2017 Grand Battle
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at
Schedule of events: (Times may be adjusted closer to event)
9:00-9:30am Registration, Meet & Greet
9:30-10:00am Coaches Meeting
10:00-10:15am Greetings and Introductions
10:15-11:15am Oral rounds (4 rounds – all teams compete)
11:15-12noon Virtual Visit with Alaya Dawn Johnson author of Love is the Drug (BYOSnack)
12noon-12:30pm Final Round (1 round – top 4 teams compete)
Photos: We’ll be taking lots of photos celebrating the great work your teams do. However, if you have students who do not wish to be photographed, please have them complete the Photo Opt Out form available on the Resources page of the IHSBOB website and bring that to our attention when you arrive.
Please bring: Your team (only the students listed on the coach survey for the qualifying team) and an adult coach. Your own water bottle (we strive to be “green”). We’ll have water on hand. New/gently used book for the book swap. A non-messy snack (it's a long time until lunch on your way home)! Dress in layers...sometimes our library is warm, sometimes chilly! Many teams design and wear t-shirts! Be creative with these but please refrain from anything that prompts answers to battle questions.
Please DON’T bring: Stuff (there will be over 100 people attending and space is at a minimum), cell phones/MP3 players should be out of sight and sound; no notes of any kind are allowed. We wish we had space for spectators, but we don’t. Please limit attendees to participants, coaches, drivers, chaperons.
About food.... Please plan to eat lunch after the competition on your way home. We realize some students can't go that long without food and are welcome to bring "not messy" snacks to eat during the author visit.
Curious about the rules? Please click HERE
Travel safely and BE READY TO BATTLE!