Hello Head Coaches,
Sorry it has taken us so long to get launched this year. We have big changes to announce to you veteran teams…this year, we will be running a 30 team tournament at Wake – Middle Creek, so it will be an even larger happy family working together to make an unforgettable experience for the kids!
To this end, there is a brand new tournament schedule that has recently been posted to our website. I have also attached it below for you to look over. Here are your school assignments:
Green Teams: Cathedral School Elementary, Davinci’s Dragons, Middle Creek Elementary, St. John Paul II Catholic School, Triangle Math and Science Academy, Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary and Willow Springs Elementary.
Blue Teams: Alston Ridge Elementary, Baucom Elementary, Cedar Fork Elementary, Green Hope Elementary, Kingswood Montessori STEM Magnet, St. Mary Magdalene, Tesla’s Titans and Walnut Creek Elementary.
All teams will still be competing against each other – there are just two different time slots for each event which contain identical exam material. We kept it easy for you by having your JV and Varsity teams travel together in a schedule. Three events will be self-scheduled – this means that you will be given a chance to sign up for a time slot in January, when you get all the students registered online in our Avogadro registration system. There will be extensive details about how to do this sent to you in January by the NCSO folks.
I will be sending out many more emails to you after the New Year and each time I email you, I will also copy the information to the Wake – Middle Creek tournament website on the NCSO website.
Just a quick note for those who are new to NCSO…during the tournament, your team will be assigned a home base (a cafeteria table to hang out at while the tournament is occurring) in the school’s cafeteria and your team members/family will be able to eat a bag lunch and snacks there at any time of day. I will also be providing several food trucks out in the school’s parking lot so your families can purchase a hot lunch, if desired, because our location is not close to any food restaurants. So, even though lunch is specified on the schedule from 1:00-1:45pm, your children are welcome to graze, as needed, at any time of day in the cafeteria at your home base.
If you have any passionate NCSO veteran families who just love this program and can’t wait to help out, please let them know that they are welcome to volunteer at the tournament! They can get signed up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aa9af2b0-ncscience We just ask that they choose to help with events that their child is NOT participating in during the tournament. If they have any high-school-aged siblings who need volunteer hours, they can also sign up! I can provide volunteer hour letters upon request.
Finally, if you have any questions at all, as you begin to prepare your teams for competition, especially perhaps rules clarification questions, please don’t hesitate to email myself or Kim Gervase to ask. It’s always better to ask ahead of time!