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WE WON!  We competed against 7 other elementary schools in Haywood County to win the competition.  We would have gone to the EBOB Region 8 EBOB Competition, but schools closed the following Monday, March 16th.  

Hazelwood Team EBOB Coaches: Carol Clarke and Stephanie Watts

Important Information:

NC Battle of the Books Website

HES EBOB Practice Website

We are excited for the 2020-2021 Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) season. The book list for this year is already out and can be picked up at the HES Library or by clicking here: https://ncslma.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2020-2021%20EBOB%20Book%20List.pdf

Any 4th-5th grade student interested in joining our team should email Mrs. Clarke at cclarke@haywood.k12.nc.us right now. Please include the student’s name, student’s teacher name, parent’s name, parent phone number, and email address.

Soon we will be letting you know when our first meeting will be for this school year. When we have a date, the meeting will start right after school and go until 4:00 pm. Before attending the meeting, please let Mrs. Clarke know how you will be getting home that day.

We will meet every other Wednesday until December and then every Wednesday starting in January. Meetings will always be after school until 4:00 pm in the HES Library.

Because of the large number of students who have applied to be a part of our EBOB team in the past, the following parameters and requirements have been put into place. We are only allowed to take 12 students to the competition.

  • No meeting absences will be allowed (unless approved by Mrs. Clarke or Mrs. Watts or if the student is absent or checked out from school on our meeting day). If a student has an unexcused absence, they will not be allowed to continue on our team.
  • By December 31st, all students must have read 11 of the 15 books. At the beginning of January, we will determine which 12 students (along with 1-2 alternates) will be on our team going to the EBOB competition in March.
  • All students must read all 15 books by the end of February.

Should you have any questions, please email Mrs. Clarke or come see her in the Library.