Dear Parents and Students of SRCS,
We are excited to announce that our school has elected to participate in TWO external competitions this school year. The first one is called “Academic Fair.” The Academic Fair is an annual competition hosted by St. Patrick Catholic School. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Academic Fair will be held on Friday, February 8, 2018. Typically 7 Diocesan schools participate in the Academic Fair. The events for 2018/2019 are: Objective events- mental math, math, algebra, geography, and spelling, Subjective events are on-site drawing and Prose Interpretation.
Contest Rules for Academic Fair at St. Patricks
Contest Schedule for Academic Fair at St. Patricks
The other contest is called Private Schools Interscholastic Association, also known as PSIA. Below is a link to PSIA event names and explanations in detail according to objective vs. subjective events. Please visit the PSIA website to read and discern the details of the competition.
Art Memory, Calculator, Dictionary Skills, Listening Skills, Maps, Graphs and Charts, Mathematics, Music Memory, Number Sense, Science, Spelling and Vocabulary contests.
Creative Writing, Modern Oratory, Prose Interpretation, Storytelling, Impromptu Speaking, On-site Drawing, Ready Writing
Dates to consider:
Participation: Sign-up sheets for the different events for both competitions are currently posted in the classrooms and will be posted until November 7, 2018. We encourage you to visit with your child about his/her interests and the possibilities of competing in one of the events and encourage them to sign up in their homeroom classroom. Please also take into consideration that a student’s success at the Academic Fair and PSIA requires a time commitment and focus from the student as well as their parents. Students will not be able to sign up for consideration for participation in the Academic Fair or PSIA after the deadline has passed. Representatives for the school for the events will be selected from the students that have signed up.
Please note that the rules of PSIA and the Academic Fair on only permit a limited number of students at each grade level to participate (see below). As a result not every student will be able to participate in the competitions.
Selection of Student Representatives:
Finally, academic competitions hinge on parental commitment and support. If your child is asked to participate, you too will be required to help in some way. We have many volunteer opportunities available, either coaching the students before the contest, assisting with the event preparations or volunteering on contest day.
We anticipate an exciting academic year!!
St. Rita School Administration
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