Statistical research has shown that students who participate in academic extracurricular activities score higher on achievement and assessment tests than those who do not participate in such academic programs. We also have found that participants whose parents are actively involved in working with their children in extracurricular academic programs have the greatest success in competition, as well as in their future academic studies.
St. Mary’s Catholic School has elected to participate in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) extracurricular academic program for elementary and middle schools again this year. Through PSIA participation, your child will:
Over the next few weeks, your child will have the opportunity to consider trying out for one or more of these PSIA academic events:
Coaches are needed as well, so parents and teachers please let me know if a you would like to do your part and become a much-needed coach.
|Art Memory 4-8
||Maps, Graphs & Charts 4-8
||One-Act Play 6-8
|Creative Writing 1-2
||Modern Oratory 7/8
||Ready Writing 3-8
|Dictionary Skills 4-8
||Music Memory 3-8
|Impromptu Speaking 7/8
||Numbers Sense 4-8
|Listening Skills 4–8
||On-Site Drawing 6-8
Since our academic coaches may select only a limited number of students from each grade to be entered at the district level in each event, we encourage you to visit with your child about his/her interests and the possibilities of entering these events. From our district meet held on
Saturday, March 25, 2017, Holy Family Catholic School, Austin
, one or two students will advance in each contest (some events are combined) to the PSIA Sate Meet, to be held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth on
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Further information about each contest may be found on the PSIA web site:
. We anticipate an exciting academic year.
Thank you for your participation.