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Reading Bowl Tryouts *updated*
Do you love reading? Want to compete against other schools in a book competition? If your
answer is yes, come and tryout for the Reading Bowl Team! 
Reading Bowl tryouts will take place on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 starting on September 11th
in the media center. Please fill out this permission form. Students that sign up are committing to attend all tryouts and Tuesday
practice sessions. 
Tryouts : Sept. 11th, 18th, 25th, & Oct. 2nd
Team members will meet every Tuesday on the following days:
October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; November 13th, 27th; December 4th, 11th; January 8th,
15th, 22nd
During the tryout, we will focus on the following books:          
Epic Fail Arturo Zamora – Pablo Cartaya

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team – Steve Sheinkin

Ghost – Jason Reynolds

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom – Lynda Blackmon Lowery
**NEW** The Ethan I Was Before -- Ali Standish (Last week of tryout ONLY) 
Frequently Asked Questions 

When is the Reading Bowl?

The DeKalb County Reading Bowl will take place on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. The regional competition usually takes place the following week at Clayton State University if the Kittredge team were to make it to the next round.


What if I don’t want my child reading a particular book?

Should you have any concerns about the content of any of the books, please know that students will not be required to read anything that you find objectionable. We read books on the Middle School list which is intended for students in grades 6 – 8, so know that the themes and content will reflect that targeted interest level.

What are the Georgia Children’s Book Award nominees for 2018-2019? 

How do you select the Reading Bowl team?

Because membership is limited, students will be selected for the Reading Bowl following the tryout. Students must be able to answer questions about the Reading Bowl books quickly and with accuracy. Students are also expected to write questions that will be used during tryout. The final roster will be announced at the end of the tryout in October. 

When does the team practice?

Practices start promptly at 2:30 after dismissal on Tuesday afternoons starting on September 22nd and will occur every week through January. Practices will last until 3:30 at which time students will need to be picked up. Any students who are not picked up by 3:30 will be placed in aftercare and charged $15.