Students are gearing up for the return of the Speech Festival! The competition will take place March 14–18. Texas campuses will hold the event March 28–April 1. Due to continued governmental restrictions in California, we are unable to offer a festival for students in grades K–5. However, students will still present their selections in the classroom.
Kindergarten students choose poetry selections learned in class, and students in grades 1–4 recite poems of their choice. Fifth graders choose speeches or speech excerpts from literature or history. Middle schoolers write and present their original speeches.
The Speech Festival is a wonderful opportunity for students to exhibit their mastery of the art of oratory. Students are learning how to effectively convey their ideas to others—a skill which will continue to serve them well throughout life. Click here to watch the winning speech from the 2019 Utah Region Speech Festival!
Challenger School will be administering the Iowa Assessments standardized tests for students in the coming weeks. (See Important Dates for schedule.)
Our students have a history of performing very well on national standardized tests. We are confident that this year’s results will be impressive, too.
Make sure your child:
Eighth-grade students will submit their Anthem essays this month. This contest is sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute and will challenge students’ critical thinking and composition skills. Anthem tells the story of what the world would look like if collectivism were taken to its logical conclusion—all innovation and progress has stopped and even the word “I” has ceased to exist. Winners will be announced in the fall!
Has your child submitted an entry to the Comic Contest yet? All grade 2–8 students are eligible. Entries must be submitted to Marketing@ChallengerSchool.com by March 4, 2022.
Each entry should include the child’s full name, grade, and campus.
We can’t wait to see the fantastic submissions!
In concurrence with St. Patrick’s Day, Challenger preschool students will learn about Irish folklore during the month of March.
You will receive a report of your child’s academic progress this month. Our students have accomplished a great deal already this year and are continuing to learn and achieve.
Please make arrangements for your child’s care during Spring Break. Region dates are:
For those who need it for their tax returns, Challenger’s tax ID is 47-1405971.
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