Three ways to access eBooks this summer:

1) Follett Shelf/BryteWave app--Hundreds of books purchased by our school that can be checked out or downloaded for up to two weeks at a time and renewed as needed. ***Once downloaded, Follett eBooks may be read on your computer or mobile device offline.***

  • Desktop--https://irwin.follettdestiny.com Log in with your school network username and password, and click on FollettShelf. Alternately, go directly to https://wbb41121.follettshelf.com.
  • Mobile--Download the free BryteWave app. For your first use, enter the code wbb41121 and your school network login information. After that, your login information should be saved whenever you use the app.

2) Open eBooks app--Thousands of leveled eBooks provided by the federal government that can be checked out for weeks at a time. Download the free app. For your first use, enter the login codes you were provided at school (contact the media specialist if you have misplaced your codes). After that, your login information should be saved whenever you use the app.

3) Get Georgia Reading--Search thousands of free eBooks from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips. There is no app, but you can use your browser on your mobile device.

  • To login, go to myON.com and click the Log in now button.

  • School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (Note: Do not cut and paste. Start typing "Get Georgia" and select the school from the drop down menu when it appears.)
    Username: read
    Password: read

  • Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading.

Read on the go this summer!

 
The Media Center is for the use of all students and staff for reading, studying, and research. The librarian and media assistants are here to help students with their research and reading needs; however, students are expected to learn how to use the library system and to keep up with their library accounts online.  Students are required to behave responsibly while entering or using the Media Center.

The Media Center operating hours:

                Monday-Thursday……… 7:50-3:45
                Friday…………………………..7:50-3:15

General regulations for Media Center Use and Enjoyment

  1. Enter the Media Center quietly and orderly. Do not enter the Media Center unless you need to use the Media Center. The Media Center is not a passageway. Use the breezeways and middle and high school hallways to navigate throughout the building.
  2. Students must have a pass in their tracker signed by their teacher in order to use the Media Center during a class period or block; this includes homeroom or extended learning. A student cannot choose to go to the Media Center rather than report to class. To do so is considered skipping class.
  3. Students must sign in correctly at the circulation desk.
  4. Students should be considerate of others by refraining from excessive talking.
  5. The glassed-in room in the corner of the Media Center may be reserved for study groups.
  6. No eating or drinking is allowed in the main room of the Media Center.

Computers

There are several desktop computers and a class set of laptops available for student use in the Media Center. An additional cart of 16 laptops is available for teacher checkout.

  1. The laptops will be reserved for whole-class use. Individual students should use the desktops first.
  2. Students may only use the Media Center computers for educational purposes.
  3. There are two dedicated desktop computers: one for searching the library catalog and one for self-check in of books.

Circulation (Checking in and out materials)

  1. The circulation desk is available for checking out materials, paying fines, and obtaining login information. Students should check the circulation desk first.
  2. Students must present their student ID cards to check out a book.
  3. With written parental permission, middle school students may check out “high school only” books.
  4. Students are responsible for returning books on or before the due date listed in their online library account (available by logging into https://irwin.follettdestiny.com). Ebooks are also available for reading online or checkout to personal computing devices through Follett Destiny.
  5. Students are responsible for checking in their own books. A self-check in station is provided for this purpose.
    Students must:
    1. Scan the library barcode on the book.
    2. Check that the book title appears on the computer screen.
    3. Place the book on the cart to be shelved.
    4. If assistance is needed, please ask.
    5. Students are responsible for all fines for books that are not properly checked in, even if the book is found in the Media Center.
    6. Fines for overdue books are 10 cents per school calendar day, per book, beginning with the first day the book is overdue. Fines will be waived only for emergency-type excused absences. Students who are aware of upcoming absences (field trips, etc.) should plan accordingly.
    7. For student convenience, one username and password is used to log into the ICSS network, Follett Destiny, and Renaissance Place (AR/STAR). The fine for excessive password request (more than two per year) is 25 cents per request.
    8. 8.       Students are responsible for keeping up with their library materials. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for by the student to whom the material was issued. Money paid for a lost item will be refunded if the item is found in good condition within the same school year the fine was paid.
    9. Any student owing a media fine will not be allowed to check out materials, use the library computers, or obtain his or her report card until the matter is resolved.

Accelerated Reader/STAR

Middle school students participate in Accelerated Reader and STAR Assessment through their reading classes. The website for AR/STAR is https://hosted27.renlearn.com/57576.

 

Destiny Quest--our library catalog and management system

How to use Destiny Quest @home (or on your device!)


 

Free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education

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August 29, 2014 -- As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

 “As we implement the new standards, we know teachers and parents need high-quality resources,” State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “We developed these textbooks and other resources for middle and high school virtual school courses, and the students who have used them have been very successful. Much of their success can be attributed to these exceptional resources in the hands of our teachers.”

 The textbooks, which can be accessed by visiting www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources, are currently available for middle and high school courses. They cover an array of content areas in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, CTAE Electives, and several World Languages (Spanish, German, French, Latin, Chinese and Japanese). Textbooks available range from courses such as Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry, and Biology to electives such as Web Design, Agriculture, and Healthcare Science.

 Many of the textbooks feature supplemental or interactive content, including study guides, discussion questions, games, audio recordings, and quizzes. When learning about function families in a Coordinate Algebra textbook, students can hover over vocabulary words to view their definitions. In a Fundamentals of Web Design CTAE course, students can take interactive quizzes as they learn HTML. 

 These resources are aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and are free for use by schools, districts, or individuals. To access the textbooks and a list of subjects available, visit www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources, then visit the “click here” link under the “shared” heading. Visit www.gavirtuallearning.org to access more online-learning resources from the Georgia Department of Education.

 

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
1-877-SAY-STOP
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!