This year all 6 elementary schools participated in our 4th Annual Battle of the Books event. Students read books from the Bluestem 2017 nominee list and studied the plot, title and author. Our Sheridan School team came in 3rd place and had their best showing thus far. I had a wonderful judges panel including: Cindy Helmers, Dr. Hannah, Shirley Jacobs, Jim Cooper, Stacie Ochiltree, Laura Wilson, Janice Ochiltree, Bridgette Beasley and Mary Yount. Washington School came out on top of the double elimination bracket and everyone had a wonderful day!
Today Sheridan hosted the second annual D87 Battle of the Books. This years event included 4 of our 6 elementary schools; Sheridan, Irving, Washington and Oakland. The teams read the 2015 Bluestem nominees and participated in a "Scholastic Bowl" style tournament.
Our judges were:
The winning school was: Washington Elem,entary
Our Battle of the Books event was wonderful this year! Thank you to all who participated and volunteered!
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist!