Librarian: Kaye Barnes
“Reading is a skill, and, with every skill, it requires not just instruction but practice.”
(Getting Results with Accelerated Reader p. 5)
At Coleman Middle School we believe that reading practice is necessary in order to assure student growth. Our goal is to create a culture of reading that sustains our students for life. In addition, the school library media center houses the information needs of all patrons-----students, teachers, and other faculty and staff members. It is an environment that promotes independent thinking and learning. According to the Mississippi School Library Guide, the school library program exists to enhance the intellectual lives of all members of the school community. “The mission of Mississippi’s school library programs is to assist in providing a quality education for every child by:
Encouraging lifelong information literacy and learning through reading and inquiry.
Providing an inviting, dynamic environment in which students and staff become learner capable of accessing, evaluating, applying, and sharing information independently.
Providing real and virtual access to appropriate, high-quality resources (print/non-print and digital formats) and services that support and enhance teaching, literacy, and learning during and outside the school day.
Participating in curriculum development and design of learning activities.
Facilitating professional development for the learning community.” (Mississippi School Library Guide p.9)
This year the reading challenged has increased and both students and teachers have embraced it. We are practicing reading everyday here at CMS, and it shows in our progress towards the goal for the 2016-2017 school year.
Goal for books: 2,500---Progress toward goal: TBA
Goal for words: 25,000,000---Progress toward goal: TBA