WES Media Center Information
Parent Center

We welcome you to the WES Media Center! Our hours are from 8:30 am until 3:15 pm daily. Parents and community members are welcome to volunteer and/or check out materials. The Parent Center is loaded with resources just for you, and community members are invited to use the computer workstation for most computing needs. And, as always, a courteous staff is available to help you. 
Accelerated Reader 2017 - 2018

Emojin' the Possibilities...READ!  

Accelerated Reader is a reading management program that is used to promote reading and help teachers reach all types of readers in their classrooms.  A Balanced Literacy program includes self-selected reading which can be achieved through Accelerated Reader.  Students are assigned point goals based on their reading abilities which help them earn rewards.  Student point goals will change each 9 weeks as they progress.  Below is an explanation of rewards that will be offered through the media center this year and the expectations of each student in order to earn these rewards.


Expectations for Accelerated Reader

Nine Week Parties:  Students must meet their point goals while maintaining an 80% average (85% for 4th and 5th grades) for the 9 weeks in order to attend the party.  We will have four AR 9 week parties, one at the end of each 9 week grading period.  Student goals and averages will start over each 9 weeks for these reward parties.

Yearly AR Aquatic Center Field Trip:  Students must meet their point goals for at least 3 out of the 4 nine weeks in order to attend this party.  Each student must have an average of an 85% or more for each individual 9 week period, as well as having an 85% yearly average.

Readers are Leaders:  One student from each grade level will be chosen for Readers are Leaders based on the number of points earned for each month of the school year.  Students must maintain an 85% average to be chosen for this recognition.  Students will be recognized on the Morning News Show and will receive a free book.

WES Maker SpaceWhat is a Maker Space?

A Maker Space is a learning environment with possibility! It is a gathering place for students to connect with others to work on real and meaningful projects using a variety of tools. It is a creation station! Students use our media center all of the time to complete projects. The Maker Space gives them a dedicated area with supplies to come together to collaborate and create. 

Our Maker Space Goal:

In today’s society, our kids have lost their creativity. They want everything to be spoon fed to them. The goal of our Maker Space is to reignite the creativity of our students by giving them opportunities to discover, explore, and understand through “making”.

Who can use the Maker Space?

All students are welcome to use our Library Maker Space!  Teachers reward students with passes to the Maker Space for finishing work early, for improved behaviors or grades, or even just because.  The Maker Space is open throughout the school day and our staff loves to help our students as they create!

Maker Space Expectations:

Students will be expected to follow our library rules when using the Maker Space.

Be Respectful - Stay on task and use quiet voices.  Listen to the ideas of other students.

Be Responsible - Clean up after yourself and keep the Maker Space area neat.  Help one another.

Be Safe - Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.

To continue our Maker Space, we need supplies! We welcome any donations that you might have lying around collecting dust. Hopefully our students can put these supplies to good use! Click here for a guideline of supplies. Thanks so much for your support of the WES Media Program!

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