Chess In The Schools
A Message From Ms. Stacey Ross - PS 131's Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention Specialist (SAPIS)
Chess Tournament Results
Chess Tournament at PS 150Q - December 18, 2021
Congratulations to our Chess Team! At the PS 150Q Chess Tournament, our Chess Team won the 1st Place Team Trophy for their division. Four students were awarded medals, and two students were awarded 3rd and 5th place individual trophies based on their standing among the whole division's participants. Our next tournament will take place on February 5, 2022, at MS 582K in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Chess Tournament at MS 582K - February 5, 2022
Our Chess Team's winning streak continues! Once again, our Chess team came in 1st Place for their division. We won all five trophies that were awarded: 1st Place: Elaine Class 5-2, 2nd Place: Alan Class 3-4, 3rd Place: George Class 4-5, 4th Place: Ryan Class 5-4, and 5th Place: Zi Liang Class 5-3. In addition, PS 131 students won 5 medals: Manuel Class 5-1, Jonathon Class 5-2, Erik Class 5-3, Eiliana Class 5-4, and Zainab Class 5-3. Congratulations to all!
Chess in the School's Girls Chess Championship at PS 11M - March 5, 2022
Congratulations to our Chess Team who came in 3rd Place. Eiliana from Class 3-4 won a trophy and Michelle from Class 4-2 won a medal.
Chess in the School 2022 Chess Challenge at PS 59M - March 19, 2022
Our amazing 10 member Chess Team came in 3rd Place in their first rated Chess Tournament. Joshua won a trophy and Elaine, Ryan, and Ryan won medals. Other contributing team members included Zainab, George, Michelle, Bill, Zi Liang, and Alan.
Learn About the Chess in the Schools Program
At Chess in the Schools, they believe in the power of chess to change lives. To date, they have taught more than 500,000 of New York City's most underserved children, inspiring them to greater achievement. Each day, they are proud to help kids grow, one move at a time. Their impact is demonstrated by classroom teachers responses to our annual survey:
- 99% Chess had a meaningful positive impact on my students.
- 95% Practicing chess increased students' self-esteem.
- 96% Chess enriched students' social skills.
- 98% Chess developed students' analytical and logical skills.
- 96% Chess improved my students' math skills.
- 98% Girls and boys are equally interested in chess in my class.
- 99% Want Chess in the Schools in their class next year.
To Learn More: https://chessintheschools.org/programs/#0