Myers Elementary School
2160 Jewel St. N.W. 
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503 399-3175

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OBOB Schedule  All competitions are in Rm. 120 at 12:30 pm. Parents are welcome to attend.
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How does Oregon Battle of the Books help my child? 

Increased listening skills
Comprehension skills                         
Read-aloud skills
Study skills 

The program also fosters reading from a variety of literary genres. It promotes cooperation, school pride, shared-knowledge, social skills. Battle of the Books enhances the relationship between parents, teachers, and students through the shared reading experience. It bridges the student connection between the school, the home and libraries. The Battle of the Book program, are a natural accommodation for TAG students. It is also appropriate for students of varying learning abilities.

The "question asking" format that is integral to the Battle of the Books program which is a research-based strategy to improve reading comprehension in students as indicated in the Report of the National Reading Panel in 1998 and in numerous subsequent reading studies. 

At Myers Elementary, third, fourth and fifth grade students may compete in the Oregon Battle of the Books competitions which include sixteen books. The schedule for competitions will be posted in January when the "battles" begin. Parents are always welcome to attend.

Questions about pronouncing authors' last names?   Teaching can help.

Myers Elementary School is in Region 2  - counties -  Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Polk, Marion and Yamhill.

                                                                                                                                    Questions about Battle of the Books contact:  Ms.Orand.

Attention: 6th-8th Graders.
You can still participate in OBOB at Walker Middle School.  See OBOB coordinator, Ms. Baldwin.

Oregon Battle of the Books is also open to 9th-12th grade students.  Find the participating school who is closest to you.

Oregon Battle of the Books Championship Team

Morgan's team competed in the Region 2 Tournament in Woodburn on March 8th placing 11 of more than fifty teams.

Myers Oregon Battle of the Books #1 Team 2012-2013

Myers 1st place team placed 3rd in the Region 2 competition at Lincoln Elementary School in Woodburn granting them a place at the State Tournament at Chemeketa Community College.  This is the 1st time a Myers team has qualified for the State Tournament!

At the state tournament, Myers team placed in the top sixteen teams in the state. Congratulations!


Myers Oregon Battle of the Books #1 Team 2011-2012

Congratulations to Myers Championship Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) team . After competing in multiple competitions in Corvallis at the Regional OBOB Tournament, their team placed fourth of forty teams from Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. 

Photograph includes students involved in the 2011-2012 Oregon Battle of the Books program at Myers Elementary 

Thank you to Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Smith and former Myers Library Media Teacher, Ms.
Hamler-Dupras for volunteering to make this program a success!




Myers Fourth Grade Boys compete in the
Regional  Oregon Battle of the Books Tournament 20

Myers School Oregon Battle of the Books Championship team . The boys were one of nineteen 4th-5th grade teams competing at Myers. After reading the sixteen books for the competition, Matthew's team  competed in the Regional Oregon Battle of the Books Tournament at McMinnville High School  March 13th. Spokesperson, Mason, did an excellent job of answering multiple questions after conferring with team mates at the competition.



2009 OBOB Regional Competition

Myers OBOB team was one of forty nine teams from schools in six counties competing in the OBOB Regional II Competition Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at McMinnville High School, McMinnville Oregon. Team Captain  Liana S., with Kylie, Spokesperson Kelsie M., and Gabe H., answered question after question correctly to win the first round of competition and continue on to single elimination rounds.  At the end the second single elimination round, Myers team's lost with a tie breaker question.  Congratulations girls on a job well done. 

  Video of a mock "Battle"