February Practices

Tuesday 2/4 and Thursday 2/6 from 3-4 p.m. Pick up door #4 under the bus canopy.

Tuesday 2/11 and Thursday 2/13 from 3-4 p.m. Pick up door #4 under the bus canopy.

Tuesday 2/18 and Thursday 2/20 from 3-4 p.m. Pick up door #4 under the bus canopy.

Tuesday 2/25 and Thursday 2/27 from 3-4 p.m. Pick up door #4 under the bus canopy.

Practice Practice Practice

Practice for December is as follows:

December 10: Will discuss the basics of the team, the major events to compete in, the need to read all (or just 1) book based on participation, etc.

December 12: Will discuss the rule book.

December 17: Will begin work on our events.

Practice for January starts the day we return from Christmas Break on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Hutchings’ room

Practice is coming soon!

Practice starts Thursday December 5 Tuesday, December 10 in Mrs. Hutchings’ room C4 from 3-4 p.m. Parents will pick you up under the bus canopy at door #4. During December-March, we will practice/work every Tuesday and Thursday.

If you can’t come to practice let me know in writing (note or email). If you have after school conflicts, let me know ASAP and we can work out a plan.

READ READ READ Go to our school library, go to North Shelby library, or buy them yourself.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Read and enjoy the first time through. We’ll worry about the minutia (tiny details) during our in-practice re-reads before our competition.

What about the competition? The Shelby County Book Olympiad is on April 2.  Events this year include…lightning rounds (fast team question/answer with Kahoot), worksheet rounds (silent, slower, written answers), breakout room competition (on only 1 of the 4 books), book trailer (using video editing apps), and book jacket design.

Book Olympians should read the county’s selected titles for this year’s competition. Breakout, trailer, and jacket design need participants to know one book really well. However, lightning and worksheet rounds do require knowing all 4 books like the back of your hand. 


Heads Up: We will have book tests in January to see who has actually read or not. If you’ve not read by then, you’ll have to leave the team.


Welcome to OMMS Book Olympiad

Enjoy reading, art, music, poetry, movie-making, drama and/or anything creative? Be apart of our award-winning Book Olympiad team.

The deadline to join the team was October 31. If you have questions, email Mrs. Hutchings directly at shutchings@shelbyed.org.

Explore this site for the basics of how this team works.

Until then, if you have questions, contact Mrs. S.K. Hutchings in person in room C4, by email at shutchings@shelbyed.org, or by phone message with OMMS front office at 205-682-5210.