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Welcome to the Centerville Middle School Library Media Center Parent Webpage!


This webpage was created to help parents support their children's middle school research needs. Parent input can influence what is put on this page. Please feel free to provide suggestions as to what you want to see on this page using the form at the bottom of the page.

Current Research Assignments:
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Resource Introduction
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Due Dates

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Knights
Mrs. Huber
Book Trailer
Podcasting
Week of
May 10
May 14th
Knights
Mrs. Waltz
Medieval Wiki
Resources
Week of
May 03
May 7th
Explorer
Mrs. Minnich
Environmental
Concerns
Week of
April 20
7th Grade - 5/25
8th Grade - 5/18
Scribes
Team
Medieval Wiki
Medieval Wiki
Resources
Weeks of
March 22,
March 29,
April 9
To be
Determined
by Team
Minutemen
Mr. Farmer
8th Grade SocSt
American Revolution
Week of
March 15
April 19th
Scribes
Mr. Mumma
7th Grade SocSt
Medieval Wiki
Resources
Week of
March 8th
March 19th
Explorers
Mr. Nagley
7th Grade SocSt
Country Reports
8th Grade SocSt
AmHistory Reports
Week of
March 1st
April 9th
Colonials
Mrs. Axe
8th Grade English
Discrimination Reports
Week of
February 22, 2010
To Be Determined
By Teacher
Knights
Mrs. Plunket
7th Grade English
Disaster Reports
Week of
February 8, 2010
To Be Determined
By Teacher
Explorers
Mrs. Green
7th Grade English
Disaster Reports
8th Grade English
Discrimination Reports
Week of
February 1, 2010
March 1st
Scribes
Mrs. Karkoska
7th Grade Math
Math Article Reports
Week of
January 4, 2010
By End of Each
Marking Period
Knights
Mrs. Plunket
7th Grade English
Disaster Reports
Week of
December 14, 2009
To Be Determined
By Teacher
Minutemen
Mrs. Kramer
8th Grade English
Discrimination Reports
Week of
December 14, 2009
Speeches start
January 11, 2010
Colonials
Mr. Martin
8th Grade Science
Magazine Article
Summaries
In Early October
By End of Each
Marking Period
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A Note About Research Projects in Centerville Middle School:
  • Almost all research projects in the school start with a librarian presentation on recommended research process steps and topic specific "reliable" resources.
  • In preparation for these projects the librarian prepares a Research Planner Webpage (List Link) that is set up according to a recommended set of steps of a "good" research process. The third column of the chart on each planner page provides supportive links, videos, electronic slide presentations, and topic specific recommended resources to guide student through the research process.
  • A Note on Resources: For most research projects the BEST information is found in the library's accessible Subscription Databases! These databases are not free to the general public and require a username and/or password to access outside of the school. Students were given booklets at the start of the school year with ALL essential usernames and passwords. Additional copies of this booklet can be obtained in the CMS Library Media Center. A copy of this booklet has also been placed in the CMS Library Moodle which the students can access @home. For more information on Moodle visit the CMS Library Moodle Support Page.

Essential Library Links:
  • Destiny Homepage
  • .....This is the main library portal. It includes a homepage with links to all major library pages and the "Catalog" tab at the top of the screen provides access to the library's book and multi-media electronic index. This library index now includes over 100 electronic books.
  • CMS Media Spot Homepage
  • ....This website is focused on serving the research needs of the CMS students but also provides teacher and librarian resources and links.
  • Research Planner Listing Page
  • ....Provides a listing of all CMS Library Research Project Planners
  • Research Process Support Page
  • ....Provides a listing of the steps in the CMS librarian's recommended research process with links to numerous support tools and resources
  • Bibliographic Citation Support Pages: MLA Support, NoodleBib Support
  • ....Provides help on citing sources used and preparing the "Works Cited" page for reports and projects
  • Book Events Page
  • ....Provides information on book sales and fund-raisers held in the CMS Library
  • Moodle Support Page
  • ....Provides help with accessing the Hempfield Moodle and using the CMS Library Moodle page to transfer files between home and school.
  • Subscription Database Access Page
  • .....Provides links to all available Subscription Databases
  • Internet Search Tool Access Page
  • .....Provides links to recommended, specialized, and commercial Internet Search Tools

Essential Centerville Middle School Links:

Essential Hempfield School District Links:

Centerville Middle School and Library Media Center Calendar:


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This webpage was created on: 05 December 2006
This webpage was last updated on: 01 May 2010
This webpage was created by: CMS Librarian


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