Spelling Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 – 8

Every fall, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. During the fall and winter, schools will conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade, and/or school level, and send their spelling champions to the next level of competition as designated by their local spelling bee sponsors.

Faculty Sponsor: Kate Olinto

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History Bee

Open to Students in grades 7 – 8

The National History Bee is an academic competition for middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics.

Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Moore

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Geography Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 – 8

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. Schools with students in grades five through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition.

Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Moore

Geography Bee Winners 2018

San Jose Hosts the National Geography Bee

Thirty-four students competed on Friday, November 30th in a school-wide geography bee that is sponsored by National Geographic.   To ...
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Battle of the Books

Open to Students in grades 6 – 8

Battle of the Books is a Diocesan wide reading incentive program for students in grades 6th through 8th. Students read pre-selected books and come together in school teams to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. Meetings and competition preparation take place during lunch. This event takes place in March on a school day whereby all participating Diocesan elementary schools come together for this exciting and fun competition.

Information available in September
Faculty Sponsor: Joann Thomy

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FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics

Open to Students in grades 6 – 8

Practices twice a week from August through February with multiple competitions.

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO®-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

  • Elementary and middle-school students get to:
  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations

What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.

Faculty Sponsors: Patrick Madigan and Carol Turner

Robotics Trojans  #9280

Robotics Trojans #9280

FLL Joseph Stilwell Qualifier, January 19th, 2019. San Jose Robotic Trojans Team #9280 performed consistently in the Robot Games on ...
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