Riddle Elementary School

Elementary Teams Dominate Statewide Academic Competition

Jun 02, 2018

Student teams from Frisco ISD elementary schools took nine of the top ten places in the Lone Star Challenge (LSC), a statewide academic competition for students in grades 4-6.

The team from Anderson Elementary finished second overall, with students from Hosp, Mooneyham and Isbell elementary schools coming in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Teams from Riddle, Sem, Borchardt, Bledsoe and Pink elementary schools rounded out Frisco ISD’s dominance of the top ten.

Lone Star Challenge is a learning experience designed to test students’ knowledge in reading, writing, social studies, math and science. Questions are based on materials developed by Texas Academic Decathlon and are intended to compliment the STAAR testing program.

Although the statewide competition includes sixth graders, FISD’s competitors only come from fourth and fifth grade. Students took curriculum-based exams at their home schools this spring before participating in a District-wide super quiz event. Scores were then compared to teams from participating districts across the state.

The theme of this year’s competition was A Traveler’s Guide to the World and questions focused on topics such as world cultures, geographical studies, zoology and “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle.