Who: Teens in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) can apply in 28 categories of art and writing
What: The nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
When: Writing Deadline: December 15 and Art Deadline: December 18
Find out more at https://www.artandwriting.org/awards/
If you need help submitting your work, email Dr. Spady at spady.lynn at westside66.net
The other day I was thinking about ways my boys and I could serve our community and I continually found myself making excuses like…We’re too busy, we can’t all go to the same place, businesses are not allowing volunteers at this time, etc. But then I was reminded by one act of service that we could all participate in…writing thank you notes! Do you know a Veteran? Maybe another person that works in our community? A first responder? A teacher? A custodian? Writing a heart-felt note to someone thanking them for their service is a great way to display your leadership, character and citizenship. If you end up writing some notes, I’d love to receive a picture from you letting me know how it went!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the Blackout Poetry contest. Check out the slideshow below of a few of our favorites!
The winners of a $5 cash prize are….
Jacqueline in the student category…
And Brenda in the parent category…
MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.
Check out these sample questions:
The WMS Math Counts Team is forming now! If you’re interested, take the 10-question qualifying test linked below. NOTE: You are not obligated to join the Math Counts Team if you take the qualifying test, however, there will be a prize for the top 3 scores on the test!
Take the qualifying test by Oct. 15 to be considered for the team and to be entered for the prize drawing!
Qualifying Test Link: https://forms.gle/f8KN6SpVy73sVymk8
Answers to Sample Problems: 5/16 and 3 1/2 hours
Many of you have heard about Code Crush at UNO and now is the time to apply! Applications are due October 4.
- 8th and 9th-grade students from the Midwest who are interested in the future of Information Technology are invited to apply.
- A teacher nomination is needed so contact Dr. Spady, Dr. Bolamperti, or Mrs. Shabram if you’re interested in applying.
- The 2020 fall Code Crush experience will be held Nov. 5-7 and will be online. Check out the link below for details.