Book Check Out Procedures
Computer UseStudents may use computers for their school and academic needs. They must follow the Acceptable Use policy whenever using school computers. We provide access to subscription databases as well as the Internet. There are twenty-six desktop computers and one black and white printer available for student use in the main reading room.
Flex ModStudents may sign up to use the media center during flex mod to work on computers, use the maker space or study at the tables. Students should sign up on the day they wish to come to the media center prior to the start of school. Upon arriving for flex mod, students should check in on the flex sheet.
Technology Acceptable Use PolicyWhen logging into any CCPS, users agree to abide by the CCPS acceptable use policy. The Acceptable Use policy is outlined in the student handbook. The rules are summarized below:
School computers and internet access is to be used for school related work. This does not include playing games not related to the curriculum or using social network sites (e.g. Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.).
- School technology will not be used to create or access materials which are offensive, obscene, or illegal. While the media center upholds the virtue of intellectual freedom, this is a school, common sense and the law dictate that materials potentially harmful to minors do not belong in public schools and libraries. For more information, read about the Internet Protection Act, passed in 2001.
- Only authorized software is to be used on school computers. No unauthorized programs should be downloaded from the internet. Also, any data devices (e.g. cd's, dvd's, thumbdrives, external hard drive) must be scanned for viruses before accessing them with school computers. Virus scans are done in the media center.
- No school technologies will be altered in any way. This includes, but is not limited to, changing monitor settings, switching keys on keyboards, and unplugging cables.
- Copyright guidelines will be followed for all electronic and print materials.
- Students are expected to protect personal information when using the internet. This includes keeping their school password private. Any activity on a system will be attributed to the student logged on to it.
- All students are expected to follow proper netiquette. Behave as you should when you deal with people in person. Use proper language, good manners, do not engage in personal attacks, and respect others' rights as you want yours respected. Remember, there is a person on the receiving end of your keyboard. Cyber-bullying will not be tolerated.
- Any files stored on the network server, school computers, and CCPS Office 365 are NOT private. They may be viewed by administrators or teachers at any time. Backing up files is the students' responsibility.
Programs & Events
The Book Club are Starting!!! The Book Clubs are Starting!!!
Like reading and talking about books? Want to get together with other book lovers and talk about what you’re reading? Want to hear what Mr. Stencil has to say (if not, that’s okay too!!)?
Then the EMS Book Clubs are right for you!!
Each grade’s Book Club will meet during their flex periods once a month. Students will choose books to read, discuss books, talk about things going on in the book world, promote books, and much more. Remember, we have students who like all kinds of books, so we need to keep an open mind and learn to try new things.
Mr. Stencil may also provide dessert. Who could pass that up?
If you are interested in signing up, please come see Mr. Stencil in the Media Center for a basic information slip. Thanks for reading!
Students should take advantage of the many online databases to which the East Middle School Media Center subscribes. Not only are they available at school, but students can also access them at home. These databases provide valuable information that is valid and reliable to students for projects and assignments. Take advantage!
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- Proquest Databases
- Gale Online Resources
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
- E-BOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS
Access to CCPS online electronic catalog of materials. Users will be able to look for media center materials from home, just like to do in school. Additionally, they will be able to log into their Destiny account, using their school username and password, and view what materials they have checked out, due dates, or fines.
ProQuest Central Student:
Provides access to a variety of sources, types of content, and multiple subjects using an easy-to-use interface. Includes
Specialized reference focusing on world culture - includes information about countries, cultures, maps, statistics, famous people, photographs, recipes, and flags
Multidisciplinary reference source - includes Issues Researcher Pro vs. Con, Government Reporter, Renaissance, Web Select, and Decades
Gale Online Resources
Oxford English Dictionary Online
E-BOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS
CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The databases available through the Carroll County Public Library are accessed using the barcode number on the student's Carroll County Public Library card. Library card applications are available at the public library branches and on their website.
Variety of electronic resources for academic and personal pursuits - including Magazine Index, Ancestry Library, Auto Repair Reference Center, Biography Resource Center, Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Novelist, ProQuest newspaper archive and many more.