In our first-ever elementary-level Clarkston Community Schools Battle of the Books, The Golden Read-Trievers from Springfield Plains Elementary won first place, and Mr. Pig and the Pugs from North Sashabaw Elementary placed second after a three-way tiebreaker. The Hazardous Readers from Andersonville Elementary and The Book Broncos from Independence Elementary tied for third place. The Big Green Bookers from Bailey Lake Elementary won Best Costume, and The Golden Read-trievers won Best Team Name. With guidance from the district's Elementary Media Specialist Laura Cadreau, the Clarkston Independence District Library, and the Springfield Township Public Library, this year's Clarkston Community Schools Battle drew 87 teams and 408 students in total.
The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. This program works at the individual school level as well as at the interscholastic and district wide levels. Classroom teachers, reading specialists and library media specialists spend many hours choosing books and writing questions for each year's Battles.
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About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.
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