The Gym will be closed from July 20th-30th for maintenance. Open House for 2017-2018 will be held Mon, August 14. The first day of school is Wed, August 16. Picture Day is Friday, August 18. ENJOY THE SUMMER!

 

Chess[1]Fatima Chess Club

 

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Breese

 

 

 

 

Fees

There are no membership dues required to join Chess Club.

If tournaments require a registration fee, members are expected to pay that fee.

 

Playing-Free-Chess[1]Practice

 Students meet on Thursdays after school in the library from 3:30-4:30.   During Practice you will play against other chess team members to develop your skills and to socialize with others who enjoy the game of chess.

 Who Can Join?

Students from grades 7-12 can play chess. You need no prior knowledge of chess in order to join.

 

 Benefits of Playing Chess

 

· Raise your IQ

· Exercise both sides of brain

· Increases creativity

· Improves memory

· Increases problem solving skills

· Improves concentration

 

The chess club will travel to at least 2 tournaments each year.  These tournaments are usually held in the spring.   In order to compete in the tournaments you must have come to a minimum # of practices.  This minimum # of practices required is set by Mrs. Breese.

The MO State Chess Tournament is held in Columbia each spring.  Any member who has attend a minimum # of practices will be eligible to compete.

 

Grade Requirements

You must have earned, the preceding semester of attendance, a minimum of 3.0 units of credit or have earned credit in 80% of the maximum allowable classes in which any student can be enrolled in the semester, whichever is GREATER, at your school.

Students promoted for the first time into 9th grade are considered academically eligible for the first semester after promotion.

Do not drop courses without first consulting with your school principal, athletic director or counselor to determine whether doing so will affect your eligibility.