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We're Building a Better World...One Student at a Time!

The mission of Herman L. Horn Elementary is to promote self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning so all children achieve success in the 21st century.

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Thurs. April 17 Interim Midpoint
Fri. April 18 - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY - Make-up Snow Day

ABOUT US
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Click on Grade Level to view supply lists for 2013-2014 school year.
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On a hilltop overlooking the Roanoke Valley, we offer a broad array of educational programs and services in our renovated and expanded facility in Vinton, Virginia.

View our Virginia School Report Card from the Virginia Department of Education.

CONTACT US
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Principal: Mrs. Susan Brown
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Peggy Stovall

H. L. Horn Info HOTLINE: 966-7093
School Closing/Information: 562-6000
Roanoke County Public Schools Website

1002 Ruddell Road
Vinton, Virginia 24179
Phone: 540-857-5007
Fax: 540-857-5062
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LIBRARY MEDIA
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Destiny Search - H. L. Horn Library Collection

Book Reviews - read about good books to find your great read!
Kids Reads
How to write a book review

Time-Warp Trio website - enjoy an exciting and funny adventure in history with this series!

TumbleBooks - hear and read books online TumbleBooks Logo

Guys Read - Help boys find stuff they like to read

Have a Public Library card?
Find and request books from the Roanoke Valley Public Library.
Find It Virginia lets you find information from many of the web's best databases--advertisement free!

INTERNET
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This group of selected internet resources are divided into elementary and advanced levels. The Roanoke County databases are paid for by the school district and accessible from any networked computer in a county school. The selected search engines are available to all.

Internet Databases Elementary Advanced
Product Features Product Features
General Reference
(including magazines,
almanacs, etc.)
eLibrary Dictionary/Thesaurus American Heritage, 4th Ed.
Roget's II: New Thesaurus
eLibrary Dictionary/ThesaurusAmerican Heritage, 4th Ed.
Roget's II: New Thesaurus
Kids InfoBits easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. National Geographic Kids full-text access to current and past issues of magazine and book series
eLibrary easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. InfoTrac
Junior
Edition
periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books
Encyclopedia World Book Kids quick-reference kid-friendly encyclopedia arranged by popular topics World Book Student encyclopedia, research tools, dictionary, featured biographies, today in the news
Everything!Find It Virginia
For use at HOME
For use at SCHOOL
Find information from many of the web's best databases. Use your public library card number to use the databases from home.
Search Engines & Directories Elementary Advanced
Product Features Product Features
Yahoo! Kidschild-appropriate internet search directoryGooglefull-featured search engine
 Boolifygraphical help for effective Boolean web searchingGlean Comparison Search compare positive and negative views on a topic
Ask for Kids find previewed sites and use multiple search engines with one search AltaVista search for websites and images (with "family filter")

ACCELERATED READER
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We currently have over 5500 reading practice quizzes as part of our Accelerated Reader reading program. Use these lists for your reference at home or at the public library.

Updated December  2011

Title List A - C D - H I - M N - S T - Z
Author List A - C D - H I - M N - S T - Z
Reading Level List 0.4 - 1.9 2.0 - 2.9 3.0 - 3.9 4.0 - 4.9 5.0 & up

GREAT WEB SITES
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General

Camp Virtual - 50+ recommendations with the highest Learning Ratings for kids age 2-17

Toy Theater Logo ToyTheater.com - a GREAT new site full of educational activities and GAMES!

ScrubClub & Henry the Hand - great handwashing websites

Internet Safety with "Professor" Garfield

Mountains of the Roanoke Area - multimedia from Roanoke.com

Geocaching.com - join the adventure!

Secret Builders - a safe virtual world to explore with quests, puzzles, and games.  Have an adult sign you up for free.

Scholastic's Websitings - fun, free online games

MarcoPolo - internet content for the classroom

Scholastic - Great fun and resources for families, kids, and teachers.

ActivityTV.com - watch hundreds of videos showing kids and parents how to do fun activities with cooking, origami, cheerleading, crafts, LEGO, science, magic--and much more!

Passport2Play - get active with these fun games from around the world.

Sheppard Software - lots of fun games in many subject areas

Math

Johnnie's Math Page - interactive math tools, activities, and fun

Create a Graph - easy-to-use graph making website

The Great Piglet Challenge - an interactive game of earning, saving and spending (read the directions by clicking on the green arrow on the right)

Virtual Math Manipulatives - Utah State University's awesome Pre-K - 12 math site

Timez Attack - free version of excellent video game that teaches multiplication of 2s -12s; requires safe download of software from Big Brainz.

Language Arts

Wordle - generate "word clouds" from your text
Tagxedo - like Wordle but with more options to control your word art

Storybird - write your stories prompted by their illustrations

Online Children's Stories

Story Time for Me - hear stories online and follow along

PALS - learn about Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative

Visiwords.com - Concept-Mapping Dictionary/Thesaurus

SpellingCity.com - teaching, practice, fun games, and quizzes for your spelling words

Storyline Online - streaming video of great books being read aloud by well-known personalities

Write a bibliography - We are all writers. Tell your readers where you found your information and ideas that you used in your writing.

Starfall - Where children have fun learning to read

mightybook.com Encourage your children and students to love books and experience the joy of reading with this creative Web site.

two lions readingBetween the Lions - "Get Wild about Reading," new from Public Television. Read their stories online and go to great reading sites.

Get the Daily Buzzword at Word Central.

Social Studies

Nystrom maps - free maps with geography activities

HistoryWired - Experience our history by learning about the one-of-a-kind artifacts and once-common items in the Smithsonian's vast American history collection.

Old Roanoke Photos

Constitution Day information
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Bill of Rights Institute | Constitution Center | Virginia Memory

Mission - US - learn about the American Revolution with games and activities; with teacher's guide

Science

SAMS - Virginia Science Activities, Models, and Simulations

Health Tips and Handwashing Video

ScienceNetLinks organizes science resources for teachers, including detailed reviews of science education web sites, curriculum ideas, and activities.

Ology - American Museum of Natural History

Food Pyramid Blast Off Game - FUN nutrition education from the USDA

SOL

Roanoke County SOL Resources

Virginia Department of Education - Assessment 
Standards of Learning  
Released Tests

SOL Science, Math, and Technology - practice tests from Jefferson Lab

Internet4Classrooms - standard and state-assessed skills help by grade level

Interactive Quizzes - by Tami Maloney

SOL K-5 Technology Integration Resources - Rockingham County Public Schools - study guides, powerpoints, Smartboard files, and review games and tests.

SOL Practice Quizzes and Tests - from Scott County


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This page last updated on April 17, 2014.