Thanks Ellie and Karnitha for trying the very first EY Challenge of the 2022-23 school year!
Battle of the Books: This contest is a mix of comprehension book knowledge along with project based activities specific to the books. Students are not required to read all ten books, but instead the reading can be spread out amongst the team members. Check out the list of books here: https://ey.westside66.org/2022-23-wms-battle-of-the-books/
United States Academic Pentathlon (USAD): Academic Pentathlon tests students in five different subject areas (math, literature, fine arts, science, and social sciences). Students can choose to compete in 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 subject areas. There will be review sessions prior to the competition and the regional competition will take place in February.
Quiz Bowl: Quiz Bowl will meet on a weekly basis after school on Mondays from 3:20-4:00. Additional after school times and Warrior Time may be added. Quiz Bowl members will have an opportunity to participate in various Quiz Bowl competitions throughout the year.
Cribbage and Chess Club (CCC): CCC will meet on a weekly basis after school on Tuesdays from 3:20-4:00.
MATHCOUNTS: MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math opportunities to students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. The WMS MATHCOUNTS Team will meet on a weekly basis after school on Tuesdays from 3:20-4:00. We may also occasionally meet during Warrior Time.
Writing Contests: Various writing contests pop up throughout the year and there are usually prizes involved. If you’re a writer and would like to be notified when a contest starts, mark it on the Google Form.
Spelling Bee: All WMS 7th and 8th graders will take a qualifying spelling test in their LA class sometime between Oct. 10-21. Approximately 50 WMS students will be invited to participate in the WMS Spelling Bee which will be Friday, Nov. 18. This will be an online test provided through Scripps. The top 2 WMS students will be invited to participate in the District Spelling on December 16.
Geography Bee: All WMS 7th and 8th graders will take a qualifying geography test in their Social Studies/History class in early January. Approximately 50 WMS students will be invited to participate in the WMS Geo Bee which towards the end of January/early February 2023. During the WMS Geo Bee, students will also have an opportunity to participate in a Science Bee and a History Bee.
Task: Create a Google Slides presentation, Pic Collage, or use any other app on your iPad to create a graphic for 20 days, 19 days, 18 days, etc. (see picture below). NOTE: If you don’t start this challenge until later this week or next week (or the following week), you don’t have to go back and do the ones that have already passed. BUT, in order to be included in the prize drawing, you have to complete at least 15 days total.
When you are finished with your 15+ days, you can email them to Dr. Spady at spady.lynn @ westside66.net
Some resources that might help you…
Step 1: Check out the example in the image below
Step 2: Watch this video: https://youtu.be/bDpW1sHrBaU
Step 3: Write your sonnet and enter it here: https://www.nebraskashakespeare.com/sonnet-contest
Quote from Angela Welch Prusia: https://www.angelawelchprusia.com/angela-welch-prusia/