Battle of the Books

The second district-wide Battle of the Books competition for middle schools took place at Diamond Valley Middle School on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Students from Dartmouth, Rancho Viejo, Diamond Valley, Cottonwood, Hamilton, and Acacia competed in a total of seven rounds designed to test their literary knowledge. At the end of the competition, Acacia Middle School students were crowned as winners. 

In order to prepare for the competition, students were asked to read a total of 30 books throughout the year. Throughout the seven rounds, students had to answer various questions about these books. Advisors from each site designed different rounds to test students’ knowledge. Students ran a relay, played Pictionary, participated in online tests, and competed in a variety of other challenges. They enjoyed the competitive aspect and working together as a team. 

This program gave students an opportunity to explore books in different genres. Congratulations to our teachers for encouraging students to read more, and to Acacia Middle School for winning the district-wide Battle of the Books competition!


1St Place: Acacia Middle School

2nd Place: Rancho Viejo Middle School

3rd Place: Diamond Valley Middle School


Acacia Student Team Members:                             Acacia Teachers:

Cade Munsinge                                                           Connie Kirk

Savana Whatley                                                          Renee Daniel

Sofia Barber                                                                Anthony Blake

Morgan Shaw                                                             Anne Rogers

Madeleine Trujillo