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Re: Texas 2014

Post by arami » September 12th, 2013, 2:56 pm

cupcakegirl wrote:Is the UT tournament going to be an Invitational or a Regional? Because it's listed on the state website as a regional...
It'll be a regional.

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Re: Texas 2014

Post by GeoChamp96 » September 12th, 2013, 4:40 pm

I don't see Greenhill on the Invitational list. Is it still happening?

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Re: Texas 2014

Post by ptkid » September 12th, 2013, 4:47 pm

Greenhill's Science Olympiad coach moved to a new school. I don't think it is still happening.
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Re: Texas 2014

Post by iwonder » September 12th, 2013, 6:31 pm

Hey, any invitational coordinators out there? Or maybe any students that go to schools hosting invites?

I go to Cyfalls, and I've helped out with all the planning, prep, and work that goes into planning an invite for a few seasons now, I know it takes scheduling with the school an a ton of effort (we typically set our invitational date in mid-may), but if you notice we have 3 invitationals all relatively close by and all within the same week. In fact, Langham and Clements (which are about an hour and a half apart at most?) are on the same day. To be honest, it really doesn't benefit students much(unless you're into small contests and not much competition), and it doesn't help the new invites that are trying to grow and get more teams. Is there any possible way to move an invite around so we can all get more practice before regionals? It's probably too late for someone to take Greenhill's spot, but there's time in early Feburary that would probably be beneficial. I totally understand why this might not be possible, but I felt like I needed to point it out, and who knows, maybe it's something to consider more for next season than this one. Thanks for considering though :)
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Re: Texas 2014

Post by jlee7x2 » September 13th, 2013, 11:40 am

Clements High School is planning on hosting an invitational this year!

By the way, Texas events have been released: http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/tso/20 ... elines.php

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Re: Texas 2014

Post by twistedladder » September 13th, 2013, 2:05 pm

iwonder wrote:Hey, any invitational coordinators out there? Or maybe any students that go to schools hosting invites?

I go to Cyfalls, and I've helped out with all the planning, prep, and work that goes into planning an invite for a few seasons now, I know it takes scheduling with the school an a ton of effort (we typically set our invitational date in mid-may), but if you notice we have 3 invitationals all relatively close by and all within the same week. In fact, Langham and Clements (which are about an hour and a half apart at most?) are on the same day. To be honest, it really doesn't benefit students much(unless you're into small contests and not much competition), and it doesn't help the new invites that are trying to grow and get more teams. Is there any possible way to move an invite around so we can all get more practice before regionals? It's probably too late for someone to take Greenhill's spot, but there's time in early Feburary that would probably be beneficial. I totally understand why this might not be possible, but I felt like I needed to point it out, and who knows, maybe it's something to consider more for next season than this one. Thanks for considering though :)
I go to Clements. Our officers say they tried to book the building for the Greenhill date but were unable to because of SAT and ACT testing. We were forced to choose a date in January, and even now, we aren't sure if the invitational is going to be January 18 or January 11 because of a possible conflict with our district Rodeo. Apparently the building is open December 21, but that's after finals, so the officers were unsure if that date was suitable for an invitational.

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Re: Texas 2014

Post by iwonder » September 13th, 2013, 2:09 pm

Who needs ACT tests? :P

Just kidding(mines next weekend), but thanks for trying! And welcome to the wonderful world of invitational planning :D
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Re: Texas 2014

Post by strawberrygirl » September 27th, 2013, 7:53 pm

To any CyFalls people out there--would you possibly have any idea about when the schedule will be coming out?

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Re: Texas 2014

Post by iwonder » September 27th, 2013, 8:34 pm

Well, to clarify, I'm not actually an officer this year, but I'm still pretty involved in SO ;)

We're in the process of modifying the schedule to get some people off the wait list, but no promises. Basically, it should be soon, but I don't know how soon. I can say that we've tried to place related events in other time slots, as much as we could.

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Re: Texas 2014

Post by heidi456 » October 10th, 2013, 1:16 pm

Does anyone know who (if any) will be attending the Hendrickson invitationals(Jan 11)?

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