Horizon takes bowl bid in academics

 

Horizon Instructional Coach Margaret Maynard referees the Academic Bowl with Caleb Williams, from left, Callie Gregory and Karen Purser. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON — With Super Bowl mania raging, Horizon Elementary School second-graders focused on academics for their bowl bid.

Horizon’s Academic Bowl “provided friendly competition in a game-like atmosphere,” second-grade teacher Sarah Blankenship said. Relying on teamwork, students answered questions based on second-grade curriculum.

Four-member opposing teams squared off in the cafeteria with scoreboards and question boards on the stage. Teams changed out each quarter. As referee, instructional coach Margaret Maynard asked questions in reading, spelling, grammar, math, science and social studies.

A correct answer delivered a six-point touchdown. Team vied for one-point bonuses in science or social studies.

Carolyn Parker and Blankenship’s classes portrayed the San Francisco 49ers. Summer Chance and Annette Driggers’ were the Baltimore Ravens. Everyone brandished student-made signs, shakers and pompoms. “Halftime was relaxed with music. Students visited and enjoyed fresh popped popcorn and water,” Blankenship said.

Second-grade room moms also helped with the bowl.

One reading question asked, “What’s the difference between the genres of fiction and nonfiction?” For math, what is the sum of 236 and 60?

Horizon’s Academic Bowl “was as exciting as the real Super Bowl. In the last quarter, the 49ers turned out a victory of 65 to 64 by answering the bonus question correctly,” Chance said.

At the bowl, teachers “stressed the importance of being good winners as well as good losers,” Blankenship said. “Giving your best no matter what is more important than the outcome.”

At 'half-time' at the Academic Bowl, Horizon students visited with MARF volunteers and a Saint Bernard. (CONTRIBUTED)

In addition, Horizon students have adopted Madison Animal Rescue Foundation (MARF) for its community service project. MARF founder Miki Bennett explained to students that MARF, a non-profit foundation, places homeless animals with families.

Second-grader Jai’Den Harris liked how teachers asked questions in the Academic Bowl. “Especially the bonus questions,” Jai’Den said. “I liked dressing up, getting my face painted and cheering with my team using my poster and shaker.”

Jai’Den hopes people support MARF “so the animals can get a good place to sleep, good food to eat and a good home where they can be treated the same as family.” His mother is Monica McGill.

Bob Jones High School

Business, Army groups offer scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Optimists award teacher grants, essay winners

Liberty Middle School

Kristen Brown named finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year

Madison

Journey Math Team makes mark in 2 tourneys

Bob Jones High School

Artwork by Charity Stratton on exhibit at library

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to present ‘Eroica’ on April 20-21

Events

Orion Amphitheater kicks off its third concert season tonight

James Clemens High School

James Clemens HOSA overshadows conference competitors

Harvest

It’s Spring! Plant sale returns to Huntsville Botanical Garden

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC aces first try at obstacle course

Discovery Middle School

Clifton, Francois earn grants to enhance study of German

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse summer camps to open in Madison

Discovery Middle School

Hogan Family YMCA to celebrate Healthy Kids Day

Bob Jones High School

Students in grades 3-5 to compete in Bob Jones Science Challenge

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

James Clemens Football Hosting Annual Mattress Sale

James Clemens High School

James Clemens baseball hot at the right time

Discovery Middle School

Register for Summer Spotlight Theatre Camp at James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones hails as section’s top team at Scholastic Chess Championship

James Clemens High School

James Clemens leads at Student Council Association conference

News

Messiah Lutheran’s Rummage Sale turns ‘discards into disaster relief’

Harvest

Madison Academy to present ‘High School Musical – One Act Edition’

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Remembering Tom Monroe- “Johnny Appleseed Of Disc Golf”

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Play Ball ! Trash Pandas Season Set To Open

Madison

City’s work session and special meeting postponed due to weather

x