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Archery in the Schools 2016-17

On July23-24, 2015 Chesapeake Archers competed at Nashville TN and set a new team scoring record of 2845 points.  The previous record had been 2699 with the current highest individual competition performance score being 265. A smaller group of 5 students set a new points record in the 3D competition with a score of 1226.   The students have competed in many competitions this year. (Elkview MS, Cabell Midland HS-2x, Ripley HS-2x, Buckhannon Upshur MS, Parkersburg South HS, WV State Tourn, Athens and Logan Ohio, St.Jude's Charity 7x) etc.  We also attended the US National competition and 3D competition in Louisville KY in May 2015.

The Student Council students decided that our Genesis bow colors will be Orange / Lime Green.

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At the beginning of each year the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participate in a safety and training course.  The course for the beginning 3rd grade is several weeks longer than the review given to the 4th and 5th grade students. All of the students will be tested before they may participate in shooting a bow.  There is a study guide provided and each student must achieve 90% or higher to pass.  Those who do not pass will not shoot and will retest until they demonstrate proper knowledge of being safe and the appropriate techniques in shooting.  Regardless of any previous experience, the students must obey the rules and techniques taught within this archery course which are specific for these bows.   Archery classes will be every week throughout most of the school year (August to May) to practice their skills.  In mid / late September tryouts for the Archery Team will be conducted in class, and just as previous years, Mr. Erskine will take the highest point earners calculated by average points per round to be chosen for the team.  Only team members will participate after school (2:30-4:30pm) in January, February, March, and April.

- Note: In order to remain on the team, attendance in school and practices, along with the student's current overall school behavior will be important.

Congratulations to WV for receiving an award in July 2011 from the National Archery in the Schools Program for having enrolled at least 25% of all of the state's schools with an archery program.  Arkansas has 30% and Kentucky has 50% with many states having less than 25%.  Chesapeake Elementary is one of two current competitive elementary school program in Kanawha County and one of six competitive school programs of any age within the county.  We greatly look forward to continuing our opportunity during the upcoming school year.