Most days, a walk into room 210 would reveal engaged scholars playing a highly complex game of Chess, either the same five-hundred year old game a prince of Spain played or their own competitive game to declare checkmate.
Sometimes it’s spirited; after all, it’s still a board game to some, but the safe, competitive environment consistently encourages scholars to take risks, navigate around problems or face them directly, build a community of respect, share knowledge, to teach and learn, and to be vigilant.
an excerpt from : "More Than Just a Game" written by Rhonda Adorno
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We are excited to offer an OSOTA Chess Club as a before school enrichment opportunity for all scholars in grades 4th – 11th!
This is the second year we have hosted the Chess Club, and Mrs. Adorno and Mr. Marin will be the club administrators. There is a one-time club fee of $20 which will position our club to register with the US Chess federation, earn rankings for local tournaments, and purchase chess gear.
Chess Club will meet on Tuesday mornings,
from 7:25am-8:25am, beginning September 29, 2015.
All scholars who wish to join the club must play a Chess Qualifying Game with the administrators who will perform a skill assessment.
In order to qualify scholars must pass two levels.
- The first level is chess terminology, etiquette, and formation of pieces.
- The second level involves strategy and development.
The Chess Qualifying Game will be held on
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:25 am sharp.
More information will be provided following the official posting of members.
Please contact Mrs. Adorno with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org