Smithfield Middle School’s Deaf Program Advances to National Battle of the Books Competition

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Each year, students from BISD’s Regional Day School for the Deaf compete in the Gallaudet Battle of the Books for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. This year, a team of six students from Smithfield Middle School competed and advanced through multiple rounds of the online competition. The team won the opportunity to compete in the final round April 22–25 on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Gallaudet University provides education for hearing impaired and some hearing individuals from preschool through graduate school. BISD is proud of these students and their sponsors. #BISDShines

BISD’s 2017 Elementary Battle of the Books Winners

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First Place

Smithfield

Second Place

Binion

Foster Village

Green Valley

Porter

Walker Creek

Third Place

North Ridge

Snow Heights

Spicer

 

Congratulations to all the teams for a great competition! #BISDShines

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2016 Battle of the Books Winners

Congratulations to Binion and Smithfield elementary schools, BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books winners. #BISDShines #bisddlp Pictured: Binion Elementary

Congratulations to Binion and Smithfield elementary schools, BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books winners. #BISDShines #bisddlp Pictured: Smithfield Elementary

Congratulations to North Ridge Elementary for winning second place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

Congratulations to Academy at C.F. Thomas Elementary for tying for third place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

Congratulations to Walker Creek Elementary for tying for third place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

Congratulations to Green Valley Elementary for tying for third place in BISD’s 2016 Battle of the Books. #BISDShines #bisddlp

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Green Valley wins 2015 Battle of the Books

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Congratulations to Green Valley Elementary for winning BISD’s 2015 Elementary Battle of the Books. The Academy at C.F. Thomas placed second and Binion, Smithfield, North Ridge, Snow Heights and Holiday Heights elementary schools tied for third.

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Deaf/Hearing Impaired Students at Smithfield Middle School

Six deaf/hearing impaired students at Smithfield Middle School are on a special Battle of the Books team that will compete against three other deaf/hearing impaired teams from across the nation. Those teams are at state schools for the deaf in Georgia, Louisiana and Massachusetts. The competition will occur through simultaneous video webcast using sign language interpreters from Gallaudet University. The competition has been coordinated with the assistance of Beth Muirhead, SMS librarian; the Deaf Ed staff (particularly their teacher, Teresa Fuller); and Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. (Gallaudet University sponsors and coordinates the event.) Two of BISD’s Deaf education students designed the team T-shirt.