The Mater Academy East Chess Club
The Mater Academy East Chess Club is once again proud to participate in Title I Challenging Higher Education for Students in our Schools (CHESS) Program. Although many of our returning members have chess experience there is also room for beginners. There is still a few positions left if your child is interested. The focus of the chess club is to introduce students to this incredible game. Students learn the names and movements of the different pieces as well as a variety of strategies and techniques that can be used during the opening, middle and end games. Our members have the opportunity to compete in chess tournaments where they play against students from all over the district.
The game of chess develops critical thinking, logic and reasoning, problem solving, computer literacy, patterns and outcomes recognition, interpersonal relationships, communication, and interpersonal skills. It is open to students from 2nd – 5th grade. Please contact Mr. Daughton (email@example.com) for further information