The George Marks Media Center offers print and online resources for our learning community. Throughout the school year, information literacy is taught via technology and Volusia County District online resources, such as Reading Counts and VPortal. The Media Center supports library skills and elementary curriculum, and students have access to a collection that continues to develop and grow. Most of all, we wish to encourage the love of reading and information literacy for all of our wonderful students.
Daily, fifth grade students run a live morning news show, where participants anchor, run the news studio technology or perform other tasks, such as creating book displays, helping at the checkout desk or brainstorming ideas for the news show and the Media Center. Teacher recommendation is required for participation in the news program, which takes place from 7:30am until 8:00am each day.
The media center is also host to activities like Scholastic book fairs, PTA and SAC meetings, PTA events and multiple reading incentive programs.
The Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program is a statewide motivational reading incentive activity. At George Marks, students in grades 3-5 are awarded a charm for each title they read, and additional rewards are presented at year's end for students who read multiple titles. Visit the FAME website for more information about the titles.
The SSYRA JR program began several years ago for students in grades K-2. GME students are invited to participate by reading the selected titles, taking Reading Counts quizzes, and earning sticker books. More information can be found on the FAME website.
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