Teacher: A. Whitaker, A. Davis
Location: Media Center
Academic Bowl covers all subject areas and is a buzzer-based academic quiz competition team. Academic Bowl Teams do compete against other county schools, as well as regional and state competitions. Practices will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8 to 8:45, during FLEX, in the Media Center. Competitions will take place on a select few Saturdays throughout the school year. Transportation will be provided and dates of competition will be communicated well in advance.
Teacher: J. Scroggins, E. Barber
Location: Computer lab b
MATHCOUNTS is a national organization that holds math competitions for middle school students all over the country. Our Willie J. Mathcounts team will prepare for the state competition (in Atlanta) by playing math-based games, learning creative strategies and shortcuts to solve problems quickly, and practicing those strategies on real-world problems in many different contexts.
Teacher: S. Barfield, A. Everett
The Tome Society Reading Bowl is a digital competition in which students take 3 multiple-choice online exams during the school year based on the books on their chapter level's It List.
- Chapters may have up to 15 members on their Reading Bowl Team.
- Students in grades 3-12 may participate in Reading Bowl.
- Members of the Reading Bowl team will read all of the books on their chapter level's It List.
- Books are divided into 3 multiple-choice digital exams taken during pre-determined testing windows.
- Exams are proctored and timed.
- Questions are based on content from the It List books.
- Students compete individually, but the team score is based on the average of the top 5 individual scores.
- The top 4 teams in each chapter level advance to the in-person, quiz-bowl-style championship round at TomeCon.
Teacher: A. Hrncirik, M. Wilson
Location: RM 156
We are a Middle School B Level team that competes in Science-based testing and building events. We practice to compete at the regional, state, and national levels. Each year, Science Olympiad has 23 events for teams of 15 students to compete in. Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is the premier team STEM competition in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to 5,500 teams at 400 tournaments in all 50 states.
Teacher: A. Montgomery
Location: Rm. 512 (Art Room)
Seventh grade students (selected during their 6th grade year) learn basic principals of yearbook production and develop skills that include copywriting, digital photography, desktop publishing, photo editing, and using appropriate technology tools for media production. They are also learning real-world 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, professional communication, information/media/technology literacy, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity, and social skills.
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