Media Center

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Melodie Peeples, Media Specialist
Sherry Byrd, Media Paraprofessional

The WES Media Center is the hub of learning for our school.  Our media program is an extension of the classroom and school learning environment and strives to promote the use of our Media Center to stimulate an appreciation of learning and reading. We strive to provide materials that enhance the learning taking place in the classrooms, as well as help point students toward reading for fun!  Our goal is to teach students to become lifelong learners.



The WES Media Center works hard to make sure we have a great selection of current books for our students to read!  Use the search bar below to check out our catalog.



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Accelerated Reader




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Accelerated Reader Guidelines

   2o18 — 2019   

 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.

Parent Resource Center

Parent Center

We welcome you to the WES Media Center and Parent Resource Center!  Our hours are from 8:00 - 3:30 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.

Galileo

GALILEO is Georgia’s Statewide Virtual Library, available through schools, public libraries, and higher education institutions. GALILEO Elementary features subscription-only resources that are purchased by the State of Georgia specifically for your elementary-aged student. Unlike most websites found in a Google or Internet search, resources in GALILEO are age-appropriate, credible, and authoritative.

Ask your Media Specialist for the latest password to use Galileo at home!