Coyotes Love their Media Center and Tech Labs!
As one of the few schools in the area to offer full-time instruction in both Media and Technology, EMPS shares our Media and Technology services with the entire community of Echo Mountain Primary and Intermediate Schools.
Echo Mountain Primary School is home to two Media Centers housed between both Echo Mountain Primary and Intermediate Schools. This flexibility allows us to offer over 20,000 books to our two school populations. Having two Media Centers allows us to keep books more appropriate for primary students at one branch location. Simply put, we offer an entire library of titles geared just for primary students!
However, to meet the needs of higher-level readers, primary students also have access (by teacher permission) to the entire collection of titles housed at our Echo Mountain Intermediate Media Center. This ensures that all readers will find books at their reading and interest levels.
Our Media Center is a place where students can enjoy engaging with great literature through the sharing of read-aloud stories, finding the book that is just right for them, and increasing their reading ability through the use of Accelerated Reader in 2nd and 3rd grades - with some great prizes for reading!
In addition, Echo Mountain offers 5 computer labs between both campus. Our technology instruction focuses on the use of technology to enhance classroom learning, as well as developing keyboarding skills and learning the basics of computer coding. As students progress in their use of technology, instruction turns to the use of technology as a tool of creativity. All students are instructed in the safe and ethical use of technology.