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Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Morningside Elementary School Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team is open to any interested fourth- and fifth-grade students. Only 10 members will compete (2 alternates are on standby).  This year's competition will be held in January 2020 (specific date & location to be determined).

Step 1:  Have your parent sign the permission slip and return it to Mr. Rawls by September 13. The sooner you have returned the permission slip, the sooner you can begin on step 2.  Download it here.


Step 2: You must read each of the 10 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees for 2019-2020 (see below) by Friday, November 1. After reading the book, take the Accelerated Reader test for each title.  All ten quiz scores for each student will be averaged. Students will be selected based on their rank. You can purchase the books on Amazon, or borrow them one at a time from Mr. Rawls in the library. 

Step 3: Re-read each of the ten books. On the second read, you are required to write and turn in 10-20 questions/answers (and page numbers for where answers can be located) for each book. These will be used to quiz each other during practice sessions during the months of December & January.

Step 4: You will be expected to attend any and all practice sessions after school during the months of December and January leading up to the bowl. Practice dates and times are to be determined.  


To read more about the Georgia Children's Book Award nominees, scroll through the images below. Click on each image and then click on go to link to read summaries and reviews. Books are available for checkout from the MES library on a first come, first serve basis. Books may also be available at the local library or you may purchase your own copies of the books on Amazon or other book retailers.

STUDENT SURVEY 2019 - 2020

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