2800 North Highland Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Phone: 847-670-3200



Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Poe Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading challenge and competition. Mrs. Shapiro is the facilitator.

Students form teams and read a selection of books. Teams compete with each other in “quiz-bowl” battles to see which team recalls specific facts in a book. In May, the top team from Poe will compete with other District teams to see which school will win the Battle of the Books D21 Championship Trophy.

  • Open to 4th and 5th grade students
  • Meets one day per week, January through May during the noon hour.
  • Attendance is required when team goes to ‘battle’.