Student Volunteer Opportunities!

It’s time to apply to be on the Good Morning Greyhounds news crew (5th graders only) and for the Student Media Crew – helping at the circulation desk (4th and 5th graders).

Applications are available below or on the forms page. All applications must be completely filled out and have homeroom teacher and parent/guardian approval before being turned into Mrs. Kenworthy. All applications are due by 12/14/18. Notifications will be sent out before the December break.

18-19 GMG Crew Application – second semester-1yc2o5f

2018-2019 Media Center Crew Application – 2nd semester-2h6ubla

It’s Book Fair Time! November 10 & November 12-16

We’re excited to have another opportunity to provide quality books for our students and our classrooms with the fall book fair!  Students will be given opportunities to preview the book fair in addition to receiving the flyer. Sales times are: Saturday 11/10 with Chick-Fil-A Biscuit sales from 9 am-12 pm. Monday 11/12 – Thursday 11/15 from 7:15 am to 3:15 pm and on Friday 11/16 from 7:15 am -11:15 am.

We’ll once again have a Veteran’s Display. If you have a loved one that is a veteran or on active duty, we’d like to include a photo of them in our display. Please send in an unframed, labeled photo (with child’s name & teacher’s name) to the media center no later than Friday, 11/9 to be included in the hallway display. We’ll also have a special media center display from the book, America’s White Table as a remembrance to service members who were prisoners of war or missing in action.

We’re still in need of volunteers! To sign-up, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the book fair!

Sherri Kenworthy, Media Specialist & Shilpi McReynolds, Media Assistant

We need you!

We’re ready and waiting for you to be a volunteer in the media center! We have three upcoming training sessions:

Tuesday 10/16 from 9-10 am

Thursday 10/18 from 10-11 am

Wednesday 10/24 from 1-2 pm

We’re created a Sign-up Genius for the training. You can sign up using this link:

Once you’ve had the training, you’re welcome to sign up for a time in the media center. Our only time slot is 11-1, which is our busiest time of the day and when we really need your help. You can sign up for the volunteer times here:

We look forward to having you be a part of the media center volunteer program!

It’s already a new school year and we’re getting things ready for you in the media center! We have several big projects planned for the year and want to also share a few reminders with you.

Big Projects:

  1. We’re going to organize the fiction (chapter book) section by genres. This process is called genrefication, and will help students find books by their favorite genres such as adventure, scary stories, mysteries, etc…
  2. We’re creating an early reader chapter book section on the “island” shelf in front of the circulation desk. This will be an area for our youngest students to find age-appropriate beginning chapter books.
  3. We’re working on Learning Commons certification. If you’re curious about the Learning Commons model, this is a great article to read:


  1. The media center is open from 7:15-2:10 pm. Checkouts for students in grades 3-5 begin the week of August 6. Checkouts for students in grades K-2 will begin the week of August 13 after they have been through orientation.
  2. Students in Kindergarten can checkout 1 item. Students in 1st and 2nd grades can checkout 2 items. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade can checkout 3 items. Parents can checkout 5 items once they establish a parent account – just stop by the media center to do this.
  3. All  checked out items are due back within 14 days. Items may be renewed once if no one is waiting on the item.
  4. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting books for our students! If you have a book suggestion, let us know. There’s a box at the circulation desk. Write your name on the paper and when it arrives, we’ll let you be the first to check it out.

If you ever have a question, please stop by at your convenience! We look forward to a wonderfully busy year!

Summer Reading!

It’s time for Summer Reading! Not feeling like reading? Watch this to get a little encouragement:

This year we’re using Biblionasium to log our minutes. Flyers were sent home the last full week of school with information, but here are the details:

Reading Goal – all students read (and log) 1500 minutes

Use Biblionasium to log the minutes. Students should use their school computer login & password. Here’s a video showing how to use the reading log:

If you don’t have a book at home, read online! 
Username: your student id number
Password: your birthdate (2 digits for day, 2 digits for month. Example – February 13 = 0213)
School name: Get Georgia Reading
Username: cobbcounty
Password: read
Need help? Watch a tutorial:
School: Garrison Mill Elementary
Username: your student id number
Password: your computer password
Search for “ebooks” and you’ll see a list. Click the “open” button to read it online.

Learn more about summer reading and find resources by visiting

Have fun at the public library with special summer programs! Learn more by visiting

2018-2019 News Crew & Media Center Crew Applications Available

News Crew – This is available for rising 5th graders

Media Center Crew – This is available for rising 4th and 5th graders.

Applications are available in the media center or you can download them below.  All applications are due to Mrs. Kenworthy by 5/16/18 and are only for the August – December 2018 semester. Please see Mrs. Kenworthy if you have any questions.

18-19 GMG Crew Application – first semester-1x952h5

2018-2019 Media Center Crew Application – 1st semester-ubx2b7