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Becker IS Yearbook

posted Oct 4, 2018, 6:54 AM by Jason Borgstrom

The Becker IS Yearbook -

Battle of the Books is Coming

posted Oct 1, 2018, 2:41 PM by Jason Borgstrom

Battle of the Books is Coming   

Tuesday, November 13th we will hold our first Battle of the Books competition.  We will have two different battles. Third grade will go first at 6:00 p.m., followed by fourth and fifth grades together at 7:15 p.m. The competition will take place in the small gym at the Intermediate School.

We are excited to be hosting this fun book-based competition and would love to have lots of student sign up to compete! Students will need parent/guardian permission to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. The trivia questions are based on 10 books (see below). A list of these titles was sent home last spring, but you will also find the list on the media center website.

For this competition students will be working with a partner.  Students can request a partner, but pairing will be based on the books they have read. Students will complete a book survey a week before the competition. They are required to read 3 books to compete.  Books can also be read to them.

There will be two rounds of competition. For the first round, each pair of students will have a whiteboard and marker. Trivia questions will be asked of the entire group with each pair writing their answer on the whiteboard. If partners miss 3 questions, they will be eliminated from the competition. This format will continue until we are down to 3-5 teams (depending on the number of competitors). For round two, students will be placed at a table together and given buzzers to ring in. The questions will be asked of the whole group. The first group to buzz in with the correct answer will get one point. The pair with the most points at the end of round two will be our Battle of the Books Champions! We have medals for first, second, and third place winners.  All competitions will receive a free bookmark. In addition, we will have drawings for free books throughout the competition.

Intermediate School Scholastic Book Fair: October 9-17

posted Oct 1, 2018, 2:37 PM by Jason Borgstrom   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 2:37 PM ]

Intermediate School Scholastic Book Fair: October 9-17

Great books at great prices! Our Scholastic Book Fair not only makes great books available to our students, it also provides funding for books for our media center and students who cannot afford to purchase books. We receive 55% of the profits from the fair! The fair will be open everyday from 7:30-3:30 and during conferences. Our online Book Fair runs Oct. 2-Oct. 17.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

posted Oct 1, 2018, 9:48 AM by Jason Borgstrom

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

In order to provide the Scholastic books students love, we need volunteers to run the Intermediate School fair. It’s a fun, relaxed atmosphere that provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to interact with students. We have 3 shifts daily, 8:00-10:30 a.m., 10:30-1:00 p.m., and 1:00-3:30 p.m.. The cash registers are fully automated and easy to operate. Grandparents and all over 18 are welcome to volunteer. You may sign up in the office or use this Book Fair sign-up link

Media Center News

posted Sep 26, 2018, 2:40 PM by Jason Borgstrom   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 2:42 PM ]

Please peruse the link for Media Center News... 

Students in Ms. Holien's 3rd grade class talked about heroes on 9/11!

posted Sep 12, 2018, 9:07 AM by Jason Borgstrom

Students in Ms. Holien's 3rd grade class talked about heroes on 9/11! They learned that heroes can come in all shapes and sizes, and they make a big or small difference in the community!

Picture Day

posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:38 PM by Jason Borgstrom   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 4:16 AM ]

Picture Day for IS students will be on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 and Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.  

You can order now at -- Becker High School ID:  MI218025Y0

Book Fair

posted Mar 22, 2018, 2:28 PM by Jason Borgstrom   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 2:30 PM ]

Come to our Book Fair! It is being held between April 9th and 13th in the Intermediate School. 

Dinner Book Party

posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:11 AM by Megan Ramola

Students in Mr. Tweten's, Mrs Monson's and Ms. Severson's fifth grade classes participated in dinner book party. Each student had 9 minutes to peruse books based on genre, theme or author in a restaurant setting, complete with snacks and beverages. Students then rotated to other “restaurants.”


Coding in the IS

posted Feb 6, 2018, 10:10 AM by Jason Borgstrom   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

As we prepare to deliver Coding Classes to students, our teachers spent time learning how this technology can provide an incredibly engaging platform to deliver a portion of their curriculum. Karen Landsverk, Media Specialist in the IS, did a tremendous job facilitating this session. 


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