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MOESC Student Events Calendar Set for 2024-2025 School Year

Mansfield, OH (June 20, 2023) –  Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center staff have been working hard planning the student events calendar for the 2024-2025 school year with the Academic Challenge, Artapolooza art festival, and local and area spelling bees all returning. Amber Clay-Mowry, Director of Leadership & Learning, said, "Mid-Ohio is proud to host opportunities that enrich students’ learning experiences through events like the Spelling Bee, Academic Challenge, and Artapolooza. These events provide platforms for students to showcase their unique talents and develop essential skills that enhance their learning journey.”

Students from 4th through 12th grade look forward to the Academic Challenge every year. Students compete as teams to answer questions about various topics, including literature, fine arts, geography, history, math and science. The dates for the Academic Challenge are as follows:

High School League                                                                                       

Fall Dates: October 21,

October 28, November 4

Winter Dates: February 10, 

February 24, March 3

Location: Varies (districts host)

High School Tournaments

Dates: November 21 OR 22,

March 13 OR 13 (day)

Location: Mid-Ohio ESC

(contact us for cost)

7th-8th grade (Middle School)

Dates: January 29, March 18 (evenings) and May 14 (day)

Location: Mid-Ohio ESC

Client/Members: $45

Non-client: $150

6th grade (Elementary)

Dates: January 28, March 19 (evenings) and May 19 (day)

Location: Mid-Ohio ESC

Client/Members: $45

Non-client: $150

5th grade (Elementary)

Dates: January 22 and March 13 (evenings)

Location: Mid-Ohio ESC

Client/Members: $30

Non-client: $100

4th grade (Elementary)

Dates: January 23 and March 12 (evenings)

Location: Mid-Ohio ESC

Client/Members: $30

Non-client: $100

For more information on the Academic Challenge, contact Leanna Ferreira at ferreira.leanna@moesc.net.

The Artapolooza art festival showcases all types of visual art projects: paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media and digital arts from area students. The festival will take place at Mid-Ohio ESC from April 4-9, 2025. There is no cost for Client/Member districts, but Non-client participants pay a fee of $200. For more information on Artapolooza, contact Jenny Pennell at pennell.jennifer@moesc.net.

Spelling bees will be part of Mid-Ohio ESC’s mid-winter student activities, and Mid-Ohio will be hosting (virtual) two local bees and one area bee. The Crawford and Morrow County Combined Bee will take place on January 16, 2025, at 10 AM. The Richland County Bee will be on January 23, 2025, at 10 AM. There is no cost for Client/Member districts for either spelling bee, but Non-client districts will have a fee of $100. To wrap up bee season, the Tri-County Final will take place February 13, 2025 at 6:30 PM at Mid-Ohio ESC. For more information on Mid-Ohio’s spelling bees, contact Leah Barger at barger.leah@moesc.net.

Student Events Flyer

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services, including professional development, to 13 school districts and over 20,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland Counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists

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