FC Jr/.Sr. High STRIVE News

Oct. 2012 from Mrs. Newman

Academic League

Congratulations to the Junior Varsity Academic League for their win over McGuffey (12-6) at our first competition match on October 11. JV team members competing that day included: Evan Alrutz, Philip Baker, Sam Bedillion, Grant Bevier, Tyler Brezinski, Justin Cottrill, Destinee Davis, Isabel Descutner, Sydney Relihan, and Darian Ward.

Future City Team members: Please bring your recycled materials in - the model build will begin soon!

Helpful Links

Future City Competition - www.futurecity.org
National History Day Competition - http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org and http://www.nhd.org/
Mock Trial Competition - http://www.pabar.org/public/yld/meetings/yldstatewidemock.asp

For STRIVE updates and happenings - https://twitter.com/FCSTRIVE

Coming up in November

Senior High
2nd Open Heart Surgery Observation @ Allegheny General Hospital
14th Academic League @ Chartiers Houston High School

Junior High
9th Scholastic Art and Writing Encounter @ California University of PA
16th Quiz Bowl @ Fort Cherry

Middle School LitFest

Books for the Middle School LitFest are available in the STRIVE room for students to check out. Titles include:

The Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood

A fourth title will be finalized and available in December.

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial team had its first meeting with our new attorney coach, Mr. Bill Miller, on October 24. Several new students have been welcomed by the four returning team members.
Case materials are to be released by the PA Bar Association on Nov. 2. Weekly meetings will begin the following week in preparation for competitions in January (6th & 7th) at the University of Pittsburgh, and February, for the district competition at the Washington County Courthouse.