ellendale were challenged by Mrs. Hoke to create a video featuring the 7 Habits and paradigms from The Leader in Me as a winter booster.

We are so proud of our production team members and student leaders in Mrs. Hefner's homeroom who helped on this video--showing off their tech skills (along with writing, public speaking and more!).

East Alexander Middle School

Mrs. Jordan Stone's ELA classes worked with Mrs. Mace on showcasing characterization utilizing Google's CS First Curriculum and Scratch coding program. #HourofCode #STEAM.

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Taylorsville Elementary School

Taylorsville Elementary School welcomed a guest reader in December. Ms. Radd read Cajun Night Before Christmas to the entire school.

Media Coordinator, Mrs. Muscarelli, received a grant to purchase books for classroom libraries.

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West Alexander Middle School



Sixth grade students in Loretta Thomas’s class made their own canopic jars and desiccant to mummify apples just like the Ancient Egyptians (sort of). The process included collecting data, written observations, and making connections. A written summary of the process was completed by each group member.


The Battle of the Books Club made a Christmas Tree from discarded books and decorated the media center for festivities that included the annual Head Start Christmas Party sponsored by the Junior Beta Club.

Hiddenite Elementary Media

Hiddenite Students enjoyed the winter decorations in the media center. Hiddenite hosted the November Alexander County Media Meeting. Our students also began exploring the NC Children’s Book Award Nominee Books.

Hiddenite also hosted a Fall Scholastic Book Fair from Oct 29-Nov 7 and a Second Scholastic Book Fair in January. The K-2 Reading Night (Jan 16) and 3-5 Reading Night (Jan 23) were opportunities for students to participate in activities in their classrooms, visit the book fair to purchase books to enjoy, as well as receiving a free book that was purchased by the school.

Bethlehem Elementary School

BES students began listening to and reading the ten 2020 North Carolina Children’s Book Award nominees. BES students will participate in the statewide contest that gives NC students the opportunity to vote for their favorite book.

The 2019-2020 Elementary Battle of the Books team has been busy reading and practicing in preparation for the upcoming competition on March 4. Elementary Battle of the Books, a reading competition aimed at promoting a love of reading, is open to 4th and 5th grade Bethlehem School students.

Media Center students wrote holiday letters that they printed, decorated, and mailed to US soldiers spending the holidays away from home. Students have been working on coding skills using, exploring sources in NCWISE Owl, as well as using keyboard covers to practice keyboarding skills.

Wittenburg Elementary School

First grade students enjoyed a trip around the world. Students spent a day in the media center exploring Christmas around the world. Some of the countries they visited were Italy, Germany, Mexico, India, England, Australia and Russia. Stations were created to allow students to interact and create crafts related to that particular country. They rotated through stations in small groups and stayed at each one around twenty minutes.

Stony Point & Sugar Loaf Elementary Schools

Stony Point and Sugar Loaf students have been learning the United States and their capitals as well as where they are located on a map. They have been using puzzles, atlases, maps, USA Bingo, and coloring sheets to help them learn this information.
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Alexander County Schools Library Media Services

The mission of the ACS Library Media Services is to advance and support School Library Media Programs that empower 21st Century Learners with the ability to access information and process ideas. Our Media Coordinators are an integral member of the teaching and learning community. Our Media Coordinators serve in a variety of capacities:

  1. Leader
  2. Learning Environment Creator
  3. Program Administrator
  4. Teacher
  5. Reflective Practitioner