Thank you to Ms. Schmiegelow who has organized and will host the area level Battle of the Books competition for the “southern” end of the TLDSB. These competitions will be taking place at DGH on Tuesday, March 31st and Wednesday, April 1st. Junior and Intermediate teams from all over the “south” will be coming to DGH to compete.
For those of you who do not know, the Battle of the Books is an AMAZING opportunity for students to get engaged AND competitive in their reading! Participating schools send a Junior and/or Intermediate team. Each school team, which consists of 4 players, has to read all of the books from the list arranged for the competition. Teams need to the know the books inside out because questions could be asked about any of these books. The first team to answer the question correctly wins the point and the team with the most points at the end wins that round. Do you think it is easy? Try knowing several books that well with the added pressure of another team trying to answer before you do!
The organizers of Battle of the Books wanted to provide an event for the book loving students in our schools and its popularity has remained high. It is just as competitive as any of our zone and county sports tournaments and the winners at the the school, zone and county level. The pride shown by winning teams is huge.