We love this space! With its welcoming glass entry and open areas, the High School Media Center supplies a bright and warm environment to study individually or in groups, to spread out work projects, and connect with others–oh, besides check out books and read! The projection screen in the curtained area provides the Media Specialist an area for group instruction, before sending students off to research on their own. There is room for two full classes to work at the tables, besides additional soft seating for individual working and reading. Based on researched best educational environments, the glass outside walls connect inside space to the outdoor landscaping, providing visual relaxation.

Situated in the center of the school, the Middle School Media Center provides easy access for students and staff from any classroom. A teaching area is located at the north side of the L-shaped room, and tables for small groups are placed throughout the area. Comfortable reading chairs for individuals are positioned in various sitting areas.

The Holland Christian Media Center staff encourage an enthusiastic exploration of God’s world through reading and research, “equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ.”

/ March Reading Month Challenge

Here’s the HCHS March Reading Month Challenge that runs from March 1-April 12, 2021. A few basics: Audio books count! Just look up how many pages it would be if you read the actual book.  Prizes will be awarded in April after the results are tallied after spring break. We have some new sponsors for the reading month challenge, which means some new and different prizes. So it’s always worth entering the books you read, no matter how many you have read. Sometimes there are enough prizes for everyone who participates!

Dawn Hogue, High School Media Specialist




/ Online Resources

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  • GlobalIssues.org
    • Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All
  • Creative Commons
    • Search for images, videos, music, media. Includes Google Images, Flickr Images, Wikimedia Commons and more.
  • Life
    • Life Magazine Photo Archive hosted by Google.
  • Bloom’s Literature
    • Check with the Library Media Center Staff for username and password.
  • Cummings Study Guide
  • Idebate.org
    • International Debate Education Association: Debatabase is the world’s most useful resource for student debaters. Find arguments for and against hundreds of debating topics, written by expert debaters, judges and coaches. Also included are background summaries, links to websites of interest and recommended books, example motions and user comments.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
    • Purdue University’s Owl at Purdue offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style. Also a link to writing lab.
  • Shakespeare Resource Center
  • Michigan Virtual University
    • Michigan Virtual University, Michigan’s leading provider of online learning solutions. We invite you to explore our websiteto discover more about this dynamic learning experience.
  • PBS TeacherLine
    • Professional development for PreK-12 educators. A service of PBS Teachers. PBS offers quite a few online classes at reasonable prices. They can be taken for CEU’s or (at an additional cost) for credit.
  • REMC
    • Create and account and register for courses sponsored by the REMC/Ottawa ISD.
  • 4Teachers.org
    • 4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources.
  • Apple Learning Interchange
    • The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) is a social network for educators. Find a wealth of content ranging from simple lesson ideas to in-depth curriculum units for K-12 educators.
  • Brain Betty
    • Includes free PowerPoint backgrounds, PowerPoint templates, tutorials and tips and tricks, graphics and video for presentations.
    • The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.
  • Ed Select
  • Education World
  • Explora for Educators
    • Resources for teachers from EBSCO
  • PBS Teachers
    • Multimedia resources and professional development for PreK-12 educators.
  • Quia
    • A sampling of activities in more than 100 categories. All of the activities were created by instructors using Quia’s tools and templates. This area is continually being updated with new activities and new categories. Feel free to search, copy, and customize these activities.
  • REMC
    • REMC 7/OAISD: Links to Discovery Education, MediaNet, Michigan LearnPort, Research and Reference tools, MITV, MEL (Michigan Electric Library) Databases, and Professional Development opportunities.
  • Tech 4 Learning
  • WebQuest.org
    • Information about creating webquests, inquiry oriented lesson format. Includes webquests for teachers to use.
  • WIKILibros