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 George Marks media center will be featuring multiple events this February through March, including both in-person and digital events with community members and authors. See below for details!
Virtual field trips about Springs Around the World, Alligators, and Trash in our environment through Crystal Springs Live, occurring 2/13, 2/22, 2/26 and 3/1 with third, fourth and fifth grade classes.
Digital Author Chats with SSYRA award-winning authors, occurring 2/16, 2/22 and 3/8.
Read Across America Day Event: In honor of Read Across America Day, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Museum will be visiting campus to read and present to students.
Digital Author Visit with Tom Angleberger: On March 20th, participating students will be able to visit live with author Tom Angleberger through video chat.
SSYRA voting with the Supervisor of Elections Office: On March 27th, students who have read three or more of the SSYRA titles will be invited to vote for their favorite title from the 2017-2018 list, using real voting machines and ballots.
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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