Media Center News

January 2016

Chromebook Arrive!!

The 180 chromebooks arrived in December and their 6 carts finally arrived right after Christmas. Setting up each cart was a time-consuming process involving threading the power cords over, under, through some tight spaces in the cart. Mrs. Carlson graciously "volunteered" her husband and son to come and take care of this! It took strong hands and patience but they got all 6 carts done!

Meanwhile, each chromebook had to be connected to the GCSD wi-fi through a series of steps (think typing a username and password three times for each CB!). Each CB was labeled and then nestled in its own slot in a cart.

MANY MANY THANKS to Joe Carlson and Sean Carlson for all their work in getting the carts ready for use!!!

This Month at a Glance...

# classes seen = 14

Avg. Daily Walk-in Traffic = 437

Total # items circulated = 1664

# Student Checkouts = 1068 for an Average PER PUPIL of 1.03 books

ETS Calls/Assistance = 30

Other Happenings:
School-wide Geography Bee

Godfrey's classes with artist research
Batson - Yearbook assistance, Hallway powerpoint, Sunshine Club, Digital Tech Committee

Shaw - website maintenance, news show assistance, electronic sign

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Pop In & Read

The media center has started an afternoon reading club called Pop In & Read. Mrs. Batson meets with about 13 students every Monday from 3:15-3:45. They enjoy a snack & drink as they read and discuss the club's current book. The club has been quite a hit!!

Mustang Book Selfies!

Roller Coasters Roll into the MC

The 8th grade Science classes presented their roller coaster projects to Mr. Finlay and Mrs. Long, who judged them and selected the winner for each teacher. We enjoyed hosting the presentations and continue to display the coasters for all to see and admire!