Congratulations to the 1st Place Parkside Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team!

And the winner is………………


Congratulations to our stellar readers and quick fingered competitors who took home the first place award at this weeks Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) competition for Atlanta Public Schools.  Team members will now advance to the Regional Reading Bowl on Saturday, February 5th at Clayton State University.

HRRB is one of the most rigorous reading bowls in the state.  Selected 4th and 5th graders from Parkside read 17 middle school level novels, all of which are Georgia Book Award Nominees, during the summer and the school year and attend after school practices to prepare for the competition.  We are so proud of our students, their parents, our Media Specialist Mr. Clay and our teacher volunteers!

Learn more about the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl:

Several Years ago Mrs. Helen Ruffin,a very dynamic and innovative person was the library media specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County, Georgia. In 1985, she served on the selection committee for the Georgia Children’s Book Award nominee program. This literature program began in the Department of Language Education at the University of Georgia’s College of Education. This literature program inspired her to use the nominee books to encourage her students to read.


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