We set very high expectations for students at Shugart Elementary. Third, fourth and fifth graders who have an interest in chess are welcomed to join our chess team. But that does not meant that students have to wait until third grade to learn the game. The librarian has chess sets that students can use during recess or other times in the day. This is a family connection since families are encouraged to learn to play with students. In this photo, there are second graders, who not only have interest, but who are meeting the high expectations of playing at school and practicing at home. Chess is a game that teaches valuable critical thinking skills, and we encourage all of our students to participate.