This petition is intended to communicate the will of the community and is signed by the parents of Southwest Miami High School students interest in the chess program.
We know that chess can be an effective academic tool. It reinforces the skills of focus and concentration, planning ahead and critical thinking. We hope to see the program expand for years to come.
Southwest Miami is fortunate that they have so many students interested in a chess program. Many of these students have also competed since they were in elementary school and have won several school titles and trophies to date.
We are asking the school to support the chess program.
We would like to ensure that the program has a one hour meeting a week in a set area and that the students will be allowed to attend active scholastic chess tournaments local, regional and state (excused absence).
We will also need your efforts to organize the club. The parents and students will assist in all fundraising efforts to provide for this program.
We are parents who have invested time, money and support in this Title one program for several years and with the schools support, the chess program can excel as well as create a fun enviroment where students can attain life long skills that may be used in all walks of life.
We respectfully ask that you consider the benefits of this Title one program and provide support to the chess program at Southwest Miami High School. There are benefits to the school besides a wall of trophies. Several elementary and middle schools already offer this type of support and the benefits to those schools and their reputation is invaluable!
Thank you for your consideration.