Middle School Media Center

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The Middle School Media Center is committed to encouraging and instilling a love and enthusiasm for books, reading, and the use of computers and technology. We develop and maintain a collection of resources and electronic software programs that are appropriate to the curriculum and instructional strategies used within our school community.
Our purpose is to empower students to become enthusiatic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
The Middle School Media Center strives to create a learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning.

Joe Butler
Middle School Media Center
MS Technology Coordinator

Please feel free to contact me at:
Email: butlerj@bbhcsd.org
Phone: (440) 740-4431

Software links

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There are 4 software links available for use on the Middle School Portal Page.
Freedom FlixSocial studies support for reports, projects and more.
True Flix
Science, Health and Social Studies support.
Science Flixsupports Science and Health programs.
Flocabulary –supports many broad areas of instruction and learning. Something for everyone.
These sites are continually updated with pertinent new information useful for classroom support for both teachers and students.
Go to the Middle School Portal Page or (right here) on the Media Center links and click on any of the links. If you are at school, no username or password is required; if you are home the username is: bbhms and the password is: bees
Please feel free to start using them.

Listen to the Tangerine Audio Book

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Click on the tabs in the Pink bar above “Audio Book – Tangerine” to listen to the book.

Middle School ebook News!

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Click here to go visit eBook virtual library.  See following for more information on ebook usage.

The Middle School has created a collection of eBooks using the Follett bookshelf.  These books can be downloaded onto your OWN PERSONAL device. It may then be read using any computer, ipad/phone, or mobile device. Because the book is linked to your account you may read it on any device with internet/WIFI service.
To access the bookshelf, go to https://wbb47484.follettshelf.com or to the eBooks link on the Middle School Portal Page. You may also go to the Online Catalog to see if the book is in eBook format.
To get started:
Username: YOUR SCHOOL LOGIN – *** (no need to put bbhcsd.org) *****Password: bees
Loan Period: *2 weeks and one renewal. You are free to check it out again if you wish.
Returning? All eBooks are automatically checked in two weeks after they are checked out.
You may return an eBook early by going to your bookbag and clicking on the button with the return arrow below the eBook that is currently checked out to you.  Don’t forget to logout!  You may also just view the book and not download it.  Learn more at http://www.aboutfollettebooks.com
Mr. Joe Butler
Middle School Media Center  butlerj @bbhcsd.org 440-740-4431

Welcome to the BBHMS Media Center where ….. “Knowledge is King”

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Click on the following links to view all our district Media pages.

HES- Mrs. Blaustein

HDS Mr. Wasil

CES- Mrs. McKelvey

MS -Mr. Butler 

BHS -Mrs. Huston

2019 Newbery Winners!

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And the Winner is…..
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by:  Meg Medina


Using humor and grace, Merci, a charming and plucky protagonist, cycles through life’s challenges with the support of her intergenerational family. This richly nuanced novel tackles the complexity of navigating a multicultural identity amidst changing family dynamics.

The Night Diary by:  Veera Hiranandani

Following introspective Nisha and her family as they flee their homeland for an uncertain future.  Hiranandani illuminates the 1947 partition of India with unprecedented balance and sensitivity.  Through spare evocative diary entries addressed to her late mother,  Nisha discovers the complex beauty of her Hindu-Muslim identity.

The Book of Boy by:  Catherine Gilbert Murdock

From Murdock’s first line, readers are swept into an epic quest across Europe in 1350 with Boy and a mysterious pilgrim, adventuring to recover seven relics of St. Peter.  Layered characters from goats to nun, lyrical language, and multiple reveals combine to create this powerful story of redemption.

 

INFOHIO

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A helpful resource for research is the INFOHIO website. Please feel free to check out all the links and resources now offered. It is a free website provided for the students of Ohio.  It has added many more new and improved databases to for students and staff members to use for the purpose of research.  Some excellent tools that can be used for research are the continually updated World Book Student, Biography Reference Bank, and EBSCO Host. 

We are so fortunate to live at a time when information is right at our fingertips!  Infohio has added many new and improved databases to assist you with homework assignments, research, and general knowledge.  Please feel free to use these new tools when necessary.

    IWonder – Top websites for research

    Go: Ask, Act, Achieve – Online research guidance and tools

    Biography

    New Literary Reference Center – Browse by Author and Works

    Points of View – for Debates

    Science Reference Center

From school, no password is needed for these databases.  From home, you will definitely need a password.  Please stop in the media center to see me or call the media center at 440.740.4431 for this information.
Please visit this website INFOHIO for everything you will need for success at school.

MS Book Checkout policy

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 All Middle School books  go out for 3 weeks. Students are welcome to check out a book at a time convenient to them.  If a student has a book out and would like to renew it, please feel free to stop by the Media Center to quickly do so whenever possible- (lunch, study hall, between classes, etc).
If a student returns a book late, they are charged a .05 cent fine for each late day. If you have any questions about your child’s account, please do not hesitate to contact me (Mr. Butler) at 440-740-4431.   I will do my best to keep fines at a minimum by informing students and homeroom teachers on a weekly/monthly basis with printed overdue notices.