Talent Development

Programs hosted by the St. Joseph County ISD

For more information, please contact Audra Franz, Executive Assistant for Instructional Leadership.

Audra Franz
Executive Assistant for Instructional Leadership


In Clue-Me-In, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students participate in an in-depth competition based upon their knowledge of select literature. This competition focuses on the development of skills in the area of reading comprehension and recall. Teams of students work together to provide responses to questions about previously read books.

Competition Dates

Clue-Me-In Competitions are hosted at the St. Joseph County ISD. Competition dates for 2023 are as follows:

  • 4th Grade: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • 5th Grade: Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • 6th Grade: Friday, March 24, 2023

2024 Book Lists

Coming soon

2023 Winners

4th Grade

  • 1st Place: White Pigeon with 311 points
  • 2nd Place: Constantine with 269 points
  • 3rd Place: Sturgis with 259 points

5th Grade

  • 1st Place: Constantine with 306 points
  • 2nd Place: Sturgis with 283 points
  • 3rd Place: Nottawa with 246 points

6th Grade

  • 1st Place: Constantine with 282 points
  • 2nd Place: Centreville with 253 points
  • 3rd Place: Nottawa with 247 points


Available for middle school and high school students, Quiz Bowl is designed to encourage students to master information in the areas of current events, language arts, social studies, math and science. Fostering teamwork and cooperation are additional goals of this program.


Quiz Bowl competitions are held at the St. Joseph County ISD. Competition dates for 2023 are:

  • High School - Wednesday, March 1, 2023; makeup date - Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Middle School - Thursday, March 2, 2023; makeup date - Thursday, March 9, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners

High School

  • 1st place: Sturgis with 144 points
  • 2nd place: Howardsville Christian with 140 points
  • 3rd place: White Pigeon with 126 points

Middle School

  • 1st place: Centreville with 141 points
  • 2nd place: Three Rivers with 131 points
  • 3rd place: White Pigeon with 127 points


Young Authors' Day promotes literacy and provides enrichment activities in the area of creative arts for students in grades 2 thru 5. Prior to attending, students write stories and then read them at Young Authors’ Day. Students are exposed to presentations by professionals focusing on literacy in their careers, i.e., theater, storytelling, technical writing, newspaper writing, etc.

This year's event will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Meet our 2023 presenters

Programs open to St. Joseph County schools:

Science Olympiad is a regional competition (Region 13) that is hosted at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC). It provides students the opportunity to explore the world of science through active hands-on, group participation. All events involve teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. This event hosts students from Middle and High Schools from Lewis-Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties.

For more information on this program view the Michigan Science Olympiad site. Local competition dates can be found on the Other Tournaments > Regional Tournaments page.

Contact Information

Tonda Boothby
Region 13 – Co Director
Office (269) 674-8091 x 5196
Cell (269) 271-3838

Bill Semrau
Region 13 – Co Director
Office (269) 674-8001 x 5281
Cell (269) 271-6112

 Held by Heritage Southwest ISD

Math Meet