Media Center Information

  • Media Specialist:  Jenny Stark
    Media Clerk:  Rhonda Honea

    Phone:  (678) 745-2300
    Fax:  (678) 745-2348
    E-Mail Ms. Stark

Welcome!

  • The mission of the North Gwinnett Middle School media program is to construct a warm and inviting atmosphere that fosters a lifelong love for reading. The media specialist and teachers will collaborate together to create lessons that utilize technology and literacy skills to build a community of well-informed students. We look forward to your visit to the media center!

General Information

  • MEDIA CENTER HOURS

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesdays & Fridays: 8:55 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    If you are attending Study Hall on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you must bring a school assignment to complete.

     

    CHECKOUT

    • Students may check out three items at a time. Books are loaned for two weeks; magazines are loaned for one week. Students may place items on hold in the media center.
    • We encourage students to return books within the two week check-out period as a courtesy to other students who may be waiting to utilize those items. Overdue fines will not be charged; however, students will be expected to pay fines for lost books. Hardbacks are $20.00. Paperbacks are $10.00.

Readers Rally

  • Readers Rally is a competitive reading competition for students in Gwinnett County. Each year, students read from a set of pre-selected books in anticipation of the annual competition.

    Meeting Dates: Mondays after school until 5:30 p.m.

    Competition Info: Saturday, February 23rd at Peachtree Ridge High School

    See Mrs. Stark or Mrs. Taylor for a book list or more information.

  • Fall 2019 Book Fair

    books on the book fair carts

    Dates will be announced at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Summer Reading

    Summer Reading

    Rising 6th Grade Summer Reading

    Rising 7th Grade Summer Reading

    Rising 8th Grade Summer Reading


    Take 5 Summer Checkout

    Check out NGMS books for the summer with Take 5!

    Rising 7th & 8th checkout: May 2019

    Rising 6th checkout: Bulldog Camp


    GCPL Reading Program

    Participate in the free summer reading program at the public library! More info coming May 2019.

  • Copyright Q & A

    COPYRIGHT RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

    Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work). Source: Merriam Webster

    Copyright and fair use should always be considered when creating or consuming information.

    U.S. Copyright Office: Explore frequently asked questions related to copyright and fair use.

    Copyright for Kids: Interactive website to help you navigate tricky copyright questions.

  • Research Assistance

    scrible logo SCRIBLE RESEARCH TOOL

    Scrible can assist you in many areas of research:

    • Citations for all resources including websites, databases, encyclopedias, books, and more.
    • Export citations into a clean Works Cited page
    • Annotate websites and other digital content with notes, comments, and interactions with other students
    • Take notes on resources that are saved and tied to original resource

    Scrible 101 Tutorial: Visit the Media Center eClass page for a FULL TUTORIAL on using Scrible.com. Note: You must use your student Google account to for Scrible.


    online research library logo ONLINE RESEARCH LIBRARY

    The Online Research Library is a collection of 50+ databases designed for student exploration and research. Sample databases include ABC-CLIO, Britannica Online School Edition, ScienceFLIX, Biography in Context, and more! To access:

    • From home: Log in to your student portal. Select "Online Research Library" from the list of apps on the right.
    • From school: Double-click the "Online Research Library" icon on your desktop.

    Additional information about the Online Research Library is located on the Media Center eClass page.

  • Helpful Parent Information

    Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Media Center page. Below is helpful information for you to reference as you assist your child at NGMS.


    How can I help my child become a better reader?

    1. Encourage your child to find books that interest him/her. Ask Mrs. Stark or a librarian at the public library for help matching books and interests!
    2. Set aside 20 minutes per day for your child to read for pleasure. Let them read any item of their choice during this time.
    3. Engage with your child about what he/she is reading. Read together or ask questions about the characters!
    4. Make reading a highlight of the day. Reading should never feel like a chore or a task to be completed.
    5. Read with your student! New for the 2018-2019 school year is our Article of the Week. This article is shared via the parent newsletter and NGMS Media Center eClass page.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Parent volunteers make a difference in the Media Center. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with check-out/check-in, shelving books, helping with special projects or displays, staffing the bi-annual book fairs. Volunteers are needed on a regular or one-time basis. Contact Mrs. Stark at for more information.

  • Teacher Resources

    SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS POLICY AND FORMS

    You may need to utilize instructional materials that fall outside the scope of your core class textbooks. The NGMS Media Committee is required to review some instructional materials not issued by GCPS. Examples of items that would need approval from the Media Committee include but are not limited to class sets of novels and DVDs, not in the curriculum closet. The Media Committee meets once a month, so please complete and return the necessary forms to Mrs. Stark ASAP to ensure timely approval of items. All forms are available in the Media Center.

    You must be logged in to your GCPS Google account to view these forms.


    COPYRIGHT Q & A

    Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers (easy reference chart)