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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #29 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, May 03 2013 (20:07)

Mr. Fred Mueller, chess club sponsor, ran elections for next year's officers. For 2013-2014, officers will be President: Alex Elizalde. Vice President: Shawn Joss. Secretary: William Root. Treasurer: Vanessa Jimenez.

 

Dr. Alexey Root appointed instructional leaders (William, Luis, Alex) and their teams for next week's visit by Newton Rayzor elementary school chess club.

Within each room, the leader and an additional 3-4 Denton HS students will arrange two (or four) Newton Rayzor students around

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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #28 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Apr 26 2013 (18:43)

William R. presented his last-round game from SuperNationals V. Pairs of students followed along on their boards as he showed the moves on the demonstration board (Smart Board). William halted the game at critical points so that the pairs could spend five minutes figuring out what happened next. Special visitor to the Denton High School chess club was Jonathan K., who had been part of Dr. Alexey Root’s chess class at Strickland Middle School five years ago. Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities (Libraries Unlimited, 2009) features the work of Jonathan and his classmates. Now Jonathan is a freshman at Tarrant County College and has started a chess club there.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #27 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Apr 19 2013 (18:04)

Austin showed the finale of his round 2 win (which he began showing last week) over a player rated between 1500 and 1600 USCF. Luis showed the first 20+ moves of his win over a 1595-rated player. Both Austin and Luis paused their games on the demonstration board at various points so that the others (following along on their chess boards) could analyze what they thought would happen next. Dr. Alexey Root discussed plans for the remaining meetings of the year (April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17).

 
GREENHILL CHESS #20 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Apr 16 2013 (23:56)

For the last session of Greenhill School chess for 2012-2013, Chess Program Director Cathleen Garcia presented awards generated with Think Like A King software.  Dr. Alexey Root supervised students playing bughouse. Parents bought copies of Dr. Root’s books Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving; Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities; and People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #26 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey Root on Fri, Apr 12 2013 (18:35)

After Denton High School chess club members discussed SuperNationals V and our plans for the rest of the academic year, Austin showed the first half of his round 2 game from SuperNationals V. Dr. Alexey Root distributed copies of the April issue of Chess Life for Kids, which featured Denton High School chess club.

 
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