Media Center

Welcome to the SES Media Center

Hours: 7:45 - 3:15

Media Center

Come on in! You are always welcome at the Media Center. Lauren Smith, the media specialist, and Mrs. Gamble, the media clerk, will be happy to help you find a good book, locate a piece of information you need, help you with a technology question or get you started on an Accelerated Reader test. Our mission is to foster a love of reading among our students. Please contact Mrs. Smith if you would like to discuss ways to help your child on their path to becoming a lifelong reader. Mrs. Smith works closely with students to select engaging books that are within their appropriate Lexile reading range. Our goal is to help all students become stronger readers.

Parents are invited to visit our Parent Corner and to sign up for their own library card so that they can check out materials. Volunteers are always welcome to help keep books shelved and to help with our many other activities in the media program. The media center is the hub of learning at our school and there is always something interesting going on there. So come on by and visit with us!

DESTINY:
Sugarmill's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Look up in our collection by title, author and subject. You can also limit your search by Lexile levels.

GALILEO ELEMENTARY:
Find encyclopedia articles, online books, journals, primary resources and much more. GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) provides free access to subscription only services that are paid for by the state of Georgia. It's like having access to a wonderful library from your computer.

Accelerated Reader

Parents are encouraged to keep up with what their child is doing in AR by using Parent Connect. They are also encouraged to help their child select appropriate books by using AR Book Finderor Destiny.

Emerging Readers Club

In an effort to encourage our youngest readers to develop a lifelong love of reading, we offer Kindergarten and first grade students the opportunity to join the Emerging Readers Club. Students receive a reading log. Parents help students log in books that they read and have read to them. For every ten picture books read or two chapters of a chapter book, students may come to the media center to receive a prize. Once they have completed 100 books they are club members! Club members will be invited to special events throughout the year.

Junior Extreme Readers Club

The Junior Extreme Readers club encourages 2nd  and 3rd grade students to select and read nonfiction titles. State-mandated tests consist of up to 80% informational text, so learning to be successful readers of informational text is imperative. And today’s nonfiction books are colorful and engaging!

In order to become a club member, students must read 10 nonfiction titles written at a 2.0 AR reading level or higher. Books must be from science, biography, geography, folklore, the arts, and other subjects. Members will receive a t-shirt. Events will be held throughout the year for club members. Visit the media center for your bookmark and more information about becoming a Junior Extreme Reader.

Extreme Readers Club Eagle

The Extreme Readers club encourages 4th and 5th grade students to select and read nonfiction titles. State-mandated tests consist of up to 80% informational text, so learning to be successful readers of informational text is imperative. And today’s nonfiction books are colorful and engaging!

In order to become a club member, students must read 10 nonfiction titles written at a 4.0 AR reading level or higher. Books must be from science, biography, geography, folklore, the arts, and other subjects, and one book must be worth at least one point. Members will receive a t-shirt. Events will be held throughout the year for club members. Visit the media center for your bookmark and more information about becoming an Extreme Reader.

AR Point Clubs

Students join the first AR Point Club when they earn 25 AR points. Their names are announced on our morning news program and they are able to come to the media center to receive their first brag tag. For each 10 points thereafter until they reach 100 points they are able to select different brag tag to add to their collection.

Monthly Winners

The students in each grade who have earned the highest number of AR points for each month will be announced on the news and receive a prize from the media center.