1. Students in Kindergarten may checkout one book each week. This book will be used in the classroom.
2. Students in 1st and 2nd grade may checkout 2 books for as long as one week.
3. Students in 3rd - 5th grade may checkout 2 books for as long as a week.
4. Students may renew a book for an additional week if no one else has requested it.
4. There are no fines for overdue materials.
5. Students may not checkout any materials if they have overdue, lost or damaged books that have not be returned or paid for.
6. Encyclopedias and other reference books may not be checked out by students. They remain in the M Media Center for everyone to use.
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Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the Media Center collection or shared with teachers.
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TV Broadcast Studio - Our studio televises live announcements. Student recognition is featured. Fifth grade students operate the entire show. The crew consists of anchors, camera and sound technicians, announcers, video mixer, and assistants.
Accelerated Reader - A computerized reading program which allows students to take tests on books and earn rewards as they reach goals. Computers for AR testing are set up in the Media Center. Students may also take AR tests in their classrooms.
Sunshine State Young Readers' Award - Each year Florida chooses 15 books to be on the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all 3rd - 5th grade students. Students must read 3 books from the list to be qualified to vote for the book they like best.
Sunshine State Book Bowl - Students who have read 13 Sunshine Books by February may try out for the Sunshine Book Bowl. Five students will be selected to be South Ocala's Book Bowl Team. They will compete against other schools teams in the county.
Book Fair - South Ocala hosts two Scholastic Book Fair a year. Book Fair provides the opportunity for students to purchase books that they can keep.
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The mission of the South Ocala Elementary Media program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
This is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials
in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate
interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and by working
with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of