Westside Media Center
Welcome to the Westside Elementary School Media Center.
Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is
"Find Your Treasure in a Book!"
This exciting Theme is so much fun! Our media center has become an exciting place to visit. There are treasure chests and jewels everywhere. The students and teachers love it!
Find Your Treasure in a Book!
MEET THE MEDIA SPECIALIST
My name is Elissa Tomlinson, and this is my 9th year serving as the media specialist at Westside Elementary School. And I have enjoyed every minute of it! I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education and my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology with a media specialist certification from Valdosta State University. I taught math, reading and social studies in Lowndes County schools for eight years before becoming the media specialist for Westside Elementary School.
I look forward to working with each and every one of the wonderful students we have here at Westside Elementary and encouraging them to develop a love of reading is my top priority!
Media Center Staff Contact Information:
Media Specialist: Elissa Tomlinson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Para-Pro: Stephanie Simmons - email@example.com
Tech Para-Pro: Andrea Shover - firstname.lastname@example.org
Read to your child every day!
Create a comfortable reading spot!
Encourage your child and make them feel special.
Read aloud together!
Make reading time special!
Provide books for your child to read in the car or while waiting for appointments
Talk about books you have read!
Take your child to the Library often and check out a variety of books.
Be a role model-read on your own. by seeing how much you enjoy reading, your child will learn that it's a great source of information and it's fun!
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Accelerated Reader is used at Westside Elementary to encourage and reward reading. To keep up with your child's progress, use the link below. You will need your student's login information.
Username: (your child’s 8-digit ID found on his/her report card and the one he/she uses to log into AR at school)
Password: (your child's last name)
Setup Email Alerts to receive emails showing your student’s quiz or test results
Monitor your child’s progress toward reading goals
Search for books with available AR tests (this does not mean we have the book in the library, just that there is an AR test available for the book.)
See the books your child has read.