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Presentation from February 26 School Board Meeting

2/26/24: Interim Superintendent Tom Lee's presentation about maximizing student learning at SMS.

SMS Weekly News

  • Friday, April 19, 2024

    Join our SMS Summer Strength and Conditioning Program! 
    Athletes will attend 2 sessions per week where they'll enhance core strength, flexibility, and balance, master weightlifting techniques, and participate in team-building activities, all while cultivating leadership skills and camaraderie. Sessions begin Wednesday, June 5th or Thursday, June 6th. Please note there will be no sessions from July 1st to July 5th. Sessions are tailored to different grades and are scheduled as follows: 6th Grade: M/W or T/TH from 8:30 to 9:25, and 7/8 Grade: M/W or T/TH from either 9:30 to 10:25 or 10:30 to 11:25. The program fee is $75, and registration is available via this link. Get ready to elevate your game and forge lifelong friendships in a supportive environment dedicated to your growth and success!  For more info click on this flyer.

    Parents/Guardians  repeat
    The transition between winter and spring can be a bit tricky for temperatures in our building here at SMS.  Please remind your students to dress in layers.

    Parents/Guardians:  repeat
    The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in reading will occur Tuesday, April 23; Wednesday, April 24; and Thursday, April 25 during class time.

    You may wish to prepare your student for the assessments by providing them with:

    • the opportunity to become familiar with the format of the test using the Minnesota Department of Education's Student Readiness Tools

    • a quiet study area and time every day for homework and reading

    • outlets for relaxation and rest

    Share your enthusiasm and interest in reading, mathematics, and science and encourage your student to:

    • do well, but don’t put undue pressure on him/her 

    • relax, focus, and think positively for better success

    Cross Country - Fall 2024 - repeat
    There will be a meeting for those interested in joining Cross Country next fall in room C144(Buchholz) on April 17th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. 

    All grades: Rox Baseball Reading Challenge - repeat
    Please see this  flyer for more information about the reading challenge. 

    Health Office Information: Current grade 6 parents/guardians - repeat
    Incoming 7th grade students are in need of the MCV and Tdap vaccines. This information is being sent to you now so you have ample time to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the vaccines if you are choosing that route. You have the choice to conscientiously object your child from getting these vaccines by signing/notarizing the appropriate sections of the attached immunization form.  If you have questions, please call the health office at 320-656-3710 ext.3200.

    ***If your child has a sports qualifying physical exam in addition to immunizations, please be aware the sports exam form is separate from the immunization form.

    Immunization Form: Please submit a copy of immunization record or C/O form to the health office.
    Sports Qualifying Forms: Please submit to the Middle School Athletic Director, Jen Traver.   

    International Academic Competitions - repeat

    If you are a parent of a student in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can also be your child(ren)'s sponsor for the Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee! The process works the same as outlined below in section 2, you would just fulfill the role of a sponsor instead of a teacher. This way students can compete even if a school is unable to find a teacher to give the ORQEs to interested students (though that is an easier method if possible).

    Section 2:

    2. If you are a teacher or administrator for students in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can offer the free Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQEs) to any students at your school for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee. Just go to www.iac-exams.com - you can log in with your past sponsor log in credentials there or reset your password if needed. The ORQEs are the first of the three stages for each of these three Bees and they take 20 minutes per subject. Students who then pass the ORQE for each subject (about 2/3 of all students nationwide do) then can compete at the Regional Finals which are held both in-person and online through early May. Typically parents pay for and take students to Regionals and Nationals if they qualify, so it's meant to be easy for schools and teachers to give them the chance to compete through the ORQEs!

    Students who finish in the top 50% at any Regional Finals for their grade level qualify for our 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando. We're expecting a record crowd of close to 2500 students and hope your students can be among them!

    If you have further questions on our middle & elementary school level events, please contact ems-info@iacompetitions.com

    And if you're particularly interested in geography (or know students who are)...
    We are writing you from Vienna, Austria where we are organizing the 2024 International Geography Championships from July 13-20 this summer! Over 100 students have already registered: students can qualify by scoring high enough (75 or better) on the high school-level National Qualifying Exam for the National Geography Bee (this exam is open to middle & elementary school students too), by finishing in the top 25% of a regional-level National Geography Bee tournament, or by finishing in the top 50% at Nationals. IGC is an amazing week of sightseeing, competitions, and geography fun with students from around the USA and the world, and we hope you might consider joining us here in Austria!

    If you have further questions feel free to contact: Lori Dornburg, email.

    READ Act calendar changes
    Families should check their inboxes for an email sent April 19 from Interim Superintendent Tom Lee. During the 2023 State Legislative Session, the Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act was passed that requires school districts in Minnesota to train their teachers (up to 140 hours) in the Science of Reading beginning after July 1, 2024. This training needs to be completed by July 1, 2026. In order to meet this state-mandated requirement, districts across the state are needing to alter their school calendars to allow for the appropriate amount of time for this training to occur. On April 15, 2024, Sartell-St. Stephen’s School Board approved an altered calendar for the 2024-2025 school year to accommodate this training requirement. Over the next two years, our district’s best option will be to utilize a combination of scheduled professional development days and monthly early release days to ensure the required teachers are trained by the state’s deadline of June 30, 2026. The following early release dates - all Wednesdays -  have been added to next school year’s calendar: September 25, 2024; October 30, 2024; November 27, 2024; December 18, 2024; January 29, 2025; February 26, 2025; and March 19, 2025. The calendar is available at www.isd748.org/calendar on the lower left or via this link.

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  • Friday, April 12, 2024

    Parents/Guardians
    The transition between winter and spring can be a bit tricky for temperatures in our building here at SMS.  Please remind your students to dress in layers.

    Parents/Guardians:
    The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in reading will occur Tuesday, April 23; Wednesday, April 24; and Thursday, April 25 during class time.

    You may wish to prepare your student for the assessments by providing them with:

    • the opportunity to become familiar with the format of the test using the Minnesota Department of Education's Student Readiness Tools

    • a quiet study area and time every day for homework and reading

    • outlets for relaxation and rest

    Share your enthusiasm and interest in reading, mathematics, and science and encourage your student to:

    • do well, but don’t put undue pressure on him/her 

    • relax, focus, and think positively for better success

    Cross Country - Fall 2024 - repeat
    There will be a meeting for those interested in joining Cross Country next fall in room C144(Buchholz) on April 17th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. 

    All grades: Rox Baseball Reading Challenge - repeat
    Please see this  flyer for more information about the reading challenge. 

    Health Office Information: Current grade 6 parents/guardians - repeat
    Incoming 7th grade students are in need of the MCV and Tdap vaccines. This information is being sent to you now so you have ample time to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the vaccines if you are choosing that route. You have the choice to conscientiously object your child from getting these vaccines by signing/notarizing the appropriate sections of the attached immunization form.  If you have questions, please call the health office at 320-656-3710 ext.3200.

    ***If your child has a sports qualifying physical exam in addition to immunizations, please be aware the sports exam form is separate from the immunization form.

    Immunization Form: Please submit a copy of immunization record or C/O form to the health office.
    Sports Qualifying Forms: Please submit to the Middle School Athletic Director, Jen Traver.   

    International Academic Competitions - repeat

    If you are a parent of a student in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can also be your child(ren)'s sponsor for the Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee! The process works the same as outlined below in section 2, you would just fulfill the role of a sponsor instead of a teacher. This way students can compete even if a school is unable to find a teacher to give the ORQEs to interested students (though that is an easier method if possible).

    Section 2:

    2. If you are a teacher or administrator for students in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can offer the free Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQEs) to any students at your school for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee. Just go to www.iac-exams.com - you can log in with your past sponsor log in credentials there or reset your password if needed. The ORQEs are the first of the three stages for each of these three Bees and they take 20 minutes per subject. Students who then pass the ORQE for each subject (about 2/3 of all students nationwide do) then can compete at the Regional Finals which are held both in-person and online through early May. Typically parents pay for and take students to Regionals and Nationals if they qualify, so it's meant to be easy for schools and teachers to give them the chance to compete through the ORQEs!

    Students who finish in the top 50% at any Regional Finals for their grade level qualify for our 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando. We're expecting a record crowd of close to 2500 students and hope your students can be among them!

    If you have further questions on our middle & elementary school level events, please contact ems-info@iacompetitions.com

    And if you're particularly interested in geography (or know students who are)...
    We are writing you from Vienna, Austria where we are organizing the 2024 International Geography Championships from July 13-20 this summer! Over 100 students have already registered: students can qualify by scoring high enough (75 or better) on the high school-level National Qualifying Exam for the National Geography Bee (this exam is open to middle & elementary school students too), by finishing in the top 25% of a regional-level National Geography Bee tournament, or by finishing in the top 50% at Nationals. IGC is an amazing week of sightseeing, competitions, and geography fun with students from around the USA and the world, and we hope you might consider joining us here in Austria!

    If you have further questions feel free to contact: Lori Dornburg, email.

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  • Friday, April 5, 2024

    Congratulations: Ice Fishing Contest Winners
    Congratulations to the ice fishing contest winners:  Abigail Tschumperlin, Matt Nordin, Bo Parker, Brett Cummings, and David Block.  All winners are in grade 7.

    Yearbooks  
    Order your yearbook today!!  Here is the  link to order. Softcover yearbooks are $15.  Hardcover yearbooks are $20. This link only works for Sartell Middle School yearbooks.  Deadline to order is April 5, 2024. .   

    Cross Country - Fall 2024
    There will be a meeting for those interested in joining Cross Country next fall in room C144(Buchholz) on April 17th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. 

    All grades: Rox Baseball Reading Challenge
    Please see this  flyer for more information about the reading challenge. 

    Health Office Information: Current grade 6 parents/guardians
    Incoming 7th grade students are in need of the MCV and Tdap vaccines. This information is being sent to you now so you have ample time to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the vaccines if you are choosing that route. You have the choice to conscientiously object your child from getting these vaccines by signing/notarizing the appropriate sections of the attached immunization form.  If you have questions, please call the health office at 320-656-3710 ext.3200.

    ***If your child has a sports qualifying physical exam in addition to immunizations, please be aware the sports exam form is separate from the immunization form.

    Immunization Form: Please submit a copy of immunization record or C/O form to the health office.
    Sports Qualifying Forms: Please submit to the Middle School Athletic Director, Jen Traver.   

    International Academic Competitions

    If you are a parent of a student in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can also be your child(ren)'s sponsor for the Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee! The process works the same as outlined below in section 2, you would just fulfill the role of a sponsor instead of a teacher. This way students can compete even if a school is unable to find a teacher to give the ORQEs to interested students (though that is an easier method if possible).

    Section 2:

    2. If you are a teacher or administrator for students in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can offer the free Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQEs) to any students at your school for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee. Just go to www.iac-exams.com - you can log in with your past sponsor log in credentials there or reset your password if needed. The ORQEs are the first of the three stages for each of these three Bees and they take 20 minutes per subject. Students who then pass the ORQE for each subject (about 2/3 of all students nationwide do) then can compete at the Regional Finals which are held both in-person and online through early May. Typically parents pay for and take students to Regionals and Nationals if they qualify, so it's meant to be easy for schools and teachers to give them the chance to compete through the ORQEs!

    Students who finish in the top 50% at any Regional Finals for their grade level qualify for our 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando. We're expecting a record crowd of close to 2500 students and hope your students can be among them!

    If you have further questions on our middle & elementary school level events, please contact ems-info@iacompetitions.com

    And if you're particularly interested in geography (or know students who are)...
    We are writing you from Vienna, Austria where we are organizing the 2024 International Geography Championships from July 13-20 this summer! Over 100 students have already registered: students can qualify by scoring high enough (75 or better) on the high school-level National Qualifying Exam for the National Geography Bee (this exam is open to middle & elementary school students too), by finishing in the top 25% of a regional-level National Geography Bee tournament, or by finishing in the top 50% at Nationals. IGC is an amazing week of sightseeing, competitions, and geography fun with students from around the USA and the world, and we hope you might consider joining us here in Austria!

    If you have further questions feel free to contact: Lori Dornburg, email.

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  • Friday, March 22, 2024

    Spring Break - No School March 25 through April 1

    Yearbooks  
    Order your yearbook today!!  Here is the  link to order. Softcover yearbooks are $15.  Hardcover yearbooks are $20. This link only works for Sartell Middle School yearbooks.  Deadline to order is April 5, 2024. 

    Targeted Services
    We do not have targeted services on Monday, April 1.  We will hold targeted services on Wednesday, April 3.   

    Cross Country - Fall 2024
    There will be a meeting for those interested in joining Cross Country next fall in room C144(Buchholz) on April 17th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. 

    Lost and Found 
    Please have your student check the Lost and Found table located in the Commons for missing items.  All items will be packed up after school, Wednesday, April 3 and donated.

    All grades: Rox Baseball Reading Challenge
    Please see this  flyer for more information about the reading challenge.

    All grades: Ice Fishing Picture Contest - Last Call
    Please click on this  link for more information.  

    Health Office Information: Current grade 6 parents/guardians
    Incoming 7th grade students are in need of the MCV and Tdap vaccines. This information is being sent to you now so you have ample time to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the vaccines if you are choosing that route. You have the choice to conscientiously object your child from getting these vaccines by signing/notarizing the appropriate sections of the attached immunization form.  If you have questions, please call the health office at 320-656-3710 ext.3200.

    ***If your child has a sports qualifying physical exam in addition to immunizations, please be aware the sports exam form is separate from the immunization form.

    Immunization Form: Please submit a copy of immunization record or C/O form to the health office.
    Sports Qualifying Forms: Please submit to the Middle School Athletic Director, Jen Traver.   

    International Academic Competitions

    If you are a parent of a student in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can also be your child(ren)'s sponsor for the Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee! The process works the same as outlined below in section 2, you would just fulfill the role of a sponsor instead of a teacher. This way students can compete even if a school is unable to find a teacher to give the ORQEs to interested students (though that is an easier method if possible).

    Section 2:

    2. If you are a teacher or administrator for students in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can offer the free Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQEs) to any students at your school for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee. Just go to www.iac-exams.com - you can log in with your past sponsor log in credentials there or reset your password if needed. The ORQEs are the first of the three stages for each of these three Bees and they take 20 minutes per subject. Students who then pass the ORQE for each subject (about 2/3 of all students nationwide do) then can compete at the Regional Finals which are held both in-person and online through early May. Typically parents pay for and take students to Regionals and Nationals if they qualify, so it's meant to be easy for schools and teachers to give them the chance to compete through the ORQEs!

    Students who finish in the top 50% at any Regional Finals for their grade level qualify for our 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando. We're expecting a record crowd of close to 2500 students and hope your students can be among them!

    If you have further questions on our middle & elementary school level events, please contact ems-info@iacompetitions.com

    And if you're particularly interested in geography (or know students who are)...
    We are writing you from Vienna, Austria where we are organizing the 2024 International Geography Championships from July 13-20 this summer! Over 100 students have already registered: students can qualify by scoring high enough (75 or better) on the high school-level National Qualifying Exam for the National Geography Bee (this exam is open to middle & elementary school students too), by finishing in the top 25% of a regional-level National Geography Bee tournament, or by finishing in the top 50% at Nationals. IGC is an amazing week of sightseeing, competitions, and geography fun with students from around the USA and the world, and we hope you might consider joining us here in Austria!

    If you have further questions feel free to contact: Lori Dornburg, email.

    State Mandated READ Act and Calendars
    Be sure to check your inboxes for yesterday's important email about Minnesota's Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act, additional teacher training, and potential calendar adjustments (seven early release days). Because our K-5 students may be the most in need of supervision during these early releases, we are asking families who will have students in K-5 in Fall 2024 to complete a form (www.isd748.org/K5READactPlanning) to help us plan for transportation and staffing. Please note: The form is NOT an official request for transportation; it is for initial planning purposes for our seven potential early release days. Please provide your feedback by Tuesday, April 2 so staff may review and determine a plan that best serves the needs of family schedules and, ultimately, enhances student learning. 

    Volunteers needed: try a new bus app
    Have children who regularly ride the school bus to/from school? Willing to provide helpful feedback so families can have a smooth experience with a new mobile app? After Spring Break we will be exploring an optional app for families that uses GPS technology to track the location of our buses and are looking for a few volunteers to help us try this new app. If you are interested in learning more, downloading the app, and giving your feedback about your experience, please share your information here. Volunteers who complete the form will receive an email in April with details to try the mobile app.

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  • Friday, March 15, 2024

    Congratulations
    Congratulations to 8th grader Allison Zhang who finished 7th in the State MathCounts competition on Saturday!
    Congratulations also go out to 7th grader Easton Dingmann who finished 26th in the same competition. 
    Both of these mathletes had a great season this year. Please congratulate them on their outstanding performance!

    Congratulations
    Congrats to our 6th grade Math Master Teams on a great competition last Friday at Sauk Rapids. We had 3 teams of 5 students participating in the competition. There were a total of 22 teams and 106 individuals competing.

    Team Results: One of our 3 teams took FIRST PLACE out of 22 teams! 
    The team:  Ingrid Johnson, Lizzie Francois, Sara Rebeck, Annabel Schroeder, and Emorie Snyder
     
    Individual Results:
    Ingrid Johnson - FIRST PLACE in the individual round out of 106 participants!!!
    Lilah Trombley - 6th place
    Annabel Schroeder - 14th place
     
    Fact Round:
    Ingrid Johnson - 4th place
    Keelan Teders - 8th place
    Lilah Trombley - 10th place
    Mahmoud Abdulrazzak - 13th place
    Harper Stroschein - 15th place [tie]
    Anna Paschke - 15th place [tie]

    All grades: Ice Fishing Picture Contest
    Please click on this  link for more information.  Deadline is March 20, 2024.

    Health Office Information: Current grade 6 parents/guardians
    Incoming 7th grade students are in need of the MCV and Tdap vaccines. This information is being sent to you now so you have ample time to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the vaccines if you are choosing that route. You have the choice to conscientiously object your child from getting these vaccines by signing/notarizing the appropriate sections of the attached immunization form.  If you have questions, please call the health office at 320-656-3710 ext.3200.

    ***If your child has a sports qualifying physical exam in addition to immunizations, please be aware the sports exam form is separate from the immunization form.

    Immunization Form: Please submit a copy of immunization record or C/O form to the health office.
    Sports Qualifying Forms: Please submit to the Middle School Athletic Director, Jen Traver.

    Yearbooks  
    Order your yearbook today!!  Here is the  link to order. Softcover yearbooks are $15.  Hardcover yearbooks are $20. This link only works for Sartell Middle School yearbooks.  Deadline to order is April 5, 2024.    

    International Academic Competitions

    If you are a parent of a student in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can also be your child(ren)'s sponsor for the Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee! The process works the same as outlined below in section 2, you would just fulfill the role of a sponsor instead of a teacher. This way students can compete even if a school is unable to find a teacher to give the ORQEs to interested students (though that is an easier method if possible).

    Section 2:

    2. If you are a teacher or administrator for students in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can offer the free Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQEs) to any students at your school for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee. Just go to www.iac-exams.com - you can log in with your past sponsor log in credentials there or reset your password if needed. The ORQEs are the first of the three stages for each of these three Bees and they take 20 minutes per subject. Students who then pass the ORQE for each subject (about 2/3 of all students nationwide do) then can compete at the Regional Finals which are held both in-person and online through early May. Typically parents pay for and take students to Regionals and Nationals if they qualify, so it's meant to be easy for schools and teachers to give them the chance to compete through the ORQEs!

    Students who finish in the top 50% at any Regional Finals for their grade level qualify for our 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando. We're expecting a record crowd of close to 2500 students and hope your students can be among them!

    If you have further questions on our middle & elementary school level events, please contact ems-info@iacompetitions.com

    And if you're particularly interested in geography (or know students who are)...
    We are writing you from Vienna, Austria where we are organizing the 2024 International Geography Championships from July 13-20 this summer! Over 100 students have already registered: students can qualify by scoring high enough (75 or better) on the high school-level National Qualifying Exam for the National Geography Bee (this exam is open to middle & elementary school students too), by finishing in the top 25% of a regional-level National Geography Bee tournament, or by finishing in the top 50% at Nationals. IGC is an amazing week of sightseeing, competitions, and geography fun with students from around the USA and the world, and we hope you might consider joining us here in Austria!

    If you have further questions feel free to contact:  Lori Dornburg, email 

    Superintendent Search Update
    At a special board meeting on March 11, 2024, the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board voted unanimously to select Dr. Michael Rivard as the district’s next superintendent. Rivard is the assistant superintendent for St. Cloud Area Schools. The School Board will be conducting contract negotiations with Rivard and a contract is expected to be approved by the School Board at their next regular meeting on March 18. The pending start date for Dr. Michael Rivard will be July 1, 2024. Details are available at www.isd748.org/superintendent_search. Please contact Barb Dorn, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search, at 507-508-5501 with questions.

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  • Friday, March 8, 2024

    All grades: Ice Fishing Picture Contest
    Please click on this  link for more information.  Deadline is March 20, 2024.

    Health Office Information: Current grade 6 parents/guardians
    Incoming 7th grade students are in need of the MCV and Tdap vaccines. This information is being sent to you now so you have ample time to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the vaccines if you are choosing that route. You have the choice to conscientiously object your child from getting these vaccines by signing/notarizing the appropriate sections of the attached immunization form.  If you have questions, please call the health office at 320-656-3710 ext.3200.

    ***If your child has a sports qualifying physical exam in addition to immunizations, please be aware the sports exam form is separate from the immunization form.

    Immunization Form: Please submit a copy of immunization record or C/O form to the health office.
    Sports Qualifying Forms: Please submit to the Middle School Athletic Director, Jen Traver.

    Yearbooks  
    Order your yearbook today!!  Here is the  link to order. Softcover yearbooks are $15.  Hardcover yearbooks are $20. This link only works for Sartell Middle School yearbooks.  Deadline to order is April 5, 2024.    

    International Academic Competitions

    If you are a parent of a student in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can also be your child(ren)'s sponsor for the Online Regional Qualifying Exams for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee! The process works the same as outlined below in section 2, you would just fulfill the role of a sponsor instead of a teacher. This way students can compete even if a school is unable to find a teacher to give the ORQEs to interested students (though that is an easier method if possible).

    Section 2:

    2. If you are a teacher or administrator for students in 8th grade or younger...
    Then you can offer the free Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQEs) to any students at your school for the Middle & Elementary School National Geography Bee, National History Bee, and National Science Bee. Just go to www.iac-exams.com - you can log in with your past sponsor log in credentials there or reset your password if needed. The ORQEs are the first of the three stages for each of these three Bees and they take 20 minutes per subject. Students who then pass the ORQE for each subject (about 2/3 of all students nationwide do) then can compete at the Regional Finals which are held both in-person and online through early May. Typically parents pay for and take students to Regionals and Nationals if they qualify, so it's meant to be easy for schools and teachers to give them the chance to compete through the ORQEs!

    Students who finish in the top 50% at any Regional Finals for their grade level qualify for our 2024 Middle & Elementary School National Championships on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando. We're expecting a record crowd of close to 2500 students and hope your students can be among them!

    If you have further questions on our middle & elementary school level events, please contact ems-info@iacompetitions.com

    And if you're particularly interested in geography (or know students who are)...
    We are writing you from Vienna, Austria where we are organizing the 2024 International Geography Championships from July 13-20 this summer! Over 100 students have already registered: students can qualify by scoring high enough (75 or better) on the high school-level National Qualifying Exam for the National Geography Bee (this exam is open to middle & elementary school students too), by finishing in the top 25% of a regional-level National Geography Bee tournament, or by finishing in the top 50% at Nationals. IGC is an amazing week of sightseeing, competitions, and geography fun with students from around the USA and the world, and we hope you might consider joining us here in Austria!

    If you have further questions feel free to contact:  Lori Dornburg, email 

    Sartell Music Association
    Sartell Music Association invites ALL Sartell families and friends to Scooter’s Coffee Monday, March 11 from 5:30 am-7:00 pm for a fundraiser to support our music programs. Scooter’s Coffee will generously donate 10% of all sales to SMA! See flyer HERE!

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  • SMS Activities

    Please visit (and bookmark) our SMS Activities page for the latest information like links to sport-specific parent meetings and schedule information. Questions? Please contact Assistant Activities Director Cody Olson.

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