The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program. Students in 3rd-8th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

Calling all Riverdale 3rd through 8th graders! Get a team of 4-5 students together and find a parent coach who will motivate you to read, and help prepare you for the school battle in February 2020. One team from each grade division (3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade) will be chosen to represent Riverdale at the Regional tournaments in March 2020. OBOB requires self-motivation and a commitment to read the chosen books– 16 in total, but easily divided among teammates.

Email Jean Schnadig at or Michelle Gutman at if you have any questions.


RGS School Battles scheduled: One winning team from the 6-8 Grade division and one from the 3-5 Grade division will represent Riverdale at the Regional OBOB Tournaments. Bring friends and family to cheer you on!
  • 6-8 Grade Teams: Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 3:30-5:30. Report to the RGS Library
  • 3-5 Grade Teams: Thursday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-5:30. Report to the RGS LIbrary
The Regional Tournament are scheduled for:
  • 6-8 Division: Saturday, Mar. 14 at Reynolds MS from 9AM onward
  • 3-5 Division: Saturday, Mar. 14 at Forest Park Elementary from 9AM onward