Scott Learning Commons
The Scott Learning Commons is an extension of the classroom and integral to the academic program. The library collection reflects the curriculum and includes reference materials, books, teacher resources, magazines and newspapers, online databases, and DVDs. There are computers for students to use in the library to access electronic information resources and the Internet. The library subscribes to online databases and full-text periodical indexes. Students are able to access these resources in the library, in the classrooms, and at home through the Scott Library web page.
Teachers in all grades and subject areas use the library for research instruction relating to topics currently under study in the classroom. One of the main focuses of the library program is to teach Approaches to Learning skills in conjunction with the classroom teacher in order to enable students to competently complete research assignments with academic honesty. The knowledge and skills acquired will prepare them for study at the secondary level.
Another area of focus is to encourage students to develop a love for reading and encourage them to become life-long readers. All students visit the library regularly for book exchange, book talks, and library skills instruction. GNS students and staff are welcome to use the facilities and resources for study, research, and reading. The library program also includes individual instruction in which students receive assistance outside class time. A library staff member is available to help students in the morning before school starts, during lunchtime, and after school.