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Discovery Den

Mission Statement

Horizon's Discovery Den empowers students to be enthusiastic readers, fearless innovators, critical thinkers, skillful researchers and responsible users of information.

Horizon Online Catalog

Horizon Online Catalog (link)

Search Horizon's collection of fiction and non-fiction print books, audiobooks, and eBooks.

Winners of the Poetry Blogging Contest

Congratulations to the following winners of the 10th Annual Poetry Blogging Contest:

1st Place: "Normal"
2nd Place: "Hidden"
3rd Place: "Rain, Rain, Go Away"

Our talented students submitted 43 original poems!

Winners received laminated posters of their poems and FREE tickets
to the Really Big Book Swap!

Top three poems are on display by the Discovery Den.

Horizon is Blogerrific!

Blogerrific! (link)

Check out what other Huskies are reading; share your favorite books and magazines; join an ongoing discussion…

return books
ALL Books are due back on Friday, May 12th...

Luckily, our 7th Annual Really BIG Book Swap runs Thursday, May 11th - Thursday, May 18th.

HUNDREDS of new and gently used books will be ready for SWAPPING!

For every book that students donate in good condition, they receive a ticket for a book of their choice! Students may also buy tickets for $.25.

There will even be books that are totally FREE! (limited to 1 FREE book per student per day.)

Horizon teams will be coming to the Discovery Den for a wild and crazy day of Book Swapping.

Students are also welcome to come in any time during the Book Swap!

Reserve a Paw!

Please click on 2017 calendar below to reserve one of the following areas: Digital Paw Left or Right - DPL or DPR; Studio Paw - SP; PResent Paw - PRP; Maker Paw - MP.

2017 Calendar to Reserve a Paw (link)

WeVideo & Green Screen Tips & Tricks

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Check us out on Twitter!

Click on this link to see what's happening at Horizon:

Huskies Love New Books!

What Should I Read Next?

What Should I Read Next (link)

HMS Discovery Den

Discovery Den Clubs: Book, LEGO, Maker, Manga

Club Meeting Dates:

Book Club:

LEGO Club:

7 Skills that Kids Can Develop from Playing LEGO:

Maker Club:

All About Discovery Den Clubs:

Club Advisors and List of Club Members:

If you have any questions, please stop by the Discovery Den. You can still sign up for clubs as new members are always welcome!

Volunteers Needed

Although we have just hired our second round
of volunteers, we are still accepting
applications, as we will continue
to hire volunteers throughout the year..

So, if you can commit to at least
2 days before or after school
(or during Home Base) each week,
please stop by the Discovery Den
and fill out an application.

Thanks for volunteering!

Accessing Audiobooks and eBooks

We now have the most popular audiobooks and eBooks available via Follett. From any electronic device, go to Horizon's Discovery Den (this page) and click on "Horizon Online Catalog" link (above) and "login" with your regular Username and Password.

Then, select, "Audiobook" or "Electronic Book (eBook)" from the "Material Type" drop-down menu and either 1) leave the search box blank and click "Keyword" to see the complete online collection; or 2) do a specific search by keyword, title, author, etc. You can also click on, "Destiny Quest" and "Destiny Discover" (left-hand column) for quick access to all print and online resources!

Students also have access to free online resources via OverDrive through the Bismarck Public Library.

Please visit with Ms. Berg, your library media specialist, for help accessing Follett through Bismarck Public Schools and OverDrive through the Bismarck Public Library.

Bismarck Public School District's "Staff and Student Responsible Use of Technology" Policy

Bismarck Public School District’s “Staff and Student Acceptable Use of Technology” Policy (link)

Prezi: BPS Responsible Use Policy

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