The Division B and C (middle and high school) Charlotte tournament took place on March 2nd at UNC-Wilmington. The event was organized by Regional Director Michelle Hafey. We would like to thank New Hanover County Schools for doing a live broadcast of the tournament all day and UNC-Wilmington for hosting the tournament. Volunteer…
March 2, 2019
Dennis Kubasko, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Hafey, email@example.com
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender
Division B Teams:
This Division B tournament has a capacity of 40 teams.
Division C Teams:
This Division C tournament has a capacity of 30 teams.
March 3, 2019
Good morning all,
I hope that you had a great day yesterday, a huge thank you to Michelle Hafey and the faculty, staff and students at UNCW for a great tournament!
If you are the one who can log in to Avogadro, you can click on your team name and see a graph of how the team did versus everyone else and also the raw score in the event. Many of you have asked for the total number of points per test (because it is rarely 100) and I am still working with the developer on that.
If you see a problem in the scores, please email me by Tuesday morning at the latest so that I can look in to it. Scores become final at 5pm on Wednesday.
Here are the scores divided by team group – this is what medals & trophies come from. The top 3 teams are moving on to States on April 26 & 27!
Here are the combined scores – This is what First Place Overall Winners come from. A description of our policy can be found here. I will add names to the spreadsheet on the state tournament website after scores are final so that FPOWs can check in on their status.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
January 31, 2019
Hello Science Olympiad Coaches,
Katie Martin and I are looking forward to hosting the 2019 Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad at UNCW on Saturday, March 2nd. While there are always obstacles preparing for a successful Olympiad and this year we have had a few extra due to Hurricane Florence, we can’t convey enough our appreciation for our coaches’ efforts every year! We know your students are working very hard to get ready for this special academic competition.
We will be holding the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad Coaches Meeting next Thursday afternoon, February 7th at 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the New Hanover County Board of Education Building.
All competing schools are asked to have a representative. Please be sure that you are able to attend this very important meeting. Or, if you can’t attend the meeting, try to send someone in your place. I will be emailing an agenda early next week. If you will not be able to make the meeting, please send me the name of the person that will be attending in your absence.
In preparing for our event, we are in need of more volunteers. I’m am asking that every school team provide an event support volunteer (parent, teacher, graduated student). If your school has registered two teams, I’ll need two volunteers from your school to help support our events. It will be helpful if you could direct them to this link and ask them to volunteer online. With our regional event being run on split schedules, it is going to be human resource intensive, so volunteer support is crucial. I’ll share more at the coaches meeting next week.
In the words of Dr. Kubasko – “Please remember that we are all volunteers! ;>) No one is being paid to prepare and integrate this ‘ginormous’ day. We just roll up our sleeves, get to work and make ‘geeking out’ happen. “
I appreciate your patience and support as I work through my first year helping to coordinate the efforts for the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad Tournament.
Please remember: you can contact me with any questions/concerns about events, logistics, etc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for everything you all do for the kids!
Competition season is approaching quickly and it is time for the emails to begin! Please bear with the length of this email and read all the way through as each part includes important information regarding forms and Avogadro.
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. If Google Forms are new to you, there is a tutorial video to help you. Here is the link.
If some of your parents don’t have internet access, you can use the attached Paper copy (Spanish version here), 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, it’s a bit overwhelming and cumbersome.
As in years past we will be using Avogadro for scoring and team member registration. If you have not tried to log in to Avogadro yet, please do so today! Here is the website.
Your login is your username (not your email address), which I will send you individually later today. I have attached the user manual to this email, and here is the link for a video to help you get started on this- Additionally, please reset your password prior to logging in for the 1st time.
Make sure to also watch this video: it explains why we use self-scheduling.
You need to login and self-schedule in to the walk-in events – this opens at 7am on January 25th and closes at 5pm on February 25th. After Feb 25th, you must email me to change your self-schedule selections. Your team members do not have to be filled out to do this part.
Wilmington will operate on an X/Y schedule (the schedule formerly known as even/odd). Attached you will find the team assignments for the tournament.
You will need to turn in the Vandalism & Behavior form signed by you, your principal, and your students. 1 per team. This form is attached and can also be found on the website.
If you have any questions feel free to email me back!