Pennsylvania

There are three Academic Games leagues in Pennsylvania:

  • Beaver Academic Games League
  • Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Academic Games League
  • Western Pennsylvania Academic Games League

Beaver Academic Games League

Established XXXX
Contact Anne Humphries, Coordinator
Games EQUATIONS
PROPAGANDA
LINGUISHTIK
PRESIDENTS
THEME
CURRENT EVENTS
Divisions Elementary (Grades 5 & 6)
Middle (Grades 7 & 8)
Junior (Grades 9 & 10)
Senior (Grades 11 & 12)
Fourth grade tournaments in Equations and Propaganda
Format

Three county-wide tournaments each year
Two-day regional tournament once a year

Our league meets once per month at the College Square Elementary School in Beaver. Our meetings focus on upcoming tournaments, training sessions for new instructors, and various enrichment activities the league would like to pursue.

Other The Beaver County Academic Games League is comprised of school districts throughout Beaver County Pennsylvania. They are the Beaver Area School District, Blackhawk School District, Center Area School District, Freedom Area School District, Aliquippa School District, Hopewell School District, Midland School District, South Side School District, Big Beaver Falls School District, New Brighton School District, Ambridge School District, Western Beaver County School District, Rochester School District, and Riverside School District. Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School recently joined the league.

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Academic Games League

Established 1972
Contact Marilyn Goodrich, Coordinator of Academic Games
Susie Lynn, Secretary
Website http://academicgames.miu4.k12.pa.us/
Games EQUATIONS
ON-SETS
PROPAGANDA
LINGUISHTIK
PRESIDENTS
THEME
CURRENT EVENTS
Divisions Elementary (3-6)
Middle (7-8)
Junior (9-10)
Senior (11-12)
Format

Competitions are offered to students from 27 school districts and private schools within Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4 (Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties). Several school districts from neighboring counties also participate in MIU4 competitions. All teams from western Pennsylvania compete at Tri-Bowl, the state tournament.

Equations: One teacher training day during the school year
Two-day training offered to teachers during the summer
Two competition days at Slippery Rock University of PA: 3-6, 7-12
On-Sets: One teacher training day during school year
One competition day at SRU: 5-12
Propaganda: Two competition days at SRU: 3-6, 7-12
LinguiSHTIK: One teacher training day during school year
Two-day training offered to teachers during the summer
Two competition days at SRU: 3-6, 7-12
Presidents: Two competition days at SRU: 5-8, 9-12
THEME / CURRENT EVENTS: One competition day at SRU: 5-12
Other Participation in Tri-Bowl Regional Competition;
Two school days in early March

Western Pennsylvania Academic Games League

Established 1966
Contact Tracy Spinelli, President
Sue Mellon, Treasurer
Games EQUATIONS
ON-SETS
PROPAGANDA
LINGUISHTIK
PRESIDENTS
THEME
CURRENT EVENTS
Divisions Elementary (Grades 5 & 6)
Middle (Grades 7 & 8)
Junior (Grades 9 & 10)
Senior (Grades 11 & 12)
Format

Allegheny Valley School District – Extracurricular Activity
Chartiers Valley School District – Gifted Support Program
Hancock (WV) County Schools – Extracurricular Activity
Moon School District – Gifted Support Program
Montour School District – Extracurricular Activity
Mount Lebanon School District – Extracurricular Activity
Robinson Tonwnship Christian School – Extracurricular Activity
Seneca Valley School District – Extracurricular Activity
South Park School District – Extracurricular Activity

Other districts participating in last five years:
Fox Chapel Area School District – Gifted Support Program
Riverview School District – Gifted Support Program

Other Six league tournaments held at local colleges (one per game)
PA Tournament (Tri-Bowl) with Beaver County and IU4

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