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Demetrious Johnson Chess Tournament Results

Every year, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) partners with the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation to introduce chess to students during summer camps at the Demetrious Johnson Center (DJC). This summer, the partnership continued on with the CCSCSL providing chess classes and hosting a chess tournament to complete the camp on July 11th.

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Benefits of Chess to Family Court – Juvenile Division

Mr. Chen [Scholastic Coordinator], I wanted to take a moment and mention our appreciation of your efforts on our behalf here at the Family Court in the City of St. Louis. We are filled with gratitude over the generosity that the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) has shown the Family Court – Juvenile Division.

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2017 Summer Showdown Tournament Results

Sunday, June 25th marked yet another successful scholastic tournament in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center (CCSCSL) monthly tournament series. In order to compete in this Summer Showdown chess tournament, 92 students convened at The Center for Global Citizenship on the SLU campus to determine the best of the best in June.

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Scholastic Tournament Blog: Summer Showdown Recap

Sunday, June 25th marked yet another successful scholastic tournament in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center (CCSCSL) monthly tournament series. In order to compete in this Summer Showdown chess tournament, 92 students convened at The Center for Global Citizenship on the SLU campus to determine the best of the best in June.

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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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