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Welcome to the media center where our goal is to inspire a love of reading, provide opportunities that develop lifelong learners, and ensure that our students are effective users of information and ideas. 

DESTINY (card catalog)

  

                                   Media Center Summer Hours are as follows:

                                                                          June 9, 2015-July 23, 2015

                                                                     Tuesdays from 7:00 am-1:00 pm
                                                                     Thursdays from 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm

                                                                                Summer Point Goals:

                                                                                                       6th grade          10 points
                                                                                                       7th grade          11 points
                                                                                                       8th grade          12 points

Students must complete the summer reading requirement by August 7, 2015.  The summer reading will be recorded as the first test grade in his/her      Language Arts or Intensive Reading class. Failure to complete the assignment will result in a zero for the first test grade. 
Students completing the required summer reading will earn a dress down day. 

 

Congratulations to the SSYRA winners for 2014-2015 


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein  (grades 3-5)

And

Variant by Robison Wells (grades 6-8)


The 2015-2016 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) titles for Middle School are:

Counting by 7s              Sloan, Holly                 ISBN-13: 9780142422861

The Eighth Day             Salerni, Dianne       ISBN-13: 9780062272157 
 
Eye of the Storm            Messner, Kate        ISBN-13: 9780802734358 
 
Jack Strong Takes a Stand               Greenwald, Tommy   ISBN-13: 9781250056870 

Jungle of Bones                      Mikaelsen, Ben             ISBN-13: 9780545442862 

The Night Gardener          Auxier, Jonathan             ISBN-13: 9781419715310 

Project Jackalope               Ecton, Emily          ISBN-13: 9781452101552 

The Secret of Rover            Wildavsky, Rachel       ISBN-13: 9780810997103

Seeing Red                            Erskine, Kathryn        ISBN-13: 9780545464413

Skink No Surrender              Hiaasen, Carl         ISBN-13: 9780375870514 

Stung                          Wiggins, Bethany       ISBN-13: 9780802735898

Tesla's Attic               Shusterman, Neal and Elfman, Eric        ISBN-13: 9781423148036

The Testing                                Charbonneau, Joelle             ISBN-13: 9780544336230 

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet    Cavanaugh, Nancy J.         ISBN-13: 9781492601098 

Twerp                          Goldblatt, Mark                       ISBN-13: 9780375971457


Media Center Wish List

We accept gently used books appropriate for middle school students, ESPECIALLY SSYRA books or newly released titles. PI hours will be given for books that we are able to use in the Middle School Media Center.

 

Contact Information

Media Specialist

Shelly Northcutt

shelly.northcutt@tvcs.org

352-259-0044

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AR Book Lookup

Curious if your book has an AR test?  Want to know the level and points?  Go to www.arbookfind.com to find out.  You can search by title or author.

AR HomeConnect

Do you want to check your child's AR information from home?

Go to AR HomeConnect

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

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PI Opportunities

Parent Involvement Reading

You must have a student enrolled at the middle school to test on the titles below.  Parents will be awarded two PI hours for each book read with a passing score on the accompanying AR test.  After reading the book of your choice, you will need to take an AR test on that book in our school’s library. A score of 60% or higher is considered passing and once achieved, 2 hours of informational involvement time will be added to your parent involvement account.  Limited copies of these titles will be available in our school’s library.  Parental selections are as follows:

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by Foster Cline, Jim Fay     ISBN-13: 9781576839300

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen, H. Stephen Glenn, Lynn Lott ISBN-13: 9780307345578

Homework Without Tears: A Parent's Guide for Motivating Children To Do Homework and To Suceed in School byLee Canter, Lee Hausner      ISBN-13: 9780062731326

Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People by H. Stephen Glenn, Jane Nelsen       ISBN-13: 9780761511281

The Tween Years byDonna Corwin, Martha Moraghan Jablow         ISBN-13: 9780809229956

Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman         ISBN-13: 9781400047925

What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?: How to Understand the Electronic World Your Children Live In by Barbara Melton, Susan Shankle      ISBN-13: 9780767926638

Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers byTeri Lesesne              ISBN-13: 9781571104168

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers Parent Study Guide byGary Chapman        ISBN-13: 9780633019815

Dream So Big: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Believe and Achieve by Christopher B. Pearman,  Ian Blake Newhem, Raven-Symone (Foreword by)      ISBN-13: 9781440504020

I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens by Anthony Wolf   ISBN-13: 9780061915451

*NEW* Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of boy world  by Rosalind Wiseman    ISBN-13: 9780307986689

 

Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

2014-2015 Media Center Rules and Procedures -
2015-2016 SSYRA Title List - contains book summaries
Summer Reading Fiction Report -
Summer Reading Letter 2015 -
Summer Reading NonFiction Report -

Media Center Links

Book Adventure - Create book lists, take tests, earn prizes!
Home Connect - AR link to Home Connect
InfoTrac Database-password and user available in media - Great Online Research Database
Just Read Families - Just Read Family Information
Juvenile Series and Sequels - Lists of hundreds of series. Easy searches!
Kids Reads! - Great descriptions of series books.
Scholastic - A varied resource for parent and student use
Sunshine State Books - Sunshine State Book Lists
Works Cited Format - Works Cited Format


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