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by 3slh9
April 23rd, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Does competition get unhealthy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Re: Does competition get unhealthy?

For me as a coach, I like my team to be having fun. I feel that if they are having fun then they will do better. While I like to have students in events they like, sometimes I get a few events that nobody wants to do so I have to assign them to students who I feel will do the best. If students are n...
by 3slh9
August 29th, 2012, 7:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Kansas 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

Re: Kansas 2013

Excelsior Springs is December 15, 2012.
by 3slh9
May 2nd, 2012, 6:32 am
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals
Replies: 51
Views: 9313

Re: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals

Thanks. That wording is confusing. I took it as it started 1 hour after the end of the ceremonies. I will be there anyway so it doesn't really matter. My kids are staying for everything.
by 3slh9
May 2nd, 2012, 6:30 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Angry Coach- pls read
Replies: 15
Views: 2407

Re: Angry Coach- pls read

While I definitely understand the disappointment and frustration you are feeling, the best thing you can do at this point is back off the coach (don't yell at me for saying that). You don't want to be labeled early on in your high school career as argumentative even though that technically isn't wha...
by 3slh9
May 1st, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals
Replies: 51
Views: 9313

Re: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals

Not this year. The coach's meeting is during the Italian ice social so after the swap meet. I think they do that for supervision purposes.

And if they expect every team to swap stuff, then they know exactly how many teams will be there, so assign tables. How hard is that?
by 3slh9
May 1st, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: What characterizes a Nationals team?
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

Re: What characterizes a Nationals team?

I want to address the funding issue. My team only receives $930 a year for Science Olympiad which is pretty much gone by the time you pay registration fees and buy a few supplies. We compete against schools who get around $15000 a year. We fundraise everything else. We managed to do 6 invitationals ...
by 3slh9
May 1st, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals
Replies: 51
Views: 9313

Re: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals

I will probably be stuck at our table until time to go to the coach's meeting at 9:30 but will go where ever. Too bad we don't know the set-up to pick the best place. Not sure if Z wants me tagging along. :D
by 3slh9
May 1st, 2012, 8:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals
Replies: 51
Views: 9313

Re: Scioly.org Meet-Up at Nationals

Having never been to nationals before but am really good at organizing, would it be better to pick a certain school and have their table be the meet up place since I am assuming those will be in some sort of logical order? I would need to talk to Z about what he wants to do, but if it is easier, you...
by 3slh9
May 1st, 2012, 7:33 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Angry Coach- pls read
Replies: 15
Views: 2407

Re: Angry Coach- pls read

I want to give you a coach's perspective. First of all, my kids know that no one from the previous year is guaranteed a spot on my team. Every year is a new year. There are new events or topics plus life situations change for everyone that can affect how a person does. At the start of the season, I ...
by 3slh9
April 15th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 61235

Re: Protein Modeling C

Sometimes a regional event supervisor will write their own test due to they feel the MSOE one is too short (ie 10 MC questions and 3 short answer) or in our case, we had reason to believe a school had gotten ahold of a copy of the CD and thus seen the test. Since I was in charge of two different reg...

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