Programs

View our printable Calendar of Opportunities with 2022-2023 dates.

Registration for CreativeCon, Creativity Festival, and Young Authors Conference is open!

Engaging Field Trips

Students attend a keynote or opening performance, followed by three interactive breakout sessions.

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Creativity Festival

Creativity Festival is an event for 3rd-5th graders. Students will explore and strengthen their creativity while getting the chance to practice new approaches to self-expression and problem-solving.

January 10 & 11, 2023 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of MN


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CreativeCon

CreativeCon is an event for 5th-8th graders. Students will strengthen their ability to invent, create, and problem-solve. They will utilize new ideas to fulfill artistic and STEM challenges.

January 12, 2023 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of MN


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Young Authors Conference

Young Authors Conference (YAC) is an event for 4th-8th graders. Sessions are taught by local writers, poets, musicians, playwrights, actors, illustrators, and more.

March 17 & May 30 – June 2, 2023 at Bethel University, Arden Hills


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STEMLink

STEMLink is an event for 5th and 6th graders. Students learn the practical applications of science, technology, engineering, and math and how these skills can lead to an exciting career.

May 12, 2023 at Normandale College, Bloomington

Exciting Academic Competitions
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Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is an academic team competition for grades 6-8 and 9-12. It strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills while emphasizing student growth centered on academics.

Middle Grades: November – February / Senior High: December – March


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Future City Competition

Future City Competition is an engineering competition for 6th-8th graders. Teams work with an engineer mentor to design a futuristic city, build a scale model, write an essay, and give a presentation.

January 21, 2023 at Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount


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Twin Cities Regional Spelling Bee

The Twin Cities Regional Spelling Bee is a competition for 4th-8th graders that strengthens literacy skills. Students increase their vocabulary, improve their spelling, and develop useful language skills for life.

March 2023

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Success Beyond the Classroom

SBC presents its programs in collaboration with Metro ECSU. Metro ECSU member districts can participate in SBC programs at special member rates. For more information, visit www.metroecsu.org.