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As of now, BCHS has 216 total students that qualify for MOWR for the 2017-2018 School Year.  This will be an increase of 168 students from this year.


"How do I get stuff around here?"

Need to make a reservation for a special event or a particular piece of equipment?

The following spaces and items are available through the MC reservation scheduler and can be reserved for class use:


Spaces available for reservation:

501 Testing Room Media Center (whole room) Media Center Teacher Workroom
600 Professional Learning Room Media Center Conference Room  
BCHS James D. Smith Auditorium (Seats 2050) Media Center High-top BAR (10)  
Front Office Conference & Data Room
Media Center Low-top Lab (24)  



Technology Items Available for Reservation/Checkout

100 Hall Laptop Lab A (30) Cassette/CD players iPad Lab Large (30 units)
100 Hall Laptop Lab B (30) CTAE Laptop Lab A (22) iPad Labs Small (10 units)

100 Hall Laptop Lab C (28)

CTAE Laptop Lab B (31)

LRE Laptop Lab 1 (15)
  CTAE Laptop Lab C (22) LRE Laptop  Lab 2 (14)
200 Hall Laptop Lab A (29) Digital Cameras LRE Laptop  Lab 3 (23)

200 Hall Laptop Lab B (30)

Digital Video Recorders Portable Multimedia Projectors
300 Hall Laptop Lab A (30) DVD Players Professional Learning Laptop Lab

300 Hall Laptop Lab B (30)

Floating Laptop Lab 1 (28) Projection Screens

600 Hall Laptop Lab A (29)

Floating Laptop Lab 2 (27) Sound System
600 Hall Laptop Lab B (30) ​Floating Notebook Lab 3 (19) VHS Player
3D Rover 1 Foreign Language Laptop  Lab 1 (30)  
3D Rover 2 Headphones  

Procedures for making reservations:


  1. Reservations may be submitted no more than 1 month in advance and no less than 3 business days before the day needed.  

  1. Items may not be reserved for more than 5 consecutive workdays. Special consideration may be granted if it found the lesson cannot be completed within the 5-day limit. Please see the Media Specialist to discuss extended reservations.

  1. Students must be actively engaged in a lesson or assignment. Computer labs may not be reserved for free-time play or Internet browsing.

  2. If a reservation cannot be kept, please cancel the reservation and free up the resource for use by others.

Use of the Media Center

1. Teachers must accompany their student to and from the MC and must be present with them for the duration of the class.

2. Teachers are expected to actively monitor their students' activities while online and in the MC.
3. Universal library etiquette is expected when using the Media Center. Other classes, conferences, meetings, and office personnel may be working in the MC all at once and everyone must be respectful and quiet conducive to a proper and productive learning environment.


Procedures for classroom use of equipment:

  1. Teachers should actively monitor students when using the computers, especially when accessing the Internet.

  2. Students should not be allowed to stream music or video. This activity noticeably slows internet access for everyone in the building.

  3. Students should not be allowed to change any settings on the devices. If a student is observed doing so, please refer the student to the media specialist. This is especially true for iPads, which takes much longer to reset.

    Concerning iPad Labs:

  4. Students should never sign out of the BCHS Apple account or attempt to replace the Apple account with their own.

  5. If the student succeeds to delete the account settings, the media specialist should be notified so that it may be reset.

  6. The students should never engage the lock screen feature.

  7. If a student is found attempting to bypass the school’s security/filtering software, the student should receive a discipline referral.

  8. Depending on the content accessed (i.e. highly questionable material), the media specialist should be notified so that a history of access can be printed accompany the referral.

  9. If the student’s access is minor, the computer should be immediately shut down and rebooted.  However, the student should be referred for disciplinary measures.

*For further information on teacher and student responsibilities concerning computer use in the building, please refer to the Faculty and Bear Facts Handbooks, particularly the sections addressing Computer Use (Network), Computer Use (Web), Social Networking, and the Cybersafety Use Agreement for Students.


To assure the proper care and continued use of the mobile labs, please remember:

  1. Unplug printers BEFORE plugging in  the lab carts into the wall power sockets to prevent the printer from blowing a fuse.

  2. The teacher should inspect the condition of each laptop upon receiving the lab and immediately report damaged or missing laptops to the media specialist.

  3. If a laptop has been removed by IT, a sticker will be placed in the cubby indicating the item is accounted for.

  4. The teacher should distribute the laptops personally to each student and collect them when finished, so they may be inspected before and immediately after the student uses it. If


    is found, immediately report the incident to the media specialist.

  5. The teacher should use the student log notebook found on the tip of each laptop lab to  assign computers  to students each period. If using more than one day, the same student should be given the same, assigned laptop each day.

  6. When replacing laptops, the teacher should make sure power cables are not being pinched or cut by the cart doors.



Security of Items

  1. It is the responsibility of teachers to keep all items, including laptops, iPads, cameras, video recorders, dvd players, etc., secure.

  2. The teacher is expected to return all items that was issued with each device, to include SD cards, cables, remotes, chargers, batteries, ect. If not returned, the teacher will be expected to replace the item and will issued a replacement cost.

  3. Teachers should keep the keys to the labs secure. Please do not leave the lab keys in the printer tray unless the lab is secured in a locked room, accessible to students and visitors in the building.

  4. The only time a lab should be left open is when the teacher is present in the room.

  5. Labs should be secured for overnight storage. Laptops should be replaced within the Lab cart and locked.

Teachers should NEVER:
  1.  Use labs without making a reservation.

  2. Allow the labs to be used when a substitute teacher is replacing them for the day.

  3.  Allow students to move or push the lab.

  4.  Remove the power cables from the lab cart.

  5.  Take home or borrow laptops overnight.

  6.  Loan laptops to other teachers or students for use in other classes.