Teachers and Students Certified teachers on staff: 29 Students enrolled: 458 Grade Student Level total Grades K-5 K 99 1st 68 2nd 85 3rd 72 4th 66 5th 68
DemographicsStudent PercentageWhite Caucasian 53 %Black African American 43 %Hispanic 3%Other 1%51% Students are economically disadvantaged18% Students with Disabilities
Williams Heights Media Center Outside entrance Hallway entrance
Media Center Williams Heights serves 458 students. The media center has one full time media specialist and one part time media clerk.
Media Center Use Book Check-in / Check-out Parent Resource Center Class Story Time Videos and Equipment Student Computers and Printer Teacher Corner with educational materials 21st Century Equipment Faculty Meetings Small Group Instruction
Accelerated Reader Program Students will be given the STAR test and assigned a ZPD for AR. Goals for points and average percent correct will then be set for each nine weeks. Students will earn rewards at the end of each nine weeks if they have met their goal points with an average of 85%. Kindergarten students will not begin until the 2nd Nine Weeks.
Special Events Book Fair (twice a year) Author Visits (Fall and Spring) Pumpkin Decorating Contest (annual) Grade Level Projects (throughout the year)
21st Century Equipment Student SMARTcomputers board Document Camera
Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center provides access to all print and non-print resources for students and their families.
LayoutRuler markers areprovided to help studentskeep the place of thebook on the shelf. Book shelves are parallel to the MS desk. This gives the MS a clear view of students while they are searching for a book.
MS Office Parent Resource Center Teacher’s Corner Circulation Desk Educational Resources Door Door AR Levels 4. 0 - 7.0 Student Computers Reference Books AR Levels 1.4 – 3.9 AR Levels 0.1 – 1.3 SMART boardDocument Camera Current Facilities Layout
Survey ResultsTop 5 Ways to Change the Media Center:5 Parent resources need organization.4 Weed older books. Shop for newer books.3 Provide more room with views during story time.2 Separate AR shelves for quieter MC.1 Student Reading Corner is needed. Students and teachers were surveyed.
Improvements Parent Resource Center could be updated by purchasing shelving to help organize books and resources. Double faced shelving http://www.hertzfurniture.com/Library- Shelving--28--ca.html Price $508/each (2 needed)
Improvements At end of school year, have teachers fill out needs assessment. By filling out needs assessment, teachers can give the MS ideas of books needed in the classroom. Provide a section on needs assessment for teachers to request student titles that are not currently in the MS. Depending on remaining budget, the MS can purchase new titles for students.
Improvements The teachers requested more room during story time with views. In the Current Facilities Plan, you will notice that there are some obstructed views of the smart board. In the Modified Facilities Plan, story time space has been moved to the center of the room to open up the area, provide more room, and more views.
Improvements The teachers believe by having grades K, 1, 2, and 3 AR shelves back to back, the noise level is somewhat louder. The same was said for grades 4-5. In the Modified Facilities Plan, K and 1 shelves are still back to back, while 2 has been moved across the room to current story time area. Grades 3 and 4 are next to each other, while the remaining AR shelves are on the opposite side of the room.
Improvements The MS does not currently have a student corner for students. To provide a student corner, bean bag chairs can be purchased. The Modified Facilities Plan shows this new corner. Price $54.95/each (3 needed)
MS Office Parent Resource Center Student Corner Teacher’s Corner Circulation Desk Educational ResourcesDoor to outside Door Door Door to hallway Student Computers AR Levels 3.0 – 3.9 AR Levels 4.0 – 4.9 AR Levels 5.0 – 7.0 Reference Books AR Levels 2.0 – 2.9 AR Levels 1.0 – 1.9 AR Levels 0.1 – 0.9 SMART board Document Camera Modified Facilities Layout
Media Center Policy Williams Heights Elementary School currently has a flexible access schedule. Students and teacher use the library at will, and teachers may schedule a time in the library for research or instruction. The media center has open access except during story time. Daily hours are 7:30 until 3:30 each day. Daily hours should be 7:15 until 3:30 to allow students to check in/out books prior to instruction. The current demand in the classroom is overwhelming, this extra time will help alleviate students leaving and missing instruction. Also with the help of the media clerk, students could use the library quietly during story time. *Changes that I would make.
Media Committee Established at the system level to be responsible for the development of media procedures for the school system. Selecting media and instructional materials, Responsible for handling requests for reconsideration of materials. Approve use of non-school owned materials. Complying with copyright law.
Media Committee Selection Media committee consists of teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Students in grades 4-5 would be specially selected to be apart of the committee. There are written policies for students to abide by that are updated as needed by the committee. Each student receives this policy at the beginning of the year. Students will sign contract to committing to the policies. *Changes that I would make.
Media Center Facility The physical facilities are standard and appropriate to the size of the school. There are 4 computer stations for student and teacher use. Adequate shelving, lighting, and furniture which is arranged to maximize use of the facility.
Collection Profile The collection is well maintained and old or worn books are weeded as needed. A large selection of periodicals is available for use in the media center only. Database encyclopedias are available through the school LAN in each classroom. Internet is available in classrooms, media center, and computer labs. Collection is fairly recent, and weeding is done annually during inventory. *Changes that I would make.
Trina DillFacilities Plan FRIT 7132 Spring 2012