Chess club meets on Friday mornings from 7:00-7:22 a.m. Students learn how to play chess and then they participate in matches against each other to improve their skills. Players are also encouraged to tryout for the Tulsa Public Schools’ district chess tournament which happens every spring.
Grissom Phoenix Robotics team applies science, engineering, and math concepts, plus a big dose of imagination, to develop solutions to real-world challenges. They also design, build, and program LEGO MINDSTORMS®-based robots to perform autonomous “missions” on a playing field. Along the way, they develop critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.
The Grissom 101 Mile Club is open to EVERY Grissom Elementary student.
The “challenge” is to accumulate 100 miles (or more) as an individual during the school year.
In a typical school year, 50 or more Grissom students achieve 100 miles or more and as a club, over 12,000 miles are completed.
We meet on the Grissom Track when weather and temperature allow, and in the gym during inclement weather. We begin to track mileage from the 1st week of school all the way to the last week of school.
How will mileage be tracked?
I will have Weekly Grissom 101 Mile Club updates on Canvas for as long as Distance Learning is in effect. You can reply to me anytime in Canvas for me to keep track of your miles, or “Save” them until we meet in person. Mileage must be “certified” by an adult in the household by a note or e-mail.
What activities will count?
Quite simply, if you are moving, it will count as mileage. Walking/Running, Biking, Swimming, Family Trips/ Activities, Playing Outdoors, Youth Sports, Dance, Gymnastics, Cheerleading – It ALL Counts! Be Creative!
The Grissom 101 Mile Club thrives through parent volunteers. Any time you could give to help punch cards and encourage students would be appreciated. Please contact Mike Mills at 918-833-9472 if you're interested in volunteering, or just simply "show-up." Thank you for lending a helping hand.