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Clubs & Competitions

Beavers are Achievers

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Please contact the Academic Achievement Committee Co-Chairs for more information:

Clubs & Competitions

Briarlake School Council Academic/STEM Challenges

Individuals challenge themselves to complete the assigned academic activity. Last year there were Challenges in Math, Engineering, Social Studies, and Science.

Grade Levels: Pre-K - 5

Duration: All year long, 2 each semester

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PTA Reflections

National arts recognition and achievement program that allow individual students to showcase their talents in a wide range of artistic disciplines

Grade Levels: Pre-K - 5

Duration: August to October

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Math Club and Sagamore Hills Math Tournament

Individual and team math competition between schools

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Duration: Practice starts September; Tournament to be held in January

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Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Team competition between schools in which students answer questions about books they have read from a predetermined list

Grade Levels: 4 - 5

Duration: Practice starts September; Competition to be held in January

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DCSD Science Olympiad

Individuals and teams challenge themselves to complete a variety of fun science activities involving tests of knowledge and building skills

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Duration: Practice starts September; Competition to be held in January

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Odyssey of the Mind

International program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for teams of students

Grade Levels: K - 5

Duration: Practice starts September; Competition to be held in March

Staff / Parent Contact: TBD - visit the PTA Board page if you are interested in volunteering!

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Academic Bowl

Team competition between schools in which students answer questions on a variety of academic topics

Grade Levels: 5

Duration: Practice starts October; Competition to be held in December

Staff / Parent Contact: TBD - visit the PTA Board page if you are interested in volunteering!

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Strive for 25

Briarlake’s own individual student reading challenge

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Duration: All year long

Staff / Parent Contact:
  • Grade 3 - 5 teachers
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DCSD Social Studies Fair

Students complete and present social studies projects as individuals or with small groups

Grade Levels: 5

Duration: Competition to be held in December

Staff / Parent Contact:
  • Grade 5 teachers
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Six Flags Reading Challenge

Students who log six hours of individual reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags

Grade Levels: K - 5

Duration: Challenge due in February

Staff / Parent Contact: TBD - visit the PTA Board page if you are interested in volunteering!

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Coding Club

Students learn and apply basic computer science concepts to solve problems and write code.

Grade Levels: 4 - 5

Duration: All year long

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DCSD Technology Fair

Students complete and present technology projects as individuals or with small groups

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Duration: Practice starts September; Competition to be held in January

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DCSD Science & Engineering Fair

Students complete and present science projects as individuals or with small groups

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Duration: Competition to be held in February

Staff / Parent Contact: TBD - visit the PTA Board page if you are interested in volunteering!

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Spelling Bee

Scripps National Spelling Bee is an individual competition using a variety of materials provided by Scripps and Merriam-Webster

Grade Levels: 4 - 5

Duration: Competition to be held in February

Staff / Parent Contact:
  • Grade 4 - 5 teachers
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Geography Bee

National Geographic Bee is an individual competition that uses materials prepared by the National Geographic Society

Grade Levels: 4 - 5

Duration: Competition to be held in February

Staff / Parent Contact:
  • Grade 4 - 5 teachers
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