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    Bright Ideas  grants are grants awarded to public school educators teaching grades pre-K through 12th for classroom-based projects in a variety of subjects that are innovative and creative.  I thought, yes, I have a bright idea!  An Airplane Simulator would be an excellent addition of technological equipment for the school library to expose students to the principles of flight, flight language, earth science, aeronautical engineering, flight training and airmanship.  Based on research, only 5.3% of all aircraft pilots and flight engineers were women, 3.9% were Black, 1.5 % were Asian, and 6.1% were Hispanic or Latino in 2021 (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2023). Therefore, I wrote a grant proposal for an airplane simulator with the intention of exposing students in this diverse school setting to aviation. 

    I was awarded the Bright Ideas Grant for $2500!

     

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. (2023). Scholarly Commons, 10(2).  International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace.

     

     

     

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    The TangerKids Grant Program invites teachers and leaders in education to request funding to enhance programs and better serve students. In 2022, TangerKids awarded 146 grants totaling $160,000 to schools and educational programs across the United States.

     

    In 2023, I was awarded the TangerKids Grant for $1000!  This grant will be used to purchase "The Classics."

     

     What Makes a Classic?

    Classic books persist in thought and discussion long after their original publication. What makes them last is that they are books that have stood the test of time with readers.  The stories are gripping, expertly crafted, and brilliantly expressed. There is a certain level of complexity and depth, which enables a Classic to transcend the time in which it was written. A Classic articulates universal themes like love, morality, death, adversity, and offers insight and clarity into the writer’s era in which they wrote. 

     

    Research has shown that for students who read the Classics, they are helped with complex structures and sentences expressed through classic literature on standardized tests.  This type of testing reflects how well students engage with text in more areas of the reader’s brain in comparison to just reading simpler text or technical text.  Thus, the reading of passages included on standardized tests is like text included in the Classics.  This more ably reveals students’ levels and abilities in reading (Shelley, 1998).

     

    Shelly, A. C. (1998). Teaching the classics in high school. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 41(5). 

     

     

     

     

     

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    M. Daniels, Library Media Specialist, Dutchtown High School

     

    Welcome to the Dutchtown High School Library Media Center (LMC)

    The goal is to serve faculty, staff, and students at Dutchtown High School in this constantly transforming educational environment where digital sources and print sources are continually scrutinized for best use by students. With a focus on diversity in all forms, it will be considered in collection development, research, reading, and student discussion lessons in forms that support the education of students in blended, personalized, or individualized learning for students to establish informed views, thoughts, and opinions. Evermore, the main endeavor is to help students be savvy users of information in all formats for 21st Century learning in a global society.

     

    Congratulations on the High Academic

     

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    A Tradition of Reading Excellence

     

    Three-Peat!

    Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2024 District Winners!

    Three Years in a Row!

    Members from left to right: Coach MD, Afeya, Ashley, Savannah – President, Ethan, Colby, Ms. Davidson-Cheerleader

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    Congratulations Team!

           

    HELEN RUFFIN READING BOWL 1st PLACE DISTRICT WINNERS

                                                     TEAM 2023

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 READING BOWL TEAM.  DUTCHTOWN CAME IN 1ST PLACE FOR THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW IN THE HELEN RUFFIN READING BOWL COMPETITION.  PICTURED RIGHT TO LEFT: MRS. TRACINA WYATT, DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR, SAVANNAH, AMARI, JANNA-PRESIDENT, AIDEN, MALAI, JONATHAN, M. DANIELS - SPONSOR. 

     

     HELEN RUFFIN READING BOWL 1st PLACE DISTRICT WINNERS

                                                     TEAM 2022

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 READING BOWL TEAM.  DUTCHTOWN CAME IN 1ST PLACE IN THE HELEN RUFFIN READING BOWL COMPETITION.  PICTURED LEFT: SAVANNAH, MALAI, DERRICK, JANNA-PRESIDENT, AND JONATHAN.

     

     

    Congratulations on the high academic performance!  

     

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    A Reason for Celebration!

    DHS Top Readers-Fall 2023 Based on Beanstack Reader Reports!

    Congratulations Readers!

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    Top High School eReaders are at Dutchtown!

    MORE DHS STUDENTS READ eBOOKS THAN ANY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL IN HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS.

    Keep reading and keep up the good reading work!

     

     

     

          

     
Last Modified on May 6, 2024