(Photo of Sanislo GRC participants added Thursday afternoon, courtesy of Craig Seasholes)
At Seattle Public Library HQ downtown, it’s semifinals week for schools participating in the Global Reading Challenge – and we found out tonight that one elementary school in West Seattle scored big today – Here’s the story as told by Sanislo Elementary librarian Craig Seasholes:
Sanislo Elementary School’s “Ice Dodos” team tied with students from Thurgood Marshall school to win their Semi-Final round (in today’s) Global Reading Challenge semi-final match in front of hundreds of cheering classmates at the Seattle Public Library’s Microsoft Auditorium.
The “Ice Dodos” aced 29 of 30 question posed to the 9 school teams assembled at Wednesday’s semi-final match. Composed entirely of 4th graders, the seven-member “Ice Dodos” team was the first team from Sanislo to advance in the 16-year history of the contest. They will be facing 10 teams of 4th and 5th graders in the 16th annual city final competition to be held at the Central Library Microsoft Auditorium on Tuesday, March 29th.
Go Sanislo – Go Ice Dodos!
If you know of any other West Seattle school whose team is in the finals – let us know – Sanislo’s the first/only one we’ve heard of. Find out more about the Global Reading Challenge by going here! P.S. Sanislo’s 4th graders are the beneficiaries of the annual Used Book Sale at the school this Saturday, 10 am-2 pm (here’s the Facebook event page).
UPDATED 12:33 PM THURSDAY: Robin sends word that Concord International Elementary School, in South Park but considered part of the “West Seattle region,” also is off to the citywide finals with “The Orange Dragons” – fourth year running for Concord!