Students tug it out with cops
Sixth grade students at Chase County Schools had a run-in with law enforcement last week, but that wasn’t a bad thing.
The students took part in the Cop Challenge May 6. In February teams of four were randomly chosen to compete as reading teams.
They sat together and worked as a group and helped each other learn and practice activities designed to ready them for the NeSA testing in April.
After testing, scores were averaged and the two reading teams that had the most growth in points in Dennis Batterman and Sherri Clevenger’s classes qualified for the tug of war contest.
In addition, a team from Batterman’s math contest competed in the second round of pulling against the police.
However, the eight students chosen to tug against officers from the Imperial Police Department were unable to upset the law.
After the tug of war against the law enforcement, the 10 reading teams competed against each other to find the Toughest Reading Team.
The Top Reading Growth Point teams were DKOB (Dai Medina, Kamrie Dillan, Oyuky Perez, Brody Courter) and the Fireballs (Cedric Maxwell, Nathan Owens, Lindsey Mendenhall, Alexis Richmond).
The Toughest Team Award went to the Pencilheads (Chance Lotspeich, Kenyan Biesecker, Heather Stumpff, Jordan Hopp).
A good time was had by all.