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Media Center

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)


Summer Reading

6th grade      10 points

7th grade      11 points

8th grade      12 points



Parents and students should refer to the website  to ensure an AR test is available for any book chosen.


Students must complete the summer reading requirement by August 5, 2016.  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.



Media Center Summer Hours are as follows:

 June 7, 2016-July 21, 2016

 Tuesdays from 7:00 am-1:00 pm

 Thursdays from 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm







Media Center Wish List

We accept gently used books appropriate for middle school students, ESPECIALLY SSYRA books (see link for list below) 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 Meneses



AR Book Lookup

Curious if your book has an AR test?  Want to know the level and points?  Go to 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. 


PI Opportunities

Parent Involvement Reading

You must have a student enrolled at the middle school to check out and 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 Succeed in School by Lee 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 by Donna 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

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

*NEW* How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk   by Adele Faber  ISBN-13: 9780060741266

*NEW* Positive Discipline for Teenagers  by Jane Nelson  ISBN-13: 9780770436551

*NEW* SPANISH TITLE Como hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y como Escuchar para que los Adolescentes Hablen by Adele Faber   ISBN-13: 9780060841294

Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

2016 Summer Reading Letter -
2016-2017 SSYRA Book List -
Media Center Rules and Procedures -
Summer Reading Fiction Report -
Summer Reading NonFiction Report -

Media Center Links

Book Adventure - Create book lists, take tests, earn prizes!
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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