• Students ‘Celebrate Academic Excellence’

    Fairview Elementary fifth grader Annaliz Flores won her school’s Spelling Bee championship this week, but she doesn’t have much time to celebrate. She has now set her sights on the District competition in February.

    Annaliz, like dozens of other District 50 students, began preparing for her school competition at the start of the school year. Her hard work paid off this week when she won the school title during an intense Spelling Bee that went into extra rounds to determine a winner.

    Elementary and middle schools across District 50 are wrapping up their school-based competitions in spelling, science, math and geography. The students, the best of the best, will compete at Hodgkins Elementary on February 8th at the annual “Celebrating Academic Excellence” competition.

    The day will also showcase Lego League/Robotics competitions as well as Computer Explorers Programs.

    “This is such a special day for the District and more importantly for our students,” said Pam Keel, Gifted Education Program Coordinator. “It’s important to celebrate and recognize the successes of our students in the classroom.”

    And while the day focuses on academics, the District’s best singers will also be in the spotlight. The Elementary Honor Choir will perform along with Westminster High School’s Raging Harmonies.

    Organizers are still looking for volunteers to help make the day a success. If you are interested please contact pkeel@adams50.org

    Posted December 5, 2013