The goal of the Lakeside Academic Bowl Team is to promote academic excellence by encouraging organized academic competition. Due to the nature of practice and competitions, membership is limited. Tryouts will be held in late August or early September. Tryouts will include questions on a variety of subjects including: language arts, math, science, social studies, humanities, and technology.  Practices are held twice per week, usually before school. Competitions are usually on Saturdays. Practices will be Monday and Thursday mornings at 8 am in room 1134, September through December.



    What is this team about?

    Students with an incredible knack for trivia and knowledge across the academic curricula, who are really QUICK, form the team. They compete with other schools in a fast paced question and answer format at local schools. Five kids go against five kids from another school…. Our best and fastest kids make up the team, but occasionally, we have some sub out to give others play time. Depending on the students who try out, we may add a novice team to attend competitions. 


    Ever watch the show Jeopardy?  It is based on this but no choice of categories are involved. Questions are all over the place.


    How do I join?

    You can come and enjoy the practices once the team is formed, but you don’t “join” the team, you are selected. The “club” part is some fun as you come to the practices and see if you fit into this high energy group and want to develop the skill to compete. It takes drive and ambition to work to this level.


    What is expected if I make the team?

    You need to come to practice each week. You must work on your skill base on your own. This includes studying up on a focus point so you become an expert in a certain area that will benefit the team. We will meet Monday and Thursday mornings at 8 am.


    Here are some areas of expertise: Sports, Current Events, Music- contemporary and all the rest, Broadway, Great Artists, Presidents, States and capitals, Authors, Novels, Facts related to Leaders in the USA TODAY, Earth, Physical and Life Sciences, Wars in America, Wars in Europe, Leaders in Europe, Asia and the UK, trending businesses in technology, Math, Geography at every level, including rivers, mountains, states, countries, islands, and so on…


    What are the fees for?

    It costs $50 to get a t-shirt and the rest is used for fees to competitions, which run $60-80 per team that attends, question banks, and equipment. We go to about 5 meets between September and February Practice begins the Thursday, September 5th… right after Labor Day.


    Tryouts: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM in room 1134.

    You can try out on 8/22, in room 1134 at 8 am. If you are late you cannot join in tryouts. This means you are dropped off before 8 am and arrive to my room by 8:05. You will have questions given to you that are from actual competitions. It is a TIMED test situation, so if you can’t deal with stress, don’t bother. The questions are random so there is not much of a way to study. Either you know it or you don’t. Team Members will be posted in the halls that week of 8/26.


    If you don’t make the team and are a brainiac, please come on down during our practices. These will be posted and announced so you know all about it. All are welcome to be inspired to learn.


    Parents will be contacted when teams/club are formed.


    Sponsors: Cheryl West cwest@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Last Modified on August 21, 2019