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Need participants for Reading Bowl 2017-18 (Rising 4th and 5th graders)

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May 2017
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KCSMA is looking for participants for the 2017-18 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team. 

What is Reading Bowl?  “The Helen Ruffing Reading Bowl was started by educator, Helen Ruffin, as a means to encourage her students to read. Her method caught on and the excitement spread little by little all across the state.

Now, hundreds of schools all over Georgia enjoy matching wits on some of the best books of the year. Teams are formed and they read and practice recalling facts about the books.  Then those teams come together and compete against each other to see who knows the most.  While there can only be a few schools declared winners in the bowl, all students who compete feel the pride and spirit of the games.” -from Cobb County Helen Ruffin

The KCSMA Reading Bowl Team will be meeting during the summer to start practicing for next year’s competition.  Rising 4th and 5th graders are eligible to join, but there is a maximum number of participants.  Anyone interested in next year’s Reading Bowl Team should check out the 4th-5th grade reading list, here.

We will be starting with  the following titles (see link above for full details):

  1.  All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
  2. Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
  3. Projekt 1065
  4. Pax
  5. House Arrest

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact coaches Kimberly Smith at, 404.386.2742 or Diana Godfrey at


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