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Welcome to Chastang's Library Media Center

 

Chastang-Fournier K-8 School   

Library Media Center Mission Statement

 

            The library media program will enable students to be become information literate and lifelong readers.  The program will provide educational and technological opportunities to students and faculty in keeping with their needs and abilities.  The program will enable individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively.

 

Hours:  

 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

 *Additional times and accommodations may be requested.

 

Services:

 

  • Book check out
  • Destiny, automated cataloging and circulation system
  • Class and individual instruction
  • Internet access
  • Accelerated Reading quizzes
  • Bibliographies
  • Research assistance
  • Classroom equipment services
  • Computers for word processing, PowerPoint, etc.

 

Useful Links:   

Renaissance Home Connect

OPAC: Chastang's Destiny Catalog

Alabama Virtual Library 

Mobile Public Library

Discovey Education

Big Universe

 

 Special features:

  • Accelerated Reader
  • Over 8,500 books 
  • Over 200 audiovisual titles
  • Collaboration Lab
  • 4 laptop computers
  • 12 desktop computers
  • wireless network       

 

 Circulation Procedures:

 

  • Individual students must have a signed and timed pass from current period teacher.
  • Leave bookbags under the "Leave Book Bags Here" sign.
  • Sign in Media Center Log. Write name, current teacher, and class period.
  • Complete self check in of library books.
  • Check out all library media materials before leaving media center. 
  • Books are checked out for a two-week period.  Books may be renewed once if not reserved.
  • If a student owes a fine they are not allowed to check out another book until the fine is paid.
  • Students must pay for damaged and lost books.  Students may not check out other materials until their debt is paid.

 

 

 

 

 

Chastang-Fournier Ground Breaking Ceremony

Chastang Middle School faculty, staff, students, and community members are extremely ecstatic that our boys and girls will receive a new school!

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Students are not allowed to play games, view videos, or song lyrics on the Internet.

  • If a student is caught using an unauthorized Internet site they will be warned once, if caught again thy will lose their Internet privileges.
  • Books should be returned to their proper place on the shelves before leaving, or left at the circulation desk.
  • Tables should be cleared of trash before leaving. Push chairs under the tables.
  • Any student that is disruptive will be warned once and if the disruption continues the student will be sent back to class.

 

 

Chastang-Fournier K-8 School uses the Accelerated Reader Program to aid in recognizing student reading levels and matching instruction to individual student needs.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader or AR is the nation's leading reading management program.  Reading Practice goals will be established for all students.  This will also ensure that students participating in our Read 25 Books Campaign have read their books by testing them on the books contents.

  • Students either choose a book to read or read books assigned to them.
  • Students will take the Practice Quiz after completing their book.
  • A score of 70% or higher is passing.
  • Students reaching their Reading Practice goal will be rewarded.
  • Accelerated Reader is Web Based with over 200,000 book quizzes.  New Quizzes are added daily.
  • Parents can access Accelerated Reader Quiz results from home.

 

 

           

 

           

 

 

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