A warm welcome from your media specialist, Mrs. Chatel
It has been a wonderful start to the school year in the Smith Media Center. As the word spread around the school, students rushed in to see the fantastic new furniture purchased for us by the Smith PTO. I truly appreciate every donation that you made last year to make this project possible--I was almost brought to tears witnessing the excitement in the media center when students raced to try out the new sofa and bouncy chairs. Now, the media center is a place where students are spending their lunch hour quietly reading books or magazines and working on group projects.
Students have been drawn to look at magazines in the new magazine rack, to look at new books on the book display, and to seek out books in the Troybery room. (We are the only middle school in the district to have our own room dedicated to Troybery!)
The Smith Media Center is only open on EVEN dates; Mrs. Chatel is split between Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools. Your child will only be able to check out books on days when Mrs. Chatel is there OR from 7:45-8:10 am when the Media Club opens the media center.
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.