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by MissIrene
Tue May 26, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6224

Re: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion

Let me just say that both my husband and I had a GREAT time staffing these events. I so enjoyed reading to the elementary aged players on Saturday. They were so intense and nervous, and literal, and sweet, and very intelligent! The parents are as nervous as the kids at those matches. When I told the...
by MissIrene
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 113509

Re: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)

Wauconda expresses interest for at least an A team in the Standard division.
by MissIrene
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 16416

Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Wauconda is expressing interest for at least an A team!

Thanks!
by MissIrene
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27963

Re: IHSA

Hmmmm. As a follow up question, do the hosting coaches get to pick the order of the match packets, or did everyone play all the questions in the same order yesterday? The packets are labeled with the rounds in which they are supposed to be used. Was there an issue with that? No, not that I know of,...
by MissIrene
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27963

Re: IHSA

Hmmmm. As a follow up question, do the hosting coaches get to pick the order of the match packets, or did everyone play all the questions in the same order yesterday?
by MissIrene
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27963

Re: IHSA

You know I spend too much time on Facebook when I try to "LIKE" comments here. I'm with Jeff, what fun is a pool with no wager!
by MissIrene
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5805

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

Just found out from my team today that this tournament is the same day as IHSA Regionals for Math Team. Ugh, this will seriously deplete my starters. . . . We'll do our best with some of my B team subbing in!
by MissIrene
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27963

Re: IHSA

Too bad they are not in our Masonic Sectional, we could try out our Math against them there. . . Most of my A team is also on our Math team, and they are undefeated so far this year. Not the same kind of competition I know, but helpful!
by MissIrene
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27963

Re: IHSA

At our meeting, not only did they begin the ranking with the weighted winning percentage, but then coaches took well longer than the prescribed time to advocate for their teams. This allowed some coaches to wax on at length about the superior quality of the IHSA format and tournaments that his team ...
by MissIrene
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat III at Northwestern (3/3/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 14572

Re: Jr. Wildcat III at Northwestern (3/3/12)

I have written to Amy Robb at Wauconda Middle School to encourage her to attend with a team. I would even be willing to bring them myself, so let me find out what she thinks! Can you tentatively wait-list a Wauconda team?
by MissIrene
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Poetry Study/Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3870

Re: Poetry Study/Help

Thanks so much everybody. 'These are great tips. . . I also came across a site that accompanies the Norton Anthology of Poetry, I'm thinking that may be useful too. Now I have to persuade some of my students that they will ENJOY reading the poetry, and walk them through these other steps. I need a f...
by MissIrene
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Poetry Study/Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3870

Poetry Study/Help

To coaches or players:

Can you suggest a frequency list or study guide for poetry? I have some strong literature students, but this seems to be a weak area for us. Any tips you have would be appreciated!
by MissIrene
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III Mirror - hosted by Belvidere North
Replies: 40
Views: 10617

Re: DAFT III Mirror - hosted by Belvidere North

We have interest, but I have to check with my team as to how many can come - as well as my A.D.

I think this is an ACT date, so I may lose some kids to that. I will let you know a.s.a.p.

Thanks!
by MissIrene
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 29855

Re: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)

Okay, I have the go-ahead. I will bring Wauconda A for the competitive bracket, and B for the regular. Let me know what we need to register.
by MissIrene
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12
Replies: 71
Views: 24300

Re: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12

This is one that Wauconda is interested in attending! I have to wait for confirmation from my AD. . .
by MissIrene
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 29855

Re: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)

Wauconda is expressing interest, but I am waiting to hear from my AD. We will probably field an A and a B team.
by MissIrene
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13612

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

In response the the student that suggested the staff could disallow certain players, I would propose that such players KNOW they are not novices, and they might gracefully demur on their own. They might realize that if other players have a chance to get stronger then their whole team will be stronger.
by MissIrene
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13612

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

I guess what bothers me more than the eligibility, is the mentality of the Coaches who would rather amass Ws then help true novices improve. I left all my starters from Nationals at home, and took the kids who may need an opportunity to shine. The good news for us is that those kids rose to the chal...
by MissIrene
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13612

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

First, let me say I thought the tournament was very well run, mostly on time, and had GREAT Staffers/Moderators. However, whatever the "rules" I would have like Coaches to take the "Novice" spirit more to heart. I actually brought new Varsity players, or B team players that I wanted to get more expe...
by MissIrene
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 13612

Re: Fall Novice mirror @ Northwestern (10/1/2011)

Put Wauconda down for "interested" . . . have to get back to school and check in with our A.D. to see what I can register for!
by MissIrene
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 41283

Re: Illinois '11-'12

*Wauconda (first emerging on the scene late this year, they ended the season with ATROPHY and PACE; with a full year of good quizbowl to work with, who knows what they can do?)[/quote] Thanks for the mention- I'm happy to say I sent three top team members to ACE camp this summer, so I look forward t...
by MissIrene
Mon May 16, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 83844

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

We LOVE this, it is a great tool. I have a question though. We can run it fine at school on Firefox, I can run it at home on Google Chrome, but students are having trouble running it at home if they have internet explorer. Are we doing something wrong? Is this something that can be addressed? Thank ...