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Competitions and Scores / Re: 3rd Annual Irving ISD Invitational
« Last post by zzzptm on November 13, 2019, 09:10:39 PM »
Garland ISD also has their district competition this Saturday, as well. Richardson ISD usually has theirs a week before Thanksgiving.
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Competitions and Scores / Round 1 2020
« Last post by RiceBoson on November 12, 2019, 10:17:46 PM »
It's that time of the year again! Shouldn't we be seeing LAUSD and LA County scores by this time? ???
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Competitions and Scores / 3rd Annual Irving ISD Invitational
« Last post by nil on November 12, 2019, 10:12:13 PM »
This Saturday, 11/16, Irving ISD will host its 3rd Annual Irving ISD Invitational at Nimitz High School.  We will be using the Xathlon Round 2 tests.  Below are the teams attending:

Dallas Carter
Dallas Roosevelt - Likely cancelling
Richardson
Lake Highlands
Arlington Martin
Mansfield
Mansfield Summit
Keller Fossil Ridge
Keller
Mesquite
Nimitz
Irving
Singley
MacArthur
Marcus
Flower Mound
Hebron
The Colony
Little Elm
Waxahachie
Frisco Memorial
Frisco Reedy
Frisco Independence
Frisco Lone Star
Frisco Heritage
Frisco Liberty
Frisco Centennial
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General Discussion / London Fun
« Last post by zzzptm on November 04, 2019, 02:16:45 PM »
Here on business, but I had two days to play before the meetings start.

Where did I go? To the British Museum yesterday and the Imperial War Museum today.

As I viewed the big jade snake that was one of the Art pieces from the Mexico year, I wind up commenting on a question I heard a young person ask... "Are those real teeth in that thing?" Yes they were, because Aztecs. Had about a 15-minute conversation with the mom and her two kids about the Aztec artifacts on display. Great fun.

Today was even more of a fun time for me. About 20 different school groups were going through the museum today, and I got to hold court all over the WW2 and WW1 displays. Kids were all trying to answer questions on their papers, but I didn't give 'em away. "I used to teach, so you're going to learn something in exchange for that answer!" :)

So, yeah, that's a vacation for me... answering history questions in museums! I absolutely loved it.  :smug:
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Dulles Medium Meet- November 9th
« Last post by zzzptm on October 31, 2019, 12:24:28 PM »
For a moment, I was wondering why you were running a meet in *Dallas*... then my eyes re-focused...

 :fail2:
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Dulles Medium Meet- November 9th
« Last post by stanleytree on October 30, 2019, 07:39:01 AM »
Teams participating at the meet:
Dulles
George Ranch
Willowridge
Ridge Point
Health Careers
Elkins
Marshall
Bush
Sam Houston
Mayde Creek
Clements
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Competitions and Scores / Re: DECATHAPALOOZA 2019 - Rockwall
« Last post by zzzptm on October 28, 2019, 01:16:56 PM »
Rockwall meet went well. Got scoring done in record time with about 500 students thanks to Yetman.

HP was first, PESH was second, Heath third, CDO fourth, Rockwall 5th.

Everything went well except for the fact that somebody, and i won’t name names, but SOMEBODY copied the Econ Level Hard test instead of the Easy test (Oops.) so I think out meet scores are a bit deflated.

 :facepalm1:
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Competitions and Scores / Re: USAD Easy 2020!
« Last post by zzzptm on October 28, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
Highland Park was missing their two top varsities, and CDO was missing its top varsity. Pesky grades!

Well, have them take the tests and see how that affects the scores... :smug:
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Study Topics / Re: Question on Frankenstein Book Editions
« Last post by acadecker on October 28, 2019, 08:02:45 AM »
Our English department is supposedly reading the 1818 version, and the thin blue book the students carry around says it is the 1818 version, but upon closer inspection by me, it is NOT!  We got into a lively debate the other day about the back story of Elizabeth, and whether or not she was a cousin of Victor's. 

Also, in case anyone is interested, some professors at ASU have made a really interesting site:

https://www.frankenbook.org/

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Study Topics / Re: Essay tips
« Last post by HappyCoach on October 27, 2019, 09:41:21 PM »
Definitely!
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