SCORE is looking for inspirational school stories and wants to hear from Tennessee students! Students in grades 4 - 12 are invited to participate in a one-to-two page essay contest and share their inspirational experience from the classroom. Check out the details below.
Chadwell Elementary School hosted its first Academic Vocabulary Bee for the second, third and fourth grade students. Students prepared by studying the State Academic Vocabulary word list for Reading and Math. Chadwell teachers and literacy coaches planned rigorous activities to help students learn definitions and the origins of words. The Bee included a written test followed by two rounds of oral testing.
Congratulations to the winners and participators. All winners received an Apple iPod!
Cole and Kirkpatrick Elementary Schools participated in the first-ever debate championship May 10, at the Estes Kefauver Building in downtown. The debates were held in federal courtrooms, with five teams from each school debating. Each school’s debate team consisted of 4th grade students with one 3rd grader.
The topic of the debate was “Parents should not be held legally responsible for their children’s poor choices.” Kirkpatrick argued the affirmative and Cole the negative. Kirkpatrick Elementary took home first and second place and Cole placed third. This was only the second debate between these two schools. This was the first year for each team of elementary students, coaches and principals.
Congratulations to both teams!
It’s not a science fair. It’s a STEM Fair, the first of its kind in our city, and it’s changing the face of Nashville.
Metro Nashville Public School students compete against one another individually and in teams using videos, presentations, and on-site demonstrations to see which of their projects has the best potential to improve the city.
Don’t come expecting to find science fair stand-bys like plaster volcanoes and three-panel display boards. The Metro Schools STEM Competition is a district-wide high school event. Students have worked with Nashville’s top STEM professionals to share their ideas, investigations and recommendations to “Change the Face of Nashville.” At the competition, individuals and teams will use videos, presentations, and on-site demonstrations to showcase the project with the best potential to improve the city in any of five categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, STEM Career.
Stratford STEM Magnet High School will host this inaugural competition on May 16.
More information about registering to compete and other contest details can be found here. The deadline to register is Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
High school students got a crash course in running a business from Junior Achievement and a team of business professionals acting as mentors.
Teams from Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillwood, McGavock, and Maplewood took part in the JA Titan Business Challenge presented by Catepillar Financial. The team from Cane Ridge came out on top, besting teams from Metro schools and some from out of county. McGavock was close behind in second.
Congratulations to all who took part!
From a full Junior Achievement press release:
Academy at Hickory Hollow student Grecia Esparza knows her languages! She won two national awards by taking two very difficult foreign language exams.
Grecia won first prize in the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese level 5 bilingual exam and 3rd place in the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese level 4 bilingual exam contest. She even earned a bit of prize money for the 1st place honors.
Grecia entered the exam at her previous school (Hume-Fogg Magnet High School), but is current a student at the Academy. The exams are a national competition assessing knowledge of vocabulary & grammar.
Way to go, Grecia!
Cole Elementary School fourth grade debate team will participate in a debate on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Vanderbilt University’s Calhoun Building. Cole’s debate team has had a successful year, competing in various debates with Kirkpatrick Elementary School. Cole's three teams will debate against three teams from Kirkpatrick Elementary School. The top three teams will go on to compete in the finals on Thursday, May 10. The topic of the debate will be “Parents should not be held legally responsible for their children’s poor choices.”
Good luck to all teams from both schools!
Congratulations to two Croft Middle School eighth grade language arts students for winning the Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Associations Essay contest!
Zoe M. and Naba A. both received one hundred dollars for their essays on Tennessee Law Enforcement, with both students writing in the subject on “Why I will say No to Alcohol and Drugs.” Zoe and Naba were two among six Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County student winners. Croft Middle Principal Juana Grandberry surprised to the students with their checks during the morning announcements live on WCMS television broadcast.
Three students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle represented their school at the State Tennessee History Day last Saturday.
La’Charsha W., Mitchell M. and Noah R. competed with six other districts in the state competition. La’Charsha won first place in individual performance category and will compete at the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. in June. This is a huge honor as she not only had to write and perform her script about a topic in history, but she also had to create a bibliography of primary and secondary sources, complete a process paper, and complete an extensive interview with the judges. Mitchell M. won third place for his website and will be an alternate at the National History Day competition.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants!