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Battle of the Books

‚ÄčBattle of the Books Team

* Students interested in trying out for this year's Battle of the Books team are meeting after school on Thursdays, in the media center in the media center from 2:30 - 3:30. 

Coaches: Cindi Pettigrew, Vicki Heath & Cheryll Pittman

If you love to read, this may be the team for you!

To see a list of the books for the 2016-2017 school year, click here.

"The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all 
students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed 
to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by 
prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates 
interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the 
competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading 
materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the 
competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, 
not necessarily to win!" ncslma.org



Shout out to our 2015-16 Team!

Congratulations NJMS Jaguars!  We earned 5th place in the county, and first place in our conference! This dedicated team of 12 students and 1 alternate collectively read over 100 books and answered thousands of questions to prepare for competition and we couldn't be any prouder. A big thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, teachers, and to our administrators for the great support!~ We couldn't have done it without you. Good Luck to our 8th graders moving on to the high school. We have treasured you and can't wait to hear about all your accomplishments in high school.
 

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