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Winter Break Reader Wall of Fame

This winter break, we want to you read!   Any student who takes an AR test on Wednesday, January 7 (the first day back from winter break), and scores 80% or higher will join the Winter Break Wall of Fame!!!  Students who make it to the Winter Break Reader Wall of Fame, will get their name up on the wall, and will receive a small prize!!   Happy Reading!  We are looking forward to seeing how many students join the Winter Break Reader Wall of Fame!!!



AR Update


The deadline to make AR goals is quickly approaching!  Friday, December 19 is the last day to earn points towards the 2nd nine weeks goal!  Keep on reading, and remember, your comprehension for the 2nd nine weeks has to be 80% or higher and have the required points by the end of the day on December 19 in order achieve your goal!

As of December 1 , the Intermediate Center is at 17,209.5 AR points!  Our goal for this year  is 32,000 points!  If our building achieves this goal, they will earn a special event at the end of the year!



AR Home Connect

Just as last year, you can be able to check your child's AR information from home! 

The link to this site is:

You will use your child's log-in information for this site. 

AR Book Find

A valuable tool to help figure out if a book is AR is   Please note: not all books and quizzes listed on this site are available at our media center for testing. 

Parent PI Books

Good news!  We have added some new parenting books to our collection this school year!   The Elementary Media Centers offer the following books that you may read and take AR tests on for Informational hours.  I recommend  you read them earlier in the year as they can be hard to find the closer we get to May!  The new titles are listed first!

1-2-3 Magic (Spanish edition) by Thomas W. Phelan

How We Love Our Kids by Milan Yerkovich ***NEW***

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson ***NEW***

How to Talk so Kids Will Learn by  Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish ***NEW***

How to Parent so Children Will Learn by Sylvia Rimm  ***NEW***

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

No Regrets Parenting  by Harley Rothbart 

Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka 

These books are available at the media centers and at local public libraries.


Contact Information for Mrs. Lyon


4th & 5th Grade Center: (352) 259-6850

Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300


Contact Information for Mrs. Bowersox


Primary Center: (352) 259-7700

Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300

Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

October Newsletter-Intermediate Center -

Media Center Links

Association for Library Service for Children - Links to book-related websites
Authors - Children's Literature Web Guide
Book Adventure - Create personal reading lists and take quizzes
Dr. Seuss - Games and activities related to Dr. Seuss books
Magic Tree House - Lessons, activities and news about the Magic Tree House series
Yahooligans - Web guide for kids

Literal Translation