GHS Media Center Monthly Report


By the Numbers:

Although November was a short month for us, the GHS Media Center was plenty busy. During the month of November we:

  • Served over 12,000 students and teachers
  • Served over 890 students who visited us on individual passes
  • Circulated over 1,200 items
  • Created and issued 114 student and faculty ID's
  • Hosted or facilitated: Student of the Month Luncheon, Ex Libris student book club, Careers at Lunch, NHS reception, Anime Club, Noodle Tools PD, Accelerate Parent's Night, American Education Week festivities.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris continues to follow the same genre as the teacher book club YA Hooligans. The month of November was "books without borders" or multicultural books.  We read Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo-- a book about the slums of Mumbai, India. Huge thanks to Yatin Pradhan, a native of Mumbai, for coming to speak to Ex Libris about his insights on the book. The students asked great questions and were able to learn about another culture from one of Greenville High's finest.

L to R: Thomas Sanders, Blair Bickman, Mr. Pradhan, Ian Bondura

Teacher Tech Awesomeness

GHS teachers continue to work to integrate technology into their classrooms. Just a few examples are:

Anderson: Noodle Tools

Anthony: Math tesselations using paint

Desai: Physical Science Webquest

Harris: Google Drive, Kahoot, Edublog

Horne: Kahoot, Google Classroom, Google Drive and Zipgrade

McCorkle: Google Drive, Google Presentations, Culture Grams

Oveson: Juvenile Justice Webquest

Parsons: Culture grams and Google Presentations

Pradhan: Google Presentations and Storykit

Reid: Culture Grams and Google Presentations

Shelhorse: Google Drive, Google Presentations

Tyner: Edmodo

Y.A. Hooligans: The following teachers completed November's assignments. They read YA lit and learned about EMAZE! If you have not participated in Y.A. Hooligans, it IS NOT TOO LATE!!!  We are taking a break in December, but we will be back in full swing in January through May. Choose to do one month or do them all! Ask one of the teachers below what they thought about the process! It's fun! See the poster below and choose a book to read over the break from January's list.

Brad Bowen, Amanda Catherman, Carol Harris, Carol Moore, Yatin Pradhan, Richard Singleton, Susan Taylor.

Yall Fest

Students from GHS joined Mauldin, Southside and JL Mann high schools and traveled to Charleston for an all day young adult book festival. The day was a huge success and fun was had by all. Students were able to meet their favorite authors and attend discussion panels. GHS students represented us well.  Special thanks to Carol Moore for agreeing to spend her Saturday with me and a busload of high school students. She was great company! We are already planning our trip for next year and hope to take a bus full of GHS students.

Google Apps FYI

Did you know that we are going to slowly transition to student and teacher gmail accounts? Yep, that's right, your Google Apps for Education (GAFE) email will soon be your work email. Be on the lookout for information from ETS concerning this transition. Teacher gmail accounts are already operational.

Happy Holidays from the GHS Media Center Staff!

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