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

The St. Joseph County ISD's annual Clue-Me-In competitions were held March 18-20, 2024. Area schools brought a total of nine 4th grade, ten 5th grade, and nine 6th grade teams to compete. Teams prepared by reading, and re-reading, a set list of grade specific books. During competition, teams were given three clues by which they were challenged to guess which book was being referenced. If guessed correctly, they were then given the opportunity to answer a bonus question about the book. After nine rounds of fierce competition, the following teams came out on top:

4th Grade

1st Place - Mendon with 296 points

2nd Place - Constantine with 250 points

3rd Place - Colon with 234 points

5th Grade

1st Place - Constantine with 330 points

2nd Place - Sturgis with 269 points

3rd Place - Mendon with 261points

6th Grade

1st Place - St. Mary's Assumption with 318 points

2nd Place - Sturgis with 235 points

3rd Place - Centreville with 232 points

2024 Book Lists

Overview

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.

Competitions

Quiz Bowl competitions are held at the St. Joseph County ISD. Competition dates for 2024 were:

  • High School - Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    • 1st Place: White Pigeon
    • 2nd Place: Howardsville Christian
    • 3rd Place: Sturgis
  • Middle School - Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • 1st Place: Three Rivers
    • 2nd Place: Howardsville Christian
    • 3rd Place: Sturgis
  • 2025 competition dates coming soon!

Overview

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 Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Meet our 2024 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
tboothby@vbisd.org

Bill Semrau
Region 13 – Co Director
Office (269) 674-8001 x 5281
Cell (269) 271-6112
bsemrau@vbisd.org

 Held by Heritage Southwest ISD

Math Meet