Math Bowl is a state-sponsored math competition open to all students in grades four to six. Practices begin after school in January. The competition is held one evening in the end of February when our team competes against other schools from the diocese. In the spring of 2015, our Math Bowl team placed #15 in the state out of approximately 115 schools participating. For more information, please contact Miss Wannemuehler from our Home Page.
Math Olympiad is open to all middle school students and high ability fifth graders. It provides opportunities for those students who need additional challenges in mathematics and problem solving. We have students compete in the elementary division (grades 5 and 6) and the middle school division (grades 6-8). Students meet weekly during SRT time to practice skills. They compete in five monthly contests from November through March, and their scores earn them rankings both at the school level and national level. In 2014/15, our first year to have a Middle School Math Olympiad team, several of our students placed in the top 20, 30, and 40 percent of all 21,416 students competing nationwide. Contact Miss Wannemuehler or Mrs. Janney form our Home Page.
SeaPerch is an opportunity for seventh and eighth grade students to build remote-controlled underwater robots. This process includes assembling a kit that challenges the students' critical thinking and problem solving skills. In addition, students will be exposed to soldering and drilling. Students will then join other teams in competition maneuvering their robots through an underwater obstacle course. We began competing in 2012, and in 2013, the team placed first overall at state as well as nationals in Indianapolis. In 2014, a second team was added, and both qualified for nationals in Mississippi, with one earning second place at nationals. In 2015, both teams again qualified for nationals in Massachusetts after first and second place finishes at state. Our 2016 and 2017 each qualified for the Nationals, held at LSU and in Atlanta respectively.
Speech Team is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. There are a wide variety of categories to appeal to all students including both dramatic and humorous categories as well as both memorized and script-reading categories. Practices begin the last week of August and continue through November. There are four speech meets with area Catholic schools held after school in October and November and a city-wide tournament in November. Our Speech Team placed first for the season of all division one schools in the city in November 2015. Please contact Jenna Hochmeister via email from our Home Page.
Spell Bowl is open to all students in grades four, five and six. Students practice after school and/or before school one day a week from August through November and practice the spellings from a list of 750 words. The Elementary Spell Bowl Competition is held at an area school at the end of November each year. In the fall of 2015, one of our two Spell Bowl teams placed #12 in the state out of approximately 105 schools participating. Contact Mrs. Janney from our Home Page.
TEENPOWER is a student led group dedicated to leadership development, community service, preventing drug and alcohol use and promoting a healthy school environment. The group is open to students in seventh and eighth grade. To join the group, students must complete an application at the end of their sixth or seventh grade year. For more information, please contact Miss Wannemuehler from our home page.