Coaches: Be sure to register to receive more information. Have questions? Contact Charlene for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-978-5183.
2023 Competition Dates
Varsity: Tests open November 1, 2022 - January 15, 2023
State competition: February 22, 2023 at Wichita State University
National competition: April 27-30, Cincinnati, OH
Junior Varsity: Tests open November 15, 2022 - February 15, 2023
State competition: April 5, 2023
Welcome to the Kansas LifeSmarts page! Gain an advantage over your peers when navigating the consumer maze we live in by participating in LifeSmarts. Coaches have access to many free lesson plans and other educational resources to help make this a great classroom activity. Click on the Resources tab to view them.
FBLA and FCCLA Chapters have their own competition dates for their own special competitions at their National Leadership Conferences but everyone is welcome to participate in the Kansas Varsity and Junior Varsity State competitions.
Varsity High school teams can work towards winning a trip to National LifeSmarts at the Kansas State Varsity Competition or may apply for a wild card bid.
Students are eligible to be on a state team and also on another one of the specific chapter teams. Team coaches should download the specific group instructions from the Coaches Page.
Step 1: Teachers should register as a coach ASAP so we can communicate next steps with you. Competition officially opens September 19th. Teams can be created after that date.
Step 2: Students register and take the pre-test as soon as possible (20 multiple-choice questions) - required before you can access step 5
Step 3: Teachers create teams and add the students to the appropriate team (Teams are 4-5 students and you must select a team captain)
Step 4: Study, study, study using practice quizzes, the resources section and any other resources you have accessible. Monthly TeamSmarts competitions are also a great option.
Step 5: Opening November 1st: Students must take the five individual topic quizzes (20 multiple-choice questions each topic) - required before you can access step 6
Step 6: Students must complete the final Capstone quiz (20 multiple-choice questions) prior to the closing date for your specific grade division below:
JUNIOR VARSITY DETAILS (Grades 6-8):
Teams should study as much as possible and then complete the final online competition quizzes between November 15, 2022 and February 15, 2023. Top teams will be invited to the state JV championship on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. There is not a national level for JV at this time.
VARSITY DETAILS (Grades 9-12):
Teams study as much as possible then complete the final online competition quizzes any day between November 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023. Qualifying schools will be invited to select 4-5 of their top players to advance to the next level competition (online) with hopes of advancing to the State Finals will be held at Wichita State University on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. See Varsity dates below:
-Final Varsity Online Competition Quizzes: Final Quizzes Open November 1 to January 15, 2023 (*Required for a team to be considered for next step in state)
-Kansas Varsity State Finals: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Wichita State University- More details will be provided to qualifying teams
-National Finals: April 27-30, Cincinnati, OH
New(er) to LifeSmarts? Be sure to download the Coach's Guide from the Coaches tab.
*View 7 tips for a winning LifeSmarts team at: http://lifesmarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/LifeSmarts-7-tips_20-21.pdf
*Join a free online training for new teachers? Check the events tab at www.kcee.wichita.edu to see if there is one scheduled. If not, email email@example.com with a request for training.
*A wealth of resources for coaches can be found here https://lifesmarts.org/resources/resources-by-type-top-level/
Online competition closes 01/15/2023
Paperwork due TBA
State Competition Varsity: 2/22/2023 at Wichita State University JV: April 5, 2023
National Championship April 27-30, 2023
- Charlene Nichols
- Kansas Council for Economic Education
- Send Mail Phone:316-978-5183