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Dr. Raul Garza Jr. STEAM Academy

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845 Eighth Street, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6900 Fax: (956) 361-6908

Battle of the Books (BOB)

Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team!  These kids did an amazing job at the Battle of the Books competition that took place Wednesday, January 30th at VMA.  They came in for a three-way tie for 3rd place.  The three teams then went into a sudden death round to determine the 3rd place team and, in the end, tied for 4th place.  Super proud of these kids and what they accomplished.  GO ROCKETS! 
A team will only consist of 3 members and 1 alternate.  To be an eligible member of the team, students must meet the following guidelines in accordance to the Region One ESC Battle of the Books (BOB) Manual:
  • All students participating must be a full-time student, passing all classes with a 70 or above in grades 3-12, attending a public, charter, or independent school in which they are enrolled for the current school year.
  • Read all books and prepare for competition.
  • Practice teamwork and good sportsmanship.
  • Attend practice sessions.
  • Write personal and team practice questions.
For more information about BOB, please visit Region One ESC's BOB
All those interested in participating should inform the librarian, Mrs. Espinoza, so that they may be put on the list of interested participants.  Should there be a large number of interested students, other methods (such as AR progress and teacher recommendation) may be used to determine team members.
A meeting will be held with interested participants Wednesday, December 5th and the team will be finalized Thursday, December 6th.
Texas Bluebonnet Award books chosen for this year's BOB are: