Social Studies Calendar

2017-2018 School Year


 Calendar Date

Test/Info Due to WVDE

 Final Event Date

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Test

Grades 11-12

Information will be mailed to High School Counselors in mid-August 2018.


Dates TBA

2017-18 DC Week, March 3-10, 2018

Golden Horseshoe

Grade 8

Test is online and available to all 8th grade students of WV Studies who are interested.

County Contact Webinar - October-November.  Instructions for accessing webinar will be emailed out to the county contacts.

Essay Test - February 7, 2018

Essay Test Due in WVDE Office - Feb 16, 2018

Online Testing - February 20-22, 2018 and February 27, 28,– March 1, 2018

Golden Horseshoe Practice Tests - Friday Jan 5, 2018

For additional Information please visit the Golden Horseshoe webpage.

  May 4, 2018

National History Day

Grades 6-12

National History Day


Location: WVU


Question to: Melissa Bingmann (



April 7, 2018


RESA Regional Social Studies Fairs                           Grades 3-12

All information and deadlines are posted on the and on this calendar as the information is provided by each RESA district.

Online registration process has not changed from previous years. County coordinators register on the State Social Studies Fair webpage at


Last Day to Hold a RESA Fair

March 31, 2018

WV State Social Studies Fair

All information and deadlines are posted on the


Online registration process has not changed from previous years. RESA coordinators register on the State Social Studies Fair webpage at

State Fair registration from RESAS is due

April 3, 2018

April 27, 2018
Charleston Civic Center

National Geographic State Bee

Grades 4-8

All information and deadlines posted on  

April 6, 2018

Concord Univeristy

Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year

All information and deadline on



Youth in Government

Grade 8

Contact Dough Wetsch

Phone:  304-675-5899



2018 Tentaive Dates

Please verify with Doug Wetsch


¨ Session #1 – January 22-24, 2018                    

Boone, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Wyoming



¨ Session #2 – January 29-31, 2018                    

Berkeley, Brooke, Hancock, Jefferson, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio


¨ Session #3 – February 5-7, 2018                       

Cabell, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel,

Wirt, Wood


¨ Session #4 – February 14-16, 2018                 

Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer,

Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh,

Randolph, Summers, Webster


¨ Session #5 – February 26-28, 2018                 

Barbour, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Mineral, Pendleton, Preston, Taylor, Tucker


Project Coordinator: Erike Klose,

We the People Program

All information posted at

Contact: Rebecca Tinder,

The WV History Bowl



For more information about the History Bowl,

contact Matt McGrew at

or (304) 558-0230

Regional Competitions

2018 History Bowl Schedule

Regional Competitions


Region I

Pineville Middle School,

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Region II

Barboursville Middle School,

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Region III

The Culture Center,

Friday, February 23, 2018


Region IV

Fayetteville High School,

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Region V

Ravenswood Middle School,

Saturday, February 3, 2018


Region VI

West Virginia Independence Hall,

Friday, February 16, 2018


Region VII

Robert L. Bland Middle School,

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Region VIII

East Hardy Middle School,

Friday, March 2, 2018



Buckhannon-Upshur High School,

Saturday, March 17, 2018


WV History Bowl

Championship 2017

The Culture Center Charleston,

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Contact Information

Coordinator, Allegra Kazemzadeh (

Assistant, Mary Wilkins (

Office of Middle/Secondary Learning

Phone:  304-558-5325                 FAX:  304-558-1834

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Building 6 Room 603, Charleston, WV  25305