Media Center

Welcome to the SES Media Center

Hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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 , located in the PTO room,  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. Did you know that you can search our catalog for books that match your child's Lexile range? For information on how to use this powerful tool, click here.

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.

Lexile Information
SES uses Lexile levels to match students to "just-right" books. To learn more about Lexile measures, click here..

      

Extreme Readers Club Eagle

The Extreme Readers club encourages 2nd through 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 their individual 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 an Extreme Reader.

AR Point Clubs

Students join the first AR Point Club when they earn 20 AR points. Their names are announced on our morning news program and their name is added to our AR Wall of Fame.

Quarterly AR Parties

Students who reach their individual quarterly AR goals will be invited to attend a reward event. Goals are set by Ms. Smith each quarter and are based on students Lexile levels.