Twenty-five 4th and 5th graders tested their knowledge of geography in the Geo Bee on Friday, November 15th. The audience of classmates and parents listened carefully as students answered question after question. After the preliminary competition of four rounds, 18 students advanced to the final competition, which continued until there were only two students remaining. Sophie Campbell was the final student standing and Kian Shanahan came in second place. Sophie will take a written test to see if she will qualify for the state Geo Bee. Every participant did a great job!
Kian Shanahan/Mr. Boesel/Sophia Campbell
On Wednesday, January 22nd, twenty-eight students participated in the annual spelling bee. These third, fourth, and fifth graders spelled increasingly difficult words for an hour! Finally, just two spellers remained, and Blair Ebzery, 5th grade, successfully spelled the championship word. Iris Bahn-Logan, 3rd grade, was the second place winner. Blair will represent Flatirons at the district spelling bee at Casey Middle School on February 22nd. Good luck, Blair! Congratulations to all the participants who learned to spell hundreds of new and difficult words!
Blair Ebzery/Mr. Boesel/Iris Bahn-Logan