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 18, 2017
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. CDT, October 26, 2017

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 deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST, November 20, 2017
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. CST, November 30, 2017

Submit your up to 2 limericks from lesson 18 of Cover Story for a chance to win Amazon gift cards, signed copies of Mr. S.’s novels, and be featured during a live contest webinar!

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Disastrous Directions

Contest closed: 2018 date TBA (early spring)
Contest webinar: 2018 date TBA (early spring)

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: 2018 date TBA (later spring)
Contest webinar: 2018 date TBA (later spring)

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: 2018 date TBA (mid-summer)
Contest webinar2018 date TBA (mid-summer)

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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Visit our Magazine Showcase to admire the finished magazines!