Posted Date: 11/15/2018
Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Press Release
The annual Fifth grade Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl took place on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The contest is open to students in Kansas, Nebraska, South and North Dakota. There were 23, 5th grade teams and 19, 6th grade teams for a total of 42 teams. A school trophy and individual ribbons are awarded to teams that place first in both the 5th and 6th grade divisions. The quiz is a self-scoring, computer contest of 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia. It is meant to be a team activity with all takers looking at the Promethean board. There is a student at the computer to input the team’s answers. Two chances to answer correctly are given. Points are awarded based on how fast the question is answered, as well as, on accuracy. No adult assistance is allowed! The 10 fifth grade selected students scored 1198 points. They placed 1st in the Andover District, 1st in the Great Plains 5th grade competition; and 7th overall in the 5th and 6th grade Great Plains Division. District Team members include: Ellie J., Chloe G., Isabella K., Andrew W., Ethan M., Walker M., Makenzie K., George M., Jackson P., and Barrett H. Ms. Olsen, the Extended Learning Program Teacher, sponsors this activity. Congratulations to the Wheatland Elementary 5th grade Quiz Bowl Team! Go Warriors!