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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. 

Card Catalog (OPAC)

Yearbooks can be purchased online starting August 5th  CLICK HERE to purchase your 2014-2015 yearbook.

SUMMER READING

 

The Villages Charter Middle School Media Center will be open throughout the summer to provide students ample opportunity to check out books and take AR tests. 

Media Center Summer Hours are as follows:

June 10, 2014-July 29, 2014

Tuesdays from 7:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursdays from 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm

 

Your child is required to earn a certain number of points based on grade level. 

The required points are as follows:          

6th grade          10 points

7th grade          11 points

8th grade          12 points

 

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

Students must complete the summer reading requirement by August 7, 2014.  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 2013-2014 Winning SSYRA Titles!

Elementary:  The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Middle School:  Legend by Marie Lu

 

The 2014-2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) titles for Middle School are:

I, Emma Freke  Atkinson, E.J.

Doll Bones   Black, Holly 

The Raft   Bodeen, S.A.

Small as an Elephant   Jacobson, Jennifer 

Homesick   Klise, Kate

Ungifted   Korman, Gordan 

The Lions of Little Rock   Levine, Kristin 

Far Far Away  McNeal, Tom

Apothecary   Meloy, Maile 

The Ghosts of Graylock    Poblocki, Dan 

Dead City     Ponti, James

Half Upon a Time     Riley, James

Endangered    Schrefer, Eliot 

The Boy at the End of the World     Van Eekhout, Greg

Variant    Wells, Robison 

 

Media Center Wish List

We accept ANY gently used books appropriate for middle school students, ESPECIALLY newly released titles. PI hours will be given for book donations.

 

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 byH. 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 byRosalind Wiseman         ISBN-13: 9781400047925

What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?: How to Understand the Electronic World Your Children Live In byBarbara 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 byChristopher 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 byAnthony Wolf   ISBN-13: 9780061915451

 

 

Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

2014-2015 Media Center Rules and Procedures -
2014-2015 SSYRA Books -
Summer Reading Fiction Report -
Summer Reading Letter 2014 -
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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