Thompson’s Station Media Center
The Thompson’s Station Middle Media Center is devoted to support student learning by providing a wide range of resources for students, faculty, and staff that will facilitate student learning and growth. The TSMS Media Center is also excited to be opening its doors with over 6,500 books for students to explore as they continue to develop their love of reading. The TSMS Media Center Staff is committed to working closely with students and staff as they become effective users of digital information tools, to aid in fostering a love of reading, and to encourage creative thinking through MakerSpace opportunities.
Media Center Policies
Accelerated Reader Program
Accelerated Reader is a supplemental reading program used to help strengthen student reading and comprehension skills. Three times a year, students will take the STAR Reading Assessment. This assessment will provide a reading range for each student. Students are required to read 2 A.R. books each nine weeks within his or her individualized reading range: one nonfiction and one fiction. The School Library Media Staff and English teachers can provide grade level specific information. In order to make it easier for students to find books within their ranges, the library staff and parent volunteers (thank you) have color-coded the books. Please consult the color code to determine our color system. A.R. Bookfind is a wonderful tool to check reading levels and Accelerated Reader availability of books in your homes.
Media Center Resources
The TSMS library makerspace is an area that offers library patrons an opportunity to create intellectual and physical materials using resources such as computers, 3-D printers, Snap Circuits, 3-D pens, Legos, Keva Planks, Cubelets, and traditional arts and crafts supplies.
The TSMS online card catalog allows students to search for and locate library materials.
During Study Focus, students may come to the library with teacher permission. Students who come to the library to work for the period must sign in on an iPad to document their arrival and dismissal from the library. Students working in the library during Study Focus must be respectful of other library patrons and their use of the library. The TSMS Library Staff reserves the right to remove students who are not following library procedures, being a distraction or disrespectful from the library at any time. The library is the hub of TSMS, and the library staff works diligently to ensure that it is a space for ALL students who attend TSMS.
TSMS Media Center Staff
The TSMS Media Center staff is always ready to assist parents and students. If you have questions regarding books, services, or other Media Center related items, please use the list below to contact a member of the staff.