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Welcome Students to Your Floyd County Academics Webpage

MISSION: 
To Enrich the Lives of Floyd County Students and Help Prepare Them for Their Academic Futures Through Academic Competition
FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS ACADEMIC GOALS:
  • Silver Plate Governor’s Cup
  • Governor’s Cup State Final Participants: Team & Individuals 
  • Middle & High Divisions participating in East Kentucky Academic Conference

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULES 2020:

Adams Middle School: Written test on Mondays 3:45 till 5:00 pm and quick recall/FPS on Wednesdays 3:45 till 5:00 PM
 
Allen Middle:
Betsy Layne Middle:
Duff Allen Central Middle:
South Floyd Middle:
Stumbo Middle: 
Betsy Layne High:
Floyd Central High:
Prestonsburg High: 
 

 

MIDDLE & HIGH-EKAC Schedule

Testing Weeks: 

October 19-23;

November 2 -6;

November 16 - 20; 

December 7 - 11

 

BASL-ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE

 

Governor’s Cup Events Calendar 2021


Elementary
Deadline for Entering Student Names Online: Thursday, Jan. 30
District–Coaches’ Planning Meeting: Thursday, February 11
District–Future Problem Solving & Composition: Tuesday, February 16
District–Written Assessment, Quick Recall: Saturday, February 20
Deadline for Confirming Students for Regional Online: Midnight Wednesday, February 24
Regional–Coaches’ Planning Meeting: Thursday, February 25
Regional–Future Problem Solving & Composition: Monday, March 1
Regional–Written Assessment, Quick Recall: Saturday, March 6

Middle Grades
Deadline for Entering Student Names Online: Wednesday, January 6
District–Coaches’ Planning Meeting: Thursday, January 7
District–Future Problem Solving and Composition: Tuesday, January 12
District–Assessment, Quick Recall: Saturday, January 16
Deadline for Confirming Students for Regional Online: Midnight Wednesday, January 20
Regional–Coaches’ Planning Meeting: Thursday, January 21
Regional–Future Problem Solving & Composition: Monday, January 25
Regional–Assessment, Quick Recall: Saturday, January 30
Deadline for Confirming Students for State Online: Midnight Wednesday, February 10
State Finals: March 13-15, Galt House, Louisville – Sat.: FPS/Composition; Sun.: Quick Recall/Assessment

High School
Deadline for Entering Student Names Online: Wednesday, January 13
District–Coaches’ Planning Meeting: Thursday, January 14
District–Future Problem Solving and Composition: Tuesday, January 19
District–Assessment, Quick Recall, Awards: Saturday, January 23
Deadline for Confirming Students for Regional Online: Midnight Wednesday, January 27
Regional–Coaches’ Planning Meeting: Thursday, February 4
Regional–Future Problem Solving & Composition Monday, February 8
Regional–Assessment, Quick Recall: Saturday, February 13
Deadline for Confirming Students for State Online: Midnight Wednesday, February 17
State Finals: March 13-15, Galt House, Louisville – Sat.: FPS/Composition; Sun.: Quick Recall/Assessment

COVID-19
KAAC plans to offer its full menu of competitive opportunities to Kentucky students this year, including Governor’s Cup, JV Challenge, and the Kentucky Colonels Sixth Grade Showcase.
We’re hopeful pandemic conditions will allow for traditional in-person competitions, but if not we are also preparing online formats of all our events, including Quick Recall. Depending on pandemic travel restrictions, students could take part in online events at host sites, at their own school, or at home. Online events will include security protocols that help us maintain the high level of integrity our events are known for.
Further information, including revised membership deadlines, will be posted here and emailed to coaches. The format for each event will be announced a few weeks in advance of those deadlines so schools may make informed choices about their participation.
KAAC CONFERENCE
Our annual conference has been cancelled.
QUICK RECALL/FPS CERTIFICATION
Due to the pandemic, anyone certified last year in Quick Recall or FPS will be grandfathered in for our 2020-21 events. Online training will be available for anyone new needing certification for the coming year.
Thank you for your participation and we look forward to another successful year!
Questions? kaac@kaac.com

Student Academic Study Links

  • NAQT "You Gotta Know":  These study lists include many topics that are commonly found in question sets, especially NAQT ones. 
  • Quiz Bowl Packets: Comprehensive site for old quiz bowl packets and a great source for study. Novice and freshman/sophomore packets will have easier questions. You can learn a lot by reading questions and paying attention to the early clues. Do not avoid the collegiate sets; that is where you can pick up great information for early hits.
  • HSAPQ Quiz Bowl Packets: - High School Academic Pyramid Questions maintains a site with their past question sets. Use these for study.
  • Torrey Pines: Database- This resource allows you to search by category and difficulty to find the sort of tossups you need most to study. The site features two "play-along" functions, one of which hides the answers to tossups until you click on them, the other of which actually reveals words in the tossups one at a time so you can buzz in on your computer, give your answer, and see how you stack up against the competition.
  • Quizlet Study Cards: Thousands of sets of cards for study (many are on topics found in quiz bowl). 
  • Flashcard Exchange Study Cards: Tons of card sets for study and many are on topics pertinent to quiz bowl. The poetry class notes from ACE Camp this summer are listed as poetry "ace camp 2011".
  • Jeopardy Questions: Data base of thousands of past Jeopardy! questions organized chronologically. 
  • High School Quiz Bowl:  Many people enjoy looking through the forum to find out about upcoming tournaments and discussing quiz bowl issues through "threads". There are links to archived questions sets for middle, high school, and college on the forum's homepage.
  • Practice League:  Online Skype practice league that will be run by David Madden who does the National History Bee.  All are welcome to play; you have to email him to sign up and he takes the first 24 people.
  • Squashed Philosophers:  This site has condensed information about philosophers and philosophy.
  • Geography Games and More Geography Games: Both of these websites can be used to review physical geography.  
  • Cells Alive: Site for biology study.
  • Knowledge Master: This site will send you a free question of the day and has some free speed fact questions.
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Arts & Humanities

 

Language

 

Mathematics

 

Science

 

Social Studies

 

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