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The Hunger Games
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The Hunger Games (2008) is a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published in hardcover on September 14, 2008 by Scholastic. It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once stood. This is where a powerful government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate not even children are above the Capitol's power.
Mrs. Stiles sponsors The Reading Challenge goes from September 22 - March 20. The idea is for the students to set a goal for the number of books they would like to read during this time and to work on reaching that goal. It is open to parents, students, teachers, etc. We will be repeating this next year here at the school.
Contact Mrs. Stiles for more information
Staff: The Media Center is staffed by Mrs. Kelly Van Serke, a certified school library media specialist.
The Collection: Our collection contains over 9,000 books, videos, DVDs, magazines, AV equipment, teaching resources, professional materials, parenting resources, and 30 state of the art Apple/Window computers. Our patrons include students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents.
Media Center Rules and Procedures: Rules and procedures are discussed with students during orientation. We recommend that all new students review this section.
Students are expected to bring a book to read each day. Books may be brought from home or checked out from our Media Center. Check out our "So Many Books, So Little Time" booklists. Teachers also have reading suggestions and book lists.
Media Center Rules and Guidelines
Our staff and students are proud of our media center. Please follow these rules and guidelines:
Media Center Rules and Procedures
READ, RETURN, or RENEW
Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
1. Happy, productive noise is encouraged. You may discuss assignments, check out books, or work together on projects. All students need a pass to the media center to enter.
2. Books may be checked out for ten school days. Magazines may be checked out for 5 school days. Weekends, breaks, and holidays are bonus days.
3. Return or renew materials by the date stamped on the cover. To teach responsibility, all middle schools have fines of ten cents per school day, up to a maximum of $3.00.
4. Return materials in good condition. We ask you to pay for lost items in consideration of others. If items are found and returned, money will be refunded.
5. If you owe over $1.00, you may check out materials again after your fine is paid. This includes books assigned by classroom teachers. You may work out a payment plan, if necessary.
6. You may renew a book as many times as needed to complete it.
7. When browsing, put the book in our book drop for trained students and volunteers to return it to its rightful place.
8. School-work is top priority for computer use. Please ask Mrs. Allen before printing.
9. The Internet is for educational purposes according to our district policy. Email or recreational Internet use is not permitted during school hours. Internet privileges will be suspended for violations.
10. Ask first before printing.
11. It is a school rule that each student who visits the media center independent of a class must have a pass signed by a staff member. A pass is required each hour of the day. A pass is not needed before and after school.
12. Please push in chairs and take all personal belongings when you leave.
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