The first-ever Battle of the Books took place at Washington Middle School on Wednesday, April 27.
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in grades 4-6 in which teams are encouraged to read all 12 Missouri Mark Twain award nominees and then participate in the battle to see which team knows the most about the books.
All of the questions in the competition began with the words “In which book” and the correct answer always was the title.
There were five rounds consisting of 10 questions in each round.
Students in grades 4-6 from all seven elementary buildings in the School District of Washington, plus Immanuel Lutheran, participated. Overall, there were over 100 students involved.
Teams from Labadie Elementary School captured both first- and second-place honors. A team from Washington West Elementary placed third.
Labadie Elementary students on the first-place team were Maddie Godefroid, Molly Schaedler and Cecelia Heimos.
Labadie Elementary students on the second-place team were Clyde Hendrix, Elsie Kresse, Aidan Brinkmann, Tyler Eckelkamp and Carly Hamlyn.
Washington West Elementary students on the third-place team were Jose Avitia, Glenn Sander and Ryan Kampschroeder.
Photos from the Battle of the Books are below.
Labadie Elementary School held a career day on Thursday, April 28.
Professionals in the community visited classrooms and spoke to students about their careers and what it took for them to get to where they are today. They also answered questions from the students.
Professionals on hand at Labadie Elementary for career day were Matt Peterson (a pilot), Michael Matchell (an automotive technician), Melinda Poole (representing Planet Gymnastics), Andrew Hendrix (a police officer), Renee Schenk (a lawyer at Monsanto), John Mazzola (representing New Balance), Chris Pfeiffer (Treasury Department) and Dale Johnson (a police sergeant).
Photos are below of Labadie Elementary’s career day.
The School District of Washington’s art show took place Sunday, April 24, in the Little Blue Jay Gymnasium at Washington High School.
A large collection of art work was on display from students throughout the district in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Photos from the art show are below.
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