Middle School

Media Center

Welcome to the Media Center!

Come in to find a good book, take AR quizzes, do research, type, create media presentations, create music, and find a quiet place to work. Don’t forget to visit the New Books section!

Accelerated Reader (AR) Program and quiz lists

Besides being a great way to travel to far-away lands or imaginary places, reading is an important way to build your vocabulary and it helps with mental development and creativity. It is vital to develop a habit of reading 20-30 minutes a day.

One way to help you find books is to use lexile.com or Novelist.com. You can visit lexile.com anytime at home or school.

What is AR?
Accelerated Reader is a program designed to get students excited about reading. Each AR book has a quiz which is taken on the computer. When the student passes the quiz, they receive points. Every quarter the students set a goal of how many points they plan to earn for the quarter.

At the end of each year, students who have gone above and beyond receive a certificate and/or get their name listed on the “Reading Wall of Honor.” To receive a certificate, read over 250 points in a year. To get your name up on “The Reading Wall of Honor:”

  • Read over 500 points in 1 year.
  • Read over 1000 points over 4 years (eighth graders only)

Accelerated Reader Lists

Online Research Databases

Besides the 12,000 books and reference materials in the Media Center, there are many electronic means to help students with their research. Here are a few:

  • NetTrekker – helps students connect to over 300,000 of the best online resources, aligned with state standards and organized by readability and grade level.
  • EbscoHost – is a gateway to numerous online databases, including Student Research Center, Kids Search, Novelist, Points of View, and many more.
  • eBooks – is the Gale Virtual Reference library. Whatever reference or non fictional books we do not have can be found here.
  • WorldBook Online – has thousands of articles, state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, periodical content, and more. It also has primary source documents (books, documents, selections) fully integrated with the encyclopedia content. Research and teaching tools include timelines, a citation builder, and saved research.