Each year, OCPS sponsors the Battle of the Books (BOB) for students in grades 3-12. This is a literacy incentive program for students who read the Sunshine State Books. BOB teams of six are formed at each participating school, and then the team begins studying every detail of the 15 Sunshine State Books. The team at NLP began meeting once a week in January to participate in mock battles to prepare for the county battle. For the Southeast Learning Community, 21 schools battled it out at Lake Nona High School. NorthLake Park was the winning team and for the 3rd year in a row will compete at the county level! There will be two schools from each of the five OCPS learning communities participating in this final battle.
The goal of this event is to incorporate in students the value and importance of collaboration, teamwork and friendly competition. While competing with their peers from other schools, it is apparent that the purpose of the program is working … students are reading great, quality books and are having fun!