Monday, August 31, 2009

Library Donations

Library Donors

We say “thank-you” to students who have made monetary donations to our library.

Haley Cook
Chelsea Robinson
Henry Coulter
Jacob Lesogor

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Join Our Birthday Book Club


Would you like to recognize a special student in your life and at the same time help build our library’s collection? Yes? Then join our Book Club. For a minimum donation of $15.oo your child’s name will be added to our club.

What are the perks of being a member? In addition to the knowledge that you are benefiting our school with a gift which will last for years your child will also receive…

· Their name on a book plate placed inside a book purchased in their honor
· Their picture taken for/and placed in the Westmoreland Observer, our local newspaper
· A clipping of their feature in the Observer placed for all to see in the library and/or the School News case in the lobby of the school
· A “thank-you” from me during morning announcements and recognition in the school newsletter

For the 2009 – 2010 SY all donations will be used to purchase non-fiction books.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

TRAILS Information Literacy Screenings

This first full week of school has been a very busy time in the library as students have been participating in for real-time assessment of information literacy skills. By week's end each of our reading classes will have been able to visit the computer lab to take this on-line test (Ms. Goad has had to reschedule classes due to computer glitches on her day to come).

TRAILS tests participants over...
  • topic development
  • identifying potential sources
  • developing, using, and revising search strategies
  • evaluating sources and information
  • recognizing how to use information responsibly, ethically, and legally

The skills assessed through TRAILS correlate nicely to Tennessee's research standards for middle school language arts.

Accessing your child's test/score...

By Monday, August 17 students (except Ms. Goad's reading classes) will receive a score slip. If you would like to take a look at their test you may do so by visiting the website listed on their score slip and log in using their personal code, which is also listed.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We look forward to another great school year here at W.M.S., especially in the library. We already have some new books on display just waiting to be read. For those new to our school, or those just needing a refresher course on how we do things, the following information should be useful.

Checking Out a Book

Students may have two books checked out at a time.

Books are issued to students for two weeks. At the end of the two week period a book may be renewed for an additional two weeks. The student must have the book in his or her possession at the time they wish to renew.

There is a ten-cents-per-day fine for overdue books. A 3-day grace period is allowed in which a student may return a late book without penalty.

Students may not check out additional items should they have a book that is overdue or owe a fine in excess of $1.00

Students are financially responsible for the replacement costs of books that are lost and/or damaged to the extent they can no longer be circulated.