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General Information

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45am - 3:10pm

We are open for students before and after school, as well as during lunch recess with a pass.

21st Century information skills and National Technology Standards are coordinated and scheduled with classroom teachers and taught as an integrated part of the classroom curriculum.

Collection and Resources: Our collection contains more than 10,000 books, resources, and equipment. A link is available for our Discovery Destiny Online Library Catalog, which is part of our Follett Circulation System.

Computer Labs: Discovery Middle School has three computer labs with desktop computers and printing facilities.

Lost Chromebooks: New Protocol starting January 2019

According to the Technology User Agreement, students and parents agreed to take responsibility for the security and condition of their District Owned Devices. In recent weeks there has been an unacceptable number of Student Chromebooks left unattended in and around the school building that have been returned to the Media Center and/or School Office.

Beginning in January 2019 we will be implementing a protocol for Lost/Misplaced Chromebooks. Keep in mind that everyone will begin with a fresh slate in January 2019. Please review this new procedure with your student.

Consequences for a lost Chromebook

Student Chromebooks will be retained by the Media Center until consequences have been met.

  1. First & second offenses: Student will complete a Lost Chromebook Reflection, have it signed by a parent/guardian, and return it the following school day. When the student turns in the reflection, Student Chromebook will be returned to them.
  2. Third offense: Student must serve a detention and a parent must come in to the school to pick up the device.
  3. Repeat offenses: Student will be referred to the Assistant Principal.

Media Center Procedures

Circulation

  • Students may check out books for three weeks their Student ID.
  • Fines are 10 cents per day, for each item that is overdue.
  • Lunch passes may be obtained each day they are available. Only one pass per student is allowed. There is a $1.00 fine for a lost pass.
  • Students with overdue books or fines are not able to check out books.

Media Center Usage

  • Students may use the center to read, use the computers, do homework, and check-out books before homeroom and after school each day.
  • Class visits are scheduled with the media specialist. Information literacy and technology lessons are integrated with classroom instruction when appropriate.
  • Gum, food, and colored beverages are not permitted. Bottled water with a cap is allowed at the tables and seating area.
  • Productive noise is acceptable, but students who are disruptive or disrespectful to materials or resources will be asked to leave.

Media Center Computer Usage

  • Students may use desktop computers before homeroom, after school and during lunch recess with permission.
  • Computer use is intended for school-related work only and procedures follow the Student Internet Guidelines in the Student Handbook.
  • Printing is free using black ink with approval.