Norton Media Center
Welcome to the Norton Media Center!
Mrs. Luton and Mrs. Moeller work to support the school's curriculum and instructional goals. We build collaborative relationships with the students and staff, emphasizing and providing quality resources while encouraging reading across all content areas.
Mission and Vision
The Norton Media Center strives to provide a safe and inviting environment that encourages the entire school community to access materials in a variety of formats for knowledge and enjoyment. The media center includes resources which support Gwinnett County's AKS and the Georgia Performance Standards, as well as the Common Core Standards and is a place where everyone is welcome. A few of the media center’s goals are to promote students' interest in reading and learning, teach students strategies needed to access information, and develop student’s abilities to use information effectively.
School Media Catalog
You can access our Media Catalog from home! You can get to it through your student portal or by following the link to the Norton Media Catalog under Media Center Links.
Remember you can search by Title, Author, or Keyword (something you are interested in reading or learning more about!).
Online Research Library
If you are needing to research something you want to know more about, log onto your portal and click on the Online Research Library icon. Here you will be able to use databases such as Pebble Go, Image Quest, Freedom Flix, and True Flix.
Do you want to read books (Fiction and Non-Fiction) online? Use the Online Research Library icon on your portal to explore Book Flix and TumbleBooks!
Six Flags Read to Succeed
Read to Succeed is a free program that allows students in grades K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia by reading 6 hours for fun!
PARENTS- Here is how your child can earn a free ticket to Six Flags:
- Register using the following web address: sixflags.com/books
- Use Norton Elementary School’s code: VEDGH
- Your child may read any books they choose.
- Keep track of your child’s reading and record it on sixflags.com/books
- Students must read at least 6 hours or 360 minutes by the end of March 2020.
- Receive a free six Flags Over Georgia ticket in May.
Lost or Damaged Books
All hardback books have a replacement cost of $15.00 each.
All paperback books have a replacement cost of $5.00 each.
Please pay for any lost or damaged items using the MyPayments Plus Link.
Students having lost or damaged books are unable to check out any new titles from the school's Media Center until fines are resolved.
School media centers in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) are full of great resources for students, and access to even more resources is on the way! A partnership between GCPS and the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) will help students Branch Out! academically.
Students who opt into the Branch Out! program will have full access to the print and digital resources of the county library system at any one of 15 branches around Gwinnett and online.
Families can register for the new program by completing a permission form or by opting in during GCPS online registration. Once registered accounts are activated and students will be able to use their GCPS student ID number and a PIN for access to the library system’s print collection, research materials, digital resources, audiobooks, and more!
See the Branch Out! flyer below for more information.
Visit this website for more information about Gwinnett County School's Digital Citizenship Program.
GCPS TV Guide
Stay up to date on current happenings within our school system with GCPS TV.
Our Winter Book Fair was a HUGE success! Thanks to everyone who shopped and volunteered. All of the profits from our fair will help us purchase new books for our school as well as much more! Our next fair will be held in the fall of 2020.