Our mission is to ensure that students are critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information and media.
It's almost here, Hurricanes! The fall Book Fair begins in one week: Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23! All students will be visiting with their ELA or ELA Enrichment classes during the week, but can also come anytime with a pass from a teacher or before or after school. Parents are also welcome to come shop during the day! Just check in at the main office, and they will direct you down to the media center. We accept cash, checks (made out to Wren Middle School) or major credit card. Can't wait to see you at the fair!
It's here, it's here! It's officially the first day of school and Mrs. Pataky is so excited to see your smiling faces in the hallways! ELA classes will be visting for the first time this week and next, but if you need a book before then, swing by before school or get a pass from your teacher. Let's read some awesome books this year, Wren Readers!
Mrs. Pataky collects a lot of data throughout the year to regularly evaluate the library media program. At the end of the year, she puts together a Year-End Report to share a lot of that information. Click on the following link to view the report: Media Center 2015-16 Year-End Report
The WRMS Media Center is now on Instagram! Follow @wrenmsreads for pics of new books to checkout, mini book reviews, and other Media Center events! Click on the Instagram symbol above to see the feed.
Yesterday was our Junior Book Award Voting Lunch! Students who read at least 3 of this year's nominees were able to vote on their favorites over yummy chicken sandwiches and cookies. The votes were close, but the favorite book at Wren Middle was Prisoner B-3087, by Alan Gratz. Mrs. Pataky submitted all the votes and in a few weeks, we'll see who is the overall state winner!
Yesterday was World Read Aloud Day (known as #WRAD16 on social media!), a day recognized around the world to celebrate the importance of literacy and sharing stories! Here at Wren we celebrated by having a Read Aloud Cafe in the Media Center. During lunchtime, students brought their lunches to the Media Center to listen to teachers and mentors read their favorite stories, poems, and tales aloud. Almost 200 students came and joined in the fun! You're never too old to listen to stories!
Any students wishing to participate in the Junior Book Award Voting Lunch Party need to have read and filled out the Google Form for at least 3 nominated books by Monday, February 22. Mrs. Pataky will be providing lunch for all those who qualify for our Voting Party in the Media Center on Thursday, February 25. Check out the Junior Book Award page on this site for more information on the nominees and a link to the Google Form. Please see Mrs. Pataky with any further questions.
Lots of students brought back their missing or overdue library books this past week, and winners have been drawn! Any students with no overdue or missing books on their library accounts were eligible. 2 winners were drawn from each grade level to win a prize package, including a free book of their choice, an extra checkout added to their library account, and some other goodies. Thanks for helping put our library collection back together!
We had great participation in Read to the Big Game Challenge! 50 students returned their entry forms to Mrs. Pataky, meaning they read a total of 300 books in the months of September and October! Way to go readers! Now we keep our fingers crossed that one of the winners of the four free Palmetto Bowl tickets come from Wren Middle!