Women Chemists of PA
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Pennsylvania Statistics Contest (Gr. 7 and 8)
- Johns Hopkins Scholar
- Reading Book Clubs (Gr. 3 to 6)
- Reading Olympics (Gr. 4 to 8)
- Robotics (Gr. 6 to 8)
- Write Brain (Gr. 6 to 8)
- Science Explorers Jr. (4 and 5 year olds) / Science Explorers (Gr. 1 to 5)
Science Explorers and Science Explorers, Jr. meet to enjoy, explore, and learn through hands-on experimentation with themes ranging from the mysteries of earth to anatomy. Students may register for the five weeks of a particular theme or for the year.
- Bear Print Newspaper (Gr. 7 and 8, with contributions from all grades)
The NFA Bear Print is a student newspaper and provides students an opportunity to showcase their ELA skills while expressing their views on a wide range of topics. It also helps students with writing, editing and deadline skills required to produce a newspaper, available in printed and electronic format throughout the year.
- Chess Club (Gr. 3 to 6)
- Debate Club (Gr. 7 and 8)
The Debate Club helps members learn research skills, and give constructive and rebuttal speeches according to the rules of debate.
Forensics provides the opportunity for students to work in the area of communications skills. Speechwriting, speech presentation, oral interpretation and extemporaneous speaking are offered to students who wish to improve in the art of public speaking. Students practice together and enter competitions at local schools.
Writing styles differ depending on what is being written, whether it’s an email, thank you note, letter, or entrance exam essay. Join a former NYC publishing executive in learning the right way to write essential, everyday writing with confidence. As a bonus, interested students will prepare writings for national writing contests at the course’s conclusion.