Thanks to a grant from South River EMC and generous donations from community members, we have begun a total renovation of our media center. Ms. Sutton, our Media Specialist, has collaborated with students and staff members to enhance the physical atmosphere of our media center. Our objective in the renovation is to provide our students with a physical space that matches the kinds of learning they are experiencing in their classrooms and provide a respite when needed. Instead of only maintaining a quiet location for individual study we are working to create a collaborative environment. In addition to checking out books, we want to see students working on projects for their classes and exploring their interests in our creativity center. Some of the new features added include a Lego wall, an exercise bike with a desk, café tables and several games and puzzles. Both students and staff enjoy the new environment and visit throughout the day.
The renovation is responsible for so many positive impacts for our school. Every day students come in to work on projects, read or relax their brains. They use the exercise bike, work on puzzles and participate in our monthly service projects. Additionally, our book circulation has increased tremendously! In just the first 6 weeks, our circulation has surpassed all of the 2021-22 year!
We have more great ideas to implement. If you can help us meet our goal, please contact our Media Specialist, Carla Sutton, at email@example.com