There has been a proposal made that we change the age groups for quizzing. The proposal is to change the grades for the 2015-2016 season. We are asking each area to discuss the proposal and each church will have a vote in March. This is the proposal that was presented to the committee:
I have a suggestion for a change in the Arkansas JBQ program that I believe will help the kids obtain their Master Seals and to strengthen our states program. I would like to change the grade divisions to the following: Divisions 4-6 grade 2-3 grade 1st and below By adding the 4th grade to the 5th – 6th grade, it will allow the kids to quiz on the whole box for 3 years. I believe that we will have more master seals with this change. We can push that this seal can be easily obtained in 3 years. The first year they are in 5th – 6th grade they are in shock. Then the next year it seems much easier but we run out of time to get the Master Seal. Adding the extra year will help. I also would sell it to my kids to get them to learn a certain amount of 30 point quotes in 4th grade and 5th grade and finish learning the 30’s in 6th grade. Another suggestion that has been made is to move the 2nd grade up but to let each church decide which level would be best for their 4th grader.
Please discuss this with the churches in your area and ask them think about the advantages and disadvantages of each proposal.
Cylinda Spoon Arkansas District JBQ Chairperson