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Academics:

Academics:

  1. Math Counts - Open to advanced math students in Grades 6-8; team of four selected to compete at Grove City College on the second Saturday of February.

  2. First In Math - Online program available to all students in K-8 to access from home to reinforce basic math skills.

  3. Scholastic Reading Counts - A motivational program to encourage reading. Students read books on their reading level and then take a quiz on the computer to earn points. Points are rewarded with prize incentives.

  4. Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science - Open to students in Grades 7-12, mandatory for Grades 7-8 at St. Michael. Students pick a topic and then use the scientific method to form an hypotheses, conduct research and gather data. Regional PJAS competition is held at Slippery Rock University on the last Saturday in February. Those receiving a one (1), advance to states at State College in May.

  5. National History Day - Students in Grade 6 do a project on the Nationally assigned theme and eighth graders do a term paper. They have many topics to choose from that fall under that theme. The 2013 theme will be posted shortly.  National History Day makes history come alive for America’s youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Local History Day is held at our school in February; Regionals are held at Westminster College in March; States are held near Lancaster in May and Nationals are held in June.

  6. Youngstown English Festival - information will be posted when it becomes available.
  7. National Geographic Geography Bee - For Grades 4-8; held in January; school winner takes test to see if he/she advances to states.

  8. Math 24 Challenge - Held in May at Seton School in Meadville for Grades 4-8. One representative per grade is sent to competition. Math 24 games may be purchased at book stores or online. Game created by Robert Sun.

  9. Introduction to Spanish-grades 1-3 - Mrs. Clara Estrada volunteers her time to teach Spanish one day a week to the students in Grades 1-3. The Espanol Para Ti program supplements the lessons taught by Mrs. Estrada administered by their full time teachers.

  10. Academic Games - Students in Grades 4-8 may participate in the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV games to be held at Slippery Rock University. Currently our school participates in Equations and Mr. President but other games include LinguiSHTIK, On-Sets, Propaganda and World Events. Practices are held at lunchtime or after school. Students travel by bus to all games.

  11. Senate Guest Page Programs - Mrs. Nancy Kremm works with Senator Robert Robbins and Representative Michelle Brooks to bring four eighth grade students to Harrisburg each year to serve as guest pages and learn first hand how our government works. Cost is shared by parents and the school. Students must write a letter telling why they would like to serve as a page and must be in good standing with the school.

  12. Enviroquest - Sponsored by PJAS Region 9, this outdoor event is usually held on a Friday in October at Jennings Environmental Center in Slippery Rock, PA. Students solve problems through the identification of trees, plants and animal tracks and learn about ecology.

 
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