Scholastic Bowl

Purpose of the Activity

  • Scholastic Bowl is an academic buzzer competition similar to Jeopardy but with teams testing their knowledge in literature, science, math, and more.. Daniel Wright has won five IESA state championships!

Tryout Procedures

  • Tryouts consist of a written exam given orally. Selection will be determined by the students' skills and knowledge shown on the test; critical thinking, reasoning, and teamwork.

    Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday, December 1 after school in room 211 (Ms. Vincent's room). Please submit the following tryout form by Monday, November 21.

    If you are curious about the type of material covered during tryouts, visit the Quiz Bowl Resource Center, where you can click on any of the tournaments that will route you to question packets from past tournaments. This will give you a taste of what the questions are like and what you need to know.

    Make sure you have a permission to participate form on file with the club sponsor or coach otherwise you will not be able to particpate. 

Grade Level/s of Participants

  • The team is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Number of Participants

  • There are typically 15–20 students on the team.

Competition Schedule

Student Attendance Guidelines

  • Students are required, unless discussed ahead of time, to attend practices and matches.

Meeting Schedule and Location

    • Season: December through May
    • Meeting Day: Tuesday and Thursday
    • Time: 3:45 p.m.
    • Parent Meeting: On Google Meet, Thursday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. 
    • Location: Room 211 (Vincent-Spanish). 

Specific Rules or Guidelines

Fundraising Plan if Applicable (Board policy 7:325)


    • Jan Lamberti,
    • Allyson Ward,

Student Fees

  • To participate in the program, families must pay a participation fee using the RevTrak Web Store.

    Students will also be asked to purchase a team shirt for about $10 to use in competitions.