Winstead Media Center
Students and parents both can find information about recommended books, our Accelerated Reader program and checkout policies for the Winstead Media Center.
Our beautiful library is a most pleasant learning environment! Gifted by parent artists, many volunteer hours, and a dedicated librarian, the library encourages young readers. Staffed by a full-time library media specialist and library assistant, the Winstead Library Media Center consists of over 10,256 books, 450 audio-visual titles, and subscriptions to over 15 different periodicals. There are resources available for our usage on the Williamson County Intranet page as well.
We have 12 student computers with Internet access for the use of the students/faculty and 4 computers with Internet access for Media Center staff. Winstead students enjoy a schedule that allows them to visit the Media Center for story time, informational skills instruction and to check out books. We also have a book fair once per year and information will come home with your child regarding the dates each year.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help in the library, please contact the Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Wyckoff.
The Accelerated Reading program is a volunteer program that many teachers utilize at Winstead in order to help strengthen student reading and comprehension skills. Students are tested three times a year through the STAR reading test and are given a reading range that is “just right” for their reading abilities. Students may then read a book within their reading range and take a short reading quiz to obtain points. Students participating in this program are also assigned a goal for each nine weeks and if the goal is met students are rewarded. This program is only used in tandem to our reading curriculum as a practicing and strengthening tool and does not affect a student’s grade in any way.
Renaissance Place allows students to take the STAR reading placement test or Accelerated Reading book quizzes. Please note that this site is only available to students at school and requires a student log-in.