writing contest

Kansas PTA is proud to sponsor, support, and encourage our students in grades 5-12 to write an essay or poem on the selected theme. The 2020-2021 theme is

"Caring for My Community Looks Like..."

8:00-9:00PM VIA ZOOM

Click below to register for the workshop and to get on the district mailing list for updates and resources to run your school's program.

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Are you a student wanting to enter the contest? 

Here are the rules and entry form:






Questions? Contact Dee Wright, SMAC VP Cultural Arts, at

It's easy to implement the Citizenship program at your school - click below for a guide to making it happen.


2020-2021 Dates:

November 2:

local launch

Launch the contest in your school


December 7:

local deadline

Student entry due date for your school

January 11:

district deadline

Turn in your winning school entries to Dee Wright (location TBD)

february 15:

state deadline

District winners entered in state contest (by Dee Wright)

february 15, monday

Citizenship SMSD/SMAC PTA Awards Ceremony and Reception with the Board of Education (BOE) 

(5:30, before the BOE meeting)

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