Richmond Hill K-8 Media Center

November 2020

Students Shine in First Ever Poetry Slam

Virtual and face-to-face students from Kindergarten through 8th grade will show off their spoken word skills  in a virtual poetry slam during November and December. All poems are due to teachers by November 6th. Teachers will choose the best representative from their own class. These students will record their performances using Flipgrid on the school website. Students will then have to the opportunity to vote for the best poem for their grade, resulting in nine semi-finalists. The nine semi-finalists will be judged by a committee of authors and educators who will choose three finalists. The three finalists will record videos of their performances which will be posted on the school website. All members of the Richmond Hill K-8 community including students, families, and teachers, will be able to vote for their favorite. The three finalists will receive cash prizes and all nine semi-finalists will receive personalized tote bags with books, journals, pens, pencil, and gift cards.


Important Dates: Rules:
  • November 6th: All poems are due to teachers.
  • November 16th - 20th: Videos will be available for viewing.
  • November 30 - December 4th: Students will voted for best poem for their grade.
  • December 7th - 11th: Judges will chose the top three poems
  • December 11th - 15th: Entire RHK-8 community will vote on the three finalists
  • December 16th: First, second, and third place will be announced.
  • One poem per student.
  • All students participate.
  • Poems must be less than 1 minute 30 seconds in length.
  • The poem may take any form.
  • No bad language or inappropriate content.


myON Readers of the Month


The following students read the most books in their grade on myOn during the month of October. Way to go, Jayvin, with 106 books read! These students will receive a book of their choice to keep.

Grade Student Number of Books Read
K Jayveon 3
1 Amir 12
2 Zhun'Triele 36
3 Jayla and Ethan 20 each
4 Aubrianna 15
5 Trinity 9
6 Jayvin 106
7 Marion 7
8 Zion 5


November is Native American Heritage Month


Learn more about the Native Peoples of America during Native American Heritage Month. The media center has numerous books about Native American tribes and a large collection of Native American folklore. Native American folktales are often called pourquoi stories: fictional tales that explain why something is the way it is, for example, why beaver's tale is flat. They are also called origin stories because they explain how things began.


Resources for Native American Heritage Month have been posted in the Virtual Media Center. Students will find activity sheets, links to websites, and several videos.


Teachers will find information and links on the Teacher Resource page .


View the video below to learn more about the Wampanoag, the Native People who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims.



Concierge Service

Face-to-face students in grades 3 through 8 may use concierge service to check out books from the library. They can enter the Destiny system by clicking on the Follett tile in their launchpad. When they find a book they want, they can place it on hold. Mrs. Husid will check out the book to the student and deliver it to the class room. 


Important reminder: Only place books on hold that are "in" the library or "available". Books that are "out" or have no copies available are either lost or checked out to someone else.


Watch these videos below for a refresher on placing books on hold.





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706-796-4944 x3322


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