• How can I join the Battle of the Books team?

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    We have a general interest meeting in September where permission sjips are given out.  In October, we start having after school meetings on Mondays.  In November and December, we have meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays. We will announce the final team in January, and they will be required to attend Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.   Our annual competition is in February this year. At that time, we either continue meeting after school (if we win) or stop meeting until next year.

     

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  • Do you have any Diary of a Wimpy Kid books?

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    Gamewell Middle School has a very impressive fiction and nonfiction collection with over 10,000 books. So, yes, we do have multiple copies! However, they are also in high demand and quickly fly off the shelves the moment they are returned. I am more than willing to place the book that you desire on "hold" so when a copy is available, I will contact you.

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  • Do I have to read only AR books, or can I get a magic book that is not AR?

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    Your Language Arts teachers will help you make that decision.

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  • When is the Media Center open?

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    M-F 8:00 until 3:00p.m. This year, we are operating on a totally flexible schedule. The flexibility is based upon when your Language Arts teacher wants you to exchange your books, preferably after you have tested.  AR tests may be taken in the classroom.

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  • What will happen if I download software or music onto the computers?

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    Computer privleges will be revoked for a period of time determined by the Media specialist and computer facilitator.

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  • Why do you not have the Captain Underpants series?

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    In my opinion, this is a set of books great for elementary schools, but not for middle school students. Books are selected based on guidelines set forth by the American Library Association and North Carolina School Library Media Center standards. Suggestions, that are age appropriate, are always welcomed.

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  • Do you charge overdue fines?

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    No. we do email overdue notices once a month. If you have an overdue book, you must try and find it. Lost or missing books must be paid the full book price. Damaged books returned will be assessed a fraction of the book fee. As of this point, I do not charge for use of the black and white printer or color printer. However, abuse of these privileges will carry consequences.

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