Special Events

Open to any student using the Cover Story curriculum

Throughout the school year, we host giveaways and contests for our Cover Story students on themes related to the content of the curriculum. These events conclude with a fun-filled live webinar with “Mr. and Mrs. S.” that students and parents can attend online.

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Past events are included below to show the type of events we host, but details may change when opened again.

Curious Questions

Contest closed: 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 25, 2016
Giveaway webinar: 7:00 p.m. CDT, November 3, 2016

Send in 5 of your questions from section 1 (unit 1) of the Journal for a chance to win steampunk-themed prizes and be featured in a live webinar hosted by Mr. S!

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Rib-Tickling Limericks

Contest closed: 11:59 p.m. CST, November 29, 2016
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. CST, December 8, 2016

Submit your up to 2 limericks from lesson 18 of Cover Story for a chance to win magazine subscriptions and poetry magnet kits, and be featured during a live contest webinar hosted by Mr. S!

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Disastrous Directions

Contest opened: March 1, 2017
Contest closed: 11:59 p.m. CDT, March 24, 2017
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. CDT, April 4, 2017

Submit your “disastrous directions” short story from lesson 48 of Cover Story for a chance to win retro travel posters and be featured during a live contest webinar hosted by Mr. S!

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Snapshots: Haiku and Senryu

Contest closed:11:59 p.m. CDT, May 22, 2017
Contest webinar:7:00 p.m. CDT, May 30, 2017  – Watch the recording »

Submit up to two haiku or senryu poems from Lessons 16, 17, and 61 for a chance to win Amazon gift cards and be featured during a live contest webinar hosted by Mr. S!

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Finish Line: End-of-Year Contest

Contest closes: Late June 2017, date TBA
Contest webinar:7:00 p.m. CDT, late June 2017, date TBA

Send in your completed magazine—your collected works, compiled and formatted into the structure of a magazine—for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

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