Clubs & Other Activities

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
Take part in a fun tournament for 3rd-5th graders where teams compete to answer questions about books from the annual OBOB reading list. Kids form grade level teams made up of four team members and one optional alternate, and then will usually split up the reading responsibilities for the 16 books. Teams will first compete at Ainsworth in late January/February, and the winner advances to a regional competition. OBOB is a statewide reading program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. Find out more about the program at the  OBOB Website

2018 OBOB Grades 3-5 Book List

  • Blast-off! By Nate Ball
  • The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • EllRay Jakes the Recess King! by Sally Warner
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
  • Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells
  • Poppy by Avi
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • We the Children by Andrew Clements
  • Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
  • Wild Wings by Gill Lewis

FIRST Lego League and FIRST Junior
If you are interested in starting a team (FIRST Jr. is K-3rd grade, FIRST is for 4th-8th graders), the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program website has helpful information:
Workshops for prospective coaches and mentors: