• Calling ALL Rising 4th & 5th grader BOOK Lovers!!
    Mrs. Bolling is looking for our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team members for the 2022-2023 school year.

    Mrs. Helen Ruffin created a reading competition in 1986 after she served on the Georgia Book Award Nomination Committee.  Mrs. Ruffin was a dynamic and innovative Library Media Specialist who taught in DeKalb County for many years.  The reading competition grew into what is now known across Georgia as the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition is open to 4th through 8th grade students across Georgia.  Elementary and middle school students compete with the Georgia Book Award Nominees while high school students compete with the Georgia Peach Teen Book Nominees. Both sets of book nominees change yearly.  

    Dutchtown Elementary School began competing in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for several years.  Each year students apply to be in the HRRB Book Club in August/September.  The HRRB book club meets in Mrs. Bolling’s classroom once a week to discuss and answer questions about the books.  In December, the students will start competing against each other to determine which 10 students will be on the Dutchtown RB team.  The 10 students who make the DES team will compete against other Henry County Elementary School teams to determine which team will represent Henry County in the Regional HRRB Competition in January 2023.

    If you are interested in trying out for the team please start reading the following books!  We would like you to read at least 5 books and practice possible questions. We will begin meeting in the fall on Tuesdays in August from 2:45 pm 3:30 pm.

    Mrs. Bolling