Ellis Middle School Competes in Battle of the Books
Middle School students showed their literacy skills and love of reading as they competed in the second annual Battle of the Books competition on February 28. A voluntary team trivia contest centered around four books each student read outside of class, the Battle of the Books quizzed students on details big and small to test their comprehension and retention from each of the four selections.
By instilling a love of reading at this transformative age, Ellis faculty members are giving students the tools they need to strengthen their vocabulary and language skills via real-life applications that hold real relevance to their lives. This spirited competition shows participants that reading isn’t just for book reports and homework assignments, but something that is fun and enjoyable on their own and within a group.
Battle of the Books Teams 2017–2018
The Nifty Narwhals Kyra Simmons, Class of 2022 Sarah Ali, Class of 2023
Hana Bloom-Wang, Class of 2024 Noa Dobzinski, Class of 2025
The Internet Lydia Rosenstock, Class of 2022 Cate Sauer, Class of 2023 Rita Gianakas, Class of 2024 Netta Dobzinski, Class of 2025 The Bus Drivers Elaini Asamere, Class of 2022
Jordana Javid, Class of 2023 Liadan McElfresh, Class of 2024 Ellie Mahoney, Class of 2025 Sophia Sandholm, Class of 2024 The Reading Rainbows Estella Warman, Class of 2025 Sarina Pretter, Class of 2024 Josie Nesbit, Class of 2025 Maryella Wanless, Class of 2025
The Dritschows Hannah Pretter, Class of 2023
Livia Keelan, Class of 2024 Selin Geylani, Class of 2025 Madeleine Mocker, Class of 2025
The Battle Squad Mackenzi Thompson, Class of 2023 Charlotte Sauer, Class of 2024