Academic Programs

Academic Programs Advisory Committee:
NJPA Student Academic Coordinator, Katie Embree; Knowledge Bowl Coaches, and Spelling Bee Coordinators from the following participating districts:

Aitkin
Bertha-Hewitt
Brainerd
Browerville
Cass Lake-Bena
Crosby-Ironton
Crosslake Community School

Eagle Valley
Henning
Laporte
Little Falls
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Menahga
Nevis

Northland Community
Pequot Lakes
Pierz
Pillager
Pine River-Backus
Royalton
Sebeka

Staples Motley
Swanville
Upsala
Verndale
Wadena-Deer Creek
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley

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 e-mail Katie Embree at katie.embree@njpacoop.org

Register Sr High Teams Here

 

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



Contact

For more information, please contact:

Katie Embree

Student Academic Coordinator

katie.embree@njpacoop.org

218-895-4144