Hybrid In-Person Learning Update
Beginning on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, we will return to hybrid in-person learning at Sierra Vista Primary and White Mountain Elementary Schools, as well as for our special education students at Ruidoso Middle and High Schools. Tuesday will be a Blue day, while Thursday and Friday will resume Gold hybrid learning days. At the present time, we do not yet have a definitive start date for the return of middle and high school students to the hybrid model.  However, plans are in the works at the Public Education Department.
Moving forward, we continue encouraging everyone to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and avoid mass gatherings.  These public health recommendations continue to be encouraged, even if you have already received a vaccination.
A partir del martes 19 de enero del año 2021, regresaremos al aprendizaje híbrido en persona en las escuelas primarias de Sierra Vista y White Mountain, así como para nuestros estudiantes de educación especial en las escuelas secundaria y preparatoria de Ruidoso. El martes será un día del grupo azul, mientras que el jueves y el viernes se reanudarán los días de aprendizaje híbridos para el grupo dorado. En la actualidad, aún no tenemos una fecha de inicio definitiva para el regreso de los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria al modelo híbrido. Sin embargo, se están trabajando planes en el Departamento de Educación Pública.  En el futuro, seguimos alentando a todos a usar máscara facial, lavarse las manos con frecuencia y evitar las reuniones masivas. Se siguen fomentando estas recomendaciones de salud pública, incluso si ya ha recibido una vacuna. 


Ruidoso High School Library

Ruidoso High School Library

125 Warrior Drive
Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 630-7930

The library is a comfortable center for students of all walks of life. It is a place to relax, have lunch, visit with friends, work on computers, and of course read!
Teachers and students are encouraged and supported by the librarian to also use the library as a venue for creativity and academics of all sorts.
This pictorial is an example of one such event. Mrs. Byrd's English classes utilized the library's fiction collection in a "Spine Label Poetry" workshop. 
Spine Label Poetry is a form of "Found Poetry", ...Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems....[and books!]

A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet*.

The teacher taught about this form of poetry prior to the workshop. The librarian brought examples up to the English classes to learn more about this form of poetry.
The day of the workshop, students had hundreds of fiction books available to them in the large reference room. They were encouraged to explore the titles and create their poems.
The process was a fun and interesting way to come up with original poems. The students embraced the activity and exhibited all kinds of creativity. Many of them rekindled their interest in reading and checked out books to read at home...a true bonus to the day!!!
Here are a couple of web resources to learn more about this poetry:
* the definition above was taken from this site

The Ruidoso High School Library provides a collection of over 10,000 fiction, non-fiction, and reference titles; hard copy periodicals and newspapers; audio visual materials and equipment, and various electronic resources including the O.P.A.C., El Portal, and the Ready Reference Shelf. All of these can be accessed from any workstation within the school and remotely.


The O.P.A.C. (Online Public Access Catalog) is catalog which is used to locate all books and audio visual materials in the library.

El Portal

The InfoTrac Periodical Database is provided to Ruidoso High School free of charge thanks to the generosity of the New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe and the New Mexico State Legislature. The El Portal contains over 8,000 magazines as well as newspapers, eBooks, and other reference materials.
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