DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
The first Middle School Battle of the Books was held in April of 2005 with 12 middle schools participating and has increased each year. Students from 42 schools participated in the 2008 battle; students from 44 schools are expected to compete in the 2009 District Battle.
Students read the current Middle School Sunshine State Young Readers titles during the year and take a qualifying test based on the books in the spring. At each school, the six students with the highest scores are selected to serve on their school's Battle Team and represent their school at the District Battle of the Books.
The District Battle is an exciting event for the students, teachers, and parents. Each team competes in four rounds of battle by answering questions about each of the battle books. The teams score one (1) point for each correct answer and the points are totaled for the four rounds. The three teams with the highest cumulative scores go on to compete in the Final Battle for the District Battle Cup.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
Josie Sanders, General Director, Middle School Education
Christine Van Brunt, Supervisor, Library Media Services 6-12
Wynne A. Tye
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
Chief Business Officer
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