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.

    Participants meet in the library BEFORE school (8:00-8:45 am) on designated Fridays (see below) beginning in September through May. While participants are NOT required to attend the Friday morning meetings, those who attend may have a better chance of qualifying for participation in the school tournament in April. 

    1. Return permission form by Friday, September 13.  
    2. Read the 15 selected titles- available at our school library and/or the Lexington Public Library.
    3. Write 24 practice questions while reading each of the 15 titles using the shared Google docs provided in our Google Classroom group.

    2019-2020 Dates

    Sept. 13- Initial meeting 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Oct. 11- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Nov. 8- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Dec. 13- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Jan. 10- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Jan. 17- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Feb. 14- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    Feb. 21- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library

    March 13- Written assessment to determine brackets for school level tournament

    March 27- Results of written assessment, division into teams, discussion of brackets

    April 10-  School-Level semi-finals matches

    April 17- School-Level finals match to determine our BMS competition team

    April 24- Practice for top 3 qualifiers & up to 3 alternates

    TBA- Semifinals against another FCPS middle school team (date, time & location TBA)

    April 30- District-level finals at Norsworthy Auditorium at 5 pm for the 3 semi-finalist teams

    District Rules & Procedures