WE DID IT! WE ARE THE 2017 STATE CHAMPS!!!
Now, the questions is, can we do it again with only one student with experience? The coaches say, "YES!"
We've already started working towards next year. Students from 5-7 worked on logic during lunch hours from 12:40-1:00 in May and June, as well as on Wednesdays from 12:35-1:25, and Friday afternoons from 3:15-4:30.
Any students who would like to become a part of the 2017-2018 Chapel AJHD Team should spend time-at least one hour a day-every single day this summer working on logic skills. (See all the helpful links below.)
After 15 years of trying and thanks to one incredible team blessed with amazing parents, Cathedral Chapel School is the
2017 Academic Junior High Decathlon Champion-Number 1 AGAIN!!
On Saturday, April 1st in Sacramento, Cathedral Chapel School’s academic decathletes battled the best of the best California and Colorado teams for the title of the 2017 U.S. Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon Champions. At the end of the day, Chapel did just that and more. They took home a first place trophy in logic, second place in the Super Quiz event and five individual awards: Kacey Kim Religion 3rd, Skye Connors English 3rd, Maanasi Narayan Science 2nd, Grace Kim Literature 2nd, and Gabriel Fellin Fine Arts 1st. Out of a possible 24,000 points, Chapel scored 19,990 beating the second place school by 130 points. Character, perseverance, and hard work were key. Thank you to our team, their parents, and our Chapel School Family!!
Congratulations to our Chapel decathletes for bringing home the Los Angeles AJHD Championship!!!
Congratulations to our amazing decathletes for bringing back the perpetual trophy from the 2017 Quiz Bowl on Saturday, February 4th l! Here are all the awards they won in the process:
Religion, Literature, Fine Arts and Science: 1st
Social Studies: 2nd
English and Math: 3rd
English and Religion
The 2016-2017 Team:
8th Grace Kim: Literature
8th Kacey Kim: Religion
8th Maanasi Narayan: Science (Super Quiz Captain)
8th Gabriel Fellin: Fine Arts
8th Josephina Ko: Current Events
8th Brandon Yeon: Social Studies
8th Matthew Rhee: Math
6th Skye Connors: English
8th Cierra Adams: Team Events
8th Valerie Ramirez: Team Events (Logic Captain)
Our team was committed to bringing back the championship this year. They did it and they did it with grace and true character. Thank you for keeping the team in your prayers.
The Definition of a CCS Academic Decathlete: A CCS middle school student of EXTRAORDINARY character, who maintains high marks in all classes, exhibits a strong moral compass, demonstrates a willingness to sacrifice personal desires for the betterment of the team AND GLORY OF THE SCHOOL, exemplifies a profound thirst for knowledge and an intense respect for education and academic achievement.
Students in grades 6, 7, & 8 may be invited to train for the Academic Decathlon Team. Representing Cathedral Chapel School at the March event is a privilege and an immense time commitment. Only students who earn and maintain at least a B average in all academic subjects, conduct, and work habits are eligible. Any student who receives a homework notice, conduct referral or detention will be subject to possible exclusion from the team. Training for the March event begins in September. The team moderators choose the final 10 participants from training team members. Decathlon information will be posted at the official site: AJHD
To earn an invitation to join our award winning team, students must become proficient in logic. This portion of the decathlon events contains Sudoku, Ken ken, Cryptograms, Algebra word problems, Anagrams, Spatial reasoning, Patterns & graphs, Probability Lateral thinking, Logic grids, Venn diagrams, Rebus puzzles The following sites will help students practice their skills: