Geography and Spelling Bees
Photos from the 2011 Spelling Bee
Students in grades 6 -8 receive honors with the following grade averages in the major subjects of English grammar and writing, Literature, Mathematics, Science, History, and Spanish) and no grade below 70:
High Honors- a grade average between 95 and 100 in the major subjects
Honors- a grade average between 90 and 94
Merit- a grade average between 85 and 89
Honors - is awarded to the student who receives an A in citizenship in every subject to acknowledge the student whose attitude, effort, and conduct are exemplary.
Merit - is awarded to the student who receives an A or B citizenship grade in all subjects to acknowledge the student whose attitude, effort, and conduct are commendable.
National Academic and Creative Writing Competitions
8th graders participate in the following national competitions each year:
National Spanish Exam - in 2007, one silver medal and four bronze medals
National Latin Exam - in 2007, three Outstanding Achievement Awards, and six Certificates of recognition
Daughters of the American Revolution Historical Writing Contest
- since 1997, 10 winners
National Council of Teachers of English Promising Young Writers Award - since 1995, 12 winners
Young Poets Anthology of Poetry- in 2007, sixteen students with published poetry