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Sandra Cordie
Director of Educational Programs
(320) 255-3236 x 319
scordie@resourcetraining.com

Deb Thomes
Administrative Coordinator
(320) 255-3236 x 330
dthomes@resourcetraining.com


Scripps National Spelling BeeSpelling Bee

The Spelling Bee program is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The Spelling Bee is a series of spelling contests starting at the school and district level with winners advancing to the regional event. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee with the winner advancing to the National Spelling Bee.

NOTE: All schools that want to participate in the regional spelling bee need to enroll with Scripps AND Resource Training & Solutions.


Spelling Bee Coordinators, Officials, Assistants:
Information for the 2015 Spelling Bee.  (for your school calendar and planning purposes).

DATES:
  • Scripps spelling bee sign up - mid-August at www.spellingbee.com
  • Spelling Bee Coordinator’s Meeting: Thursday, December 4, 2014 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)           at Resource Training & Solutions
  • District Spelling Bee Weeks: January 19 – January 30, 2015 (winner reports due no later than January 30, 2015)     
  • Regional Spelling Bee: Thursday, February 12, 2015 (Friday, February 13, 2015 – snow day) at Resource Training & Solutions
  • Multi-Region State Spelling Bee: Monday, February 23, 2015 (Wednesday, February 25 - snow day) at Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls
 
Please check the Scripps National Spelling Bee site occasionally for information on registering through them.  We will have our registration information on our website in August, 2014. 
 
Lastly, if you will NOT be the coordinator next year, please email me a name and email address of your successor.  If I don’t some some contact information, the emails get lost in space and then it becomes a last minute scramble for school when they realize they haven’t registered or whatever.   
Thanks for coordinating Spelling Bee in your district.  I know it is a lot of behind the scenes work that others don’t see or appreciate.
 
For further information, please contact Sandra Cordie at 320-255-3236 orat scordie@resourcetraining.com or Deb Thomes dthomes@resourcetraining.com.
 


Jr. High-Intermediate Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is a series of interdisciplinary academic competitions designed for students in grades 5-12. During the competition, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning typical of elementary or secondary educational programs. Questions test students' recall, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Download the registration form and return it by Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Meet Schedule - Fall 2014

Date School
Thursday, October 30, 2014 St. John’s Prep   (5/6 & 7/8)
Monday, November 3, 2014 Available
Thursday, November 6, 2014 Kimball  (5/6 & 7/8)
Monday, November 10, 2014 St. Katherine Drexel  (5/6 & 7/8)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton  (5/6)
North & South Jr. High   (7/8)
[Meet at North Jr. High]
Monday, November 17, 2014 Sartell   (5/6 & 7/8)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 STRIDE Academy   (5/6 & 7/8)
Monday, November 24, 2014 St. Francis Xavier-Buffalo  (5/6 & 7/8)           
Monday, December 1, 2014 Annandale  (5/6 & 7/8)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 Buffalo   (5/6 & 7/8)
Monday, December 8, 2014 ROCORI [final meet]


 

Sr. High Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is a series of interdisciplinary academic competitions designed for students in grades 5-12. During the competition, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning typical of elementary or secondary educational programs. Questions test students' recall, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

 


            MN Rubik's Cube Tournament

Monday, April 13, 2015
5:30-8:30 PM

Delano Middle School will Minnesota's regional “You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube” competition where students in grades 5-12 from schools in the region will compete for the fastest time. There will be 2 heats: teams of 3 competing to solve 13 cubes in the fastest time and a solo heat.


The "You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube" program is a community initiative that uses the world’s most famous puzzle as a math manipulative in classrooms and in afterschool programs, helping students learn such STEM concepts as perimeter, volume, area and algorithms and 21st Century skills like problem-solving, following directions, and perseverance.  
 



MN History Day

History Day is an exciting co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers. Each category is then divided into two divisions, junior (6th - 8th grade) and senior (9th - 12th) division. History Day demonstrates that students learn history when they do history. For more information, please visit education.mnhs.org/historyday/



Junior Achievement/Titan Program

Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. For more information, please visit www.jaum.org.

 

Stock Market Game 

The Stock Market Game" Program (SMG) is a highly successful, interactive, interdisciplinary educational tool used primarily in grades 4-12. The SMG motivates learning about economics, finance, and the American economic system. Participating students meet core educational requirements while engaging in an exciting simulation of how the investment world works. For more information, please visit www.stockmarketgame.org/.
 


Future Cities Competition

The Future Cities Competition provides 7th and 8th grade students an opportunity to better understand practical applications of math, science, language arts, social studies and computer learning as they plan their own cities. Students work with SimCity software with engineers assigned to support their learning to learn about cities, and develop a scale model with recycled materials. For more information, please visit futurecity.org/minnesota.
 
 

Gathering of Champions

Each year, school officials in grades K-12 and providers of academic enrichment programs offered statewide are invited to name their top students as Minnesota's Academic All-Stars. For more information, please visit www.mncae.org/recog/goc.aspx.
 


Reach for the Stars

Programs that have received the Minnesota Academic League Council's endorsement are included in the Reach for the Stars catalogue, which is published as a public service by Synergy & Leadership Exchange, with generous support from Lifetouch PublishingFor more information, please visit synergyexchange.org/Educate/Reach.aspx.