Submitted by Mrs. Christine Fabyanic,

    High School Reading Competition Team Coach


    Spring 2021 Competition - Hot off the Press!

    We are looking forward to participating in the VIRTUAL Spring High School Reading Competition to be held virtually on - Thursday, May 13, 2021. 

    We will meet in Mrs. Diehl's classroom in the middle school after school to eat dinner - I will bring some tortilla roll-up sandwiches and soup or you may pack and bring something for dinner.  It can be stored and anything heated in Mrs. Diehl's room. We will clean up and prepare for competition (probably right three in Mrs. Diehl's room.) Competition will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.

    There will be three rounds - each approximately 45 minutes in length. We should conclude by @ 7:30 p.m. Upon completion of the competition, you can leave via your own vehicle or be picked up outside of the Middle School entrance.

    Our team will work together, wearing masks, using my laptop for our Zoom competition rounds. Mrs. Boehnke and Kathryn Boehnke will be our team volunteers to act as moderator and scorekeeper for other high school teams.


    Thank you SO much for your participation! Read, Read, Read!


    ***Remember, Mrs. Fabyanic NEEDS your permission slip to participate due to the video Zoom nature of this competition!


    Mrs. Fabyanic


                                                      reading competition

    Team Member Requirements & Information:

    1. Each team member MUST read 5 - 7 books (or more) in the Fall, re-read/review those books closer to the competition date, and review the printed quizzes/summaries!

    2. We will meet to periodically review who read what and plan to cover all our bases in September, October, and November.

    3. We will then meet prior to the competition to practice and to determine spokespersons in November

    Our Berlin HS Reading Competition Team members continue to represent BBSD well and enjoy meeting students from other area school districts participating in this event! Despite the competition and stress of questions being "fired" at them about 30 books, the students rise to the challenge and have a great time!


    Are you ready to have a good time reading? YES?! Then join our ranks for the Fall Reading Competition!

    Dog-gone good time!     


    Here is what you need to do:   

         *Sign up in the Learning Hub (HS Library).

    In the back room in the HS Library:   

         *Take the book listing.     

                                            Sign up

          *Choose book(s) to read, sign your name by it on charts up on back of shelf across from the back room door, and then sign it out of the Library.  

            (The ideal is to have 2 to 3 people reading each book, so that one person doesn't have to remember EVERYTHING!)  

                                                                                                                                                                                       Fill out permission slip                                                                                                                                                                                          

          *READ, remember what you read, and ENJOY!       Reading

             (I am not requiring you to take notes or write questions, but if those kinds of things help you to remember, don't hesitate!)


          *You can touch base with Mrs. Fabyanic (@ 8:05 - 8:20 a.m.) in her room any morning.

             (E014 - Elementary Building, 3rd/4th grade hallway, pass the gym and elevator, down the steps, and I am the third room on the left side!)      



    I would love to see YOU on our fantastic BBHS Reading Competition Team!


    Mrs. Fabyanic


    Cycle 4 Interscholastic Reading Book List (Year 2020 - 21)

    Book Title


    Spring - HIGH SCHOOL

    Make Lemonade

    Wolf, Virginia Euwer

    Miracle Worker (Drama)

    Gibson, William

    My Antonia

    Cather, Willa

    My Brother Sam is Dead

    Collier, Christopher

    My Friend, the Enemy

    Cheaney, J. B. 

    Night Divided

    Nielsen, Jennifer

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Orwell, George

    Old Man and the Sea

    Hemingway, Ernest

    Pearl, The  

    Steinbeck, John

    Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat   

    Jarrow, Gail

    Red Scarf Girl

    Jiang, Ji Li

    River Between Us

    Peck, Richard

    Ruins of Gorlan

     Flanagan, John

    Running Dream

    Van Draanen, Wendelin

    Same Stuff as Stars

    Paterson, Katherine

    Sarah's Ground

    Rinaldi, Ann

    Scribbler of Dreams

    Pearson, Mary

    Shakespeare Stealer

    Blackwood, Gary

    Step From Heaven

    Na, An

    Summer Ball

    Lupica, Mike

    Things Not Seen

    Clements, Andrew

    Time of Miracles

    Bondoux, Anne-Laure

    Thunder Point

    Higgins, Jack

    Touching Spirit Bear

    Mikaelsen, Ben


    Haddix, Margaret Peterson


    Reichs, Kathy

    Wednesday Wars

    Schmidt, Gary B.

    What Happened to Goodbye

    Dessen, Sarah

    Where Are the Children

    Clark, Mary Higgins

    Where the Broken Heart Still Beats

    Meyer, Carolyn