Oliver Hoover Media center offers students a wide variety of media
services in our media center. Our media center provides wonderful
resources in all areas of interest. Our collection includes books
written in English and Spanish. Students can choose from a large
selection of books for research or enjoyment. Computer access
is also available for students to log on to the internet for further
research and information. Our media center is a great place to
visit, pick up a book, relax and enjoy. Our media specialist Mrs.
Montero is happy to help students, parents, and teachers
with any questions they may have.
Hoover Media Center's mission is to collaborate with educators
at all levels in assisting students to become active and creative
locators, evaluators, and users of information. With these skills,
as well as knowledge of the information search process, students
will become skillful consumers and producers of information. This
foundation will enable students to become lifelong learners in
a dynamic and ever-changing world.
OH Media Center's program facilitates this process by providing
professional resources in a variety of formats, offering growth
opportunities for students, and providing leadership in improving
school library media programs and to provide resources that enhance
the media center staff will endeavor to improve achievement by
guiding students in integrating information literacy skills throughout
the curriculum, improve reading skills by providing students with
print, non-print, and electronic resources, and promote the use
of technology to locate and use information.
Oliver Hoover media center functions on a flexible basis. Teachers
are given passes for the library so that students can visit the
media center. Students, teachers and parents use the media center
for a variety of purposes. These include checkout, story-time,
instruction and research.
in 1st grade visit the media center for story-time and book checkout
every other week. Mrs. Montero travels to the PLC bi-weekly to
provide story-time and book checkout to our Pre-K and Kindergarten
students. Students check out one book and whether the book is
taken home or left in the classroom is at the teacher's discretion.
in grades 2-5 may check out up to two books each
time they visit the media center. Teachers are encouraged to
send their students in small groups of up to five students,
sufficient time to browse and receive assistance from the media
Oliver Hoover Media Center actively promotes the Accelerated Reader
Program. The quizzes can be accessed by titles, author,
and reading level. This reading comprehension/ motivation
program consists of computerized quizzes which students take after
reading books. Students are administered the STAR reading test
on the computer. This allows teachers and students to find out
their independent reading range. Our AR books in the media center
are marked on the top of the spine with a red tab to make them
TV News Crew
W.O.H.E. TV news are conducted every morning from the Media
television studio and broadcast throughout the school via our
closed circuit television system. Our crew consists of 16
grade students in two teams. The groups
will be alternating months. Each student is responsible for
job each day so that they can experience all aspects of putting
on a live broadcast. Every year, a new crew auditions and
for the following year.