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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sheppard Elementary wins District Battle of the Books

The MISD Battle of the Books competition for elementary schools was held on Wednesday, May 2 at the R.L. Anderson Complex.  Twenty schools had teams competing. Each team had to read five books and had to have won competitions at their local school in order to represent their individual school at the district level.

The winning school was Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary (pictured above), 2nd place honors went to Cora Spencer Elementary and 3rd place went to Janet Brockett Elementary. Congratulations, students!

Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of playing in the "Battle." Students read books and then come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competitions are similar in style to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competition.