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Sue Henderson Elementary Media Center



Mission Statement

The Media Center staff at Greater Atlanta Christian School seeks to inspire students and faculty to become life long learners. We believe the media center should be a hub of positive activity that fosters curiosity and enthusiasm for all its patrons. A warm and inviting space, our ultimate goal is to promote a love of reading!

We are committed to helping students use information, ideas, and technology in an ethical manner. The Media Center offers information and tools in a variety of formats to aid multiple learner types. We hope to teach students to be independent learners who have the skills to locate and evaluate information for school assignments as well as recreational interests.


Hours of Operation
 
Academic Year: 2013-2014
Monday 7:40-3:30
Tuesday 7:40-3:30
Wednesday 7:40-3:30
Thursday 7:40-3:30
Friday 7:40-3:30
Half days the library closes at 12:00
Weekends and Student Holidays Closed
Summer Closed


Library Policies

Checkout Policy
Students who have over dues or fines will not be allowed to check out books until their account is cleared.

Loan Policy
K5 and K6 - 1 book at a time
1st and 2nd grade - 2 books at a time
3rd-5th grade - 6 books at a time
Additional books may be checked out for assigned projects and extended holidays with Media Staff approval.  Parents are allowed to check out books under their students account.  We do ask that books be returned on time.

Fine Policy
Fines are charged at the rate of .10 per day that the book is kept past the due date. Reminder emails are sent to parents on Tuesdays each week.  Reminders are received if books have not been turned in OR if they were turned in late and a fine has been accessed.  

Renewal Policy
Books are renewed for a two week period. Books must be brought to the library to be renewed. Books may only be renewed once.

Viewing Students Library Account
Parents and students may review what resources they have out from home.  Simply click on "Library Catalog" under "In the Spotlight".  Login to your students account. Click on the green MY INFO tab at the top of the page.   

Library Services

Media Literacy Instruction
Grades 2-5 attend media literacy class an average of once a week. Classes are taught by the Media Center and Instructional Specialists. Class takes place in the media center project room where each student has access to necessary technology tools. Media literacy classes focus on providing students technical knowledge of media tools as well as insight on how these tools are used to obtain, interpret, construct and present information. The class is often integrated with grade level curriculum topics to supplement class room instruction.

Skills taught and tools used include but are not limited to:

  Digital Citizenship  
  Deconstruction of Media  
  Construction of Media  
  Presentation of Media  
  Research Strategies  
  Website Evaluation  
  Green Screen Productions  
  iPhoto  
  iMovie  
  Keynote  
  Pages  
  Production of ePub Documents  
  Keyboarding  


Spartan News Team

5th grade students in good standing are provided the opportunity to participate on the Spartan News Team. News team participants rotate weekly and assist as camera operators, directors, anchors, co-anchors and special correspondents. Students must arrive promptly at 7:45 during their assigned week in order to participate on the team. The Spartan news team is sponsored by the media center staff.





Special Events

Important 2012-2013 Media Center Dates
Fall Book Fair October 21st - 28th, 2013
Spring Book Fair March 3rd-7th, 2014
Book Week November 18th-22nd, 2013 (Book character dress up day will be Friday, Nov 22nd)


2013-2014 Media Center Visitors:

Jean Mackay Vinson
Dave Gustaveson
Michael White
Charles Edwards

 


We Love Our Volunteers!

We welcome all volunteers! Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and more are urged to join the “buzz” in the media center. Please email Renee Arnold  for more information. 

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Contact Information 

Allison Anderson
Elementary Media Specialist
Media Literacy Instructor (5th grade)

Cindy Coker 
Media Literacy Instructional Specialist (2nd - 4th grades)
Media Center Assistant

Renee Arnold
Media Center Assistant