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Extra-Curricular Activities

These activities promote higher order thinking skills to solve real life problems.  BOCES Aidable

Extra-Curricular activities enrich the educational experience, promote connectedness and a sense of belonging, and contribute to the development of well-rounded students.  Determination, perseverance, achievement, respectfulness and teamwork are some of the valuable lessons that can be attained through these activities.

Activities Include:
Odyssey of the Mind & Odyssey of the Mind Additional Memberships
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Students apply their creativity to solve problems ranging from building mechanical devices to presenting interpretations of literary classics. Students compete at the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in this program. Click here for additional information.  BOCES Aidable Coordination Fee
Whiz Quiz
Whiz Quiz is a proud tradition of academic competition and achievement for WPBS-TV and its broadcast community. High school students in teams of four play match after match until it is down to just one. The program has been around so long that some of the teams coaches remember their days on a team. Watch Whiz Quiz at 7:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday, October thru December on WPBS-TV.   Click here for additional information.
SAT Verbal and Math
High-school juniors who plan to take the SAT and/or ACT this spring may attend the SAT/ACT Workshop taught by David Dufrane (Reading/Writing) and Meg Clemens (Math). Classes will be held at the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Educational Services Center, 40 West Main St., Canton, on seven Sundays beginning in February and ending in April. Workshop classes are 2.5 hours long and are offered on Saturdays/Sundays so students will have fewer conflicts with extra-curricular activities. This course includes practice for the SAT as well as practice for the ACT.  Students at participating districts (Canton, Gouverneur, Hermon-DeKalb, Heuvelton, Madrid-Waddington, Potsdam) must register with their guidance counselors.  Sections are assigned as registration forms are received.  Registration form and more information is available at http://satactworkshop.weebly.com/ 
Spelling Bee Available Via Cross Contract
The Spelling Bee hosted by the General Brown Central School District and sponsored by the Watertown Daily Times. It is conducted under the same rules as the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee. Contestants from Jefferson-Lewis, Franklin-Essex, and St. Lawrence-Lewis counties are eligible to compete. Competitors qualify by participating in spelling bees conducted in their home school districts. The Winner of a Regional Bee qualifies to participate in the National Spelling Bee competition held in Washington D.C.  Click here for additional information.


St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Educational Services Center
P.O. Box 231 - 40 W. Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Darin Saiff
(315) 386-4504 Ext. 15101
Fax: (315) 379-3741

Administrative Assistant
Deborah N. Champagne
(315) 386-4504 Ext. 15100
Fax: (315) 379-3741