Student Activities  

ESU 10 Student Activities Website

Regional Science Olympiad

The ESU 10 Regional Science Olympiad is for students in 6th-12th grade. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 12 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.

For more information contact Dianah Steinbrink.

Elementary Science Olympiad

The Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) is the perfect complement to any 4th-6th grade science program. ESO events take advantage of the natural curiosity of each child and allow for in-depth hands-on experiences. No prep for the events is necessary. Due to limited space, each school building can only bring 6 students.

For more information contact Dianah Steinbrink.


STEMfest is kicked off with a "Be the Light" Stem Launch during the 1st semester! Teachers are introduced to the design thinking process, how to integrate into their classroom, and how to engage students in designing a solution to an authentic problem in the school or community. Students learn about the design process that results in a product or prototype for April STEMfest!

STEMfest is a culminating event for K-12 students in April. This is the students opportunity to present the process and products/prototype they created to design a solution to an authentic problem.

For more information contact Dianah Steinbrink.

Academic Quiz Bowl

Academic Quiz Bowl The Academic Quiz Bowl is a double elimination tournament between teams of 6 members and as many alternates as the school wishes. Each round consists of 12 questions. Each district in the ESU 10, eleven county area is invited to participate in the event. ESU10 hosts two separate events which include grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

For more information contact Kelly Clapp.

Digital Citizenship Symposium

The Digital Citizenship Symposium is a statewide student event hosted by Educational Service Units throughout Nebraska. School districts bring teams of students and adults to hear speakers who focus on digital leadership, digital citizenship, and online safety. The teams also have time to create a plan for digital citizenship for their buildings.

This event typically occurs early in the school year so that school teams have time to implement their plans and increase awareness of digital leadership in their schools and communities. ESU 10 has hosted a regional site since 2011.

For more information contact Peg Coover.

Invention Convention

Invention Convention is an event that gives students an opportunity to solve problems, think creatively, experiment, and work with data independently as they invent a new product or process. Participants are encouraged to identify a need or to solve a problem by following the same steps and patent application procedures that an inventor would follow in patenting an invention. Once a need or a problem has been identified, students are directed to use problem-solving and creative-thinking skills to invent a product or process that would fill the need or overcome the problem. Communication skills are also greatly enhanced throughout the invention procedure as students will be present to answer questions about their inventions.


Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) Camp is an annual two-week summer academic day-camp, sponsored by ESU 10 and hosted at Grand Island Walnut Middle School. SEE Camp strives to provide a fun and relaxing learning environment, offering a variety of classes designed to challenge high-achieving learners in grades three through eight.

30 Years at SEE Camp
Calling all extraordinary SEE Campers. SEE Camp is an annual academic day camp for high-achieving students in grades three through eight. Some classes being offered may include: Brain Busters, Criminal Justice 101, History Mysteries, Engineering Small Machines, Edible Experiments, Tessellations Patterns, Survivor, America Says - Survey, and Write It – Draw It.

Registration will begin mid-March and close when camp reaches maximum enrollment (or March 31). Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Because camp numbers are limited, register early to ensure enrollment. Don’t let your students miss this opportunity to participate in this challenging and fun academic camp. It’s an experience of a lifetime.

Plan to attend Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) Camp!
Sponsored by ESU 10 and hosted at two sites:
Grand Island Barr Middle School – first two full weeks in June
Broken Bow North Park Elementary – two weeks beginning Tuesday following Memorial Day

Contact Trina Shaw with any questions about SEE Camp at or 308-237-5927.

SEE Camp Brochure PDF