Patrick Henry High School’s Media Program
Vision: Patrick Henry High School’s media center exists to support the teaching and learning of staff, students and community.
Mission: Patrick Henry High School’s media center provides exceptional media services in the creation and maintenance of the information hub that supports staff and students in their academic and personal pursuits.
Students at Patrick Henry High School are supported by a Library/Media Center staff committed to helping them have a successful academic high school career. Staff include a licensed media specialist and full-time computer technician. The testing coordinator houses out of the media center and performs many of the services that a full-time media clerk would. Students and teachers receive assistance when needed and a quiet place to study.
Our students have access to a world of information and ideas obtainable through many formats: books and magazines, computer software, online databases and information retrieval systems provided by computer networks. Media Staff teach students how to access these resources, guide our students in exploring new sources of information and make it easy to find materials for both their classroom assignments and for recreational reading, viewing and listening.
Three computer labs housed in the media center support teaching and learning for large groups. Twelve computers support the learning of students working individually.
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Professional, trained, and experienced staff
Licensed Media Specialist
Bachelors of Science in Education: English
Certified Technician to support hardware and software
Testing Coordinator trained in media services
(Includes SSR materials)
Books: 15,000 books in the collection
4 non-print (ebooks)
Magazines: 10-20 currently donated copies
SSR Collection: All of the print materials are available to our students, therefore they are all considered SSR materials.
47,400 textbooks of which approximately 5,000 are actively circulating.
Some textbooks have supplementary CD-Roms.
3 Mac labs with 33 computers each
Includes presentation hardware: projector, interactive whiteboard, teaching computer, doc cams
3 kiosks of four computers each for individual access
Electronic Resources and Databases
Minneapolis Student Learning Resources
Destiny: Online Catalog, ebooks, vetted websites, and database
African American Registry
ELM4You: databases, video clips, magazines, newspapers
ASKMN: real time answers from a librarian 24/7
MyMPS: Learning Management System
Discovery Education: Videos, images, etc.
National Repository of Online Courses
School Website and other web resources
4320 Newton Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55412
Telephone: 612.668.2000 | Fax: 612.668.1993