The Clifton Middle School’s Learning Resource Center (Library-Media Center) strives to provide the teachers and students with the best possible books, magazines, films, recordings and other media productions, along with a variety of audio-visual equipment in order to make instruction and learning as profitable and efficient as it can be. We try to organize and make available all types of information that are needed in middle school. It is our purpose also to provide a quiet and peaceful place to study, to conduct a meeting or to hold a special program. To encourage our students to improve their work, we take pride in displaying their accomplishments, victories and outstanding classroom projects.
The library sponsors Name That Book. Students in this club are required to read and become experts on 35 specific books. Students then compete against other HISD schools to see how many can name the book a specific quote comes from. Clifton’s team has always done well in this competition and has had a great time preparing for it.
Library Hours – 7:00 am-3:15 pm (students wishing to complete academic assignments on the computer must be in the library by 3:15 and can stay until 4:00 pm)
Book check out – 2 book limit | Check out period – 14 days (2 weeks)
• 5 ¢ a day for books
• 25 ¢ for reference books
• damaged books – depends on extent of damage
• lost books – pay replacement cost
• Students are allowed to print 3 pages free each day, each additional page is then 10¢. Students must ask for permission before printing any pages. All work must be academic and citations must accompany assignments. If citation information is missing, students will not receive the pages printed.
• Students are encouraged to use the library computer lab to complete assignments and research. Computers are available for student use each morning, lunch, and after school. Students should bring flashdrives to save assignments.
• gel pens - 50 ¢
• ballpoint pens - 25 ¢
• pencils - 25 ¢
All students must have permit/pass to enter except when accompanied by a teacher. Students are allowed to ask for a morning and lunch pass for their agendas.