Summit students are participating in the annual George Washington Carver 4th Grade Art & Essay Contest. The contest celebrates Black History Month while encouraging students’ creativity through essay writing and creating original artwork. Based on the 2018 theme, Honoring the past, building out future: George Washington Carver National Monument celebrating 75 years, student work is recognized with an art show and display of essays, plus an awards ceremony. All Summit fourth graders worked individually or in a group on an art entry. The optional essay contest has entries from three students. Both art and essay entries will be displayed from March 5-23 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Monument. On Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. all participating students and families are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony at the Monument.
Here’s a list of more upcoming contests that students may choose to participate:
2018 Law Day Poster Contest sponsored by Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. This year’s theme is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom. Jeff Bauer, Summit parent, will be speaking to fourth graders this week on the theme. Posters for the contest are due Friday, March 2. The awards ceremony will be Saturday April 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm., at the Library Station, a branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. All poster entries will be on display at the library from April 7-30.
MoCTM (Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Math & Art Contest The deadline is Monday, March 5. Each student may enter one piece of art in only one of the following categories:
- Geometric Designs made with Glued-on Shapes: Students must cut the shapes, arrange the shapes, and glue the shapes in place to make an original design.
- Geometric Designs made with Markers, Colored Pencils, and Crayons: Students make original designs using only markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
- Tessellation Designs: Students must make original tessellations using markers, crayons, colored pencils, or glued-on shapes. (TesselMania software cannot be used.)
- Computer-Generated Geometric Designs: The posters must be completely student-generated, not randomly generated by the computer. In this contest, the computer should be utilized as a graphics tool. Posters created by graphic optical character readers (OCR Scanners) will not be allowed. The work on the poster must be done solely by the student under the supervision of the teacher. Computer generated posters must also include the name of the software or graphics package used.
LAD Fair Student work must be submitted by March 16. Since the date falls during our school’s Spring Break, entries will need to be completed by Friday, March 9.
LAD Fair Spelling Bee Saturday, April 28. Only one student can represent the Summit fourth grade, but several students expressed an interest and have been given a list of the words to study. Our class representative will be chosen through in class spelling bees prior to April 1.
In addition to the above contests, we have 5 fourth grade students that have qualified for the MCTM Regional math competition on Saturday, March 10.