NC Science Olympiad
Laurinburg - St. Andrews University
Tournament Date March 25, 2017
Regional Director(s)
Location St. Andrews University
Schedules
Counties
Division B
Anson, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Stanley
School Registered
15
Division B Teams:
This Division B tournament has a capacity of 20 teams.
Important Links Regional Tournament Policies
Announcements
April 02, 2017
Scores are final

Hi folks, 

I am so sorry for the delay on the final recap, tournament season is keeping us bust at every moment right now.

After reviewing scores in Scrambler Car, it was determined that some schools received penalty points by mistake.  We recalculated the car scores and the updated raw score are in Avogadro.  We will mail medals to any team who earned them in this event.  Final scoresheets are below.

As a reminder - if your SCHOOL did not receive a state bid, but you took First Place in COMBINED scores, you should have received information from me about States this past week. 
I hope that everyone had a great time last Saturday and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Separate Scores - this is what Medals and trophies are awarded from

Combined Scores - this ranks everyone together and is where FPOWs are chosen from.

 

KIM

March 26, 2017
Message updated on March 27, 2017
Scores Posted

Hello everyone!  

I hope that you all had a great day yesterday! I have published the raw scores in avogadro, so head coaches can log in and see that data.  You will see a graph that plots all the raw scores for the day along with a red dot for your team to give you an idea of how far your team was from the top.  Below are the spreadsheets of rankings for all teams.

Division B

Separate scores - this is what medals and trophies are awarded from.

Combined Scores - this ranks all varsity and JV teams together.  This is the list that we will choose the FPOW candidates from.  If your SCHOOL did not receive a state bid, but you took First Place in COMBINED scores, you will be invited to States to compete in that event.  Please review the policy here.

 If you have any questions about the scores, please have the head coach email Kim (kdgervas@ncsu.edu).  Scores become final at 5pm on Wednesday.  As a policy, we do not release tests. 

March 20, 2017
Monday Announcements

Hi All, 

First - Action Items Checklist: 
 - have you sent the google form out to your parents either virtually (preferred) or in paper form and are you bugging those who haven't turned it in yet?
 - have you entered your students and their events in to Avogadro?
- Have you had everyone, including your principal, sign the Vandalism & Behavior form?
Remember to click the scheduling tab and self schedule into the events so that you can print a schedule for each student for tournament day!
We have made clarifications on many event resource pages as the season has progressed. Please be sure you and your students have checked those pages so that there are no surprises!
B notes: 
1.  Wind Power and Hovercraft have a test and device portion.  Even if you don't have a device, you can still take the test.
2.  Hovercrafts statewide are having compliance issues - the fan blades must be covered on all sides but the bottom so that a 1/4" dowel cannot get to the blade or we can't test it for safety reasons.
Div B FAQs
1.  There are no team numbers at regionals, you just need a school name and V/JV on your Mission Possible Flag.
2.  There is no impound for Mission Possible or Food Science or Wind Power.  That was a typo on my part at the beginning of the season.
If you are having trouble, email me!  It is really helpful if you tell me your school name and tournament where you are competing, it saves me having to log in to our database to find you before I fix your problem.
Have a great week, 
KIM

March 06, 2017
Avogadro, forms and other info

Hello Division B coaches!

At some point today, everyone will receive a google form with permission/photo consent information in it.  Every student on the team must have this form on file to compete! 
I know that Google forms are new to some of you, so I made a tutorial video to help you.  Here is the link: https://youtu.be/BE1wLa3P1mo.  
If some of your parents don't have internet access, you can use the attached Paper copy, but please limit this unless absolutely necessary.  We have to scan every one of these papers and keep them and with 18,000 students participating this year, its a bit overwhelming and cumbersome.
If you have not tried to log in to Avogadro yet, please do it today!  
Here is the link for Avogadro: https://app.avogadro.ws
Your login is your email address (where I am sending this email).  I have attached the user manual to this email, and also made a video to help you get started on this.  PLEASE - do NOT create a new account.  If you do, when you log in, it tells you that you are not associated with a school, and then you have to email me to fix it.
You need to log in and self-schedule in to the events  - this is now open.  Your team members do not have to be filled out to do this part.  We also REALLY need you to let us know now if you are sure you won't have a team for certain events.    Please click 'not showing' in any event that your team is not participating in.
You will need to turn in the attached Vandalism & Behavior form signed by you, your principal, and your students.  1 per team.  
Let me know what questions you have!
KIM

February 28, 2017
JV Awards

Laurinburg currently has 3 JV teams participating as of 2/28.  This means we will award a first place JV trophy and first place JV ribbons.

February 28, 2017
Walk-In Events

Laurinburg is a small tournament.  We have our special way of handling the walk-in events. If you need to use the second hour for a walk-in event we ask that you make a written request to rcoffman@sa.edu to use the second hour.  The request needs to include the event, school and name of a member of the team.  Why? In most cases we are able to complete the events in one hour. We don't mind staffing the event for a second hour if we know someone is coming; however, it really upsets and event leader to wait an hour for more participants only to discover no one is coming. We would like to be able to free the event leader and assistants to do other things during that time.  We have no problem accomadating the second hour if you need it.  Please request it. Second hour request must be made in writting (email) on on before March 17. Thanks.

February 26, 2017
Event Notes

Hovercraft

The track for hovercraft will be a 7 foot  Formica counter top.

Wright Stuff

Wright Stuff will be run on Harris Courts locate in the Physical Education Center. The ceiling is 26 feet.  Width is a regulation basketball court with bleachers on the sides.

December 07, 2016
Schedule Posted

Hello Coaches,

The schedule has finally been posted.  I could give you a list of excuses, but I will not.  Check it over.  This schedule should have all the events in the same time slots as the state. If there is an event missing or in the wrong time slot let me know. Please note that we have scheduled all the walk-in events as 1 period. The first period in the morning or the afternoon.  If you have a team requiring the second period in the morning or the afternoon please make a request in writing.  Our tournment is a small tournament.  We can usually run all the teams in one period. The written request keeps us from having event leaders tied up for an hour only to discover no one is coming during that hour.

Rooney Coffman

 
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