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  • Worth County Primary School
    1304 N. Isabella StreetSylvester, GA 31791229-776-8660
    Media Center Facilities Plan
    Shayla Norman
    FRIT 7132/Fall 2010
    Dr. Green
  • Our School Motto
    WCPS Motto: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
    The mission of Worth County Primary School is to provide students with a solid educational foundation that will ensure a successful journey towards graduation and productive citizenship.
  • WCPS Vision
    Our vision for Worth County Primary School is to assist students in the development of their full potential through differentiated instruction that is challenging and motivating.
    To achieve this vision we will make curricular and instructional decisions that are data driven, standards-based, and provide the necessary scaffolding for student achievement.
    We will dedicate ourselves to the success of our students by being life-long learners and outstanding educators through the use of professional development and research based practices.
     As a result, our students will be offered a quality standards-based curriculum with appropriate instructional technology to prepare them for their life-long educational journey.
  • WCPS Beliefs
    Students learn best when they are actively engaged through quality time on task.
    Each student is a unique learner and should be provided differentiated instruction.
    Students learn best in a safe, orderly, and well-disciplined environment.
    Prompt and regular attendance by students, teachers, and staff leads to improved performance.
    Teachers, parents, and the community share the responsibility in preparing students to learn, grow, and function as productive citizens.
  • School Map
    The media center is located at the front entrance of the school.
    It is centrally located to all classrooms and is directly across from the main office.
    Media Center
    Front Office
  • WCPS Media Center Goals
    To provide materials and learning experiences that contribute to lifelong learning and support a wide variety of teaching and learning styles, student needs, abilities, and interests.
    To provide students and teachers with physical and intellectual access to the variety of informational resources and materials necessary to support the achievement of curricular and instructional goals.
    To assist students in the development of attitudes and skills which enable them to become independent, life-long learners.
    To maintain a program that functions as the information center of the school with a climate conducive to self-exploration, experimentation and self-fulfillment
  • WCPS Media Center Profile
    Opened in 1995
    Serves approximately 950 students, PreK-2nd
    Serves 70+ faculty members
    One full-time media clerk
    One full-time media specialist
    • Media Specialist
    Shayla Norman
    Media Clerk 
    Annie Toomer
  • Media Center Location
    The media center is located on the left as you walk in the front of the building.
    It is centrally located and is easily accessible to all classrooms.
    Media Center entrance. View from front of school
    View from Corridor
  • Current Facilities Floor Plan
    The current floor plan includes media specialist’s office, teacher work room, storage closet, break room w/restroom, media clerk’s office/teacher resource room, storybook corner, reference room & attendance keepers office
  • Circulation Desk
    • The circulation desk is located in the front of the media center beside the media specialist office.
    • The media specialist office has one window to view the circulation desk and most of the media center.
    Media specialist office behind circulation desk
  • View from Circulation Desk
    Mirror for observing browsers
    The view of the media center from the circulation desk is very open. There is a mirror in the back corner to make it easier for the media specialist and clerk to monitor students in the media center.
  • Media Specialist’s Office
  • Storage Room w/ Restroom
  • Storage Closet
    Left Side
    Right Side
    This storage closet behind the media specialist’s office houses many daily necessities for media operation but should be more organized
  • Teacher Resource Room
  • Teacher Workroom
  • Storybook Corner
  • Reading Carousel
  • Reading Loft
    • The Reading Loft is located on the wall between the Storybook Corner and the Emergency Exit doors. Teachers may send up to four children at a time to read in top of the loft due to space and safety.Student’s may also purchase extra loft time with AR points.
  • Reference Room
  • Attendance Keeper’s Office
  • The STACKS!
  • Positive Survey Results…
    The physical layout flows well, it's set up in a friendly way, and works well for children with disabilities.
    Reading Loft is comfortable for students to sit and read.
    Large area in the Storybook Corner for story time.
    Students can easily check in and out books on their own.
    Media center offers laminating services to teachers.
  • Negative Survey Results…
    There are no listening stations for the students to sit and listen to books in the media center.
    Not enough space to seat a whole class to have whole group lessons.
    No place for students to sit and read while in the media center.
    Not enough computers for students to use for research.
    Storybook Corner’s bare walls are boring to visitors and browsers.
    AR books should be intermingled with the other books so that they can learn to find their way around the library rather than just through AR books.
  • Listening Stations
    • Problem: There are no listening stations for the students to sit and listen to books in the media center.
    • Solution: Children’s Listening Stations - Daisy Station
    • www.demco.com
    • Price: $1,774.99 each
    Listening stations will be placed across the wall in the storybook corner for students to sit and listen to their favorite stories while visiting the media center.
  • Tables and Chairs
    • Problem: Not enough space to seat a whole class for whole group lessons.
    • Solution:48" Round Table Set with Addison Chairs, Medium Cherry/Oak
    • www.demco.com
    • Price: $1,294.99 each
    • Each set comes with 1 table & 4 chairs
    Five sets of tables and chairs will be purchased to provide enough space to seat an entire class for instructional purposes. Students may also use these tables for research with visiting the media center.
  • Reading Tables
    • Problem: Students need a place to sit and read in the media center.
    • Solution: Texwood™ 78"W Children's Reading Table
    • www.highsmith.com
    • Price: $1,165.00 each
    Reading tables will be purchased and placed at the end of the stacks so that students will have a place to relax and read in the media center.
  • Comfortable Furniture
    • Problem: No comfortable seating available in the media center
    • Solution: Kidovation Children’s Furniture – chair, ottoman & loveseat
    • www.demco.com
    • Price: $309.99 - chair $154.99 - ottoman $354.99 - loveseat
    Reading tables will be purchased and placed at the end of the stacks so that students will have a place to relax and read in the media center.
  • Improved Facilities Floor Plan