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Academic Competitions

WordMasters (Gr. 5): This contest helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically.  At each grade level the contest consists of three 20-minute analogy-solving meets. This year the meets have been scheduled for the end of January and the months of February and April 2012. All meeting will be held after school. Each student that participates will receive a certificate and will be invited to an end-of-year pizza party!

Starts: Fall Trimester. Contact Megan Loh for details.

Robotics – For full descriptions, please visit > Programs > Robotics

Jr.FLL Lego Robotics (Gr. 1-3): Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.  Just like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), this program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr. FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.

Starts: In session now. Please contact John Galipault for details.

FLL Lego Robotics (Gr. 5-7): Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

Starts: In session now. Please contact John Galipault if interested.

24 Challenge Math (Gr. 4-6): Students compete using the 24 Challenge single/double digit and variable cards. This citywide tournament will be held at Marina Village at the end of May.

Starts: Going on now. Contact Ms. Biagini,, for details.

SD County Spelling Bee (7-8): This year’s 46th annual San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee will take place at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from approximately 8:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m. The overall winner of the countywide spelling bee will be awarded the title of Spelling Bee Champion, and that student (and his/her advisor) will win an all-expense-paid trip to the Washington, D.C. area to compete in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee held in May 2015.

Starts: Soon. Contact Ms. Murphy,, for details.

Elementary Spelling Bee (2-5): This spelling bee prepares Elementary school students to the spelling bee format. The competition is held at school in April.

Starts: March 2015. Contact Mrs. Overstreet,, for details.



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