Newtown Middle School
Reading Olympics Team!!!
The Bucks County Reading Olympics inspires kids to become lifelong readers. Since 1993, the Reading Olympics has been
motivating students in Bucks County to read and discuss books. The purpose of this event is to encourage children to
readmore than they currently do, to read a greater variety of books, and to enjoy the excitement of reading and talking
about books. The team format encourages students to share the challenge of reading the selection of books with their
The Reading Olympics competition is the culmination of the program that has teams of students reading books from a
prepared list for several months prior to the final event. Each team consists of 8 to 14 students who agree to read from
groups of 45 books appropriate for their age and reading level. The book lists are prepared the previous year by interested
teachers and librarians.
During the competition evening, all teams participate in three rounds of questioning. Teams are never eliminated. At the
culmination of the event, all students receive a ribbon, determined by the number of points their team earned during the
See Mrs. Bovino in the library or Mrs. Sanders to join! Meetings will be held in the library on Wednesday mornings during Resource Activity Period. If you want to join the team, but can't make the meetings because of other school commitments, contact Mrs. Sanders. She will get all necessary information to you.