West 5th Campus
547 West 5th Street, Hamilton ON

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 5-6, 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. This is a fun competitive day.

The competition for 2024 will take place at the beginning of April. 

Senior Book List and Information

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylot Lisle

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Flyaway by Lucy Christopher

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt


Books are available at Ms. DeJong’s classroom and at your local library (put one on hold soon).

Hand in your first 4 completed book summaries  (any 4 of the books) by Friday, December 8 (or earlier) to Ms. DeJong’s classroom.

If/when you complete these, continue on with your last 4 books.  The last 4 book summaries are due Tuesday, January 9 (or earlier :)

Coaches: Mr. Veldhuis + Mrs. Wikkerink (Junior)  Ms. DeJong + Mrs. VanderWindt (Senior)

Coming Events
Thursday Dec. 14 - 2023
Thursday Dec. 14 - 2023
Invitations for Canvassers
Invitation for Canvassers Following our recent update at ...Full Story
Tuesday, February 22
Shine as a child of God.
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Thursday, March 11
Teacher Introduction - Diane Heeg
  We are thrilled to announce that Diane Heeg will be ...Full Story
Wednesday, March 3