On January 22, 2019, Emma Vera Elementary and Roel & Celia Saenz Elementary Gifted and Talented students took part in an academic competition at Region One Education Center in Edinburg, Texas.
Team Quest is an academic competition designed specifically for gifted and talented students that challenge them in areas such as engineering, mathematics, and creativity. This unique competition allows the students to demonstrate their ability to work together to successfully complete multiple challenges that cover the following five core areas:
Construction and Building
Logic and Higher Level Thinking
Real Life Problem Solving
Each challenge must be solved using a hands-on approach allowing teams to apply their individual knowledge to real-life problems. The goal of Team Quest is for students to carry these important skills into their everyday lives while incorporating creativity, imagination, and engineering along the way. All challenges are also aligned with current TEKS standards with a heavy emphasis on S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).
Our students enjoyed working in groups to meet these challenges, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with students from other districts.
In addition, the students of Emma Vera Elementary brought home a third-place trophy!
It is the policy of Roma I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.