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 (this year in June).
2020/2021 School Year
Will there be a 101 Mile Club this Year?
YES, YES, and YES! We will begin on the very first day of School, August 31st, and continue until the last week of school in June.
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 !
MESSAGE FROM MR. MILLS
I know we are in the middle of challenging times. BUT, studies are showing that physical activity, movement, and fresh air will help us to feel better and strengthen our immune system.
We completed the Grissom 101 Mile Club 2020 School Year by distance and we will start the 2020/2021 School Year by distance. We can do it! Let’s keep moving and prove that Grissom Star Students are not only the smartest, but also the most active!
Can’t wait to see you all in person when it is safe for all!
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.