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Velma Bell Hamilton Middle School: Home


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twitter birdFollow @VHMLMC - Ms Phelps will be updating (click on image)

Word Spotify
Like the music we play outside before & after school? 

  • Click here for 'Velma Bell Hamilton MS Power & Positivity Mix"
  • Click here for new playlist: "School's Out / Summer's Here"


Painting of Velma Bell Hamilton, older middle aged African American woman, smiling and sitting on a chair 

Click on Mrs. Hamilton's portrait to learn about our wonderful namesake!  See more info -- including pictures --  here.

A Great Library Simile

Under words is an image of a tardis (or phone booth) from BBC show Dr. Who

Newbery Winners 2021!!

NEW from J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter At Home Hub

 Click on image

Xello - student access

ISTE Standards- Why Chromebooks Are Important Learning Tools

Search our Ebook & Audiobook collection Check it out!

spaceship logoClick on the image to go to our ebook & audiobook catalog

Click here to see Ms Phelps' short video about how to use Sora to get just what you want

Click here to see tips for searching Sora (Overdrive) 

Click here to go to Wisconsin's Digital Library ebook & audiobook catalog (much bigger than ours)

Click here to see how to connect your school Sora with the Wisconsin Digital library - gives you the most choices in one place!

Click here to Audible -- Amazon Audible now offers FREE Audio Books! [and then maybe choose Tween or Teen]

How to troubleshoot chromebook problems

Search our Catalog



LGBTQ+ History Month - Great books!

May: Celebrate Asian -Pacific Island Heritage Month with a GREAT BOOK!

Download 2 Free Audiobooks per week -- goes through Aug 4 -- CLICK on IMAGE below

Audio File Sync audiobooks for teens 2 free downloads a week April 29 - August 4

Great Big Story: Celebrating Asian -Pacific Heritage Month

15 min video includes: Lion Dancing, Korean American rapper, Hawaiian Hula Dancing, Indian cuisine, and a Cuban/Chinese restaurant in NYC

Books & Cats

Library Clips video

Have you read Jason Reynold's 'Ghost'? This is the friend who the story is based on

Throwback video!

46 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in YA Literature

Click the image to read some BuzzFeed reader favorites!

For VIRTUAL STUDENTS: How can I get an ACTUAL BOOK from the Hamilton LMC??

Remember our fun StickTogether Mystery Posters in the LMC? Here is a VIRTUAL ONE! Have at it!!

Don't have a Public Library Card? Get a virtual one for free!

Click on card to sign up for a virtual library card. [You DON'T need one if you already have a library card]

Madison Public Libraries are OPEN!!  Click here for more info.

Spectrum is offering 2 deals: FREE & REDUCED PRICE internet this fall

Breakout EDU -- Play live M-F @ 1pm (for prizes), or anytime that you want (no prizes, but still fun!)

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How do you play? 
In order to play, visit at 1PM and wait for the game to start. There is no login required. When you complete a game, you can enter to win a prize. It is FREE!
Can students win prizes? 
When a game is complete the player enters their parent’s or teacher’s email address. Winners must reside in the U.S. to win a prize . 
Can I play past episodes? 
Yep! All past episodes can be found at

More Fun Stuff

What is the Next Book in that Series????

Queer Youth Book Club

The Queer Youth Book Club  is a social reading group  for LGBTQIA+ middle and high school students.  Click on the image to get info about the books, dates, and locations of meetings!