It’s May, time for the Soaring High Quiz Bowl; a competition for Extended Learning Program (ELP) students (3rd-5th & 6th-8th grade). The competition originated in the 90’s and rotates among schools hosting the event each year, with Washington as host this year! The 3rd-5th graders competed Wednesday, April 20th and placed as follows: 3rd grade – 3rd place, 4th grade – 2nd place, 5th grade – 3rd place, and Washington 3rd place overall! Great Job to Mrs. Sieren and those students! The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Quiz Bowl teams will compete Wednesday, May 4th at the high school starting at 9:15.
The Quiz Bowl consists of 3 rounds where teams of 6 students accumulate points while competing against 5 other schools. Rounds consist of questions from 5 topics (this year's include Grant Wood, Herbert Hoover, BP oil spill, Bubblegum, & Big10 conference), resource questions (answers in dictionary, 2011 World Almanac, world maps, phone book & the Des Moines Register newspaper) and Brain Teasers. Students have been researching, studying and practicing for the Quiz Bowl for about a month.
Awards are presented to 1st-3rd place schools for each grade level and for overall school. This is a FUN DAY for the students (and a chance to show off their hard work)! Renee Sieren is the ELP teacher for the 3rd-6th graders & Erin Thorius is the teacher for the 7th and 8th graders. We will post results of the 6th-8th grade competition so check back later!