SMS Academic Bowl is composed of both 7th and 8th grade students. The season begins practicing in January with competitions beginning at the end of January. The season lasts through the first two weeks of March.
The team practices in various locations throughout Smithville Middle School including classrooms, commons and library. Home competitions are held within the Smithville Middle School 7th grade commons.
Team members are responsible for purchasing a team t-shirt to wear during competitions. All participants need to fulfill the academic eligibility requirements set forth by MSHSAA and the Smithville School District.