Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders: Time to register for Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)


OBOB is a statewide program that encourages children to read for enjoyment and comprehension. The Oregon Association of School Librarians (OASL) sponsors this program, choosing sixteen books across a variety of genres, interests, and reading levels.


Here’s a link to this year's titles and an overview of each book. Please note that OBOB
is a voluntary activity, and students do NOT have to read all books to participate.


During the month of October, we’ll start talking about OBOB during library, and 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will start to form teams. Four teammates can take part in a battle, and teams can include up to five players with one serving as an alternate.


Starting in late January/early February, each team will take part in at least two battles in the tournament with the final team representing Sexton Mountain at Regionals in March.


If your student would like to participate, they will need to fill out a contract, and parents/guardians will need to complete an online form giving their permission for their student to participate. Here’s a link to that


Registration forms will be due on October 23rd, and team pictures will follow on November 15th.


Have a favorite book? Recommend it as an OBOB title for next year. Students and parents can
nominate titles to be considered as an OBOB title for 2019-2020. The OBOB committee is always looking for great books, and here’s a way to share your love of reading. Nominations are due on October 31st.

Dawn Kimball

Sexton Mountain

Library Media Assistant

Art Fair

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Science Fair

The Science Fair is a night of learning and fun! This spring event highlights the cumulative work of our 4th and 5th grade students and allows them to display their hard work and dedication into their science inquiry project. Students of any age can participate as well. In addition to the showcase, families can learn more about local organizations (THPR, nature, mad science, high school, etc.) and interact with some exotic animals!

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Students can choose to participate in this monthly challenge to memorize global space. Kids are tested on their knowledge of the world and as they pass each exam, stamps are added to their passport. 

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