Challenging opportunities for Neary and Woodward students to compete in academics

Southborough Recreation is offering competitive academics as after school programs.

Woodward and Neary students can improve their vocabulary and verbal reasoning through WordMasters. Neary students can also strengthen math and problem solving abilities through Math Olympiads.

The programs are intended to encourage students to enjoy academics. The competitions allow children to sharpen their skills by treating the subjects like a game or sport.

2013-14 Registration is open through Friday, October 4. Both weekly programs are offered October through mid-April for $160.

Neary Math Olympiads

Come challenge your analytical skills while having fun with your classmates! The Math Olympiad is an annual mathematics competition consisting of monthly contests.

Top performers will receive awards. The goal is to stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Math, introduce important Math concepts, teach major strategies for problem solving, develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems, strengthen Mathematical intuition, foster creative and ingenuity.

There will be five monthly contest given from November to March. Certificates, awards, and trophies will be given at the completion of the course based on scores.

Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

WordMasters (Offered at Neary and Woodward)

The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students to encourage growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. This program helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. There will be three 20 minute analogy solving meets per year held at the school during December, February and April.

Our instructors will come up with creative, fun and effective techniques and activities to help your students prepare for each meet.

After each meet, the Team Leader will report the names and scores of the team’s results. After all three meets have been completed, the cumulative statistics will be published. Certificate of achievement and medals will be awarded to top achievers.

Wednesdays, Neary 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Woodward 3:00 – 4:00 pm

If you are interested in registering or learning more, visit the Southborough Recreation website.


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