St. Clair County Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220
  Phone:(618)825-3900  |   Fax:(618)825-3999

SCHOOL DISTRICT GUIDELINES:

The district’s Young Authors’ Program must be for all students in the district in Grades K-8 regular and special classrooms.

A district-wide conference to recognize all young authors is highly recommended. A district panel should select Young Authors attending the Regional Conference.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Each district may select THREE Young Authors per attendence center or ONE young author per 100 students enrolled in K-8 in an attendence center.
EXAMPLE:
If you have 449 students, send four students. Round up if the number is 50 or greater. The district superintendent is requested to verify the appropriate number of Young Authors to attend.

The district must notify its eligible participants and inform them of registration procedures of the Regional Conference.
Books authored and/or illustrated by more than two children will not be accepted. Co-authored/illustrated entries will count as two of the district’s allotment of entries. If books are co-authored/illustrated, each author must bring a bound copy of the manuscript to the Conference.
Dictated books may be typed or handwritten by an adult, but must be in the student’s own language.
Manuscripts must have a substantial cover with pages securely attached.
Forms of writing will be left up to the school districts.

The purpose of the Young Authors’ Conference is to support classroom teachers in their efforts to encourage students to develop original manuscripts as they practice the features of good writing. Children in all regular programs, grades K-8, as well as special classrooms, are encouraged to participate. Young Authors selected by their local districts will be invited to attend this one-day conference where their books will be displayed. The content of the Young Authors’ Conference will emphasize language as a vehicle for communication with others. In small groups children will be encouraged to share ideas with special guests, educators, and other young authors. Adults who accompany children to the conference will be invided to these sessions.

The Young Authors Conference will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Westhaven Elementary School, 118 Westhaven School Road, Belleville.
I extend a special invitation to all schools in St. Clair County to participate in this wonderful opportunity to honor the young authors in our area. The conference is designed for students K-8. The purpose of this annual conference is to celebrate student achievement in writing and teachers’ efforts to improve the language arts skills of their students. Children’s writings are cherished products, and we encourage your participation in this project!
-Susan Sarfaty

Steps to Follow:

Once the district has selected a representative who will be responsible for completing the Student Registration Forms, please contact Richard Andell (825-3904) for online registration instructions.

 

  • Select students to participate in the Regional Young Authors’ Conference.
  • Notify the students of their selection to participate in the Regional Young Authors’ Conference.
  • Registration fee is $20 per student. It is highly recommended the district pay this fee for their students. If the district does not, fees should be collected from the parents. Check(s) should be made payable to: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education.
  • After submitting each registration, print a copy to be included on the inside of the child’s manuscript for identification purposes.
  • It is recommended the child’s classroom teacher confirm the accuracy of the information on the registration form.
  • Complete the District Registration Sheet. Send this form and check(s) for the student registration to the address below.
  • Teachers will register students online. Teachers must also enter their names on the registration form including their FIRST AND LAST NAMES (Do not register as Mrs. Smith, etc.).
  • Mr. Richard Andell
  • 1000 S. Illinois St.Belleville, IL 62220
      • Student Registration Forms (submitted online), the District Registration Sheet, and checks must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 to: YOUNG AUTHORS CONFERNCE St. Clair Regional Office of Education

  • PLEASE NOTE: MANUSCRIPTS ARE NOT TO BE MAILED. YOUNG AUTHORS ARE TO BRING THEIR MANUSCRIPTS TO THE CONFERENCE WHERE THE BOOKS WILL BE DISPLAYED., Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • Young Authors registration is now closed.
    • For questions: Contact Mr. Richard Andell at 825-3904

Program Facilitator:

  • Mr. Richard Andell
    St. Clair County Regional Office of Education
    825-3904
    randell@sccroe50.org
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