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Science Olympiad with green beakersScience Olympiad

 

Science Olympiad is open to all students – Students will compete in 25 different science events. Students will need to be strong in 3 of the knowledge events to get onto the the competitive team.

The Science Olympiad Mission is:

To promote and improve student interest in science and to improve the quality of k-12 science education throughout the nation.

The Science Olympiad Vision To Accomplish This Mission is:

To create a passion for learning science by supporting elementary and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

To improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation by changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught (with an emphasis on problem solving and hand-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices). This goal is accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training workshops and the distribution of curriculum materials to thousand of teachers.

To celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of both students and teachers in the areas of science and technology by awarding thousand of certificates, medals, trophies and scholarships.

To promote partnerships among community, businesses, industry, government and education.

The Specific Purposes Of Science Olympiad Tournaments Are:

To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.

To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.

To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.

To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, to demonstrate that American students can perform at levels that surpasses expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.

To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching.


read, blue green and blue books playing tug of war

Battle of the Books

The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading at the elementary school level.  Fourth and Fifth grade students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of children’s literature.  A team of students competes against other schools in a game format that creates interest and excitement in reading. 

The Battle of the Books team meets once a week after school on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 until 3:30 in the media center. The B.O.B. coach is Mr. Chris Fields (School Librarian).


Safety Patrol blue and red badge with stars

Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol is a school program that promotes leadership and responsibility to facilitate safety for all of our students. To be part safety patrol students need to fill out a senior privilege application and are selected by our school safe school’s committee.


 

Student s in a circle DNN

DNN is a broadcast by students to share the days events.  The students collaborate to create the school’s daily broad cast in English and Spanish. The jobs ours students are responsible for are anchors, scroller, graphic technicians, and music.  To be part of the DNN team students need to fill out a senior privilege application and then are selected by Mr. Fields.


Lap top with books on the screen

Media Assistants

Media Assistants at Ashley Elementary are responsible for helping to keep our Library neat and organized. To be part of the Media Assistant team students need to exhibit excellent character and leadership along with applying for the job by completing a senior privilege application. The media assistants are chosen by the school librarian after taking a library skills test to check for accuracy and knowledge of the library organizational standards.


little girl in a blue dress with another little girl in a red dress dancingChorus

Chorus is an outstanding musical program offered at Ashley Elementary that offers our students the opportunity to sing and perform with our very own Mrs. Walters. Our Chorus students participate in multiple shows like Barnes and Nobel night and Dinner Theater. Permission forms go home around the beginning of the school year for students who are interested in Chorus.


Ticks on a plate that say admit one with fork and knifeDinner Theater

Dinner Theater is an end of the year program that promotes learning and utilizing skills unique to the performance our students choose to learn. The skills our students learn are how to be host/hostess, serving food and drinks, along with designing and decorating the dinner’s ambiance.

 

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Published by Kristie Motz on April 28, 2017
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