Academic Programs

Academic Programs Advisory Committee:
NJPA Facilitator, Carol Jackson; Knowledge Bowl Coaches, and Spelling Bee Coordinators from the following participating districts:

Cass Lake-Bena
Crosslake Community School

Eagle Valley
Little Falls
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

Northland Community
Pequot Lakes
Pine River-Backus

Staples Motley
Wadena-Deer Creek

Knowledge Bowl

This interdisciplinary academic competition for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 promotes academic achievement and rewards academic excellence. During a Knowledge Bowl meet, teams of students work cooperatively to solve oral and written round questions. No team is eliminated during a meet and every team participates in every round. Questions are related to all areas of learning typical of secondary educational programs.

Knowledge Bowl competitions test students’ recall and problem solving abilities, critical thinking skills and teamwork skills. Students compete in competition rounds in January, February, and March. The Regional competition is held in March with the top teams advancing to the MSC State Knowledge Bowl competition.

For Knowledge Bowl practice question sets and other material click the following links:

Sr High KB 2012

Sr High KB 2013

Sr High KB 2014

Register Sr High Teams Here

2013 Statewide Knowledge Bowl Coaches Clinic link

The Coaches Clinic at Lakes Country Service Cooperative was a great a way to get energized for the upcoming Knowledge Bowl year.  The sessions were designed to provide valuable information to help enhance and grow your program.

Knowledge Bowl-Junior High Level

Similar to High School Knowledge Bowl but for grades 7, 8 and 9. Regional competitions are held each spring.

Register for Jr High Round Robin season here

Register for 9th Grade REGIONS

Register for 7-8th Grade REGIONS

Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee is designed to help students improve their spelling and increase vocabulary development. In the spring of each year NJPA sponsors a Regional Spelling Bee for Member schools. The winner of the Regional Lakes Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee to represent our region.  To participate in the Regional Lakes Bee, schools must register with Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Register Spelling Bee Champions here for Lakes Bee



For more information, please contact:

 Carol Jackson