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Chess Club

(Available to Grades 1-8)

SPS offers Chess Club as an academic enrichment opportunity for students in Grades 1-8.  The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorize information. It also helps with the development of problem-solving skills, planning, patience, focus of thought, and self-discipline.  

Chess Club meets afterschool for five Thursdays in the Fall and another five Thursdays in the Spring and culminates with an intramural tournament at the end of the Spring session. The SPS Chess Club also occasionally participates in community chess events as they become available.