• If you have a STRONG command of your academic subjects, a passion for popular culture, and a love for trivial pursuit...PLEASE put your smarty pants on and join the Hickory Ridge National Academic Quiz Bowl Team!  Your coach this year is Ms. Raines in 8th grade. Quiz Bowl is open to all grade levels.  Please be aware that Quiz Bowl is a once a week after-school commitment, as well as one weekly morning practice.  We will compete against other schools in at least two Saturday tournaments beginning in February.  You must provide your own transportation for these events.   We have a team shirt for $15 (new members) and we will collect a $10.00 team fee for practice snacks.  A water bottle is also strongly recommended.  Please contact Ms. Raines by email if you have any questions.  

     

    PRACTICE SCHEDULE -- (We will never have practice on days we do not have school!)

    TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES ARE FROM 4-5:30 

    WEDNESDAY MORNING PRACTICES ARE FROM 8 - 8:45

    CHECK THIS WEBSITE THE NIGHT BEFORE PRACTICES!!  THERE MAY BE TIMES WHEN I NEED TO CANCEL DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES :)

     Attention Quiz Bowl Team!! 

    We will resume our regular practice schedule on
    Tuesday Feb. 11th!!
     
    Thank You  -- Coach Raines❤️
     
    Practice Schedule through Regionals:
     
    Tues Feb. 11th        Wed Feb. 12th
     
    Tues Feb. 18th        Wed Feb. 19th
     
    Tues Feb. 25th        Wed Feb. 26th-- Please wear your shirt today for yearbook pics
     
     
    WEDNESDAY   MARCH 4TH -- Afterschool practice from 4-5:30
     
    THURSDAY      MARCH 5TH -- Afterschool practice from 4-5:30
     
    WEAR YOUR TEAM SHIRT TO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH!!!!
     

     Regionals -- MARCH 7th!!   

    Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy -- Rutherford County, NC

    2527 US-221A Hwy

    Mooresboro, NC 28114 

    At least 1 hour and 30 mins away (maybe more)

     

    We will report by 9 am -- Not really sure of an end time, but expect it to be at least 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon, with a lunch break around noon.  You may pack your own drinks and lunches, or you may purchase food and drinks at the school.

     I have just received word that PIZZA will be available for purchase at the site this year -- please bring cash if you would like this option or any food offered from the cafeteria at Thomas Jefferson Classical!

     

     valerie.raines@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Coach Raines' Cell Phone:  704-408-5105

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     https://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/ 

    See my Social Studies website for a link to WORLD CAPITALS and AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

    You must also know all 50 states and capitals!

    US History and World History/Geography

    You should be familiar with a variety of fine arts -- classical music including famous composers,  classic literature and authors,  artists and art history.   

    You will be required to solve math problems AS THEY ARE READ ALOUD.

    Pop Culture questions -- including video gaming, movies, current music, and sports will also be featured.

     

     When we travel to tournaments, we will need:
     
    *Volunteers - All schools are required to provide one adult volunteer per participating team. Schools failing to provide a volunteer will forfeit their matches until a volunteer is provided. Please show respect to your fellow schools by training this volunteer prior to the tournament. The volunteer should arrive prepared to read or keep score. Training will not be provided on site. ALSO make sure readers know to read packets in the order they are presented in the envelopes. Readers should ask if they have doubts about the order in which packets should be read.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on February 25, 2020