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2020-2021 Quiz Bowl at WMS

What is the term for a ball of gas in a liquid?

Russia and Canada are the two geographically larges countries.  Name the third largest.

Express this ratio in lowest terms: 1  3/4 to 7

answers below

The WMS Quiz Bowl team will start practicing soon.  To be considered for the team, please complete this 20-question Google Form quiz sometime before September 30.  Mrs. Weeks (8D History teacher) is the Quiz Bowl coach for WMS and she will notify you about practices, competitions, etc.

Google Form:

Answers to Questions Above: bubble, China, 1 to 4

American Red Cross Heroes Essay Contest

Every hero has a story, and now is your chance to tell it!

This essay contest is for students in grades 5-8

Prize includes a surprise classroom party in January or February of 2021

Entries are due by Friday, November 20, 2020

Check out the flyer and cover page below for more Information.

Essay Flyer:

Essay Cover Page:

Blackout Poetry Contest

According, a blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker) to already established text–like in a newspaper–and starts redacting words until a poem is formed.  

If you’re not familiar with blackout poetry, this 5ish minute video provides a good overview.

You can also “Google” blackout poetry” and find a plethora of images/examples.

Contest Rules

  • Create a blackout poem.  You can use a newspaper, magazine, book that you own (the EY Team has some to choose from), etc.
  • Submit your blackout poem by Wednesday, October 14 using this Google Form link:
  • Prizes will be awarded! Good prizes! You should definitely do this contest!


2020 We-Side Poster Contest

The We-Side Community Council continues to brainstorm terrific ideas to promote inclusivity, equity and respect throughout our district.
The 2020 We-Side Poster Contest invites you to create your own poster incorporating at least one of the words from WE-SIDE.

Welcoming Equity Support Inclusion Dignity Everyone


  • Entries are due October 13
  • Make sure your entry includes your first and last name and your grade level
  • Turn it your entry at your school’s main office
  • Prizes will be awarded in the following divisions: K-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade, Middle School, High School, and Staff

NewzBrain Quiz Bowl Opportunity

NewzBrain provides a weekly online Quiz Bowl Challenge covering a wide variety of topics.  The WMS Quiz Bowl Team will start meeting soon and NewzBrain would be a great way to practice!

Check out a sample Quiz Bowl challenge here:

Here is another format of Quiz Bowl types of questions that is usually played in SPARK:

If you’re interested in participating, please email Dr. Spady (spady.lynn at for instructions on how to create an account.