Jennifer Joines ITEC/FRIT 7132 Facilities Plan Instructor: Dr. Judi Repman
Telfair County High School 1900 South 3 rd Ave. McRae, Georgia Home of the Mighty Trojans
Table of Contents <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><li>School Data </li></ul><ul><li>4. Media Center Information </li></ul><ul><li>5. Current Floor Plan </li></ul><ul><li>6. Pictures of Current Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Current Facilities Use Information </li></ul><ul><li>Student Survey </li></ul><ul><li>10. Teacher Survey </li></ul><ul><li>11. Media Specialist Survey </li></ul><ul><li>12. Remodeled Floor Plan </li></ul><ul><li>13. Improvements </li></ul>
http://www.telfair.k12.ga.us/home.aspx County Mission Statement : Telfair County Schools will prepare students to be productive members of society by fostering a caring environment with meaningful experiences and high expectations for all. Telfair County High School Mission Statement : Our mission is to develop adaptive students who will be producers of and contributors to a complex, life-long learning society. The Telfair County High School media center staff has adopted the school’s mission statement as their mission statement.
Telfair County High School will continually strive to produce students who are able to excel in all of life’s endeavors. The staff of the Telfair County High School media center has adopted this statement as their vision statement.
School Data: Telfair County High school was built in 1959, and originally housed grades 8-12. In 1975, a new section of the high school was constructed to house grades 9-12. The old section became the middle school. Although the two schools are side by side, they function as separate campuses. In 1990, the high school was renovated to add a new wing of classrooms and to update the existing structure. In 2007, the high school experienced its biggest remodel to date. The entire school was gutted and rebuilt! New classrooms were added, athletic facilities were added, a new band room was built and covered walkways connecting the entire facility were added. A new and improved media center was also constructed at this time. The high school houses a student population of 475 students. The largest class is the freshman class, totaling 147 students. 46% of the student population is African American, while 48 % of the population is Caucasian. 6.0% of the student population is Hispanic, and 1.0% of the population in multi racial. 21 % of the student population are students with disabilities. The school is staffed with one principal and one assistant principal. Helping the administration are 50 faculty and staff members.
Come on in Ya’ll! Picture #1 shows the hallway leading to the media center from the high school. The door shown at the very end of the hallway is the door leading to the network/server closet. The door to the media center is on the right. A door leading outside is on the left. Picture #2 shows the door to the media center. Picture #3 shows the outside door seen in picture #1. Students can access the media center from the outside commons area. 1. 2. 3.
Pictures 1 and 2 show the outside entrance to the media center from the middle school. Picture 3 shows the same blue door from the inside of the media center. 1. 2. 3.
Media Center Information: This media center is 5,200 square feet in size, including all office space and storage areas. The large conference room is 832 square feet. The facility is fully staffed with one certified media specialist and one full-time paraprofessional. They serve 865 students from both the high school and the middle school. These two schools are attached to the media center by either a hallway or a breezeway. There are over 10,000 books in the media center collection. In addition to books, the media center has several hundred videos in stock. These videos can be checked out by faculty members.
Media Center Technology: The TCHS/MS media center is equipped with a portable laptop station, a SMART Board in the conference room, and several document cameras. There are three computers: one in the conference room and two at the circulation desk. There is a computer area for student use. However, since the renovations, this area has not yet been completed. There will be seven computers in this area. Also coming soon is a presentation area which will include a large projector screen and a state of the art sound system. Computer Area
This is the school’s computer lab. The lab is in a separate location from the media center; however, the media specialist coordinates the sign up schedule for the lab.
Media Center Technology Continued.. Televisions with VCR/DVD players, classroom response systems, overhead projectors, video cameras, digital cameras and portable laptop labs are available for the staff to check out when needed. The media center uses a barcode check out system.
Say Cheese! This is the view from the circulation desk looking towards the high school entrance. The bookshelves on the left going down towards the door house the nonfiction books. The reference section begins at the bookshelves on the left. The media center’s electrical outlets are located along the walls and are also attached to the poles in the center of the room.
These two pictures show the section of the media center housing the fictional books. The entrance to the middle school is just off the right side of picture #2. Picture #1 shows the circulation desk. Notice the strange pole in the middle of the work area. Notice the empty shelf space and the empty floor space! 1. 2.
The is the circulation desk. The electrical outlets are attached to the lovely pole in the center of the work area.
Computer Station Circulation Desk Work Room Middle School Entrance
This is the work room located just behind the circulation desk. The laminating machine and die-cutting machine are housed here.
Picture #1 shows the media specialist’s office. Picture #2: This is the view of the outside of the office. The work room is just off to the right of the picture. 2. 1.
This is the inside of the small conference room. This room is sometimes used for small faculty meetings or testing. At one time this long, narrow room was two rooms divided by a folding wall. Each room had its own entrance. Now the wall has been removed, but the two entrances remain.
These pictures show the TV/Media room. Videos, televisions, and Channel 1 equipment are housed in this room. 1. 2.
This is a picture of the small storage room just off of the main storage room.
This picture shows the main storage room. The desk and computer at the end of the room are used by the technology personnel. At one time, the computer lab was in this room. The lab is now housed in another section of the school. The door to the right of the desk leads to the camera/server room.
Caution! Do Not Enter! This room houses the camera system and the network server for the school.
<ul><li>The media center is open from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>The media center operates on a flexible schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use the media center any time throughout the day with written permission from their teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings are allowed in the media center during the day as long as the facility stays open for student use. One of the conference rooms is reserved for meetings during the school day. </li></ul><ul><li>Outside organizations are allowed to use the facility with permission from the administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Outside organizations, with permission from the administration, are allowed to check out materials and equipment. </li></ul>Current Facilities Use Information:
<ul><li>Facilities Information Continued… </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can schedule a time to use the lamination machine. </li></ul><ul><li>All materials should be returned two weeks before the end of the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are notified by email about a student’s overdue books. Teachers relay these messages to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are asked to schedule class visits two days in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>Before coming to the media center for a class assignments, teachers are encouraged to meet with the media specialist about the assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Upon reserving the media center, teachers must complete the “Information Request” form detailing their assignment and the materials needed for their visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students can access the media center’s online card catalog. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can check out equipment such as overhead projectors for an extended period of time. </li></ul><ul><li>No overdue fines apply to teachers or staff. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Facilities Information Continued… </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not charged for overdue material. </li></ul><ul><li>Student report cards are held until books have been paid for or returned. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not allowed to use the copier. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not allowed to print information from the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>All periodicals and reference materials must be used inside of the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can check out two books at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can keep books for up to two weeks. </li></ul>
Acceptable Use Policy: http://www.telfair.k12.ga.us/site_user_policy.aspx All Staff and students and staff at Telfair County High School must read and agree to the standards mandated in the Acceptable Use Policy. Students who do not have a signed policy on file cannot use the Internet at school.
<ul><li>I surveyed 80 students in grades 9-12 through their Language Art classes. The survey was a combination of yes/no questions or circle a suggestion question. </li></ul><ul><li>95% of the students were interested in a quiet study area. </li></ul><ul><li>Of this 95%, a majority said that they would use this quiet area during break or lunch period. </li></ul><ul><li>20% of the students were interested in a book discussion program. </li></ul><ul><li>55% of the students were interested in a program allowing students to help in the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>There was no interest in the media center opening on Saturday mornings, but 60% of students said that they would utilize the facility if it stayed open until 4:30 p.m. to provide for after school visits. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all of the students suggested that a school supply store be implemented in the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>45% of students polled wanted book fairs to return to our media center. </li></ul>
<ul><li>I surveyed ten teachers from grades 9-12 from each content area. I also surveyed two exploratory teachers, for a total of twelve teachers. The survey was a combination of yes/no or multiple choice answers. </li></ul><ul><li>75% percent of the teachers surveyed said that the media center needed a “teacher space”. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of the teachers surveyed said that more reference materials were needed. </li></ul><ul><li>85% of the teachers stated that the faculty needs more of a voice in what reference materials are ordered. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of the teachers thought that the media center should reflect a warmer, more welcoming environment. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of the teachers thought that students should be given written reminders concerning overdue materials. </li></ul><ul><li>90% of the teachers surveyed stated that a computer area was needed and that this area should be available at all times to students. </li></ul>And The Results Are In… Teacher Surveys
Media Specialist Survey I surveyed both the media specialist and the paraprofessional. Both agreed that a security system at each entrance would be beneficial. Both agreed that computers were needed for student use. Both agreed that a flexible schedule benefits student literacy. Both agreed that a media room could be helpful. Both agreed that an audio/visual room would be useful for the students.
<ul><li>Add two OPAC stations! </li></ul><ul><li>Add study carrels! </li></ul><ul><li>Add media room! </li></ul><ul><li>Add audio/video room! </li></ul><ul><li>Add a reading area! </li></ul><ul><li>Add color to the walls! </li></ul><ul><li>Add paperback racks near reading areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a supplies store! </li></ul><ul><li>Add anti-theft devices at each entrance! </li></ul><ul><li>Add technology specifically for those students with special needs! </li></ul><ul><li>Widen the middle school entrance to comfortably accommodate wheelchairs! </li></ul><ul><li>Replace computer table with individual computer desks! </li></ul><ul><li>Add more reference materials to the collection! </li></ul><ul><li>Place directional signs in the hallways leading to the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a teacher-friendly work room. </li></ul><ul><li>Add another computer station! </li></ul><ul><li>Add labels to identify the different sections of the media center collection. </li></ul>
Facilities Changes: <ul><li>The media center will now open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. to accommodate students who wish to use the facilities after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will now have the allowance of one free printed page of information from the computer. Students will be charged 10 cents for all additional printed pages. </li></ul><ul><li>A media center club will be established allowing students to help in the media center during club time. The members of this club will use the new media room to create the school’s news program to be aired school-wide each morning before Channel 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Book fairs will be reestablished, allowing students to shop for books that interest them. </li></ul><ul><li>Our new book discussion groups allow students to network as they discuss the latest books. </li></ul>
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Two of these OPAC stations will allow students to easily locate needed books and references. $349.00 http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=11441&sid=3EBE30E15CE64C60B4A9F98C7D9229&search_by=desc&search_for=OPAC
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Audio/Visual Room: Students can quietly enjoy their favorite audio books or pick out a movie to watch. Since the room is long and narrow, this multi-seating work station will accommodate several students. Price of unit varies depending on size. http://www.gaylordmart.com/listing.asp?H=23&PCI=128135 Complete kit is $587.00. http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=14201&sid=6D0C781A937A4A569F1BB6E37600F2 http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=12683&sid=3EBE30E15CE64C60B4A9F98C7D9229 3 shelves @ $1,500.00
This computer station will allow us to make good use of our laptops. This area is also wheelchair accessible. Support technology such as Braille input devices and keyboard and mouse emulators will be available to students with special needs. . http://www.smartdesks.com/laptop-desk-laptop-desks.asp asp Contact company directly for pricing. http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=15693&sid=3EBE30E15CE64C60B4A9F98C7D9229&search_by=desc&search_for=chairs 6 chairs @ $165.00
http://www.doormotion.com/products.htm#commercial DuraSwing™ MK 4 On-Demand Door Operator Contact manufacturer for pricing and instillation . Automatic door openers at each entrance will allow students with mobility handicaps to easily access the media center. 3. The narrow door leading to the middle school will be widened.
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Students will now be able to buy school supplies from the media center in the morning, at break, or at lunch!
Relax, Man! This bright reading area will be an ideal spot to relax and enjoy a good book. http://kieducation.com/applications/27/LoungeBreakout.aspx?giid=143 The furniture will be blue to reflect the school colors. http://www.csnlibraryfurniture.com/Joy-Carpets-1481-Aztec-JC1273.html 1 @ $225.00
Signs will be added to identify the different sections of the media center’s collection. https://www.thelibrarystore.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C98691%7C98694%7C98715&id=24871
Students can use the media room to produce their own school broadcasts. Media Room
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/choice+cream§ion = http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/bluebell+§ion = http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/black+emerald§ion = The walls of the media center will be painted to reflect our school colors. The principle color will be Bluebell, a shade of relaxing blue from Sherwin-Williams paints. The accent color will be Choice Cream, a soothing color of tan. The trim will be painted Black Emerald. To complete this facility make-over, I will hire a local artist to stencil quotations from literary classics above the bookshelves. “ Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Example