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Geography Bee/Washington Trip






The National Geographic Geography Bee is a middle school competition for fifth through eighth grades.  Our students first must compete against each other for Class Champion slots.  Each Social Studies class competes amongst themselves for one slot by answering seven rounds of questions.  Each round has a different theme and the student with the highest number of correct questions moves onto the next level.  There is a tie-breaker round if classes have students with the same score.  The fifth grade has their own individual competition while the sixth through eighth graders move on and compete against each other for the title of school-wide champion.  The school-wide winner receives a medallion as well as their name engraved on a plaque hung in the RAMS office.  This student also takes a qualifying test to see if they can further themselves in the National Geographic Bee.  We are happy to say that Sean Mitcho qualified for the State Level Geo Bee Competition.  This was a great accomplishment for Sean, and we are really proud of his performance. 

Through this incentive competition, the teachers have observed a higher understanding of Geography throughout the grade levels.  It helps that our school district generously funds the competition as well as awards a district paid educational/cultural field trip.  This year students completed the “Go Fishing” and “Bird Watching” lessons at Presque Isle State Park.  Lunch was provided by Sara’s at the entrance to the park.  The I-max Movie, “Extreme Weather” was viewed at the TREC.  Overall, it was a great day!  Students were well-behaved and the weather was perfect for the activities.  (Photo Album includes pictures from the day.)

****Students can prepare for this year’s Geography Bee with the “Quiz of the Day” at <nationalgeographic.com> where they post ten questions daily.

 

The Girard School District is fully involved in making our students well-rounded citizens who appreciate the world, and more importantly are aware of other cultures and countries.