Student Activities and Special Events

Students can always find something new and fun to try, thanks to a varied calendar of special school club events throughout the school year. These opportunities offer enjoyable ways to test skills, demonstrate creativity, explore the world, and spark curiosity.

Monthly Special Events

DimensionU® Tournaments

Using fun multiplayer video games, students compete online in lively tournaments with opportunities to win prizes as they practice math and literacy skills.

Sky Gazers

Students from all grades gather bi-monthly in LiveLesson sessions to discuss constellations, planets, the galaxy, and beyond. Students are encouraged to learn more about astronomy by creating presentations and projects based on aspects of space they’d like to learn more about.

Stellar Spellers

Students show off their spelling skills by competing in old-fashioned spelling bees using modern technology. Participants are grouped based on spelling levels.

Annual Special School Events

Cards for Kids

Each Valentine’s Day, students nationwide get creative and crafty to cheer up children with health problems. They send handmade greeting cards to the Connections Academy headquarters. From there, cards are distributed to hospitalized kids in the Baltimore area.

Fan Frenzy Trivia

Is your student a dedicated sports fan? Do they know fun facts about random sports trivia? If so, this is the special event for them! Students participate in special sports trivia sessions based on their grade level.

Fashion Design Challenge

Students submit original fashion designs in several creative categories. Entries are then shared in one spectacular LiveLesson session.

Music Contest

Original music is submitted and shared during the duration of this contest. Students have the opportunity to vote for their favorite song in each category.

Photography Contest

In this popular contest, talented photographers in all grades submit their favorite color, black-and-white, or digitally enhanced images to compete. Contest winners are selected from each category for the elementary, middle, and high school levels and are announced in the newsletter!

Virtual Art Gallery

Students in all grade levels submit original artwork in a number of genres. The accepted art forms are sketches, drawings, paintings, digital art, and sculpture.

Virtual Bio-Blitz

Join students of all ages from around the country to identify different species from the natural world! In this virtual bio-blitz, Connections Academy students will submit the different animal and plant species they see in their neighborhoods.

Virtual Talent Show

Talented young performers compete by submitting their best entertainment videos in the categories of song, dramatic reading, dance routine, or art presentation. Prizewinners will have their performances posted in the Virtual Library and announced in the newsletter.

Yearbook Art Contest

Artistic students can submit original artwork based on the current yearbook theme to be used as our yearbook cover. Students are encouraged to create an image that best represents the theme using photography, drawing, painting, or graphic design. Examples of previous yearbook themes include "Leave Your Mark", "Learning, Imagination, and Beyond", and "Navigating the Future."