•   Highland Elementary Media Center  

    Do you have what it takes to be a Reading Survivor?

    winter reading challenge

     

    3rd grade

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    5th grade  

    Dr. Natasha K. May, Media Specialist

    natasha.may@madison-schools.com

    601.853.8103

     

    Welcome to the Media Center's webpage!  This year when your child comes to the Media Center they will reading, researching, and reading! Our mission is to enhance your children's reading fluency, comprehension,and vocabulary by exposing them to multiple forms of print. In addition to reading books, students will be enhancing skills taught in the classroom.

    For the 2023-24 school year, students will be able to download digital books via phone or iPad to read at home. This year's Library theme is Do you have what it takes to be the Sole Reading Survivor? It does not matter whether your child is a fan of the tv show Survivor or not. Many of our students may have never heard of it. That is great. I want them to rise to the challenge and Outwit, Outgrow and Read. Here's how it works. Each student is challenged to read at least 15 minutes a day. This will maximize their success in and out of the classroom. I will post updates throughout the school year of the amazing challenges and rewards that are happening on Highland's Reading Island.

    My name is Natasha May and this is my 7th year here at Highland but my 22nd year as a Media Specialist! I am the Bookfair Chairperson. In addition, I facilitate the distribution and repair of your scholar's Chromebook.

    I am from Natchez, MS. I graduated from Natchez High School. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Thee Jackson State University.  I  also have a Master's Degree in Education and a Doctoral Degree in Education Leadership. I am the mother of three girls, Kearston(16), D'Mya(15), and Palmer(11). I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about your child's success in the Library or Chromebook issues.

     

    It's a Great day to be a Titan!

     

    reading

    A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.

    –Lemony Snicket