The purpose of student programs and activities is to provide students with opportunities to share their talents and expertise in academic areas. The mission of this service is to make the opportunities available to all students; to ensure these programs and activities extend the students' learning; and to allow students to showcase their academic talents.

Some of the annual student programs and activities include:

  • Senate Youth – high school junior or senior (one per school district) who is a member of the student council, and who is nominated by his/her principal
  • Harvest – PK-12 students whose writing or artwork is submitted for publication by their classroom teachers
  • Spelling Bee – students in grades four through eight who are winners of their district spelling bee
  • History Day – students in grades six through eight who are interested in art
  • Art Critique Day – any ninth through 12th grade student interested in art
  • Math Bees - teachers put together a team of students in grades six, seven and eight based on a variety of criteria
  • Math Counts – seventh and eighth grade students compete in a series of four rounds. Many of the students who participate in the Math Counts program which is part of the Talented and Gifted program, participate but any student who is interested can pay the fee and compete.
  • Author's Day – Fourth grade students are invited to listen to a published children's author. The author also involves students in the writing process as well.

Teachers interested in these activities can register their students for these events, or, in the case of Harvest, teachers submit the students' writing or artwork.


Judy Sweetman
Educational Consultant/Media Administrator
800/352-9040 Ext. 6088