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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Regional Academic Meet at Danny Jones Middle School

Danny Jones Middle School hosted its first ever regional math and science competition in coalition with the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association. This is organization is made up of several middle schools across the state of Texas in which students compete in academic UIL events in the core areas of mathematics, science, number sense and calculator practice.

Approximately 350 students representing 20 middle schools from all over the Dallas/Ft. Worth area competed in the Saturday, January 26 all-day event. Students from Mansfield ISD campuses came from Danny Jones Middle School, Mary Lillard Intermediate School and James Coble Middle School.

Some notable results from the competition were as follows:

Calculator: 2nd place - Noah Edwards (DJMS)

Science: 2nd place - Vincent Stevenson (JCMS)

Team Awards (Danny Jones Middle School):
  • Number Sense - 3rd place
  • Calculator - 2nd place
  • General Math - 3rd place
  • General Science - 3rd place
  • Sweepstakes for Large School - 2nd place
"All of these students and their sponsors should be commended for their efforts, dedication and hard work, said Travis Moore, Principal at Danny Jones Middle School. "A special kudos goes to Ms. Julie Jager, Casey Williams and the many other volunteers and sponsors who assisted to make this event a great success for our students. Danny Jones Middle School was honored to host this awesome academic tournament. Hopefully, this will be an annual event that will expand to more and more surrounding schools."