Reading Olympics 2020-2021 Update

All 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, you are invited to join this year's Reading Olympics.


This year’s Reading Olympics will look a little different. The final competition will be a virtual event organized by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The list of books will contain 25 titles, not the 45 titles we have seen in the past. The virtual competition will take place after school in March, where we will compete in 2 rounds of 25 questions each, with no stealing of questions.


Ms. Hymel will deliver 4-5 books to students interested in joining this year’s RO. These books will be read on your own time. I will be handing out questions to be answered on each book when you tell me you have finished reading the book.

Please sign up by October 23.

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.

Ms. Hymel will give the individual students an oral test on the books as they are read.

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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