CMS Media Center News

Carmel Middle School

December 2014

November came and went in a flash! The Book Fair was held during the week of Nov. 17-21, and we had a shortened final week of the month for Thanksgiving Break. Check out our November stats:

70 class visits to the Media Center computer lab

52 class visits to the Media Center to check out materials or work at tables

1,203 passes issued for students to visit the Media Center during the day

30 Cougar Connections passes issued (remember, students must see Ms. Worthman before noon on Thursday to request a pass!)

1,984 books circulated

19 student eligible to vote for the YHBA winner in May! (5 new voters)

10 books given away in the "Cite It to Win It" contest!

Holiday Reads

Winter Break is coming up, and we have tons of new books for you to check out to read during your vacation! The "What's New" section of the Media Center is packed to the brim. A few of the titles that have been added include:

Unbroken (Young People's Edtion) by Laura Hillenbrand

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

In Real Life by Jen Wang

Gracefully Grayson by Amy Polonsky

Visitors by Orson Scott Card

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Unfriended by Rachel Vail

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2014 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature)

...and more! You can browse the collection at home with the Destiny Quest app. View instructions for downloading the app here.

Winter Break Reading with the CCPL

The Carmel Clay Public Library is sponsoring a Winter Break Reading Program! Visit the Teens page for more information.

Don't forget, you can always download eBooks and Audiobooks using your CCPL card. Any CCS student can get a FREE library card by stopping by the public library or turning in the form on the Student Links page to Ms. Worthman in the Media Center.

YHBA Contest Update

We are halfway through this year's Young Hoosier Book Award Contest! The Language Arts/Humanities class with the highest average number of books read per student will win a party at the end of the year. Here are the top classes so far:

Mrs. Rice, period 1 - 1.481 books/student

Mrs. Mindham, period 3 - 1.48 books/student

Mrs. McFall, period 4 - 0.84 books/student

The Media Center has TONS of copies of the YHBA nominees, and they make awesome winter break reading. Check one (or two!) out before break to help your class win!