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Battle of the Books Coached by: Janell Carr
What is Battle of the Books?

The Elementary Battle of the Books program is a quiz bowl type competition that has been developed to encourage the reading of wonderful literature.

Who may participate?

Battle of the Books is open to fourth and fifth graders.

How does Battle of the Books work?

A Battle of the Books team consists of between six and 12 students who compete against other elementary school teams. During competition, six team members answer questions about the books they have read to earn points. All answers are the title and author of a particular book. The top two school teams at each cluster competition go on to compete in the County finals.

When does Battle of the Books meet?

Battle of the Books meets after school each week to practice. As competition nears, other practices may be scheduled. The first meeting will be the first Thursday of September in the Media Center.

What do you do at meetings?

We discuss summaries of the books as well as clarify any questions you may have with a book. We learn to work as a team by playing games by practicing and competing against each other here at school. Our team will be well prepared for competition. We work hard, but we have a lot of fun!

What if I have other questions?

Please see the coach, Mrs. Carr or call the school at 424.4797

Beta Club Coached by: Janell Carr
Sherwood Park Elementary School participates in the National Junior Beta Club organization. National Beta Club is an academic club that promotes the ideals of character, achievement, leadership, and service. We will hold inductions for the 2016-2017 school year with a special ceremony where the new inductees will receive a certificate and lapel pin. You can get more information on the National Junior Beta Club by visiting
Strings Coached by: 
The Strings program is offered to all interested fifth  grade students as part of a sequential instructional program (grades 5-12) to develop fine motor skills, aural development, and background for success in instrumental music.
Science Olympiad Coached By:  Matthew Kingen
What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is an opportunity for students to explore science, become an expert in different areas of science and show off their knowledge as they compete in a tournament against other schools at a Regional level.

Who may participate?

Students that are in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, in good academic standing, responsible, hardworking in both individual and group settings and eager to explore science in many ways!

When does Science Olympiad meet?

We meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Meeting times and days are subject to change closer to the tournament date.

What do you do at the meetings?

At the meetings you work with your partner on the different projects mastery your knowledge in those areas. Every week you team up and work on your events.

Published by Kimberly Galbreath on August 7, 2017
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