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Welcome to the Queen of Angels Media Center

The media center provides a variety of learning experiences. Students in grades K-5 learn various research skills, enjoy story time, and choose books to bring home for extra reading. Students in grades 6-8 do not have a designated time but are able to check out books for independent reading based on the STAR test. Grades K-7 participate in Accelerated Reader (AR) and grade 8 works independently during extra reading time. Reading improvements are tracked through semester and end of year exams.

The Media Center is open for every day from 7:40am to 3:40pm. Kindergarten students are able to check out 1 free-choice book and one AR book (approved by the homeroom teacher).  Grades 1 - 4 students can check out 3 free-choice books and 1 AR book. Grades 5 - 8 students can check out up to 4 books which includes an AR book. Middle School students will visit the Media Center at their teacher's discretion or as a class for research sessions

The loan period is two weeks; however, we do not levy fines on overdue books.  Overdue notices are e-mailed periodically to the parent e-mail address on file. The replacement cost for lost books are charged to the student's account at the end of the school year.

Scholastic Book Fair

Each year, Queen of Angels hosts a book fair with Scholastic Publishing in October. Held in conjunction with Student-Led Conferences roceeds from the Book Fair fund Media Center programs and projects.   Visit this link for additional information. 

Resources Offered by the Media Center

Queen of Angels subscribes to on-line databases that can be accessed from home to assist students with homework and research.  The following four links accompanied by QA log in provides access to a wealth of resources.

 

DESTINY
Scholastic GO
Citation Maker
World Book On-Line

 Battle of the Books

 Battle of the Books is an Archdiocesan reading competition held in May of each   year.  Grades 3 through 8 participate in this competition, which requires reading a list of   prescribed books, selected by the Media Specialists of the Archdiocese. 

 This year Queen of Angels will host the winning teams that will participate in the  Archdiocesan finals.

 
2018-2019 Battle of the Books Lists