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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby syo_astro » October 12th, 2013, 11:38 am

Heh, this'll be fun. Syo may be at Stoga and Athens this year, hope we are! Still need to do forms and all, so we'll see. I'm not fully sure, but I think for bringing an event literally the coach just makes the test and then brings a bunch of copies for everybody at the invitational. Is that confusing/wrong?
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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby caseyotis » October 12th, 2013, 3:17 pm

That's what I thought, but I'm still not certain. And what if we can't? Or, like, the test is really bad or something? :x
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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby AlphaTauri » October 12th, 2013, 7:32 pm

Heh, this'll be fun. Syo may be at Stoga and Athens this year, hope we are! Still need to do forms and all, so we'll see. I'm not fully sure, but I think for bringing an event literally the coach just makes the test and then brings a bunch of copies for everybody at the invitational. Is that confusing/wrong?
Astro showdown between us at Stoga then, yeah? Bring it on >:)
That's what I thought, but I'm still not certain. And what if we can't? Or, like, the test is really bad or something? :x
Well, as long as you bring some kind of test (doesn't have to be an incredibly good one), you're fine. And eh, I think if you/your team/your coach REALLY doesn't want to write a test, there are always builds to supervise...
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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby caseyotis » October 12th, 2013, 7:47 pm

That's what I thought, but I'm still not certain. And what if we can't? Or, like, the test is really bad or something? :x
Well, as long as you bring some kind of test (doesn't have to be an incredibly good one), you're fine. And eh, I think if you/your team/your coach REALLY doesn't want to write a test, there are always builds to supervise...
Well, okay. I don't actually know what our coach wants to do, but I'm asking for the sake of having that information. :)
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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby syo_astro » October 12th, 2013, 7:55 pm

To Alpha, haha. Maybe :P. Gotta see with forms, plans, etc. But again I hope very much! I also reallyyyy hope we get some awesome competition. Man, so much to do.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby GoldenKnight1 » October 13th, 2013, 1:41 pm

Information on the Twin Tiers invitational is up!
http://www.athensasd.k12.pa.us/Home/aca ... e-olympiad
I really hope our team can make it.
The only problem would be bringing in an event... How does that work, exactly? Our team doesn't have experience in that regard.
At most invitational and many regional and state competitions the tests that you take are made by coaches of the participating teams and then these same coaches supervise the event. This does put a high demand of these volunteers who not only have to grade an exam, but also need to create an exam. This is why from one competition to another you can see a variety of styles and difficulties in tests from the same event. Also this is part of the reason that you can occasionally find yourself in a room taking a test that can be found online from years ago as a supervisor might just take one of these and reuse them. NY regional and state competitions are run a little different with state supervisors having more influence over regional tests.

If your coach does not feel experienced enough to write a test they could still run non-written test events or only judge an event rather than supervising.

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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby caseyotis » October 13th, 2013, 2:46 pm

Information on the Twin Tiers invitational is up!
http://www.athensasd.k12.pa.us/Home/aca ... e-olympiad
I really hope our team can make it.
The only problem would be bringing in an event... How does that work, exactly? Our team doesn't have experience in that regard.
At most invitational and many regional and state competitions the tests that you take are made by coaches of the participating teams and then these same coaches supervise the event. This does put a high demand of these volunteers who not only have to grade an exam, but also need to create an exam. This is why from one competition to another you can see a variety of styles and difficulties in tests from the same event. Also this is part of the reason that you can occasionally find yourself in a room taking a test that can be found online from years ago as a supervisor might just take one of these and reuse them. NY regional and state competitions are run a little different with state supervisors having more influence over regional tests.

If your coach does not feel experienced enough to write a test they could still run non-written test events or only judge an event rather than supervising.
Thank you very much! I will communicate this to my team and coach. I really hope that we can attend the invitational.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby photogrammetric » October 14th, 2013, 11:38 am

ANNOUNCING HARRITON HIGH SCHOOL'S SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVUS!

Hello everybody! I'm pleased to announce to you lovely Pennsylvanians that Harriton High School is holding our second annual Festivus Science Olympiad Event. Festivus is Harriton's own brand of Olympiad day in which you are invited to come alone or as a team, you can participate with whomever you please in any event, and there are no event conflicts! The only limit to the events you can do is the amount of time slots throughout the day. We invite you to come February 15 to Harriton High School and have an Olympiad competition fun day. Bring your neighbor! Bring your significant other! Bring your A-Game! We hope to see you then.

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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby GeorgeInNePa » October 24th, 2013, 1:53 pm

Here's to another great year of Pennsylvania Science Olympiad!

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Invitationals:
Rustin Invitational (B): Saturday, January 25, 2014 (Snow Date: January 26)
Comet Invitational (B)
Battle of Valley Forge Invitational (C): Saturday, January 11, 2014
Twin Tiers Invitational (C): Saturday, January 18, 2014
Tiger Invitational (C): Saturday, February 8, 2014

Regionals:
Central: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Southeast: March ??, 2014
Northwest: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Northeast: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Southwest: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Central East: Thursday, March 20, 2014

States: Friday, May 2, 2013

Invitational dates and other important news will be posted here as they come in.
There is no Comet Invitational this year.

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Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » October 24th, 2013, 8:09 pm

Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. It's been a very well-run, friendly invitational.
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