Battle of the Books Program - Thanks to a Rock Hill Schools Foundation grant, middle schools in RHSD3 began a Middle Grades Battle of the Books in 2017-2018! We will continue the Battle of the Books program in the fall, with sixth and seventh grade. This year's reading list can be found here. If you'd like to learn more about the program and the books on the list, click here. Last year, Sullivan brought home the trophy and we'd love to do so again in the fall!
Junior Book Award Program - The 2018-2019 book award nominees can be viewed here. Watch YouTube book trailers here. Books are available for checkout in our library in the fall or at the public library this summer. Students must read at least three of the titles on this list to participate in the voting party in February. Futher information will be available in our library media center when school begins in October of each year.
Why is summer reading important? Here are a few articles explaining why it is important to read at least one (or two or ten!) books over the summer. It actually helps keep your brain working and ready for school in the fall. You wouldn't run a marathon or play a championship game without practicing, right? Reading is practicing to be successful in school! Let's read this summer and be champions in the fall!
One Book, One School
Our whole school is reading Restart by Gordon Korman. Each student will have access to a copy of the book through their S2S class (Soar to Success, which meets every Friday afternoon during the school year). As we share this book by one of our school's favorite authors, we will also incorporate activities and lessons that reflect the many ways our students embody the IB MYP learner profiles found here. Want to learn more about Restart by Gordon Korman? Hear about it from the author himself in this YouTube video!
Sullivan Library Media Center's Digital Content
Students have access to our online catalog and over 800 digital books 24/7. To access these materials, students log in to Destiny Discover at www.gofollett.com and can either browse as a guest or log in using their Canvas Username and their birthday as password. Students should not use leading zeros in their birthday to log in. For example, a July 4, 2005 birthday would become 742005 as a password. If you need help logging in to Destiny Discovery, please e-mail Mrs. McManus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional assitance using Destiny Discover, students may review a YouTube video here.
For additional assistance using our eBook collection, students may review a YouTube video here.
"Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. This collection of databases provides high-quality publications in an easy to navigate format for students and teachers [and all SC citizens] alike ." (From the Discus "About Us" page.) Discus also links to Tumblebooks, a free collection of electronic books, and many other digital collections and resources. Discus is accessible at www.scdiscus.org and does require a password for home use. Our students can find the password in Announcements in Canvas. Others can access these databases with a password from their public or school library. The password changes every year and should not be published to any public forum.
The mission of Sullivan Middle School Media Center is to assist students in gaining knowledge through inquiry and critical thinking by using information ethically to create new learning opportunities through collaboration in order to become productive global citizens.
Library Media Center Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM on school days.
Visiting the Media Center: Students may visit the library media center before school, during lunch, and after school as well as during class time. Students must have a pass to visit the media center and can get a pass from Assistant Principals on duty in student areas or from a classroom teacher. All students have opportunitites to visit the library throught their English Language Arts classes as well.
Circulation Policy: Students may check out a variety of materials from the library media center including books, magazines, reference materials, and electronic books. Students are expected to return all materials in good condition and on time. Fees are charged for lost and damaged items. The amount charged depends on the damage. Students must pay the original cost for lost items. Students may be denied checkout privileges until late materials are returned and any fees are paid. All students have access to our digital content at all times, even during holidays and summer vacation.
If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. McManus or call (803)981-1465. Voice messaging is available.