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Battle of the Books 

Each year, the Niagara District Christian Schools compete in a "Battle of the Books." The Junior Team is made up of students in grades 4-6, and the Senior Team is made up of students in grades 7 & 8. Each member reads a selection of eight books. In the Spring, the school teams come together in a competition to determine who has the most knowledge about the eight selected books.  They always enjoy their battle day with the team mates, eating pizza, and spending time with other schools.  It is an excellent time of community building between schools.  We are so blessed to have access to so many wonderful books written by talented and gifted authours.

Senoir Book List for 2017-2018

The Man Who Loved Clowns, June Wood

Airborn, Kenneth Oppel

Okay for Now, Gary Schmidt

The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen

Echo, Pam Munoz-Ryan

Moon Over Manifest, Claire Vander Poole

Son, Lois Lowry

Boys Without Names, Kashmira Sheth

Books are available at the CCS library and at your local library (put one on hold soon)

Seniors hand in your first 4 completed book summaries by

Friday, December 8 (any 4 of the books)

If/when you complete these, continue on with your last 4 books.  The last 4 book summaries are due Friday, January 26.

A few Senior Battle particpants have not yet handed in their complete set of book summaries. Please do so ASAP. Also, remember to come to Mrs. VanderWindt or Mrs. Breimer's class to practice as often as you can. Sign your name each time you do.


This year our host school is Covenant Christian School.  Our Battle of the Books day will take place on Wednesday April 25, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church in Grimsby, ON.  Located at 290 Main Street East.  Grimsby ON L3M 1P8.

We will need parent volunteers to drive both directions.  Please let one of your coaches know if you are available to drive and how many students you are able to take.


Senior Team - Mrs. Vanderwindt and Mrs. Breimer

Junior Teams - Mr. Veldhuis and Mrs. Eising