Celebration of Literacy
The Douglas County Chapter of the Altrusa Club started the Celebration of Literacy in 2001 to put the spotlight on the importance of reading. It is held each year in February with many activities. The first activity is held at the Roseburg Valley Mall, in the center arena, where books are given away in a Read aloud center. Communittee leaders go to Elementary schools to read to grades K-3 and the RHS Drama team performs skits for the grades 4-6 . Many schools hold other reading related activities during this time.
Winchester holds our annual Dr. Seuss Family Reading night with our
Scholastic Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair.
Celebration of Literacy ends with the County wide Battle of the Books competetion.
For more information, go to their website: www.celebrationofliteracy.net
Battle of the Books
There's more to reading than taking an AR quiz or doing a book report!
You can join a team that competes for a trophy after reading books from the list below!
Our Battle of the Books competition is held every February at RHS and is open to every elementary school and middle school in Douglas County! Two schools battle one another in a round and the battles continue until it's down to the final two teams in that division. Teams consist of 5 students with one student being the alternate. Questions are asked, alternately. In January, we have a 'pre-battle' assembly for our teams to practice before our final team goes to the county-wide competition.
Congratulations Winchester Readers!
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
by Jeri Hanel Watts
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
Night of the Twisters
by Ivy Ruckman
The One and Only Ivan
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
Swindle by Gordon Korman
Tales from the Odyssey, Part I
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
The Trouble with Chickens
The World According to Humphrey
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng