Spring Break Photo Contest
Take your picture reading during spring break and enter to win a Dairy Queen prize! We are looking for fun, creative photos that show you reading wherever you are during spring break. Photos must be real--no Photoshopping allowed, but you may add hashtags.
Whether you are at home or on vacation, be creative and show us where you are reading.
You may enter up to 3 photos per student. You are welcome to include interesting people or animals in your photos. Photos may be emailed to Ms. Kochel at firstname.lastname@example.org or printed out and turned in to the media center.
March Madness Reading Tournament
It's time for the first-ever March Madless Reading Tournament at DHMS. We have a bracket of 16 of the most-read books from our library, and they will go head to head to determine which book is the most popular book of the year. The winner will be determined by all the students who vote in each round. Round one features 16 popular books going head to head.
The final round of voting will take place Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28.
THE FINAL TWO:
Author Marie Marquardt
DHMS was honored to host author Marie Marquardt on Feb. 10, 2017. She spoke to our 8th graders about the human rights issues surrounding immigration and her new novel, The Radius of Us. As a result of her presentation, some 8th graders are participating in a read aloud of her book, and DHMS students are writing letters to immigrants who are detained at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumkin, Georgia.
Winter Reading Challenge
Friday, Dec. 16: The Snowman Challenge
Find a partner and get ready to make a creative snowman. Teams will choose their supplies from what we provide and will see how creative they can be. Prizes will be awarded for Cutest Snowman, Most Unique Snowman, and more. Sign up with your partner in the library anytime before Dec. 16. There will be marshmallows involved!
Friday, Nov. 18: The Puzzle Challenge
Get your team together and register for the Library Puzzle Challenge. Six teams of six students will be competing to see who can complete a puzzle the fastest. The competition begins at 8:20 a.m. in the library on Friday, Nov. 18. Register your teams NOW in the library and get ready for some pre-Thanksgiving fun.
Author Ridley Pearson
It was our great pleasure to host author Ridley Pearson on Sept. 27, 2016. Mr. Pearson spoke to all of our sixth graders about his new book, Lock & Key. He came to DHMS courtesy of our wonderful local book store, The Little Shop of Stories.
Author David Arnold
DHMS eighth graders were privileged to hear author David Arnold speak about his new book, Kids of Appetite on Sept. 20, 2016. The author shared the story of how he became and author and how he manages writing and fatherhood.