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Sponsor: Sharon Lepore
Different colored books playing tug of war.

Grade Level: 4th & 5th

The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to encourage students to read a wide variety of age appropriate novels. Students read a predetermined selection of books and test their knowledge by competing with other schools in the county. Battle of the Books builds teamwork and a love of reading.




Black and gold circle of the National Beta Club logo

Grade Level: 5th

The National Beta Club recognizes high academic achievement and good character. Students are eligible to be a member of the Beta Club if they have maintained a B average for two school years and obtained a passing score on all areas of the EOG. The Beta Club builds leadership among students as it works with the community on a variety of service projects.





Blue and yellow speech bubbles with the words civic oration.

Grade Level: 5th

Sponsored by the Modern Woodman of the World, Civic Oration aims to enhance students’ writing and public speaking abilities. Each year, students write speeches based on a predetermined topic, and then present these speeches to their classmates. The winners of the class competition go on to compete at the school level, with a chance to move on to the district competition.



Blue and yellow music notes with the word orchestra above them.Sponsor: Johnny Jackson

Grade Level: 5th 

Orchestra meets twice per week for 45 minutes. Orchestra is open to anyone who wants to learn how to play a string instrument, but you must start in 5th or 6th grade. After that time, beginning classes are not offered. The longer you stick with it and the more you practice, the better player you will become. You will perform concerts and take field trips, and you can even earn scholarships for college.




Yellow music note with blue circles underneath and the words show choir written across the note.Sponsor: Ann Lewis

Grade Level: 4th & 5th 

The purpose of show choir is to highlight the singing talent of students at LBES. Show choir meets after school, and performs during school concerts. During show choir, students work on building their individual style of singing as well as teamwork skills necessary for group performances.




Boy with puzzle pieces in his head and the words spelling bee written below.Sponsors: Brenda Singleton

Grade Level: 4th & 5th

The annual spelling bee allows students to build spelling and grammar skills. Students study a list of words to compete at the class level. Winners from the class competitions go on to  compete at the school level, with the school winner advancing to the district competition.

Published by Sharon Lepore on October 2, 2020