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18th Annual San Joaquin County Academic Pentathlon
18th Annual San Joaquin County Academic Pentathlon

WHAT:           18th annual San Joaquin County Academic Pentathlon


WHEN:           Saturday, May 5 for 7th and 8th grade competitions

                                    7:30-11 am      Individual competitions (closed to public)

                                    11:00 am         7th Grade Super Quiz (public welcome)

                                    12:15 pm         8th Grade Super Quiz (public welcome)

                                    2:30 pm           Awards (public welcome)

                       Saturday, May 12 for 6th grade competition

                                    8:00-11 am      Individual competitions (closed to public)

                                    11:30 am         6th Grade Super Quiz (public welcome)

                                    1:20 pm           Awards (public welcome)


WHERE:         7th and 8th grade competition held at East Union High School

                                    1700 North Union Road, Manteca


                        6th grade competition held at Manteca High School

                                    450 E. Yosemite Ave, Manteca


WHO:              Students, parents, community members


WHY:              The Academic Pentathlon provides a less restrictive environment for student learning where

                        individual leadership, cooperation, and peer support are incorporated

                        into the program as motivators. Teamwork is the heart of the Academic Pentathlon.


AWARDS:        Both individual medals and team awards are given out:

                                    Alternate medals = first-third in five events

                                    Starter medals = first-fifth in four events per category

                                    Super Quiz = first-third plaques and team medals

                                    Ten Top Overall Scorers = $50 Gift Card Barnes and Noble

                                    Overall winning team by division = first-third in A and B divisions

                                    Winning Overall Teams = first-third 


HIGHLIGHTS:   Super Quiz topics this year:

                                    6th grade:   Paleolithic Era to the Agricultural Revolution

                                    7th grade:   Expansion and Disintegration of the Roman Empire

                                    8th grade:   US Foreign Policy in the Early Republic                                  


                          Literature selected this year:

                                    6th grade:  Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

                                    7th grade:  Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse

                                    8th grade:  The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly



About the San Joaquin County Office of Education:

San Joaquin County Office of Education provides educational leadership, resources, and services to support schools throughout the county. With its highly regarded programs, innovative staff, and community partnerships, SJCOE ensures that every student in San Joaquin County has the opportunity of a quality education. For more information, visit www.sjcoe.org.



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