OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a voluntary reading program implemented in schools across the state of Oregon. It is organized in three divisions, Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, and Grade 9-12. Participating students form teams, read a pre-selected list of titles (16 books annually in each division), and compete to prove their knowledge & comprehension of characters and events in the books through battles at school, regional and state levels. The OBOB program at BCS is an extracurricular program managed and supported by parent volunteers. The program is intended to be fun and to encourage a love of reading and foster positive relationships surrounding books. Our winning teams (in both Grade 3-5 and Grade 6-8 divisions) from the in-school battle will move on to the regional, and possible state battles.
OBOB@BCS 2019-2020 Details:
The list of books for the coming year is available in the spring. In Fall 2019, the BCS librarian started introducing OBOB in the library class, focusing on the third grade. The online OBOB team registration started in October and ended on Nov. 4th, 2019. Parents whose kid in an OBOB team registered online, and confirmed their support to his/her kids’ participation in OBOB. Thanks to all the coaches for supporting 110+ students reading!
Following the final date of regional battles, the BCS school battle happened on 02/22/2020 at the Fernwood campus. 19 teams from Grade 3-5 and five teams from Grade 6-8 participated in the school battle. The winning team in the Grade 3-5 division was called Space Dolphins (Eloise Hook, Rylie Newmister, Nina Pal, and Sydney Sexton). It battled in the regionals on Saturday, Feb. 29, and successfully reached the Elite Eight. The winning middle school team, the Wizardly World of Harry Otters (Ann Worthington, Skylar Staab, Lillian Fawell, Mayah Torres, and Sofia Korpi), represented battled at the regional on March 7. The team went all the way to the final and has a chance to win it all at the State OBOB tournament in April!