Battle of the Books update May 9th 2013

Hello, everyone! Some final bits and pieces from Oregon Battle of the Books before school gets out for the summer (can you believe it?)!

Firstthank you again to all the participants, coaches, volunteers and teachers who worked so hard. We couldn’t have done it without all of you, and we are so appreciative of the time and work that you all put into this!

Next – while Battle of the Books may be over for this school year, we are already hard at work getting things ready for an even better competition next year. To that end, below you will find links to 3 surveys about OBOB – one is for students, one is for parents, and one is for teachers/coaches. Please, please, PLEASE take the time to fill out your appropriate survey so that we can better serve you all next year. The surveys are short – 9 or 10 questions, mostly multiple choice. I know with outdoor school coming up, time is at a premium, so they will stay open until 01 June 2013. And thank you in advance for helping us out!

Student survey

Coach/Teacher survey

Parent survey


Lastly, but most important – the book lists are out for next year! Below you will find  the .pdf download link. You are encouraged to begin reading, but also HIGHLY encouraged to take at least some basic notes so that you don’t forget everything you’ve been reading! If you have questions about the kind of information to write down, don’t hesitate to ask a teacher, another student, or myself. We all want everyone to feel welcome and encouraged to be successful! I am also including the high school reading list for those 8th graders who might also be interested as they move on up!

Again – thank you to everyone, and don’t forget the surveys!