This semester, Southeast Polk High School students enrolled in the course Rise have been hard at work planning and completing projects for local businesses. Rise is in its second year at SEP High School as part of the curriculum for upperclassmen wanting to take a hands-on business class. 

One of the student groups is partnering with The Science Center of Iowa to plan their annual Halloween event, “Spooky Science.” The students have planned everything for this event including decorations, experiments, activities, goodie bags, promotion and marketing materials, ticket sales, and have even lined up donations and sponsorships to assist in making it happen.

Now as the time nears for all of their hard work to come to fruition, these students would love to invite you to attend their event! There are different event times to choose from for your family’s convenience.

Important information about the event:

Dates and times: 

Saturday, October 31st 9 am – 12 pm

Saturday, October 31st 1 pm – 4 pm

Sunday, November 1st  9 am – 12 pm

Sunday, November 1st  1 pm – 4pm

Ticket Information:

$11 per person 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following website:

For the safety of all attending, masks will be required (costume masks do not qualify as a replacement for protective face masks).

See the attached informational flyer that our students created as part of their marketing campaign. These students would love to see some Southeast Polk families at the Science Center for a spooky, fun time exploring science!

For more information about either taking the class as a student or using our students to help with your business’ marketing efforts, contact Andrea McGee, SEP High School Business Education Teacher, at

Spooky Science Flyer 1