The Wesley International Academy Media Center is dedicated to literacy, research, and technology.
Students at Wesley are continuously challenged and encouraged to reach higher levels of academic achievement while working closely with their teachers. To help students reach their academic goals, the Media Center subscribes to several services that are accessible for students at school and home.
**** New Automated System – Destiny Quest ****
Search inventory, create a student login, make book lists, etc.
WIA Media Center Sponsored Programs
The 3rd Annual Reading Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, December 26th, 2015-Friday, January 8th, 2016.
Last year, with 34 students participating, more than $1,800 was raised for the WIA Media Center!
Students may ask friends, neighbors and family members to sponsor them for every minute they read during the Reading Marathon week. All proceeds raised will benefit WIA’s PTSA and the WIA media center. You will need to accurately record the number of minutes you read during this special reading week into the Reading Marathon log.
When someone agrees to sponsor you, just complete the Pledge Sheet. At the end of the Reading Marathon, contact your sponsors, tell them how much you read, and ask for their pledged donation.
Book Fair Update
Thank you to all who participated in the Fall Book Fair! The school community purchased $9071.00 in books from the fair, helping us break all prior sales records. With sales over $9000 we earned $4989 in Scholastic dollars to purchase books for the library. This is a great accomplishment and could not have been achieved without your support.
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Do you love to Read? Do you like good clean competition? Need a new challenge? … Then you may be interested in joining the WIA Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team. The 2016/2017 school year will be WIA’s 4th year participating in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Literary Club. The club has already been formed but we will accept students that are new to Wesley in August.
“Several years ago, Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a library media specialist in DeKalb County, wanted to find a way to use the nominee books from the Georgia Children’s Book Awards to encourage her students to read. She therefore created a unique reading competition in game format, called the Reading Bowl, using the award nominees. Her vision was to have teams comprised of students from different schools compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. Today, the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in grades four through twelve across the state. The winning teams from the Divisional Bowls meet at the Annual Conference on Children’s Literature in March for the State Championship of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.”
-Retrieved from http://gcbac.com/awards_reading_bowl.php on August 23, 2013
The Reading Bowl Team is open to any student in grades 4th through 8th grades. WIA will participate in both the elementary and middle grades levels with each team consisting of 5 members and 5 alternates. The elementary team will be required to read 16 titles and the middle school team will be required 20 titles. Students selected to be on the teams will need to be committed to the reading bowl and represent WIA with honor and respect.
The WIA library continually looks for opportunities to bring the world of books to encourage the importance of reading to the students. We strive to bring local and national authors and literacy programs to the school.
- Kate DiCamillo, bestselling and award-winning author of 17 books
- Lincoln Pierce, author of Big Nate series
- Deborah Wiles, award winning author of several books including, Revolution
- Gitty Daneshvari, author of the School of Fear series
- Terra Elan McVoy, author of several middle grade and YA books
- Christy Ziglar of Shine Bright Kids
- Rashan Ali, author of Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes
Interested in Volunteering in the Media Center?
We have many opportunities for parents to help our media center. Please contact Mrs. Tomlin for details.