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Battle of the Books

  • Do you like reading books?  Do you like answering questions faster than everyone else?  Then come join the Battle of the Books !!!

    Teams of 6 third through fifth grade students will read 10 district-approved books and then compete against other teams to answer the most trivia questions about those books.  We will be doing a district-wide competition at the end of the year, competing against other schools.

    Each student will be responsible for reading 3 or 4 of the books over the course of the school year.  Weekly meetings will be held to update the team on its progress and to plan strategies for the competition!

    Practices will begin in January.  You can read the 3-5 SSYRA books to get a head start!  See Mr. Hartwell or Ms. Paulson for more information.  



Policies & Procedures

  • Checking out books from our school’s library is a privilege and a vital part of the learning process.
    Policies help ensure our students are responsible" " stewards of our wide collection of books so that all students will continue to have access to these valuable resources.

    Book Checkout Policy: 

    • Checkout is for one week and books may be renewed twice
    • Kindergarten-1st Grade students may check out 1 book
    • Students in Grades 2-3 may check out 2 books
    • Students in Grades 4-5 may check out 3 books

    Damaged Books:

    • If a book is damaged, please bring the book and we will determine if it can be repaired, or the fee for replacing the book
    • Fees will not be assessed for damage due to normal wear and tear

    Overdue Book Policy:

    • If a book is not returned or renewed after one week, an overdue notice will be issued to the student through the classroom teacher
    • The student will not be allowed to borrow any more books until all overdue books are returned
    • When several overdue notices have been issued, we will presume the book is lost

    Options for Lost Books:

    • Find the item
    • Pay the replacement fee
    • Purchase a replacement copy of the book for the library

    Replacement fees can be found on the overdue notice and can be paid by cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Wiles Elementary. The payment is refundable if a lost book is found and returned during the current school year.

Library Media Center

  • Welcome to the Media Center!


    8:00 am - 2:45 pm

    ***Students may also return books both before and after school outside of regular Media Center hours (7:30-7:40am and 2:45-3:00)***

School Library Catalog

Shell TV News

  • News Crew

    Every morning Shell broadcasts a student-run news show called WCSE TV-68.  We are constantly recruiting students from 4th and 5th grade to join the news crew.  There are multiple positions available:

    Anchorperson (2) 

    Camera Operator

    Technology Operator

    A crew of 5 students will be chosen every 9 weeks.  To apply, students must fill out an application and a teacher recommendation form and turn them in to the Media Center.  On the application, students sign a pledge to keep their grades up, choose good behavior habits, respect their fellow news crew members and equipment, and be punctual (must be on set by 7:30).  If at any time during the 9 weeks these promises are not kept, students will be asked to leave the crew until the next 9 week period, when they can reapply.