Our VLC is open 24/7 with resources for students, staff and parents.
Learning Commons Mission, Vision, Values
The Learning Commons is a flexible, learner-centered space where collaboration, inquiry, imagination, and creation expand and deepen learning.
Our mission is to guide students and staff to be effective and ethical researchers and users of ideas and information. Our program promotes the love of reading and develops 21st century skills.
We envision a physical and virtual space where all learners discover, create, inquire, and think critically to produce and communicate new knowledge both independently and collaboratively.
Provide quality assistance to students and staff in order to
integrate knowledge with resources
Provide curriculum-based print and on-line resources
that are up-to-date and easily accessible
Develop learning strategies and assessments when appropriate
to continuously improve learning
Create innovative programs to encourage reading and learning_______________________________________________
Learning Commons Book Collection Guidelines
FHSD Learning Commons have a broad selection of books, in print and online, available for checkout. You may see what we have to offer by clicking on the ‘Learning Commons’ tab on your school’s web page and then select ‘Find a Book’. Destiny, our library management system, will allow you to search the collection by entering specific book titles, authors, or subjects. You may see the E-book collection by clicking the ‘Follett Shelf’ tab, log in with your student’s login credentials: (Login: firstinitiallastnamelast3digitsofID# and password: student created).You may then search the E-book collection by searching in the same manner.
We hope you will find that Francis Howell Central’s collection offers engaging choices that will foster a love of reading in your child. If you have questions or concerns regarding specific items in the collection, feel free to contact Kelly Hauquitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Head at email@example.com .