• To All High School Reading Competition Team Members:


    I am sorry to report that the Spring Reading Competition was cancelled due to mandatory school closures and the need for social distancing. :-(

    I miss all of you and am proud of each one of you - your committment to reading and to our team! I am very disappointed that our team could not go to Forest Hills!

    A book collection box was placed in the Cafeteria for you to put any of the spring's copetition books that you may have had and were in the process of reading.


    I miss you all and know that you can email  cfabyanic@bbsd.com at any time to say hi! 


    Take card, stay safe, and continue to READ for fun!


    Happy Reading!

    Mrs. Fabyanic


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    Submitted by Mrs. Christine Fabyanic,

    High School Reading Competition Team Coach


    Spring 2020 Competition 

    We are looking forward to participating in the Spring High School Reading Competition to be held on - Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Forest Hills School District. Sign ups will be held in January upon return from Christmas Break for the Spring team!

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    Team Member Requirements & Information:

    1. Each team member MUST read 5 - 7 books (or more) in the Spring, 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 January, February, and March.

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

    4. The Tuesday of the competition students are dismissed @ 1:00 pm, depending upon the travel time for dinner and arrival at the competition site before the competition's 4:30 start.

    5. We travel with the Middle School Competition Team, as they compete the same evening against other Middle School teams. Three rounds of competition are held, with two teams competing against one another during each round. Points are tallied and cutoffs announced for any ribbon placements. An awards ceremony is then held to award the school teams who placed at the Third, Second, and First Place levels. Students then board their buses for return to their home school districts. 


    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 Spring 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


    Here is the listing for the books on the Spring High School Interscholastic Reading Competition Book List:

    Book                                                                                  Author

    1. Night Journey                                                                Kathryn Lasky

    2. No Ordinary Day                                                            Deborah Ellis

    3. One Child                                                                      Torey Hayden

    4. Our Town: A Play in 3 Acts                                              Thornton Wilder

    5. Out of My Mind                                                              Sharon M. Draper

    6. Peak                                                                             Roland Smith

    7. Pictures of Hollis Woods                                                  Patricia Giff

    8. The Pigman                                                                   Paul Zindel

    9. Pygmalion                                                                     George Bernard Shaw

    10. Red Pyramid                                                                Rick Riordan

    11. Scat                                                                            Carl Hiaasen

    12. Search for the Shadowman                                           Joan Lowery Nixon

    13. The Secret Life of Bees                                                 Sue Monk Kidd

    14. Shakespeare's Spy                                                       Gary Blackwood

    15. Siddhartha                                                                  Hermann Hesse

    16. Snatched                                                                     Pete Hautman

    17. Stones in Water                                                           Donna Jo Napoli

    18. The Stowaway                                                             Karen Hesse

    19. Surviving the Applewhites                                             Stephanie S. Tolan

    20. The Teacher's Funeral                                                   Richard Peck

    21. Tex                                                                             S.E. Hinton

    22. The Thief                                                                     Megan Whalen Turner

    23. Travel Team                                                                Mike Lupica

    24. Two Princesses of Bamarre                                           Gail Carson Levine

    25. War Horse                                                                   Michael Morpurgo

    26. White Fang                                                                  Jack London

    27. Wintergirls                                                                   Laurie Halse Anderson

    28. Wish You Well                                                              David Baldacci

    29. Words By Heart                                                            Ouida Sebestyen

    30. Yellow Star                                                                  Jennifer Roy