Elementary Library Resources
Gilbert Public Schools currently uses Renaissance Place, Enterprise version. Accelerated Reader and other Renaissance programs are accessible online.
The Accelerated Reading program engages students in independent reading practice outside of the classroom.
Students choose their own books based on goals and levels set by their teacher. After reading their books, students independently complete short reading practice quizzes to check that they understood what they read, and then monitor their own reading progress.
Renaissance Home Connect Login – Username and password are identical to what your child would use at school when taking an AR quiz.
In Renaissance Home Connect you can also: click on Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, or click on Help to get answers to your questions about Renaissance Home Connect.
Does this book I have at home have an Accelerated Reader test?
Searching for books with a corresponding Accelerated Reader quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students and parents can search using criteria such as book level, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, and more.
AR BookFinder – Type what you want want to search for in the blank field and click Go. You can then sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, or print a list of your search results.
Note: Not all titles found on AR BookFinder are available in the school's library.
Media Center Opening Hours
The Media Center is open from 8:20-3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:20-2:00 Wednesday. (Closing only for lunch and planning). One of the few schools in the district to offer all-day book checkout for their students, the Media Center provides access to books and resources for staff and students at any time of the day. Students can check out books, use the computers, ask Ms. Harris questions, or attend weekly media classes. Students in grades 2-6 are allowed to checkout two books at a time, while K-1 checks out one book. Kindergarten students do not take home books until January.
Chromebooks, portable technology, support a digital online learning platform for our students. Students at SSE have access to Chromebooks through a Chromebook Lab in addition to access in the Media School as each class participates in online lessons through Google Classroom. Chromebooks provide integration as well as collaboration among teachers and students. Chromebooks provide students access to Apps for education, word, spreadsheets and email. Students work collaboratively on various assignments and provide each other instant feedback.