Media Center



The WAMS Media Center Learning Commons strives to be a premier physical and virtual learning resource for students and staff to ensure they are effective and ethical users and creators of ideas and information, empowered critical thinkers, enthusiastic, lifelong readers and skillful inquiry-based learners by assisting them in meeting the informational and digital challenges of locating, using, evaluating, synthesizing, creating and sharing information in a globally competitive and rapidly changing 21st century environment.


The WAMS Media Center Learning Commons is an integral physical and virtual learning space in the school and reflects the philosophy and goals of the school and the district. The MC Learning Commons program emphasizes four main areas of learning; collaboration, reading, literacies (digital, media, information) and inquiry, ensuring that all students and staff have access to quality information 24/7 and the critical skills to be successful in the globally competitive 21st century. Students collaborate with each other and the community, identify real-world problems, generate questions and use inquiry-based research and learning skills to locate, access, evaluate and synthesize information in order to understand, think critically and generate new knowledge and problem solutions. The WAMS Media Center Learning Commons program supports students in being active participants in their learning, to identify and innovatively solve authentic problems and to effectively create physical and digital products to share their learning with appropriate audiences, while adhering to ethical and digital citizenship best practices. This program also provides staff with resources, tools, and support to meet the demands of effectively delivering curriculum and integrating educational technology in the core content areas. In partnership with educators, Board of Education, and the community, the MC Learning Commons program strives to instill in students the habits of mind and character that will make them lifelong readers and learners, and effective and independent users of information and technology. The MC Learning Commons program is guided by regular reflection and assessment on student learning and needs.

MC Learning Commons Staff

Ms. Deb Goetjen, Media Specialist, [email protected] 
Mrs. Barbara Kleinert, Media Assistant, [email protected] 
Ms. Sherri Shumate, Media Assistant, [email protected] 

Hours: 7:25 am - 3:25 pm Phone: 908-204-2610 Ext. 108

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