Reading Olympics In-House Competition

Tuesday, March 31 from 3pm-5pm in the Art Room

Students will:

  •  Leave their backpacks on the tables in the library just outside the Art Room. 

  • Enter the art room quietly and sit with their team in a circle on the floor as directed by Ms. Hymel

  • Participate in a manner just like the planned competition.

    • Listen to the question as asked by the moderator (the questions are the from the MCIU)

    • Put your hand in the circle if you have read the book

    • Conference with others who have read the book for the best answer to the question

    • Captain will designate a student to answer the question

    • The answer will be given

    • Point will be given for a correct answer or question will go to the next team for a correct answer

    • Score keep will tally the points for each team at the end of the round

    • After 3 rounds the total scores for each team will be sent to MCIU and ribbons will be sent back to WMA

    • Ribbons will be received at awards day in June

  • Ice Cream party will be held to celebrate everyone’s hard work !!!

  • Parents pick the RO students up in the front Hall at 5:15 pm. Or let me know if they should go to aftercare.


Email with any questions.

How it works

The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students in grades 4-6 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 be assigned 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 tell Ms. Hymel and she will speak with Mr. Dickman to let him know you will be late for practice.


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

Everyone is invited to the first meeting where they will be assigned a book to read.

At the second meeting, they will answer questions about the first assigned book. Students should reference the oral report guidelines before presenting on their chosen book. They will then be assigned a second book to read.

At the third meeting, they will again answer questions on the second assigned book. If both books were read and questions sufficiently answer about the book, the student will be invited to join Reading Olympics and registration will be opened.

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


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Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse, faith community rooted in the gospel values of mercy and justice. We are a school where the joy of discovery inspires serious study, social responsibility, and strong faith.

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