HCMS Library

All sixth grade students attend library class twice a week on a fixed schedule. This allows students to learn computer technology skills, information literacy skills, research skills, checkout books, take AR test, etc. Flexible days are available for teachers to schedule to bring classes to the library to do web based classwork, research, check out books, etc. Students may obtain library passes from homeroom teachers and come to the library in the mornings (from 7:30 to 7:55). Students should be back in their homerooms for morning ritual (lunch count, etc.) by 7:55. Students may also come to the library in the afternoons from 2:50 to 3:10. The library media center will be unavailable for individual students to use during 4th period. Teachers may sign up to bring classes, but they are not to send students with library passes. The library will be unattended by library staff during this time.

The library media center has 30 computers that are available to students and faculty. All are Internet accessible and are equipped with Accelerated Reader, OPAC, Chrome, and much more. In order for students to access these computers they must have their parents to sign and return the “Hickman County Schools Application for Account and Terms and Conditions for Use of the Internet and Network 2015-2016″. Students will then be assigned a username and password that will allow them computer access. Students must abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement or they will be subject to cancellation of this privilege. All students must obtain permission from the library media specialist print from the computers. The fee for printing is $.10 per page printed.

Students are allowed to checkout a maximum of two books at a time. The due date for materials will be ten school days from the date checked out and will be stamped in the book. Books can be renewed an unlimited number of times. Fines for overdue books will accrue at the rate of $.10 per day for everyday overdue. At least once a week, the library staff will prepare a list of students (by grade) who have overdue books. This list will be distributed to all homeroom teachers. If students have an outstanding fine, they will not be allowed to checkout additional books until the fine has been paid. At the end of the school year, all books must be returned and fines paid before they are allowed to participate in field day. Students will be required to pay replacement costs for lost or damaged books.

Students will be given a library identification number that will be used for checking out books. Students need to memorize this number, and be sure that they use this number in a responsible manner.

The mission of the Hickman County Middle School Library Media Center is to provide materials and resources that support and enhance the curriculum of the school, and to promote student achievement by encouraging students and faculty to become life-long learners and users of information and technology.

Students at HCMS who read books and take Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes, have the opportunity to earn rewards based on the number of AR points they earn.  Rewards utilized at this time include Laser Quest trips (2 per school year), drawings for an Accelerated Reader Fun (ARF) shirt (each nine weeks), and may “purchase” items from the AR Store.

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Endangered Animals

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Life Without Gravity

Minnie Pearl

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