Pleasant Grove Middle School - Home of the Pumas


Scholastic Reading Counts

As of November 10th, Pleasant Grove Pumas have read 68,602,045 words and 1,171 books!!!
 Library Open:
Before School ~ Monday - Friday
7:25 - 7:45 a.m.
Break ~ Monday - Friday
9:34 - 9:44 a.m.
Lunch ~ All Grades
Last twenty minutes of lunch.
After School ~ Tuesday - Friday
2:05 - 3:00 p.m.
Subject to change without notice.

Book to Movie Challenge

Your challenge, should you accept, is to read Wonder and take the Reading Counts quiz by 2:30 p.m. on November 8th.  Pass the quiz and your name will be entered into our drawing for a chance to win a seat on the Pleasant Grove school bus headed to see Wonder when it opens on November 17th.  You must read Wonder this school year in order to be eligible to participate in the challenge.  If you think you have passed the quiz in a previous year, please let Mrs. Hadden know.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a congenital facial abnormality that prevented him from going to a mainstream school – until now.  He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be.  The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face but he has to cope with a range of reactions to his unusual appearance, as well as a lot of typical middle school drama.

Can Auggie convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?  Last date to ender the drawing is November 8th.

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books (B.O.B) is a reading club with ten new books to read every year.  In B.O.B, students are separated into groups to read the books together.  Near the end of the year all the teams compete to go to the finals for B.O.B.  If you have any questions or want aditional information, please see Mrs. Hadden in the library and remember, this reading club is open to anyone interested.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING - November 16th in the library
"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through,
but rather how many can get through to you."
Mortimer Jerome Adler

2017 - 2018 BOB Books

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

Upcoming Library Events

  • Battle of the Books Informational meeting during lunch in the library (October 23rd)
  • Book to Movie Challenge for Wonder ends (November 8th)
  • Book to Movie Challenge for Wonder field trip (November 17th)


  • Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Folsom (December 16th)

Overdue Library Books and Fines

Library books are checked out for three weeks.  A fine of $0.10 per school day/per book will start after a grace period of five days.  To avoid paying a fine, please return or renew your library book by the due date.

Overdue notices are distributed to the English teachers at least twice a week and are posted in Juper Grades periodically.

REMEMBER:  Students with overdue library books or library fines will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities which include athletic events, dances, field trips and assemblies.  (Student/Parent Handbook 2017-2018)