WHHS Book Club
The Wade Hampton Book Club meets monthly during lunch to discuss books chosen by the students. A blog is currently being developed where students may post comments and reactions about titles being discussed, and suggestions for future titles.
Welcome to our new blog! The blog is open for students to peruse resources, make comments on current topics, and let us know your thoughts and opinions about books we are currently reading in the WHHS Book Club. Click on the WHHS Blog link to participate.
DESTINY (Also Known as OPAC) Our new online library catalog system
allows users to access our catalog 24 hours a day from any location
Discus, South Carolina's Virtual Library, is available for all Wade Hampton Students to use during school and at home. Resources such as, Encyclopedias, Periodicals, and more are available on this SCDE tool. Access at home requires a password. Please see Media Center for a password.
The Media Center is open
from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Students must have a
signed agenda to enter the Media Center during a class period. They may
use the Media Center before and after school without a pass.
Print materials are
circulated to students for three weeks. Students are reminded of
overdue materials by means of notices sent to first period teachers. A
week before report cards are issued, a list of students with outstanding
over dues/fines is sent to teachers. Report cards will be held for
those students with overdues/fines.
Media Center Use (individual
Students are encouraged
to use the Media Center throughout the day. Passes are not required
before and after school. During the regular school day, students must
have a signed agenda to use the Media Center. Passes may be written for
research or school assignments only. Passes should be written only by
the subject area teacher and should include the work to be accomplished.
Chewing gum, drinks, or
food products are not allowed in the Media Center. The Media Center is
closed to students during exams, standardized testing, pep rallies,
assemblies, and other similar events.
Media Center Use (whole class)
Teachers should consult
with one of the media specialists to sign up for their classes to use
the Media Center. The Media Specialists offer teachers assistance in
using information resources, planning research projects, and
incorporating information skills into the classroom curriculum.
Teachers are responsible for class discipline in the Media Center. With
prior approval from a Media Specialist, teachers may send a maximum of
five students from a classroom. Each student must have a signed pass
with the assignment clearly indicated. Substitutes are not permitted to write passes to the Media Center or to
bring classes to the Media Center unless they have consulted a Media
Specialist in advance. Laptop carts are not to be checked out by
Unless previously arranged with a Media
Specialist, teachers may not leave Media Center work as the lesson plan
for a substitute.
The Media Center is
automated both for Media Center management and checkout. Networked
computers are available for students and teachers to use for research
and word processing. A variety of databases and access to the Internet
are available. Please be sure you have read the GCSD Acceptable Use policy