Media Center

Mission: The DHS School media center's mission is to foster and encourage lifelong learning and a culture of literacy in a collaborative community, and to provide a variety of diverse materials in different formats and viewpoints, both supporting the curriculum as well as individual growth. 

MCPS Student accounts and access, start here.

Students and Parents, need TECH help? Email communitytechsupport@mcpsmd.org or call (240) 740-7020

Students, forgot your password? Email Catherine_E_Ward@mcpsmd.org

Welcome! We hope that you and your family are well during this time of distance learning. We are here to try and make things a little bit easier by providing support with StudentVue, Parent Vue, myMCPS classroom (Canvas), logins, as well as a access to a ton of online resources for research and learning, including ebooks and audio books among other things. 

Visit our myMCPS virtual media center site for all the online databases with logins, book recommendatons, and much more. Make sure you are logged into your school Google account to view full content.

Our Destiny Discover catalog is where you can check out ebooks and audiobooks. We also now offer remote checkout. Place a book on hold in the catalog (linked above). Hold up to 3 books at a time for pick up on Wednesdays in front of the school. View the video with details on how to do this. 

Media Center Staff

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have!

  Ms. Ward

  Media Specialist: Ms. Ward at Catherine_E_Ward@mcpsmd.org 

 

 Media Assistant: Mrs. Wiacek at Kathleen_A_Wiacek@mcpsmd.org

 

Media Services Technician: Mr. Rosas at Juan_E_Rosas@mcpsmd.org

Virtual Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Building Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 240-207-2230

ONLINE RESOURCES

IMPORTANT: please make sure you are using CHROME, or a browser other than Internet Edge (IE) to view the resources as many of the following links will not open in IE. If you're at school, simply click on the links below.

You will need the usernames and passwords which can be accessed here via your school google account: DHS Online Resource Usernames and Passwords

 Sora picLike audio books or ebooks?

Go to the Sora app and click on Montgomery County Public Schools, find Damascus High School, then sign in with your computer username and password and start listening or reading. It's that simple! 

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Please see these updates sent directly from our local Damascus Public Library:

  • Digital Library Cards: If someone needs a library card, we offer digital library cards. There is no expiration date at this time, and they can be exchanged for a full service library card when the branches reopen for in-person service (we don't know when this will be). If students have misplaced their cards or forgotten their PIN number, they can phone Damascus Library for assistance (240-773-9444).
  • Holds to Go: Our physical buildings remain closed to the public, but we do have staff in the branches! Customers can reserve/place holds on materials online, or call the library for assistance. Once customers get email notification that their holds are ready, they must make an appointment online to pick up their items. The items are checked out to the customer prior to pick-up,so customers simply enter the lobby vestibule at their appointment time to "grab and go".  Branch staff are available by phone if customers have questions about that service, or need reader's advisory to help them select materials.
  • AskALibrarian: Available to answer customer questions by phone or email.
  • E-Books , Audiobooks, and E-Magazines: All you need is a library card to get access!
  • Homework Help databases: All you need is a library card to get access!
  • Virtual Programs: We have a vibrant, diverse variety of virtual programs for all ages, including upper elementary, middle school, and teens! We also have a wide range of offerings for adults. 
  • What Do I Check Out Next?: Don't know what to read next? All ages can get personalized recommendations emailed to them from this service.
  • Students who participated in the virtual Summer Reading Program can also schedule appointments to pick up their prizes, now through the end of September.