New Mexico Battle of the Books goes to Las Cruces. Ruidoso teams make it happen.

LAS CRUCES– The Ruidoso Battle of the Books Teams returned to the yearly competition


as the competition headed down south to Las Cruces this year on April 27th, 2019. With four middle school team members, some of the returning readers were able to take a spot on the 1st and 3rd place teams for the middle school division. 

The elementary team had some new faces, one of which stood with the 1st place elementary team at the end of the challenge. 

Held at Onate High School, 8 elementary team members and 4 middle school team members enjoyed the challenge and the reading community they encountered.

Authors, vendors, parents, sponsors, and event coordinators came together for a fun filled morning of academic challenges. 

This is the fourth year that Ruidoso has returned to this long time state challenge. They are looking to return with even more team members next year and have already started reading books on the new list.

Ruidoso represents at New Mexico Battle of the Books

LOS LUNAS – For the middle and elementary school students at this year’s regional Battle of the Books competition at Los Lunas High School, April 28, it was more than a tournament celebrating reading and literacy.

This was like “Book Con 2018.”

“They get to see live authors, it’s not just in theory anymore,” said White Mountain Elementary teacher James Cantu, who was one of the sponsors for Ruidoso at the event. “These are the people who actually wrote the books that they read. When they announced this year’s featured author, she got a standing ovation from three or four groups of elementary students. Talk about connecting with the material!”


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Ruidoso students fare well at Battle of the Books

Students from Ruidoso fared well in the recent New Mexico Battle of the Books and their teachers hope the community will help with preparations for next year’s competition by donating toward the purchase of the necessary books.

The Battle of the Books is a reading competition for students in grades fourth through eighth. Children read and meet with their peers throughout the year, then enter a quiz-style battle in which they are asked about books that they have read from the year’s designated Battle of the Books reading list.

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Food 4Kids Backpacks collaborates with Sierra Blanca Book Share Project

Ruidoso News – 3.3.2016

Backpacks stuffed with critical weekend nutritional supplements to help hungry youngsters who depend largely on school meals for their sustenance just got better. They are being garnished with a new ingredient this year, food for the mind.The Ruidoso Food 4Kids Backpack program which last year sent home more than 15,000 backpacks and estimates a 2015-16 school year total of 18,000, is working with a local effort to provide books for children.

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