Pictured above: Reading Bowl coach, Mrs. Erika Screws and the FSLMA Reading Bowl members. On Saturday, January 26, 2019, these students competed against other middle schools in the area at the 2018-19 Reading Bowl at Northside High School. FSLMA won 5th place! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
For information on the media center or how to become a
Reading Bowl member, contact media specialist
Erika Screws at 706-569-3740.
The students pictured above are part of the
1200 Lexile Performers Club.
Each one of these FSLMA student’s
individual Lexile Level is at or above a 1200.
For more information on what a Lexile Level is and how they are calculated:
A popular method used by schools to measure a student reader’s ability is Lexile level or a Lexile Measure. A Lexile measure is a valuable tool for teachers, parents, and students. It serves two unique functions: it is the measure of how difficult a text is OR a student’s reading ability level. The Lexile Framework was developed by MetaMetrics©, an educational assessment and research team, funded originally by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
How It Works
A student receives his or her Lexile measure from one of two ways: taking a school-administered SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) test, which is specifically designed to measure Lexile or reading ability OR by taking a standardized reading test which converts the reader’s results to a Lexile measure. If a student gets a 550L then he or she is a 550 level Lexile reader. 550L is the measure of his or her readability level. It is important to note it is never called a score! This encourages student achievement.
Determining Your Child’s Lexile Level
The Lexile level will always be shown as a number with an “L” after it — for example 770L = 770 Lexile. The higher the Lexile measure, the higher the student’s reading level. The reader’s Lexile Framework works in intervals of five with 5L being the lowest. The highest possible measure is 2000L. Anything below 5L is assessed as a BR or Beginning Reader.
About Destiny Quest
By logging into Destiny, students have access to all books including ebooks. Students can also use the WebPath Express component of Destiny to do any required research. Through WebPath Express, students have access to thousands of educationally grade appropriate websites to support any research project.
To log into Destiny follow the steps below:
Click on the Destiny logo shown above
Click on Fort Middle School
Click on the “Login” button in the upper right corner of the screen
To log into Destiny, use the same username and password you use to log into the computers at school
Once logged in, you can search our collection by book title, author, series, or key word. On the left side of the page you will see the buttons for Follettshelf and WebPath Express. WebPath Express is where you can search websites for information. When you are done, please be sure to log out.
You can also access Destiny by going to the MCSD webpage and click on the “students” tab. Scroll down the page until you see the MCSD Libraries logo and click here.