Media Center

Welcome to the Hughes Media Center!

We are always glad to have students, teachers, staff, and parents visit. Our regular hours are from 7:45am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. We are happy to arrange to stay late or come in early if you have a special need.

Please make sure you check our policies if you have any questions.

Hughes Academy 2017 summer reading program and junior book award nominee information

Any Hughes Academy Middle School student (rising 6th- 8th grade) who completes at least 5 of the bucket list items is qualified to attend our Summer Reading Party in September!

Click here for more information and the Summer Reading Bucket List Form.

Click here for a list of the 2017-18 South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees.  



Patti Jansen, Media Specialist 

My father was a pilot for United Airlines and we moved every two years while I was growing up. My family alternated living in Virginia and Florida, and then we returned to Western North Carolina when I started high school. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in communications and social psychology. I worked in public relations and computer programming before earning a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. Both UNC-CH and USC were very good to me and my oldest son graduated from Clemson, so my bases are covered. I am a BIG fan of North Carolina basketball and go crazy when the Tarheels play! Go Heels!

This is my fourteenth year as the Media Specialist at Hughes Academy. I have fond memories of my middle school teachers and I am thrilled to be at Hughes. I enjoy assisting the faculty and staff, and I love to get our students excited about reading! I am married, and have two sons and two silly dogs. My oldest son Kyle is getting married in November. He is a consultant for IBM and lives in Charlotte. My younger son Kevin is a certified paramedic in Spartanburg County. He and his wife, who is also a paramedic, are going back to school to get their nursing degrees. Between them they have five children, so there is never a dull moment!  

View Ms. Jansen’s web site