Extracurricular Activities

Permission Forms Junior High Math League

Junior High Math League is for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. During the meets, students will complete two individual events where they answer 5 questions in each event. They will also compete in a team event where they will be answering 10 questions together as a team. Each meet will have different topics that will be covered and we will prepare for those topics when we meet during our practices.


Practices - Mondays from 3:15-4:00 (first practice on September 18th)

Competition Dates - October 9th, October 30th, November 20th, December 11th, January 8th

*Competitions will take place at Kenyon-Wanamingo Schools

Participation Fee - $20 (check or pay online)


Junior High Knowledge Bowl

Junior High Knowledge Bowl is for students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. During the contests, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning, typical of secondary educational programs. Questions test students recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. This competition provides a format for student growth centered around academics.


Practices - TBD

Competition Dates - October 10th, November 16th, December 18th, January 5th (Sub-Regionals), January 16th (if a team qualifies for Regionals)

Competition Time and Place - 9-11:30am at Southeast Service Cooperative

*Sub-Regionals and Regionals are from 8:30-2:00, with the bus leaving PI at 7:45

Participation Fee - NA


Senior High Knowledge Bowl

Senior High Knowledge Bowl is for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. During the contests, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning, typical of secondary educational programs. Questions test students recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. This competition provides a format for student growth centered around academics.


Practices - TBD

Competition Dates - December 12th, January 18th, February 8th, March 8th OR 13th (Sub-Regionals), March 19th (if a team qualifies for Regionals)

Competition Time and Place - 12:30-3:00 at Southeast Service Cooperative

*Sub-Regionals and Regionals are from 8:30-2:00, with the bus leaving PI at 7:45

Participation Fee - NA


Academic Triathlon

Academic Triathlon is for students in grades 5th-8th. Students in 5th and 6th grade will compete together and students in 7th and 8th grade will compete together.  They will compete in 3 events: Face Off! Mind sprints, and Party in a Box. During Face Off!, teams of students compete in oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning. Mind sprints are contests where students use divergent thinking skills, visual problem solving, logic, construction, and team cooperation puzzles. Party in a box is an activity where teams receive an outline for a story and act out the rest. If you would like to help your children prepare for AT, playing games like Taboo or Catchphrase or any other quick thinking timed game would be great. It is important that your child can work well with others since teamwork/behavior is part of the scoring process as well.

If you are interested in visiting the National Academic Triathlon Website, please use the link below:

https://usacademictriathlon.com/

Practices - TBD

Competition Dates - December 8th, January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, State AT - April 14th (if a team qualifies)

Participation Fee - $20 (check or pay online)


Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics is for students in grades 5-12 who are interested in learning how to create and program their team’s robot to perform different tasks. Lead by a team of IBM volunteers, students will learn how to construct, program, and test their robots. Each week, there will be a new project for students to complete in order to practice different functions of their robot. We will host a parent night for students to show their families what they have learned about robotics and programming. There will also be one competition event at RCTC in early December (date TBD).


Practices - Tuesdays from 3:15-5:00 (first practice on September 19th)

Parent Night - TBD

Competition Date - TBD

Participation Fee - NA


Technovation

Technovation is for students in grades 5-12 who are interested in learning how to create and code their own mobile app. Students will work in teams of 3-5 to generate the idea of their app, create prototypes, learn how to code their app, and create a pitch and demo video to showcase their app. Technovation practices will begin in early January and we will prepare for Appapalooza, which will take place in early May (date TBD).


Practices - Tuesdays from 3:15-5:00 (starting in January)

Parent Night - TBD

Appapalooza - TBD

Participation Fee - NA


Science Fair

Middle School

The Pine Island Science Fair is open to students in grades 5 and 6. Projects will be judged at the Pine Island Science Fair to determine which students will advance to the ZED Science Fair. The Pine Island Science Fair will take place in the 5-12 Commons in mid-March (date TBD). All fifth grade students will be completing a science fair project, but they will have the choice of whether or not they would like to participate in the science fair and get feedback from the judges. Sixth grade students will have the option to complete a project and participate in the science fair. Students MUST participate in the Pine Island Science Fair in order to have the chance to advance to the ZED Science Fair. The science fair projects must use the scientific method and all students will be expected to follow the ZED guidelines for a science fair project. I will send more information in regards to the ZED Science Fair when we know which students will be participating in it. Parents are welcome to attend the Pine Island Science Fair! We encourage all students to participate in the science fair! The scientific process allows many opportunities to build critical thinking skills, which are essential for the 21st century learners.


Pine Island Science Fair permission slip due date - TBD

Pine Island Science Fair - TBD

ZED Science Fair - TBD



Elementary

The Pine Island Science Fair is open to students in grades 2-4. Projects will be judged at the Pine Island Science Fair to determine which students will advance to the ZED Science Fair. The Pine Island Science Fair will take place in the Elementary Cafeteria in mid-March (date TBD). All students in grades 2-4 will have the option to complete a project and participate in the science fair. Only the  4th grade students are eligible to advance to the ZED Science Fair. Students MUST participate in the Pine Island Science Fair in order to have the chance to advance to the ZED Science Fair. The science fair projects must use the scientific method and all students will be expected to follow the ZED guidelines for a science fair project. I will send more information in regards to the ZED Science Fair when we know which students will be participating in it. Parents are welcome to attend the Pine Island Science Fair! We encourage all students to participate in the science fair! The scientific process allows many opportunities to build critical thinking skills, which are essential for the 21st century learners.


Pine Island Science Fair permission slip due date - TBD

Pine Island Science Fair - TBD

ZED Science Fair (for any 4th grade students who advance) - TBD


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