Enrichment Opportunities

Available to all students in TSD

 
Robotics:

TSD has a wide variety of robotics opportunities available for kids from grade three through grade twelve. If you'd like to see this first hand, mark the next TSD Robotics Expo Event on your calendar.

  • The 2014 Thompson Robotics Expo is on October 5, 2015.
Questions? Contact Melissa Sellers.
Spelling Bee:Schools have their own school-wide spelling bees. Top finishers from each school are eligible to compete in district spelling bees. Separate district bees are held for middle school and elementary school. Contact your child's school for information on his/her school spelling bee.
  • The district spelling bee is on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Walt Clark Middle School.
  • Our top six district middle school winners will participate in the State Spelling Bee held will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, March 14, 2015.
Questions? Contact Michelle Stout
Desintation ImagiNation
Destination ImagiNation (DI) is a creative competition for students in K-12. Teams work together to craft unique solutions to questions and scenarios posed by the DI organization.
  • Solutions are shared in a regional competition held in March 2015.
  • Winners of the regional competition go on to the state tournament held in April 2015 at the Auraria Campus in Denver.
  • State winners qualify for the Global Competition at University of Tennessee - Knoxville, held in late May 2015.
Questions? Contact Melissa Sellers
Chess:
Chess programs are open to all TSD students.  Chess clubs often meet at individual schools. 
 
There are two tournaments each year for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • The State Qualifier Tournament will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Lucile Erwin Middle School.
  • The Thompson School District Tournament will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Lucile Erwin Middle School.
  • Poudre School District hosts a number of tournaments throughout the year. Thompson School District students are invited to attend. For details go to:
  • http://www.psdschools.org/academics/curriculum-subject-areas/gifted-and-talented/chess

Questions on tournaments? Contact Brian Lindsey

Questions about getting involved?  Contact your child's school for information on chess teams/clubs or Michelle Stout, Enrichment Coordinator, at Michelle.Stout@thompsonschools.org.

MathCounts:
MathCounts is a national math competition for middle school students, involving students in team and/or individual competitions. The Thompson District MathCounts competition will be held Saturday, January 21, 2015 at Conrad Ball Middle School. The regional competition was held at Colorado State University, and the state competition will be held at University of Denver.
 
The top five competitors at state win a half-tuition scholarship to DU or the Colorado School of Mines.
 
Questions? Contact Kelly Parks
Shadows in the Arts:
Students in grades 5-12 are nominated for participation by the art teachers at their schools. Students then gather at a local school for a workshop sponsored by a local artist. Students learn about the medium in which their artists specialize. Previous workshops have taught students about watercolors, drawing, sculpting, and more.
  • The Shadows in the Arts program takes place in February for high school students and April/May for middle and elementary students.
Questions? Contact your child's art teacher or Michelle Stout, Enrichment Coordinator, michelle.stout@thompsonschools.org
District Science Fair:
Students in K-12 are welcome to participate in the 3rd Annual TSD Science Fair. Project categories include Animal Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Space Sciences, Energy & Transportation, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Medicine & Health, Microbiology, Physics, and Plant Sciences.
  • The TSD District Science Fair will be held January 10, 2015 at Loveland High School.
  • Prior to beginning an experiment, required paperwork must be completed and returned before November 7, 2014.
Questions? Contact Carol Swalley