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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.

Discovery Den Check In

If you are coming from HB or from class (and planning to stay awhile), please "Check In" here:

Discovery Den Check In (link)

Horizon Online Catalog

Horizon Online Catalog (link)

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

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Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair runs from November 1st through November 8th.

For every book purchase, students get to "Spin to Win!"

All proceeds will go towards purchasing books and technology!

Please click on the link to preview featured titles:

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Teen Read Survey

Five lucky students will win $5 gift certificates to the Book Fair by taking this short survey:

Book Fair runs from November 1st - November 8th in the Discovery Den!

Survey results will be used to update our fiction and nonfiction collections.

Results will be posted during November.

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Check us out on Twitter!

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

Fall in Love with New Books!

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Candy Corn Contest

Guess the number of Candy Corns and win tickets to "Spin to Win" at the Scholastic Book Fair!

Book Fair runs from November 1st - November 8th in the Discovery Den!

Student and Staff winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 25th.

Discovery Den Clubs: Book, LEGO, Maker, Manga

Club Meeting Dates:

Book Club:

LEGO Club:

7 Skills that Kids Can Develop from Playing LEGO:

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

We Need YOU!

Although we have hired our first 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.

HMS Discovery Den Year in Review

Horizon is Blogerrific!

Blogerrific! (link)

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

Transforming Horizon's Media Center

What Should I Read Next?

What Should I Read Next (link)

Horizon's Top 20 Reads

The Bad Beginning

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

The Blood of Olympus

Class A


Dog Days

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

The Fourth Stall

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1

The Giver

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


The Heir

The Hunger Games

The Maze Runner

Naruto, Vol. 46: Naruto Returns

Old School

The Ruins of Gorlan

The Throne of Fire

Travel Team

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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