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Gaithersburg High School Media Center Catalog Search

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Meet the Staff

Media Specialist:
Mr. Harper

Media Assistant:
Ms. T. Nelson

Media Assistant:
Ms. J. Nelson

Media Services 
Technician:

Mr. Hackey

IT Systems Specialist:
Mr. Brown 

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Hours of Operation

Media Center Hours
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Telephone
301-284-4570

Extended Hours
Monday - Thursday 2:30 - 4:30
*If the Media Center needs to be closed, notifications will be posted.

Media Center Passes:
Required during class periods from the designated teacher 
No pass needed during lunch, before or after school

SHOWTime Passes
Students interested in coming to the Media Center during SHOWTime must obtain a pass ahead of time. Passes are distributed before school, after school and during lunch in the Media Center.  Please review
SHOWTime Procedures for additional information.

Mission and Vision

The GHS Media Center strives to be an integral part of the school’s total instructional program. Our mission is to promote information access, knowledge, and literacy, and to prepare students to find, evaluate, and use information effectively. We aim to create an environment which encourages all students to utilize information resources and acquire skills to become lifelong independent learners. The media center provides comprehensive support, instruction, and materials to all students and faculty, and offers a wide variety of resources to support and complement the instructional program. Our extensive collection includes print and non-print resources including: books, online databases, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, DVD’s, and more. 

Our vision is to support student achievement by integrating information literacy and information technology skills into the content curriculum and to ensure that students and staff are effective users and creators of ideas and information.

Media Center Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an appreciation of literature and reading
  • locate information to meet an identified need
  • gather relevant information from appropriate resources
  • organize and manage information found in print, non-print, and computer/online formats.
  • interpret information to generate new understandings and knowledge
  • communicate findings by producing materials in an appropriate format
  • demonstrate responsible attitudes toward the use of information

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