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    Battle of the Books is a competative reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read a variety of quality literary works deemed appropriate for a particular age group.

    During NTI we will meet virtually via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month as noted below with Google Classroom as our learning management system. Once school resumes we will meet in the library BEFORE school (8:00-8:45 am) on designated Fridays (dates TBA). While participants are NOT required to attend meetings, those who attend may have a better chance of qualifying for participation in the school tournament in April/May. 

    1. Students may begin preparing by reading the 15 selected titles- most of which are available both digitally and in print format from our school library and from the Lexington Public Library.
    2. Students should join our Battle of the Books Google Classroom and become familiar with all posted content. 2vedbgw
    3. Participants are encouraged to write 24 practice questions while reading each of the 15 titles phrased with "In which book does/did/are/is...?"
    4. Participation permission forms will be available in the BMS library once we return to school.

    2020-2021 Dates
    (during NTI/2DL)

    Sept. 21- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Oct. 6- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Oct. 20- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Nov. 17- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Dec. 1- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Dec. 15- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)

    Jan. 19- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Feb. 2- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    Feb. 16- 4-5 pm via Zoom (cancelled due to snow day)
    March 2- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    March 16- 4-5 pm via Zoom (link will be posted in our Google Classroom)
    April 6- TBA
    April 20- TBA
    May 4- TBA

    When/If we return to face-to-face instruction, we will discuss the possibility of meeting in the library on Friday mornings 8:00-8:45 am. 

    March-May
    TBA- Written assessment to determine brackets for school level tournament

    TBA- Top 6 qualifiers announced w/ brackets posted 

    TBA- School-Level finals match between top 6 qualifiers to determine our BMS competition team

    TBA- Practice for top 3 qualifiers & 1 alternate

    TBA- Semifinals against other local middle school(s) at 4:30 pm (location TBA)

    TBA- District-level finals at Norsworthy Auditorium at 5 pm for the 3 District finalist teams

    District Rules & Procedures