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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Knowledge Bowl – St. Francis Middle School

KB Students & Parents,

I wanted to touch base with you all and say how excited our coaches are for this upcoming Knowledge Bowl season to begin! This year our Knowledge Bowl program will be doing online registration which begins October 10th. Our team will be limited to the first 54 students who have registered and paid. Last year, we did go to a waiting list so please do not wait to long after October 10th to register. The cost of Knowledge Bowl this year will be $80.00.


To register click the link below. The screen will explain how to create an account or log in to your account. Once logged in and on Step Two of the registration process, If using credit card, click on Middle School "Activities and Clubs". If using cash or check, click click on Middle School "Paid by Cash/Check". All cash/checks need to be dropped off in our main office with Annie Mickelburg. If paying by check, please make the check payable to "SFMS".

Click Here to Register

Activity Buses:

This year our school has activity buses that will drop students off directly at their homes; however, students need to sign up for these buses. If you need to ride an activity bus home from our meetings, you must have a parent fill out the following Activity Bus Request online at least 2 days prior to the day you need the bus. Below is a link to this form.

Click Here to Sign Up to Ride an Activity Bus


Knowledge Bowl is an interdisciplinary academic competition involving teams of up to six students trying to answer questions in a written round and up to five students participating in oral rounds. Team groupings are rearranged after each round on the basis of total points accumulated.

Why Join Knowledge Bowl?

1. KB challenges students who excel in the academics.

2. KB is a great way to make new friends who also love learning.

3. KB teaches teamwork and leadership skills at each practice.

4. KB students have the option to go on an additional educational field trip, CreativeCon, formally known at the “Creativity Festival”.

5. KB program has rich ongoing school traditions: KB Winter Olympics, Celebrity Family Night, etc.

6. Our KB program is one of the most successful programs in the state and was chosen to host the first annual State Middle School Meet this January 28th!

7. We have buses that take students to and from meets and Activity Buses to take kids home on practice nights!


Practices will run from 2:30-4:00 pm. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (November 1st - February 9th) in the MS large cafeteria.

We will practice in room 132,134, and 135 on 12/08/16, 12/13/16, and 12/15/16 due to band concert rehersals.

There will be no practice on 1/12/16 due to Parent Teacher Conferences


Our meets are tentatively planned for the following dates. Students are generally back to our middle school by 8:00pm on meet nights that are away.

November 10th - Red Carpet Kickoff Meet: St. Anthony Village Middle School, St. Anthony

December 6th - Regular Season Meet 1: Westwood Middle School, Blaine

January 10th – Regular Season Meet 2: Centennial Middle School, Lino Lakes

January 14th - Rumble on the Rum (8th Grade Students Only): St. Francis High School

January 28th – Don’t You Know Bowl Statewide Meet: St. Francis Middle School

February 14th – Regular Season Meet 3: Northdale Middle School Coon Rapids

February 16th – Awards/Parents Celebrity Tournament: St. Francis Middle School


The cost of Knowledge Bowl this year is $80.00.

Knowledge Bowl students who would like to go to CreativeCon, an additional educational field trip at the Science Museum on November 29th, can for an additional cost of $39.00.

The CreativeCon experience includes 3 hands on science labs and time to explore the Science Museum at the end of the day. Students attending CreativeCon will be back to our middle school in time to ride their Activity Bus home.


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Gehring.

Mr. Ted Gehring

SFMS - Room 135

763-213-8527 (office)

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