For the third year in a row, LWSF supported academic enrichment and equitable access across the district through the purchase of books and eBooks for the 2021-22 Battle of the Books competition at all LWSD middle schools.
This investment enables 7,000 students in grades 6-8 to participate in the program each year.
During remote learning in the 2020-21 school year, Battle of the Books was an especially important way for students to connect and build relationships with classmates. This year, students are excited to be able to meet and compete in person once again.
Battle of the Books is a district-wide reading competition that promotes reading comprehension, academic excellence, and cooperative learning and teamwork among students. Every year, district middle school librarians choose 12 books for students to read. The selection of books provides a balance of genres, diversity of characters, and appeals to a variety of students. Battle of the Books allow 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in each school to work together as a team and challenge other schools to correctly answer questions about the selected books.
Congratulations to all the students that participated in Battle of the Books this year; we hope that you find this experience to be enjoyable and enriching to your middle school journey!