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Kevin, 

I am in the same boat you are, I coach 2 FLL teams going to state and an FTC
team, all of which are competing on the same weekend.  I know there are huge
logistical problems with scheduling these two events and getting the
facilities, but it would be nice if they were on different weekends.  I love
working with both groups and was suddenly blindsided by not paying attention
to the schedules until the FLL teams got selected for the state tournament.
Suddenly my calendar runneth over. Kudos for all that the folks on the state
FLL and FTC level do and I think with luck we can try to avoid another
simultaneous tournament weekend  for next year.

 

Rusty West

 

FLL 672    673

FTC 2823

 

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From: First Lego League Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of KevinHines
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:11 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Va FLL & FTC tournaments on same weekend

 

Alex, thanks for mentioning this... 

 

I am in that position, of coaching a FLL team & mentoring an FTC team, and
fortunately, my FTC team is planning to compete at an out of state
tournament, otherwise, I'd have to choose to attend either the Va FLL *or*
FTC tournament this year, which would be painful.  

 

I'd like to volunteer at the FTC tournament, but I'll be at the FLL
tournament that weekend, so I'll miss the FTC tournament.

 

How can we avoid having both Virginia state tournaments for FLL & FTC on the
same date in the future?

 

Thanks,
Kevin

Kevin Hines
FLL & FTC Coach

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www.RoanokeRobotics.org


 

-----Original Message-----
From: First Lego League Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
Behalf Of Salas, Alex
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:32 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Thomas Jefferson (TJHSST) Exam on Dec. 6th

I guess it is very hard to manage and keep in mind all the possible dates
and events that happen at the same time. Another same day event is the FTC
at Charlottesville. Somebody forgot that many people involved in FLL, are
also part of FTC or FRC. Maybe, one more thing to consider for next year.

 

From: First Lego League Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Brittany Rose
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 11:18 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Thomas Jefferson (TJHSST) Exam on Dec. 6th

 

Good evening,

 

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are aware of this issue and Nick
Swayne, VA/DC FLL's Executive Director, is in touch with the admissions
director at TJHSST to help work towards a solution.  If your team is
impacted by this situation, please send a note off the list with your team's
details to [log in to unmask] and we will be sure to keep you apprised of
the outcome.

 

Best regards,

Brittany


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Brittany Rose
VA/DC FIRST LEGO League
www.vadcfll.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie Kobayashi" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 10:52:30 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Thomas Jefferson (TJHSST) Exam on Dec. 6th

Hello,

I am wanting to get some feedback as well as provide some feedback to those
teams/parents in the Northern Virginia area with 8th graders that are signed
up to take the TJ Exam on Dec. 6th and headed to the State Tournament during
that same weekend.

 

Phil Smith had announced at the Sterling 2 awards ceremony that VA/DC FLL
had become aware that the test date is during the morning of the 1st
tournament day, and that FLL would do what it could to help.

I did speak with him after the competition and shared that I would also try
to contact the TJ admissions Office.

 

I have contacted Ms. Judith Howard, who heads the TJ Admissions office, to
ask about what options are available for those students that are
experiencing this date conflict.  I know that it is possible to request an
alternate test date, but I'm sure that that will be difficult to get
approved.

 

I am wondering, out of curiosity, how many teams and also how many team
members from each team are affected by this conflict?

Also, is your team a school-sponsored team?

This type of feedback will be helpful for both VA/DC FLL as well as the TJ
Admissions Office to help facilitate accommodations.

 

Our team is small, with 3 members, but 2 out of the 3 are sitting for the
Exam.

We are not a school-sponsored team, per se.

 

Please would you post a response, giving the above info, if you are dealing
with this same issue?

 

I will also let you know as I hear back from Ms. Howard.

 

Thanks very much!

Marie Kobayashi

Vector 67 (Team 6767)

Reston, Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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