Our story so far...
- Media Services offered $1000.00 for media center makeover
- Collaborated with Mr. Davis and his students to plan our makeover
Plans to be implemented before the end of the 2013-2014 school year:
- Paint fiction area book shelves black/red (our school colors)
- Create a leisure reading area
- Purchase, and/or obtain donated kindles/nooks
- Build a kindle charging station
- Media Services was not able to obtain $1000.00, but PTA donated $1000.00 from the October bookfair.
- January 24th A/C leak in Biography Section (see video on flood tab)
- Book stacks in the biography section were removed because of water damage
- A/C technicians fixed the flood (or so they said)
theatre students began stage one of the makeover. They took fiction
books from the shelves and placed them on the floor so they could prime
and paint walls and stacks.
- Drats! Valentine's Day flood; I guess they didn't fix the air conditioner after all.
- Tech students had to hold off on painting to check books for water damage---I didn't want moldy books!
- Students FINALLY began to paint
- Painted the walls red and the wooden shelving units black. Took the individual shelves to sand, prime and paint in the tech room.
- Spring Break
- Insurance money pays for two new tables and replacement legs for seven tables
- I am allowed to spend some money to purchase some extra tables and chairs (refer to April 30th blog post)
- Tech student hiatus to prepare sets for the spring musical.
- Had disagreement with Mr. Davis. I didn't want to put painted black shelves back up because the paint would scratch off. So I refused, found some brown shelves and put them up instead. It was not aesthetically pleasing to have the brown shelves, so Mr. Davis and I went back to Home Depot for a solution.
- Knowledgeable folk at Home Dept told us about the magical product called Super Glaze, ultra gloss epoxy
- Students took books off shelves, back to the tech room to gloss with Super Glaze. Brown shelves were upgraded with glossy black shelves.
- Since 2004 I have recycled ink cartridges and cell phones through Funding Factory and cashed in over $700.00 :-)
purchased lamps & four kindles.
- Fun, fun, fun, another Media Center waterfall. A/C unit over the biography section was finally fixed. I guess the A/C unit in the fiction section wanted in on the fun, and decided to spring a leak
- WOO HOO! Tables and chairs have arrived.
- Media Services will obtain the $1000.00 for the 2014-2015 school year
- Student Gabby Thomas organized blog pictures and library regulars helped put the lamps together
- I will be moving to the Illinois, so I will not be at NWSA to see the kindles or the reading area utilized. However, it was an interesting year dealing with three leaks and working with staff and students to spruce up the Media Center. I will miss the talented staff and students at NWSA.
-->2014-2015 art student Felicia Sutton will create a mural in the Media Center