Reading Olympics


How it works

The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. Faculty and staff members serve as group leaders for this fun activity!

You will choose a minimum of six (6) books to read for your team and be the “expert” on your team for those books. You are encouraged to also read as many of the other books on the list as you can to help your team. You will be reading a few of the novels in class.

Please do not sign up for Reading Olympics unless you are committed to reading the books, and attending as many practices as possible, otherwise you will be ineligible to attend the competition. If you have a sports practice on one of the dates below, please get changed, come up to the Library for 45 minutes or so, and then go to sports. If you have a game or any other event, just let us know that you can’t make it.


As stated above, students are to choose a minimum of six (6) books from the Reading Olympics Book List to read for the WMA team.

After reading, students will be expected to complete an oral report on the book at Reading Olympics after school meetings. Students should reference the oral report guidelines before presenting on their chosen book.

As information is received from MCIU on competition dates and other important information it will be posted.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Beth Hymel. Happy reading!


Practices are heald in the Perry Memorial Library and begin right after dismissal, ending at 3:50 p.m. Students may be picked up at the carline door at 4:00 p.m. Students must be registered prior to October 17 to attend the first practice. Practice dates:

  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 23
  • February 13

Practices canceled due to snow will not be rescheduled.

Competition Information

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Upper Darby High School
610 N Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026


    2:50 - 4:00 Practice in WMA library
  • 4:00 - 4:40 Dinner in WMA cafeteria
  • 4:45 Bus departs WMA
  • 5:15 Student arrival at Upper Darby HS and go directly to Round 1 room
  • 5:45 Round 1 begins, followed by Rounds 2 and 3
  • 8:00 Round 3 ends

On the day of the competition:

  • Students will wear their Reading Olympic T- shirt.
  • Students will have no homework that night and will leave their bookbag in their homeroom.
  • Students will bring nothing but their coat to the competition.


  • You are welcome to attend at any time during the 3 rounds.
  • You are invited to attend as spectators and may not interfere in the questioning or scoring process.
  • Please, do not bring small children.
  • Please be at your child’s Round 3 classroom NO LATER than 7:45 p.m. (unless your child is in a carpool).
  • WMA teams and room numbers will be posted at Upper Darby HS so you will know where to find your child at the last round.
  • Remind your child to return any Reading Olympic books s/he may have to the library by next week. The same books are reused every 4 years and must be packed up.

If your child is unable to attend, or you have questions, email Ms. Hymel. Permission must be received by Friday, March 2 so that the student may be placed on a competing team.


Competition Permission
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