Middle School Science Olympics – currently ‘On Hold’ – check back for updated information for 2019-2020 school year!
Background: “Science Olympiad” competitions are like “academic track meets” consisting of several events in each division. (See http://soinc.org/) The students are usually assigned to a team according to their age. There might be more than one team of the same age students. Each child on a team chooses two or more events in which they wish to compete. There has to be another student on the team competing in that same event. During the competition the students compete in pairs. Some events require knowledge and the students research the subject during the practice, and some events require building contraptions.
Middle School Greek Fest
Greek Fest exemplifies an integrated approach of teaching and learning across disciplines, a hallmark of the Core Knowledge approach. Students study topics in Art, Social Studies, and Literature, which correlate and complement each other. 6th grade students will showcase projects, favor audiences with skits, and participate in games that demonstrate what students have synthesized in their studies of Ancient Greek civilizations. Younger students will visit Greek Fest, supporting curriculum taught in 2nd and 4th grades.