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Scholastic Tournament Blog: Mayhem in May Recap

The CCSCSL scholastic tournament series headed to West County this past Saturday for our Mayhem in May event at Christian Brothers College High School. Ninety-five young contestants braved thunderstorms to battle it out on the chessboards. This attendance number is doubly impressive considering it was finals week for many area schools.

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2017 Mayhem in May Tournament Results

Place K-6 Standings K-12 Standings 1 OAK BROOK ELEMENTARY PARKWAY SOUTHWEST MIDDLE 2 ARGO PARKWAY WEST MIDDLE 3 GLENRIDGE ELEMENTARY
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Scholastic Tournament Blog: Spring Fever Chess Tournament

by Richard Pointer, Scholastic Coordinator

 

This past Sunday, scholastic chess returned to Saint Louis University with the 2017 Spring Fever Tournament. As word has spread about our tournaments, new players and teams have continued to sign up and compete. With such wonderful weather and a great location, the tournament was able to draw 135 students to participate in both the K-6 and K-12 sections.

 

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2017 Spring Fever Tournament Results

Place K-6 Standings K-12 Standings 1 Oak Brook Elementary Parkway Southwest Middle 2 Glenridge Elementary Hazelwood West High School 3
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TURN and TALK – Teaching the Teacher

These words become increasingly clear every time I step into the classroom, but never from the same perspective.  When I first started teaching, my own understanding of the core mathematics content grew in part because I had to readily explain the material to many different kinds of learners and learning styles.

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LAST NAME FIRST - ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

As the students at Lexington Elementary and I sat down together to register for a new chess website, it was immediately apparent that this opportunity to incorporate technology into our curriculum would positively impact my chess instruction in the classroom.

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Scholastic Tournament Blog: Chess Carnival

by Scholastic Coordinator Richard Pointer

 

On Sunday, February 26, Scholastics held the 2017 Chess Carnival at Webster Groves High School. This was our first tournament with a middle and high school section and the number of participants swelled to 185 players. The four-round tournament featured a lot of fighting chess, as only those with perfect records and good tiebreaks were likely to take home top trophies.

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2017 Chess Carnival Results

Place K-6 Standings K-12 Standings 1 Steger Elementary Lindbergh High School
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Bishops and Basketball: The Benefits of Chess on Social-Emotional Outcomes

by Emily Sholtis & Anna Nicotera, Basis Policy Research

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More than 50 Boy Scouts Earn Chess Merit Badge at CCSCSL

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center is proud of its association with the Boy Scouts of America, and this year’s first Boy Scout Merit Badge Day, held on January 18th, was a great example of the mutual respect and support between the two organizations. The January event  handed out 52 new Chess Merit Badges to Scouts, making it one of the largest sessions since the CCSCSL held the initial launch event in September 2011. Since then, more than 60,000 Chess Merit Badges have been awarded nationally.

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Boy Scouts of America Chess Merit Badge

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