Districts have the opportunity to choose different types of extracurricular activities designed to meet the needs of students. Sullivan County BOCES provides the coordination, training and organization of materials for the programs Districts provide the coach.
LEGO Challenges - Coser 503.020
This program motivates young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. This is a program designed for children ages 9-14. It combines a hands-on interactive robotics program and a research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. Clubs consist of up to ten members. These clubs have the opportunity to participate in the Hudson Valley FIRST Lego League Annual Challenge.
The challenge is based on a set of real world problems facing scientists today. It involves programming a robot to complete tasks, presenting a research project, and team spirit and collaboration.
Knowledge Challenges - Coser 503.010
The objective of this program is to give students the opportunity to compete in activities that promote higher order thinking skills to solve real life problems. Local business owners and educators judge the competitions. The challenges are for groups of ten students from the middle level schools (grades 5-8). There will be three challenges: