• Welcome to Fort Rucker Elementary School
  • Learning for the Future:  Every One, Every Way, Every Day
  • Proud member of the Georgia/Alabama School District

Mailing Address

  • Fort Rucker Elementary School
  • Bldg 21037, Red Cloud Road
  • P.O. Box 620279
  • Fort Rucker, AL 36362

Principal: Dr. Vicki Gilmer

Phone: (334) 255-1607

Fax: (770) 268-7482

Welcome to the World of Reading and Technology



Encore is the new online card catalog for Fort Rucker Elementary School.  Students will be able to go online from anywhere to see if their Media Center has the book they are looking for.  It will also do an automatic search of the school databases to see what articles are available for their subject or topic.

Encore is an innovative new way to find materials in the Media Center collections. It functions like a search engine, so you do not need to search by title, author or subject.

Type what you are looking for in the search box and click GO! Encore will return a list of related items. If you do not see what you are looking for, use the "Refine by" options to narrow down what you are looking for by format, subject, or library location.

Students can login to Encore by using their first name, dot, last name, and then their barcode.


Rock, Roll, & Read
This board is for class totals for Reading Counts.  This year's theme is "Rock, Roll, and Read".  The more points a class gets the higher their band goes on the Pop Charts.

Rock Bands
This board is where all the Bands are located awaiting a Record Contract.   Once a class reaches 500 points then their Class Band gets a record deal and moves over to the Pop Charts.

Reading Counts Bulletin Board

Thisboard is for class totals for Reading Counts from 2013/2014.  The more points a class got the farther they went on the Periodic Chart. The top class read 8,579.  Our top student last year read 1,667 points in one school year. Our school finished the year with a total of 75,281 Reading Counts Points. 


Students using databases


Fort Rucker students logging on to the Britannica database during their weekly specials rotation.  The Media Center has over 20 databases that students can access from home. Students can access the the databases using MackinVia. MACKIN VIA will allow students, media specialists, teachers and administrators to simultaneously use and manage all their ebooks and online databases with one simple login. 



Students rotate using the Smartboard in the Media Center.  This young lady is showing her class how to use the school website as a resource for information. 



Welcome to WFRES News, when most schools would urge students to turn the TV off, we want it on.  Putting the students in charge of production, the television becomes a teacher.  The news is a school production that is a beneficial experience for students at every academic achievement level. Last year we went green screen with a Tricaster Studio.  Just another way Fort Rucker Elementary School is preparing students for the 21st Century.


WFRES News behind the scences



FRES Goals and Standards

DODEA Student Information Literacy Standards and National Education Technology Standards.  The goals poster list the two CSIP goals and the data to support them.



"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."   -Emilie Buchwald


We follow the school discipline plan. Library rules, such as book return, lost book replacement, etc., will be discussed with students on their first library visit. 


Library resources include books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, computers, an on-line card catalog, and MACKINVIA.


Students are taught the purpose of their media center.  They start with the different types of books, call numbers, databases, and the love of reading. In addition, the students learn library skills, do research, read silently, check-out books, work on computer activities, and read magazine articles. Since their research often requires the use of Internet resources, the students receive training in Internet safety and appropriate use.


All students are encouraged to participate in the Reading Counts! program. It is designed to motivate children to read on and above their reading level. We have over 61,000 book quizzes in our database and receive new quizzes monthly from Scholastic.  Students can read books from the library, classrooms, or home. Encourage your children to participate and see their reading scores soar.

Reading Counts LogoReading Counts Quiz List

Students have the opportunity to take quizzes during their computer lab and class time.


Students can check out two books at a time. Students check out books during their scheduled library time each week. They can also check out books any time they are allowed to come to the library from class. They can check out books after school if they are walkers and have written permission from their parents to stay after school.


Parents are allowed to use the library and check out books from 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Parents are highly encouraged to check out three books.







DoDEA Student Information Literacy Standards

  • - The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
  • - The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
  • - The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
  • - The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
  • - The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
  • - The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
  • - The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
  • - The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

-The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.


The FRES Library has over 20,000 resources available for circulation.   The library has 27 computer stations that have access to the Internet and over 20 DODEA Databases. The media center has over 61,0000 Reading Counts! tests which students can take to check their comprehension. The reading theme for this year is "Rock, Roll, and Read.” Parent volunteers are always welcome!



Links to Library Websites






Teaching Books


Stay Safe Online

Student Resource Center-Junior

Media Specialist from the Elementary and Primary School

DDESS Instructional Systems Specialist for Information Media Centers visits Fort Rucker Schools.

Media Specialist giving a class on the school databases.

Students learn about the importance of using databases.

English as a Second Language

ESL Resources


Many Things


ESL Games

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