The Media Center serves as the primary foundation of current educational and recreational reading resources for students and teachers. Media classes support technology integration for student learning in the classroom using 1:1 technology. Sound literacy skills are taught for researching and assessing valid information in an age of ever-increasing knowledge and rapidly changing technology. A variety of digital products are available on campus and remotely to enhance student learning. Teachers may schedule additional class time and students are encouraged to browse, relax and read in the Media Center. The “Archdiocesan Battle of the Books” reading competition and book fairs provide opportunities to advance reading development.
Kindergarten through Second Grade
Students discover a variety of fiction and nonfiction books during their thirty-minute class each week. They listen to stories read by the Media Specialist, use the online services to search the media catalog, check out books and read e-books.
Third through Fifth Grade
These growing readers also have a thirty-minute weekly class to explore the various genres for checkout, gain a more specific understanding of library resources, and use the school databases for searching predetermined topics
Middle School Students
These students meet weekly for forty-five minutes as part of the Literature class. They’re directed to check out resources to assist in their academic studies as well as personal and career interests. Instruction focuses on practicing the concepts of effective research, website evaluation, citing sources, locating library resources, speech preparation and outline/essay creation.