Welcome to the Girard Elementary School Media Center
Ms. Natalie Avery
The Girard Elementary Media Center provides students and staff with the resources and instruction needed to become life-long learners by supporting and complementing the school’s curriculum and personal interests of our students.
The Accelerated Reader Program
Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading management program that provides motivation and accountability for students. It is an important tool for teachers in assessing individual student reading growth. Students are tested using the S.T.A.R. (Standardized Test for Assessment of Reading) three times during the school year. This test enables us to place the student in an appropriate reading level. Books are color coded in the media center to help students choose the appropriate reading levels. AR goals are set for students and if students meet that goal they are rewarded at the end of each 9 weeks.