Reading Olympics 2014!
Reading Olympics 2014
Delaware County Reading Olympics is open to all Delaware County, PA students in grades 4-12



2014 Building Coordinators'
2013-14 Book Lists
2012-13 Reading
2012-13 Book Lists!! 

2013 Elementary List

2013 Middle School List

2013 High School List

2011-12 BOOK LISTS!!!



Dates and location

(A & A Signs)

Book purchases
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 February 20, 2014
Registration for the 2014 Reading Olympics is Open.  Please follow the link below to begin the registration process.
Also remember that DCIU will host the Book Selection meeting for next year's Reading Olympics book lists.  The meeting will  start at 4:00 PM at Education Center in Morton.
 January 28, 2014
   Tonight is the 2014 Building Coordinators' meeting.  At this meeting we will go over the schedule for this year's event as well as the rules and guidelines.  Full registration will open on Monday February 3 and will remain open until Friday March 7.
October 23, 2013
   Reading Olympics pre-registration is open! Please follow the link below to pre-register the number of teams that may be participating from your school.  As this is a huge help to our planning please use your best estimate of the number of teams you will have.  Please contact Andrew Coonradt if you have any questions.
September 17, 2013
   Reading Olympics 2014! Dates and Location. This school year's Reading Olympics will be held at Interboro High School on April 28, 29, and May 1.  Similar to last year we will plan on three nights to better accomodate our increasing number of participants. If the number at registration is smaller than last year then we will consider holding the event over only two nights.
Pre-registration will bein in November followed by a building coordinators' meeting in January and full registration through the month of February. Please contact Andrew Coonradt ( if you have any questions.
May 15, 2013
    Thank you to everyone for your hard work and cooperation this year.  The competition continues to grow as more students, schools and districts participate. This year we had 12 school disticts and the Archdiocese, 54 individual schools, 129 teams, 258 adult volunteers, and approximately 1300 students.  Thank you all for making this event such a tremendous success.  Thank you also to Marple Newtown for your gracious hospitality.
   Now because it is never to late to start planning the 2013-14 book lists are included. (Look in the pannel to the left). As soon as we have confirmation we will post dates and location for next year's event.
   Andrew Coonradt
January 23, 2013 
      Thank you to everyone who came out last night for the Building Coordinators' meeting.  Below is a link to the document that details which night each school will be competing.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  To the left are links to important information including last night's powerpoint.   Finally below is the link to fully register for this year's competition.  At the beginning of each week starting with Monday January 28 I will e-mail the building coordinators of registered teams further details to pay and complete registration.
Registration:  The full registration is open now and will remain open until Friday, March 1st at 9:00 AM.
January 15, 2013
       Building Coordinators' Meeting: The meeting will be at DCIU in Morton on January 22nd from 3:30-5:00.  At this time we will provide specific information on which schools and levels will be competing on which nights as well as a review of the competition rules and guidelines.  In addition we will unveil the winner of the Reading Olympics logo contest.
      Registration:  The full registration will open on January 23 and will remain open until Friday, March 1st at 9:00 AM.

 October 1, 2012

      Pre-Registration Is Open: The pre-registration for this year's Reading Olympics is now open follow link below to pre-register your school.
 Also there will be a contest this year to create a new logo for the Delaware County Reading Olypics.  Please follow the link below for contest details.
Finally if you have any questions regarding the 2013 Reading Olympics please contact Andrew Coonradt at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
September 27, 2012
  • Host location and dates announced!: Delaware County Reading Olympics is pleased to annouce our host location and dates for our 2012-13 events:


MNSD HS is located at 120 Media Line Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073.

Event dates are April 29 & 30, and May 1, 2013. 
September 19, 2012
  • 2012-13 host location and dates announcement coming soon!

Thank You All for a great 2012 Reading Olympics
Special Thanks to Haverford Township Highschool!!!
Reading Olympics 2013
Day of Competition Information and Team Schedules
Important Information
Elementary Competition Schedule
January 12, 2012
  • Building Coordinators' meeting is today!  Download the PPT here.
  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR DCRO 2012! Click here to register your teams in DCIU CourseWhere.
October 20, 2011
  • BREAKING NEWS!!!! HOST SITE AND DATES: Our host site and dates for 2012 have been released! The 2012 Reading Olympics events will be held on...    
April 30, 2012 (Elementary) 
May 1, 2012 (Secondary)
Our host site this year will be....
Haverford High School

SD of Haverford Township

Thank you to Haverford for hosting us this year! We're looking forward to another great celebration of reading!
  • NEW DCIU READING OLYMPICS COORDINATOR:  DCIU would also like to welcome our new Reading Olympics Coordinator, DCIU Curriculum and Assessment Specialist Andrew Coonradt!  Look for all your future R.O. communications from Andy. He can be reached at
  • PRE-REGISTRATION OPEN NOW: 2011-12 Reading Olympics Pre-Registration is now open! Please indicate your intent to participate in the 2012 RO events by pre-registering. Only teams that pre-register will continue to receive RO communications. Pre-register for DCRO 2012 by clicking here!
  • BUILDING COORDINATOR MEETING DATE(S): This year's Building Coordinators meeting will be held on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 from 3:30-5:00PM. (Snow date is 1/26/12)

May 5, 2011
UPDATE! Due to some schedule glitches, we've revised our 2011 RO competition schedules.  Please download the NEW schedule below.  See you Monday and Tuesday!
May 3, 2011
2011 Delco RO is next week!!! Hope you've cleared your calendars by now.... Here are the long-anticipated resources for the competition nights.  Remember, ELEMENTARY NIGHT is MONDAY, MAY 9 and SECONDARY NIGHT (Middle and High) is TUESDAY, MAY 10.
  • Aerial view of SVHS (including parking pointers!) Please do not park in the fire lanes!!!!
  • SVHS room map. These are the rooms that will be used for the competition.
  • Where's My Olympian? Parent Cards. These cards can be given out in advance of the competitions to assist parents/guardians/visitors in finding their favorite Reading Olympians during the event nights.
  • PLEASE DOWNLOAD REVISED SCHEDULE ABOVE. Schedule for Elementary teams for the night of May 9, 2011.
  • PLEASE DOWNLOAD REVISED SCHEDULE ABOVE. Schedule for Middle School teams for the night of May 10, 2011.
  • PLEASE DOWNLOAD REVISED SCHEDULE ABOVE. Schedule for High School teams for the night of May 10, 2011.
  • Reminders for Moderators and Scorekeepers. Some notes for both Moderators and Scorekeepers to keep in mind.
  • Caveats. Things to be aware of we've been taking note of over the years.
Any questions? Email or call 610-938-9000 ext. 2026.
See you next week!!!!
March 31, 2011
The 2012 Reading Olympics book lists have been released!  This year, the book lists were developed by Bucks County Intermediate Unit--thank you to everyone at Bucks IU for thier efforts in producing the lists!
February 4, 2011
The Power Point presentation from Wednesday's Building Coordinators' meeting is now available on our website through the links to the left.
Please remember to register your teams by MARCH 4, 2011 in order for them to participate in the 2011 Delaware County Reading Olympics events at Sun Valley High School on May 9 and 10!
February 2, 2011
Building Coordinators' Meeting Today!  The Coordinators' meeting will continue as planned for this afternoon (3:30 PM in DCIU room 172). 
January 3, 2011
The Reading Olympics Building Coordinators' meeting will take place on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM  in DCIU room 172. ALL BUILDING COORDINATORS must attend this meeting.  Please register for this meeting by following this link.
January 3, 2011
Official registration (requiring payment of $30 per team) for the 2011 Delaware County Reading Olympics will be open from late January to late February.  Check this site for updated information.
November 11, 2010
Pre-registration for the 2011 Delaware County Reading Olympics is now open!  Fill out the form above to pre-register your teams!**
**Please note that pre-registration is for informational purposes only--pre-registration ensures that your Building Coordinator will be included on all email communications regarding the 2011 Reading Olympics. You will still need to complete official registration (requiring payment of $30 per team) in late January 2011.
November 3, 2010
We are pleased to announce that our host site for the 2010-11 Delaware County Reading Olympics will be...
Sun Valley High School
(click for map and directions)
Sun Valley High School
in Penn-Delco School District!
Event dates are:
May 9, 2011: Elementary Competition
May 10, 2011: Secondary Competition
We look forward to another fantastic year celebrating reading at SVHS!
September 23, 2010
Details coming soon about the host location and dates for DCRO 2011!!! Watch this space for more information!
At this point, students should be forming teams and starting to read books from their book lists. Remember, each team must have 2 teacher sponsors to participate in Reading Olympics!
For full RO program information, download our Guidelines from the menu at left.
May 21, 2010
The 2010-11 Reading Olympics lists have been updated--an alternate selection on the elementary list (The Underneath by Kathi Appelt) has been deleted from the elementary list as it was only intended to be a replacement title. To clarify, The Underneath should NOT be included as part of the 45 books on the Elementary book list. The Middle and High School lists remain the same--download the lists from the links to the left to be certain you have the most up-to-date, corrected versions for 2010-11.
As per popular request, all 3 lists are also now available in an Excel spreadsheet. Click on the link to the left to download all 3 lists in a spreadsheet format.

APRIL 28, 2010
Our final events are just one week away! As promised, here are the finalized competition schedules. There were no substantive changes (i.e. the scheduel is still the same), just some names added where there were none or changes in team personnel.
APRIL 19, 2010
Final mailings for teams participating in the 2010 Reading Olympics events went out last Thursday, April 16. One packet of information was sent to each building registered for the competition. If your building has multiple levels, you should receive information for both the elementary and secondary events.
APRIL 5, 2010
2010-2011 Reading Olympics book lists are now available! Click on the links at left to download them! Thank you to everyone who served on the Book Selection Committees! If you'd like to volunteer as a 2011 Volunteer Reader (and question-writer), download the volunteer form here.

MARCH 9, 2010
OFFICIAL REGISTRATION for the 2010 Delaware County Reading Olympics is now CLOSED. If you completed the official registration process through DCIU's CourseWhere system, you should have received email confirmation and a follow-up email with a link to submit team/teacher information that will be used to generate our competition schedules for the final RO events in May. If you did not register through CourseWhere or did not receive the follow-up email please contact Mike Webb as soon as possible.
MARCH 5, 2010
Yesterday the 2010-11 Reading Olympics Book Selection Committee met to revise book lists for Reading Olympics events next year. It was a wonderful gathering of teachers, administrators, and librarians from throughout the region! DCIU greatly appreciates the support from this dedicated group of reading professionals--their work will soon be finalized and the 2010-11 book lists made available.
In the meantime, if you would like to serve as a Volunteer Reader, please complete this form and return it to Mike Webb ( by May 28, 2010. Volunteer Readers will read books from the 2010-11 book lists and generate 5 questions from each to be used in the final RO events of 2011. Questions will need to be submitted by August 31, 2010.
FEBRUARY 5, 2010
Want to view the Building Coordinators' Meeting presentation? New details have been added based on our discussion--book list deletions, more advice to Coordinators, Moderators, and Scorekeepers--click here to see it now!
Join our DelCo Reading Olympics Social Network at!
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
In 2010-2011, Delaware County will be responsible for handling the book selection and question-writing for the 4-county Reading Olympics consortium. This means that the Book Selection Committee will be revising book lists and writing questions to be used for Reading Olympics events in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties! The Book Selection Committee will be meeting on...
Thursday, March 4, 2010
at 3:30PM
at DCIU in Morton.
If you would like to serve on the committee, please contact Mike Webb at
We've now received pre-registration information from 95 teams and nearly 1,200 students!
We've set our meeting date for the Building Coordinators' meeting--the meeting will be held at DCIU in Morton on...
at 3:30 PM
We will be providing an overview of this year's events, describing the roles that all teacher sponsors must be prepared to fill, determining deletions from this year's book lists, and discussing some tips and tricks that we've learned since our first experience with RO last year!
Another important point we'll address is Delaware County's responsibility in developing the 2010-2011 Reading Olympics book lists and competition questions. The 2010-11 Book Selection Committee will be choosing books and writing questions for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties!!!
Come prepared with your RO questions! If you'd like a primer on Reading Olympics (or a refresher) don't forget to check out the MCIU RO training videos here!
We've pre-registered 85 teams and over 1,000 students already! Thank you to everyone who has pre-registered their teams! If you have not done so already, you can pre-register by following this link (link removed). Don't miss out on the fun!
The 2009-2010 Delaware County Reading Olympics is set! This year's final events will take place at...
Garnet Valley High School
in Glen Mills, PA
May 5 and 6, 2010
See the Dates and Location link to the left for additonal information.
This year we will be running a PRE-REGISTRATION beginning in September. Pre-registration is FREE and will secure your spot in the 2010 Reading Olympics.
OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (requiring team registration fees) will begin in January 2010. (Click on the link at the top of the page for Official Registration!)
If you have any questions/comments about the Delaware County Reading Olympics, send us an email!