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Pullen and APHE Take the Win at Battle of the Books

Dorothy Smith Pullen and Amy Parks-Heath elementary schools came out on top at the annual Rockwall ISD Battle of the Books tournament on March 20, 2024.

Pullen winners










Pullen Elementary won the championship for the 3rd and 4th grade level and Amy Parks-Heath Elementary won second place. APHE runners up









Amy Parks-Heath Elementary won the championship for the 5th and 6th grade level and Celia Hays Elementary won second place. 

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read great books and have fun competing with peers. Each year, elementary students in grades 3-6 compete in teams at all 16 campuses; the winning team represents their school at the district-wide event. Elementary Library Media Specialists facilitate by putting together a team, providing the required reading and supporting the students as they prepare for the battle.

APHE Winners Hays runners up

Students are given a list of books to read over a given period of time and must answer questions about each book by a referee. Each team selects a caption and students divide up the reading.

The competition requires lots of preparation and comprehension skills. Congratulations to all students for their hard work!