Mahtomedi serves to make families aware of individual opportunities that may exist for their student outside of school.  The competitions, challenges, and recognitions listed on this page are for parent information purposes only.  The District does not sponsor them, and does not cover any entry fees or related transportation.  For more information on any of these opportunities, go directly to the sponsor's website.

3M YOUNG SCIENTIST COMPETITION: For students in grades 5-8.  Students submit a video explaining their unique solution to an every-day problem.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
3M Young Scientists

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS in WRITING:  For students in grade 11.  Offered by the National Council of Teachers of English, this competition encourages juniors to submit a piece of themed writing to be evaluated by judges.  No entry fee.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Awards in Writing


ESSAY CONTEST:  For grades 9-12.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis offers an essay contest.  No entry fee.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.  Promotes creativity, critical thinking, research, and writing.
Federal Reserve Essay

GATHERING of CHAMPIONS:  For grades K-12.  Teachers, administrators, or coaches may nominate top students, or students who have made dramatic academic improvements.  No entry fee.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Gathering of Champions


JUNIOR DUCK STAMP CONTEST:  For grades K-12.  Contest is in March.  Promotes creativity, research, and environmental stewardship.  No entry fee.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Junior Duck Stamp

KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM:  For grades K-12.  Promotes philosophical dialogue between kids and adults.  "Home" participation is encourged.  Small entry fee.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Philosphy Slam

HS MUSIC LISTENING CONTEST:  For students in grades 9-12.  Students must compete in teams of 3, and learn about music from different cultures and time periods.  A $99 entry fee for team of 3.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Music Listening Contest

MN ACADEMY of SCIENCE: A science fair for students in grades 6-12 with approximately 500 students participating.  Requires an advisor's contact information and entry fees.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Science Fair

MN ACADEMY of SCIENCE: A junior science and humanities symposiium for grades K-12. Allows students to present a research paper and compete for scholarships, recognition, and awards.  Requires an advisor's signature and entry fees.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Science and Humanities Symposium

MN FAMILY and CAREER LEADERS:  For students in grades 6-12.  Individual registrations are accepted for a small fee.  Competitions are in Jan and Feb with state-wide competitions in the spring.  Promotes career development, confidence, character development, and leadership skills.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Family and Career Leaders


MN SCHOLARS of DISTINCTION:  For students in grades 9-12 and sponsored by the MN Department of Education.  Recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of social studies, leadership, mathematics, science, STEM, or theater arts.  See their website for specifics.
Scholars of Distinction

PROMISING YOUNG WRITERS:  For students in grade 8.  Offered by the National Council of Teachers of English, this competition encourages juniors to submit a piece of themed writing to be evaluated by judges.  No entry fee.  See their website for deadlines and other specifics.
Promising Writers

U.S. SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM:  For students in grades 11-12.  Students spend a week watching their government in action, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and/or political science.  Application required.
Senate Youth Program


 

Our Mission

The mission of the Mahtomedi School District, the unified community of courageous hearts and curious minds dedicated to inspiring personal excellence, is to ensure that each student is a bold agent of learning who successfully pursues their passions while advancing the greater good, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • environments that inspire curiosity
  • an inclusive learning community
  • an array of exceptional learning experiences
  • teaching and learning that imparts a global view
  • culture of empathy that empowers the whole person
 









 
 
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