• *We are currently looking for students who would like to compete in this year's Battle of the Books. See Mrs. Wirtz in the Media Center if you are interested.


    • High school students from across the state of Iowa are invited to participate in the Iowa High School Battle of the Books.
      Here's how it works:
      1.  Form a team of up to 6 students in grades 9-12 (you can have more than one team per school). Students may only be on one team.
      2.  Find an adult coach: Mrs. Wirtz, AHS Teacher Librarian is the coach for all AHS teams.
      3.  Complete one registration per team and include $5 registration fee by check (postmarked NLT January 31).  (Mrs. Wirtz does this for you!)
      4.  Read the books!
      5.  Discuss the books, talk about them, have fun!
      6.  Coaches complete online survey to test the online testing systemFebruary 15-24.
      7.  Take a multiple choice test and an author name test online with your team March 1-15 at your home school.
      8.  Top 16 teams travel to Marshalltown for the GRAND BATTLE in late April, 2020