Hampton L. Daughtry is located in Jackson, GA and is a part of the
Butts Country school district.
The school environment is Rural, Fringe Census-defined rural territory.
H.L. Daughtry serves grades Kindergarten through 5th.
There are approximately 508 students and 33 certified teachers.
Totally 332 students were eligible for subsidized lunch program: 299
students were eligible for free lunch, 33 students were eligible for
reduced price lunch.
Regarding the racial makeup of the students, 312 were white, 163 were
African American, 20 were Hispanic, 1 were Asian(including Hawaiian
Native/Pacific Islander), 0 were American Indian or Alaska Native, 12
were reported from two or more races.
A community where education is a
To provide an environment where
students and adults expect
more and become more.
EXPECT all students to learn;
EXPECT quality instruction;
EXPECT all staff to engage every student actively
EXPECT technology to support instruction and
EXPECT and retain quality staff through support
EXPECT a measurable improvement in student
EXPECT a safe and orderly environment;
elementary school library’s
mission is to provide media as an essential
support service for instructional programs
and specifies development of life long
learners as an educational goal.
The media center is located in the front of the building. It is the first
thing that you see when walking in through the double door
entrance of the school. The media center is the center if the school.
Book Check-in / Check-out
Class Story Time
Accelerated Reader Program Testing
Streaming Video Equipment
Live Broadcast / Morning News Program
Student Project Research
Technology Equipment Use (LCD
Projectors, Digital Camera, Video
Recorder, Laminator, etc.)
School and Faculty Meetings
The River Ridge Media Center sponsors two book fairs a year, one in
the Spring and one in the Fall, with the proceeds going directly to the
media center. Each book fair includes a teacher preview party, a student
preview day, and a teacher wish list that helps teachers build their
Special Guest Readers
Each year the school receives a visit from a published author. Visiting
authors are a great opportunity to get students excited about and
motivated to read. Books for visiting authors to sign are sold through the
media center before the visit, and are kept in the media center until the
visiting author signs them.
Precious visiting authors include:
2005-2006: Kathleen Duey and Mile Artell
2006-2007: Brod Baggert
The circulation desk is located towards the back of the library. This desk
is considered the media specialist’s main desk where she is to complete
all daily tasks. There is added storage located beneath the desk to
house the materials that she needs on a day-to-day basis.
COMPUTER WORK AREA
VIEW OF AREA FROM CIRC. DESK
are located on
each side of the
Here, the MS
can keep an eye
doing on the
There are four
each side which
only available for
eight students at
The fiction section is located on the
right side of the library as soon as you
enter the doors. There are about 1240
fiction books located in the library for
students to read for their pleasure. Of
those books, about 60 are brand new
The nonfiction section is located on
the left side of the library. There are
about 910 nonfiction located in the
library for students to read for
research/educational purposes or for
their own pleasure. Of the nonfiction
The work room and
that are available
for teachers to use.
This room is apart
of the MS office.
Here, teachers can
cameras, and other
would aid them in
*following are more resources found in the office.
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VIEW OF OFFICE FACING
In the office, there is also a printer/copier/fax machine for teachers to use.
There is also a laminating machine.
Inside the media production room, there are laptop carts that are available for
teachers to check out for their classes in the event that they need them for classroom
There is seating located
upon entering the library.
There is seating
located along the sides
of the book shelves.
There is seating located in
the reference and research
section of the library
There is a reading lounge
area located towards the
back of the library the fiction
There are several seating areas located throughout the
The media center opens at 7:45 and closes at 2:30 each instructional day. There is a
plan in place at Daughtry Elementary that allows flexibly scheduled media center
access. This applies to students and teachers in groups or as individuals
simultaneously throughout each instructional day. Accessibility refers to the
staff, facility, and the resources and is based on instructional need. If teachers need to
use the facility for small group activities or whole class activities, then they would need
to sign up on the media center scheduling sheet located on the circulation desk. The
same goes for conferences and meetings that are to be scheduled during the
There are many resources located in the media center that available for student use.
Students have access to a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, resource books and
guides, as well as the computers and internet. While students are using computers and
other resources available, they are to adhere to the school computer use policy as well
as the media center policies and procedures. In order for students to use the
resources available to them, they need to get permission from the teacher and have a
library pass. Students can use the computers up to 45 minutes with teacher
Checking Materials Out
All books should be checked out at the media center circulation desk. Students are allowed to check out 2
books at a time. This is the same for all grade levels and each book can be checked out for a 2 week period
but can be renewed if the book is not on reserve. If a students has checked out books and the books
becomes overdue, there are no monetary penalties (fines). However; the student will not be able to check out
new books until the overdue book are accounted for. When books are checked out of the library, they become
the students’ responsibility. Students are held accountable for lost or damaged items and parents are required
to sign a policy agreement form at the beginning of the school year that explains the expectations and
consequences connected to this policy.
Teachers are allowed to check materials out of the library and like students, all items should be checked out
at the circulation desk. Items such as videos and DVDs should be returned within 10 days and books should
be checked out no longer than 4 weeks. Due dates for teachers are flexible as long as items are not on wait
list. Also, items are checked out based on instructional need . Teachers are not allowed to send students to
check out items on their behalf. If a teacher needs material to be checked out and they do not have time to go
through the checkout procedure in the media center, then they can e-mail the media specialist with their
request and the media specialist has 24 hours to give the status of the resource of leave it in the teacher box
if it is available.
According to the Butts County school district policy manual, each school
shall have a media center staffed by personnel in accordance with Rule
No. 165-5-1-22 which states: a school system shall employ a full-time
media specialist for each base-size or larger school.
A school system shall provide no less than half-time services of a
media specialist for each school less than base size and shall
provide adult supervision in the media center for the entire
H.L. Daughtry has one full time media specialist who is responsible for
developing processes to implement system media policy and
procedures along with the media committee at the school that
should consist of the media specialist, an administrator, and
Students were asked to rate the media center’s resource collection as acceptable or needs
improvement. If described as needs improvement, the students were asked what they
would like to see added:
More fiction books
More kid’s magazines
Students were asked to describe the physical environment of the library as acceptable or
needs improvement. If the described it as needs improvement, they were asked what
needed to be improved. Some of the responses are listed below:
63% felt that the physical environment of the library needed to be improved. When asked to
specify, a lot of the students felt that the library could use more color.
The majority of the students (81%) felt that the media center needed more soft reading
Students were asked to describe the media specialists attitude and helpfulness as acceptable
or needs improvement. If acceptable, comment on how the MS is helpful to the you and
other visitors of the library. If needs improvement, what could the MS do to be of more
support. They were also asked to rate the MS on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being
unacceptable and 10 being extraordinary.
The majority of the students felt that the MS was acceptable with 83% scoring her a
10, 13% scoring her a 9, and the remaining 4% scoring her an eight. The comments
reflected how very caring she was and how she was always ready to help them when they
needed help finding books they liked.
Teacher were asked to rate the media center’s resource collection as acceptable or needs improvement. If
described as needs improvement, the students were asked what they would like to see added:
More grade specific reading selections
More videos that correlate with current standards
*there was also a special note from a few of the teachers that would like to see more grade level programs
orchestrated by the MS
Teachers were asked to describe the physical environment of the library as acceptable or needs
improvement. If the described it as needs improvement, they were asked what needed to be improved.
Some of the responses are listed below:
Around 70% felt that the physical environment of the library needed to be improved and like many of the
students, the teachers felt that more vibrant colors would make the library more attractive.
The teachers also felt that the use of themed bulletin boards would help the physical appearance of the
Teachers were asked to describe the media specialists attitude and helpfulness as acceptable or needs
improvement. If acceptable, comment on how the MS is helpful to the you and other visitors of the library.
If needs improvement, what could the MS do to be of more support. They were also asked to rate the MS
on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being unacceptable and 10 being extraordinary.
Many of the teachers felt that the media specialist was very helpful. They commented on how she did a
wonderful job with the resources she was provided. The ratings are as followed
46% rated MS 10
23% rated MS 9
11% rated MS 8
15% rated MS 7
5% rated MS 5
I think that adding color to the walls may help with overall look of the library.
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splash of more color. Also adding some colorful rugs to the flooring will help
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To add more color and make the library more inviting I would add
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with the soft reading area.
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Adding more computers can help with more
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complete projects for classroom purposes.
The new facility plan layout includes more color and more soft reading areas. Students will also enjoy a
variety of additional fiction books. A new magazine display has also been added to give students more
choices. 4 additional computers have been added for students. Students can also create displays for
the library for special holidays, seasons, etc. This would be a low-cost way to add décor to the library.