Winter Student Events

Encourage your students to join in these upcoming events! More information about these and other student opportunities can be found at

Learn about consumer issues that impact everyday life – everything from managing finances, making smart consumer choices, understanding technology, staying healthy and helping the environment. FREE curriculum and registration is available at
SCSC Regional Spelling Bee, Late Registration Deadline: Dec. 15
Each student participating in the regional event has won their local district event. The regional event will be held Feb. 19, 2019. The winner advances to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 26–June 1, 2019. Register your school at
Chess Tournaments, Dates: Dec. 27, May 4 and Summer TBA
Students will be awarded medals for division champions and ribbons for grade level winners. Morning chess lessons are also available during the winter and summer tournaments. Register with Mankato Community Education and Recreation at or 507-387-5501.
Math Dice Tournaments, Dec. 27 and Spring TBA
Math Dice is a fast, fun game of mental math that helps students learn the power and flexibility of numbers. Students in grades 3–8 can celebrate the power of arithmetic by competing individually and as teams.

Knowledge Bowl, Senior High: January–March, 2019
Teams of students compete in one written and three oral rounds of competition in this interdisciplinary event requiring quick recall and team work. Questions are taken from the standard curriculum for the grades. Teams of students participate in invitational, sub-regional, regional and state events.

Minnesota Academic Pentathlon, January–May 2019
Students in grades 6–8 experience the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition in five events: literature, mathematics, fine arts, science and social studies. The program strives to foster a greater respect for knowledge, promote wholesome interschool academic competition, and further develop students' communication skills.

Math Mania Tournament, Feb. 14, 2019
Students in grades 6–8 will demonstrate their skills in mathematics. Teams of five students will participate in individual, team and playoff rounds of competition surrounding mathematical thinking and problem-solving. Coaches are provided sample problems in advance of the competition and solutions for reviewing with teams afterward.

SCSC Young Writers & Artists Conference, March 12–13, 2019
The Young Writers & Artists Conference offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects related to writing and creative arts. YWAC utilizes a number of authors, artists, educators, experienced writers and business leaders as conference facilitators. These local and regional talents inspire youth and encourage them to take their own talents to new levels. Brochures of sessions and registration will be available mid-January.
Math Masters, Sixth Grade: March 15, 2019; Fifth Grade: May 3, 2019
Math Masters of Minnesota invites all fifth and sixth-grade students across the state to participate in regional events where they compete as individuals and in teams. Students receive recognition for their excellence in mathematical skills. Register your teams at
SCSC Writing Contest, Submissions Due by March 25, 2019
The SCSC Writing Contest gives K–12 students the opportunity to express themselves through fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their love of language!