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.

Judy Mieskoski
Middle School Media Center
MS Technology Coordinator

Please feel free to contact me at:
Email: mieskoskij@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 News! Powerpoints, eBooks, and more!

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Boys and girls. A number of eBooks are available to you now. Please feel free to check them out.
Click Follett ebooks for instructions on how to check out and use our new eBooks.

Click here to go visit eBook virtual library.
Mrs. Mieskoski

Click Reading Genres for a Powerpoint on Reading Genres. Scroll to view.

Click Reading Rules Library Orientation for a Powerpoint for some Library tips.

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

BCS -Mr. Butler  

BHS -Mrs. Huston 

2018 Newbery Winners!

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And the Winner is…..
Hello Universe

Hello Universe, written by Erin Entrada Kelly. Filipino folklore and real life converge at the bottom of a well. Even while following signs and portents, the characters are the definition of creative agency. Masterfully told through shifting points of view, this modern quest tale shimmers with humor and authentic emotion.
      
A Long Way Down written by: Jason Reynolds.

Terse, sharp verse depicts a desperate teenager seeking to avenge the shooting death of his brother. Gun tucked into his waistband, he is shocked by the appearance of childhood friends and relatives on a chilling sixty-second elevator ride. Visceral language and raw emotion result in a powerful novel of grief and vengeance.

Crown- An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by: Derrick Barnes.

A boy walks into a barbershop; a prince walks out. Through lyrical free verse, Derrick Barnes’joyous paean celebrates the universal, transformative, confidence-building experience of a great haircut.

Piecing Me Together written by: Renee Watson

“I am learning to speak. To give myself a way out. A way in.” Jade’s mixed media collages evolve as she finds her voice. Through artful and poetic language, Watson explores themes of race, class, gender and body image in this dynamic journey.

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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 (Mrs. Mieskoski) at 440-740-4431.   I will do my best to keep fines at a minimum by informing students and homeroom teachers on a weekly basis with printed overdue notices.