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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby sweetcoop » February 14th, 2009, 10:06 pm

Well at my school i wish Sci Oly was not a class. As an extracirrcular activity you will get people to join that are serious about doing Science Olympiad. In my class i will tell you that half of the class would rather play pigeon games on the internet that study for events. Sad thing is that this inculdes the team captin. that leaves half of the class that has to "pick up the slack" and take over for the half that would rather play pigeon internet games instead of studing which really pigeon me off cause i want to make it to State this year and that dream is getting dimmer and dimmer each class. The other bad thing with Sci Oly as a class is when you miss school for a field trip and miss the class. For example i will be out of school on Tuesday and Thursday of this week which is when our Sci Oly class is this week. Complicated sceduel cause next week class is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. so i miss two days of studing for Sci Oly. My Sci Oly class is also put together with Academic Decathalon so we lose a lot of our time to that. It also may help us if our coach was a science teacher and not a Language Arts teacher. sucks cause i have this teacher every single day along with my spanish teacher for prep which is just like study hall for just 35 minutes a day
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby robotman » February 15th, 2009, 7:15 am

sweetcoop wrote: In my class i will tell you that half of the class would rather play butterfly games on the internet that study for events. Sad thing is that this inculdes the team captin. that leaves half of the class that has to "pick up the slack" and take over for the half that would rather play butterfly internet games instead of studing which really butterfly me off cause i want to make it to State this year and that dream is getting dimmer and dimmer each class.
i no what you mean my main thing on our worknight is me yelling at people to do something that pertains to there event not pac man :x

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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby sciencechic » February 15th, 2009, 7:17 am

I like pac man....

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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby robotman » February 15th, 2009, 9:13 am

you sound like my team

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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby Flavorflav » February 15th, 2009, 9:14 am

Glacierguy1 wrote:That should be illegal, unless by paid, they mean given bonuses based on how the team does at science Olympiad.

Almost every coach I know gets paid. For most of us, it works out to about $1 or $2 an hour.

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » February 15th, 2009, 9:38 am

Why are we all coming up with theories for only FM? Surely there have to be other schools like them? :?:

And why are coaches paid? No coach I know gets paid.
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Postby denmarksoccer » February 15th, 2009, 12:25 pm

I don't know any coaches that get paid. I thought this was supposed to be for fun.
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby Flavorflav » February 15th, 2009, 3:09 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Why are we all coming up with theories for only FM? Surely there have to be other schools like them? :?:

And why are coaches paid? No coach I know gets paid.

But would you know? Why would you?

On Long Island, almost all club advisers get paid. Just not very much.

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Postby croman74 » February 15th, 2009, 3:28 pm

Flavorflav wrote:
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Why are we all coming up with theories for only FM? Surely there have to be other schools like them? :?:

And why are coaches paid? No coach I know gets paid.

But would you know? Why would you?

That's a good point. I don't think my coach is getting paid for scioly, but how do I know? I think i'll ask him.
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby eyeball138 » February 15th, 2009, 3:54 pm

I'm pretty sure that at my school, any teacher that runs and extra curricular activity gets paid a little extra. That means, that yes, the Science Olympiad coaches at my school are paid a little bit, but I'm not sure how much (obviously).
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby denmarksoccer » February 15th, 2009, 4:36 pm

eyeball138 wrote:I'm pretty sure that at my school, any teacher that runs and extra curricular activity gets paid a little extra. That means, that yes, the Science Olympiad coaches at my school are paid a little bit, but I'm not sure how much (obviously).

You think so? I sort of doubt it. I think I heard them say that they just volunteer once.
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby sweetcoop » February 15th, 2009, 4:42 pm

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sweetcoop wrote: In my class i will tell you that half of the class would rather play butterfly games on the internet that study for events. Sad thing is that this inculdes the team captin. that leaves half of the class that has to "pick up the slack" and take over for the half that would rather play butterfly internet games instead of studing which really butterfly me off cause i want to make it to State this year and that dream is getting dimmer and dimmer each class.
i no what you mean my main thing on our worknight is me yelling at people to do something that pertains to there event not pac man :x


well i have not shouted at anyone yet but i mean my coach needs to be a lot harder on grading. I guess the real reason is the same reason a lot of people were in the class last year. They thought it was an easy A but if the coach graded a lot harder that it would be a lot better it would also be good if we could hand pick who was in the class so we could do better and have hard working students in the class.
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby robotman » February 15th, 2009, 5:10 pm

our workdays are after school and my coach doesnt do much in disipline so i have to control my team mates and keep them on task

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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby andrewwski » February 15th, 2009, 5:21 pm

I'm opposed to it being a class in the sense that you get a grade for it. But if it was to replace a study hall period, that would be good.

Right now you could use a study hall to work on S.O, but if you needed anything from the room, our coach would have to have that period free. And since everyone has different free periods, it doesn't serve the purpose of getting the entire team together.

Our school pays advisers of clubs...that covers everything from S.O. to honor societies and sports. Don't know the exact figure (it's probably public records, but I don't care to look it up), but I know it's not a lot. I'd hope a coach would continue to do it regardless of the money.
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Re: Science Olympiad Classes

Postby smartkid222 » February 15th, 2009, 5:42 pm

i think they do get paid, but the good coaches don't get paid nearly as much as they should for the time and effort they put in.
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