It is the mission of this media center to support and enhance teaching and learning while providing a collaborative environment for continued education and technology integration.
The vision of this media center is to create a center of learning, research, and inspiration for students.
Summer Reading Requirements 6th-8th
Berkmar Middle School’s Summer Reading Program is designed to help our entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students understand that reading is enjoyable in addition to acquiring information. It is well known that reading is essential to providing a solid basis for academic achievement. Most of all, reading is fun!
All students in grades 6-8 are required to read a book during summer break. Students in grades 6-8 are to choose one book from the following lists. Students will be given a reading assessment at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
Take 5 Summer Reading
Take 5 is a summer reaidng program which allows students who are in good standing to take home up to 5 books to read over the summer. For students to participate, they MUST
- Have a clear library record
- Have returned all overdue books
- Have a signed parent permission form
The Book Mobile is Coming to the Berkmar Cluster
The GCPS Book Mobile will visit select neighborhoods over the summer! Students will have the ability to check out books weekly during the summer. Check out the flyer and routes below!
Click the link to find out when it will be in YOUR neighborhood.
Media Specialist: Beth Sample
Hours: The Media Center is open from 8:15 am until 4:00 pm. Students not accompanied by a teacher need a signed agenda to use the Media Center during school hours. Students may come to the Media Center before school or after school with a signed agenda. Students are more than welcome to use the media center for before and after school homework or research.
Computer Usage: Students are expected to use only the GCPS approved databases when doing research in the Media Center. If you need help with the research databases, please see the Media Specialist.
Book Circulation: Students may check out up to three books at a time for a period of two weeks. Periodicals are not checked out to students; they can be used during media center circulation with a teacher or with a signed agenda. Students are responsible for checking in and checking out their own book on an individual basis. If a teacher wishes to bring students as a whole class, it is the responsibility of the teacher or the peer helpers to complete library check in and check out.
Lost or Damaged Books: The charge for a lost book is $20.00. If the book is lost from a previous elementary school, the charges must be paid in the amount of $15.00. If you have lost a book, please see the Media Specialist about what can be done.
BMS Readers Rally will meet for the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, August 20th at 8:15 in the media Center. Please bring your books if you checked them out for the summer.