Welcome to the Media Center
Herald Square - or the Kedron Library Media Center - provides a number of activities for children at Kedron. Not only do we provide book checkouts, but we also offer opportunities for research, internet activities, story time, special events, and the Accelerated Reader program. If you have any needs or would like to discuss ways to support the Media Center, please contact Mrs. Hornung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destiny is our online media catalog, which may be accessed from home.
We have access to Tumblebooks and Bookflix. Links and login information can be found in Classlink under KES Media Center.
Accelerated Reader Program:
The Accelerated Reader Program (AR) is an important facet of the media literacy program at Kedron for students in first through fifth grades. At the beginning of the year, students take a reading assessment to help determine their reading level. Using the scores from the reading assessment, the teacher then conferences with each student to establish a year-long goal for the student defined in points. Students will select books, read the book at their own pace, and then take a short computerized quiz on that book. Books have an AR point value assigned to them with the more difficult books worth more points. As students read and test, they will accumulate points. They are recognized at three different intervals during the journey to their goal on banners located outside the Media Center. When students achieve their year-long goal, they are invited to appear on WKKB, our morning news broadcast, to be recognized by the whole school. Parents are invited to bring them to school and stay to watch them accept their medal on the broadcast. The broadcast is also recorded and available on Safari Montage.
AR testing can only be done at school. Your student will be given opportunities in the classroom to test. Parents of new students and first graders will be receiving a Renaissance Home Connect letter that is unique to your child as it contains a username and password for him/her. I encourage you to sign up for the emails that are sent when your student tests. The email will tell you the title of the book, percentage correct, and points earned. This will allow you to help your child stay on track to reach his/her goal by early May.