The Junior High Academic Decathlon
is a competition for students in grades 6-8. There are ten
events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz
with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50
multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes.
The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman
Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics,
Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and
Music). Awards are given for individual and team
performance, and the winning school team from each geographic
diocese competes in a state championship.
St. Ignatius’s Academic Decathlon team is celebrating another
spectacular year representing the school! Our State competition
looked a bit different this year, and to determine winners,
scores from the local Diocesan competitions back in March were
compared against one another. We are so proud to announce that we
are second overall in the entire state of California, second in
Logic, second in Super Quiz, second in Literature, third in
English, first in Current Events, and first in Math!
We are so pleased to announce that for a record-setting ninth
consecutive year, St. Ignatius Parish School was the Diocese of
Sacramento’s Junior High Academic Decathlon Champions. The team,
comprised of seventh and eighth graders, went on to place third
at the statewide decathlon championship, which was held this year
at St. Edward the Confessor School in Dana Point. No other school
in the 27-year history of the event has achieved this
For a record-setting eighth consecutive year,
St. Ignatius School in Sacramento placed first in the
Diocese of Sacramento’s Junior High Academic Decathlon on March
7. The team, comprised of seventh and eighth graders, will
represent the diocese at the statewide decathlon championships on
April 18, which will be held this year at Sacred Heart School in
Sacramento.No other school in the 26-year history of the event
has achieved this unprecedented success.
The St. Ignatius Academic Decathlon team won their 7th Diocese
championship this past weekend. The team placed first in
logic and first in the super quiz. In addition Peter
Sutarjo placed first in Religion, Todd Russell placed first in
Science, Alex Bonilla placed first in Social Studies, Cade
Johnson placed first in Current Events, and Saunder Salazar
placed first in math. Tony Arostegui placed second in Fine Arts,
and Andrew Tilton placed second in Literature and Claire Russell
placed third in English.
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a
field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST
complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This
training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.