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I'm so excited that your child will be joining my hive and become a new member of the Busy Bee's. In only a few short weeks they will become new fifth graders and the mentors for all the other students in the lower grades. I am looking forward to showing them how being the BIG kids provides both challenges and privileges. They will have many opportunities to work with many different ages given they are part of the Strand Team this year. I will be working closely with Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. Secunde, Ms. Knight, and Mrs. Wescott to provide multi-age lessons and units that your child will participate in. Please go to the link below if you would like more information on this. http://lesverticalstrand.weebly.com/
We are so excited to announce that our very own Thomas Robinson has qualified for the National geographic Geography Bee on March 31st at the University of Farmington. Here is the offical press release.
2017 Maine National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Student Named (Maine ) National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society
Student’s Name: Thomas Robinson
Parents’ Names: Kristina and Scott Robinson
School Name and Address: Line Elementary School, 18 Water Street, West Newfield, Maine 04095
Grade Level: 5th
The above-named student has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Maine National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at University of Maine at Farmington on Friday, March 31, 2017.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.
Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Visit www.natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic Bee.
The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2017 National Geographic Bee Championship, moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca, on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Public television stations will broadcast the final round at a later date. Check local television listings for the air date and time in your area.