Media Center

Pine Grove Elementary's media center is located in the center of the campus.  The media center contains areas where students can check out books, enjoy reading, receive instruction, and take AR tests.  Students can visit the media center independently throughout the day or with their classroom teacher. Students receive instruction pertaining to technology, research and reference skills.  Our goal is for students to acquire the necessary skills to be efficient, lifelong users of information. While supporting the Common Core Standards the media center will provide the necessary resources and appropriate instruction so that students can obtain this goal.

Accelerated Reader Program

Pine Grove Elementary students participate in the Accelerated Reader program.  This program is used as an incentive to encourage students to read.  Students have the opportunity to earn school-wide incentives, as well as, classroom incentives provided by their teachers. Each year students take the S.T.A.R. reading test.  This test determines the A. R. reading level of the student. Students then take A. R. tests on their reading level.  As students pass tests points are accumulated.  These points go toward the AR goal set for each student.  Your AR goal can be found on your school student log in screen, or you can access it from your teacher.

Renaissance Home Connect:  Access your account from home.  Username:  (your child’s 6-digit lunch #; the one he/she uses to log into AR at school)   Password:  (your child’s last name)

In Home Connect you can:
  • 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.  
  • Students may take AR tests on books they read from the public library or books you have purchased as long as the book is not more than 1 level below their reading level).
  • See the books your child has read.

Click here to view Renaissance Parent Resources.

If you load the Renaissance Learning (AR) app, you will need to enter following information to connect to our AR.

https://hosted242.renlearn.com/56738


1st - 5th Grade A.R. Incentives

Students reaching their AR goal by the deadline listed below, and having an average accuracy rate of 80% or higher will be eligible to attend the first and second AR celebrations.  

1st Celebration cutoff date - 

2nd Celebration cutoff date -   


Lexile Levels


For more information on Lexile levels visit the links below.

https://lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview





Our Online Library Catalog

Our students have access to the online catalog, Destiny.  On this app or website, students may search for books that we have available in our media center.  If you need help on how to utilize Destiny, see below.

Click here on the  Destiny link, choose Pine Grove Elementary, and follow the directions below.      

  

Using Destiny - our Online Catalog

1. Select Catalog 

2. Reading Programs 

3.  Choose Accelerated Reader or Lexile

4.  Type in your A.R.(or Lexile) levels, and press enter.  

5.  The book list will appear.

***Some additional books that are part of our Accelerated Reader program may not be listed.***




Additional Resources

South Georgia Regional Library  
(This is the public library located by South GA Medical Center.)






















To contact us:
Cindy Taylor:  cindytaylor@lowndes.k12.ga.us
Maria Crow:  mariacrow@lowndes.k12.ga.us
Karen Tattersall:  karentattersall@lowndes.k12.ga.us