Im going to have to talk to my coach on Monday about Sci Oly "tryouts" for next year. Honestly, our school is...ill just say this: Sci Oly translate to "nerd club" and theres a lot of hate. And seeing as we did quite well at state this year, for a first year states school, there will probably be a lot more interest next year...this year we had 30 or so kids come out, next year, who knows? Ive thought of a pretty good way to do things, though it will be a lot of work for me over the summer, but o well, id like to make nats someday, and thats not gonna happen with our coach letting lazy people on because of they're seniority...anyway, heres the run down:
1st meeting of the year. Sometime early September. Sci Oly "open house". Im gonna make little posters for each event, just explaining wat they are. None of that make it look fun mumbo jumbo, im going to make it clear they will need to work hard...people can notify me/coach about wat events they are interested in. The prospective members will be asked to study up a little bit on the events they are interested in. I'll even give them a study sheet, notifying them of the topics that will be covered on the assessment to be administered at the next meeting.
*Over the summer, im gonna make little 10-15 question quizzes on each event...for build-its, ill have to think of something else.
2nd meeting (at least 3 weeks after the first, so that they have more than enough time to study the specific topics that i have given them) - Tests are administered. Ill score them on the spot and notify the people who got the best scores....ill take the top 3, maybe 4, scores for each event and those people will come back to the next meeting. Top 2 scorers for each event will be invited to varsity.
Ya...i have no life. Honestly, my life is maintain a 4.0, Tennis, baking, and "nerd clubs"...sci oly is definitely at the top of that list, or somewhere close. It's gonna be a lot of work, but there were way to many slackers this year. If they don't want to work, i honestly couldn't care less...im tired of members on VARSITY who don't start working till a week before state.
3rd meeting - Varsity and JV are established, pairs for events are established, and the Sci Oly season begins.
2011 Season Events~
Fossils (Regionals ~1st) (State ~6th)
Towers (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd)
Helicopter (Regionals -3rd gahhh) (State ~5th)
Wind Power (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd TIERED!)
Hooray for getting everything i wanted?