Winston Dowdell Academy
Media Center

Hours

Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Media Specialist – Jan Deyton



Mission of the Media Center:

The WDA Media Center program in support of the mission, vision, and beliefs of the Coweta County School System aspires to help each student achieve maximum potential by providing a 21st Century learning environment, fostering a love of reading, and promoting the effective use of information and communications technology. The library media specialist collaborates with the WDA community to empower students in becoming life-long learners, responsible citizens, and industrious problem solvers.

Coweta County School System

Mission

Coweta Committed to Student Success

Vision

Our vision is to ensure the success of each student

Beliefs

We believe, as a learning community, we must continuously improve.
We believe, as leaders of learners, we must see students as volunteers in their learning.
We believe the Coweta County School System, in partnership with the family and the community must focus on providing challenging, interesting and satisfying work for students.
We believe we are responsible for the success of each student.


Selection of Materials:

The selection of materials for students, teachers, and administrators follow these objectives as stated in Board Policy IFBD:

  1.  To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the pupils served.
  2. To provide books and materials of interest to students to encourage reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 
  3. To help students develop reading skills, literary taste and discrimination in the choice of materials. 
  4. To provide instruction in the use of educational media and appropriate teaching materials for this purpose. 
  5. To contribute to the development of social and intellectual values of students.

Policies and Procedures


Student Use Policies:

  • Any student coming to the media center during school hours must be escorted by a teacher.
  • Students are allowed to check out two books for one week. Items may be renewed up to two times if necessary.
  • Students may not check out audiovisual materials and equipment, including videos. Students may arrange with the media specialist to view a video in the media center if absent or if necessary for a project.
  • Students are not to loan media center materials checked out in their name to other students. Nor should students expect others to return materials for them. The student checking out the material will be held responsible for any items not returned to the media center.
  • Students with overdue materials are not allowed to check out additional materials.
  • Copyright guidelines will be strictly followed for all photo copies for school projects only.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the media center.

Fees and Fines

  • Overdue fines for students are 10¢ a day per book for each school day.
  • Student overdue notices will be issued regularly. Fines should be paid as soon as possible.
  • Students are also responsible for replacement costs of lost or damaged books. The replacement cost is the purchase price shown after the title on notices.
  • Report cards will be held at the end of grading periods for students having overdue books and/or fines. 
  • Seniors must clear all fines and lost book charges to participate in the graduation ceremony at their base school.

Student Internet Use

Students may access the Internet in the media center if they have a signed Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) on file. Any misuse of the Internet will result in a discipline referral and the privilege of computer use will be revoked school wide. Students are to use the Internet for class assignments only. Computer usage is monitored.