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Chess Club

Chess Club is offered by Championship Chess and meets on Monday afternoons from 2:30-3:30p.m.
Contact email: chess@championshipchess.net
Website: http://championshipchess.net/index.html
770-939-4596 or 1-877-919-KING, 1- 877-919-5464 or fax: 770-493-1115


Expressions in Motion Dance classes are offered at Vanderlyn on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:30-4:00pm.  
Please see the EIM Dance website for details:  

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is held Tuesday afternoons from November through the beginning of March. Students in 4th and 5th grade are given the opportunity to take a qualification test before competition begins.  The top 15 students in 4th grade and the 15 students in 5th grade are selected to represent Vanderlyn. There were practice sessions and competition days.  The sessions alternated.  Students were presented with high level, logic based, problem solving style math problems.  Tests answers and points are submitted and an overall winner is named based on total points earned.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team is comprised of up to 10 fourth and fifth graders. Students read books and tryout for the team in the fall. Team members read from a predetermined list of books and compete against other schools by answering questions about the books. The county competition is at the end of January. 

Science Olympiad

For the 2014-2015 school year, Science Olympiad was co-sponsored by Mr. Hughes and parent, Ms. Baker. The group meets on certain Wednesdays and Thursdays after school through the end of March.

Track Club

Sponsors: Coach Dwyer, Coach Kurtz & Coach Norman
Track club meets on Mondays after school.
Interested fourth and fifth grade students attend an informational meeting in September.  Returning track members are added to the roster first and then the remaining spots are filled based on a first-come-first-serve basis.  
Students learn correct running posture, breathing techniques, running etiquette and more during track practice.  The students and coaches also run two 5ks each semester as a team.  The season culminates with the VanderDash in the spring.  

Please visit Coach Dwyer's website for more information.  
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