The mission of MATHCOUNTS is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. As a MATHCOUNTS participant your student has the opportunity to compete in local, district, state and national competitions. Everyone is encouraged to participate. The Benold MATHCOUNTS Team is made up of highly motivated "mathletes" in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. The Team has fun working together and learning from each other as they discover creative ways to solve problems. Please check the MATHCOUNTS website for more information and activities.
We believe that Peer Mediation is particularly important for students of middle school age. It helps to teach our maturing young people many of the skills they will need to successfully solve problems. They take responsibility for making solutions work in a way they might not if someone else told them what to do.
UIL is the governing body for all athletic competitions in the state of Texas as well as all music contests and all ACADEMIC competitions. GISD previously competed in the Academic contests only at the high school level. The success of the elementary pilot program at various GISD schools in 2006-2007 helped to expand the program to all three middle schools. With the support of the PTA, The After School Action Program, and GeorgetownISD this program has had continued success. UIL Club is an excellent way to prepare our students for district competition. This program is offered to ALL 6th, 7th and 8th graders this year. There is no charge for participation in the UIL. Students who wish to participate can choose from one of the following categories.
1. Spelling- improves your vocabulary
2. Ready Writing- learn how to write an essay
3. Number Sense-perform quick math calculations
4. Oral Reading-gain excellent speaking skills
This is an excellent opportunity for your child to be further challenged and be included in something they can participate in and compete with students in other districts through high school. Please contact our reception bubble staff at 512-943-5090 for more information.