College Park Community Newspaper : CPCN 032817
School News 21 APRIL 2017 COLLEGEPARKPAPER.COM COllEGE PaRK mIDDlE SCHOOl LeatherWatchbandsWalletsPassportCoversClutchesMen’s&Women’sWatchBarPhoneCasesCoastersPlacematsEngraving/Personalization Band and orchestra win big A huge congratulations goes out to our band students after their solo and ensemble Music Performance Assessment. College Park Middle School came home with 21 superior and 11 excellent ratings. Orchestra took home one superior and two excellent ratings. Wall of Fame will not be removed College Park Middle School wants to make sure everyone knows the Lee Middle School Wall of Fame tile wall will remain in place. It will not be removed nor destroyed. Competition showcases math skills Saturday, February 18, our MathCounts competition team participated in the MathCounts Regional Event. The event involved four rounds of competition during which students had to demonstrate their problem- solving skills along with their mathematical prowess. For the first time in the school’s history, our team placed in the top 25! Student places in chess championship College Park Middle School came in fifth place, and Christopher K won a trophy by at this year’s Chess Championships. Christopher K. won two bronze medals for the November/December 2016 and January/February 2017 tournaments and took third place in the individual tournament on February 25. Way to go, Christopher! Odyssey of the Mind teams make it to state tournament The regional tournament of Odyssey of the Mind, a creative problem-solving competition, was held at Edgewater High School February 25. More than 180 teams participated from our nine-county Magic Region, the largest region in the state. College Park Middle School did an amazing job. All three school teams made it to the state tournament. The team coached by Charlene Norato (comprised of members from College Park Middle, Apopka Memorial Middle and Howard Middle) won first place in Problem 5 “To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger,” the Ranatr Fusca Creativity Award, and first place in Problem 4 “Ready, Set, Balsa, Build.” The team led by Pam Paré won third place in Problem 3 “It’s Time, Omer.” And the team led by Falisha Olowu won second place in Problem 2 “Odd-a-Bot.” Mrs. Norato’s team from Princeton Elementary is also advancing to the state tournament, with a win in two different problems as well as the Creativity award for the elementary division. We are proud of all our teams from the CP area, including Lake Silver, Princeton and Killarney. We also want to thank Anna Long for her commitment to Odyssey of the Mind, Edgewater High for hosting this exciting event and the hundreds of volunteers who lend their support annually. Lego team constructs fair ride Congratulation to College Park Middle School’s Lego building team! The team of five girls — Shakira Evans, Ta’And Gines, Chloe Johnson, Bailey McGahuey and Amaya Olowu — won third place in the district at the Central Florida County Fair. The competition built a new ride for the fair using Legos!