Media Matters

News from the Dutch Fork High School Media Center

Award winners announced!

The American Library Association announced their 2016 youth media award winners in early February. This includes the Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Coretta Scott King awards. The South Carolina Association of School Librarians also announced their 2016-17 book award nominees. This list includes:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Firebug by Lish McBride

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist

1516 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Voting

Have your students read 3 books from the SC YABA 1516 nominee list? The deadline for voting in the media center is February 24.

February is Black History Month

This year's theme for Black History Month is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. Click here for a list of ways to incorporate Black History Month into your classroom.

Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Debbie Gascon! She was our winner for the scariest read contest

Try our next contest below.

New district resources! Ancestry classroom and more Search 3,700+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s

Fold3: Discover your family's military past

Ancestryclassroom: Free access for one year to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry's U.S. Collection for use in any K12 classroom.



Please remember that each teacher gets 2 free posters per year.

Additional posters are $5.

Size: either 16x23 or 24x35.
Please email jcollins or enewman a jpg file of what you want printed.
If it's something you want to build on your own, you could use Microsoft Publisher and save the file as a jpg. We also have a notebook of templates to view.

Scrolling announcements:

If you're unable to access the scrolling announcements from your television, you can access them through the Media Retrieval Portal icon in your ZENworks Window. Select DFHS News to play the announcements on your computer.

Teen Read Week- Thanks!

Thanks to all who participated in Teen Read Week. Students played pictionary using Photos below.

Do you get the feeling your students wrote that paper for another class? Besides searching the internet for plagiarism, Turnitin searches their database for student papers. This database currently has over 337 million student paper submissions. Add to their collection! Get started with Turnitin.


Thanks for Ms. Chason and Mrs. Leroy's classes for our Book Graffiti wall.

Dutch Fork High School Media Center

We are here to support the curricular and recreational information needs of all our staff, teachers and students.