Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers!
It’s that time of the year to fire up Knowledge Bowl practice and get ready for our first meet, which, believe it or not, is only about 10 weeks away (11/07). In preparation for the year, we will hold our first informational meetings and practices starting the week of 10/01/18.
There are a couple of changes to note around k-bowl and our practices this year.
First, I’d like to welcome Mr. Alan Bohac as the new assistant coach for Knowledge Bowl. He is taking over for Mrs. Newman who left the CSD last spring for other opportunities. He’s helped provide a space and supervision for practices in the past, so many of you know him already. Welcome, Mr. Bohac!
Second, just like in year’s past, practices will be held four days a week this year, but instead of no practice on Thursdays, we will now have Wednesday as our no practice day. In short, practices will happen Monday through Tuesday, and Thursday through Friday. Once again we will be splitting practices this year with A lunch practice happening in 710 with Mr. Greene. B lunch practice will be run by Mr. Bohac in room 507. Please show up during your regularly scheduled lunch time starting the week of 10/01/18 to reconnect with your k-bowl compadres, get some info/paperwork for this year’s season, and to do a little practice. Remember, no practice on Wednesdays this year, but the rest of the days you’re welcome to come and hang for your lunch period in 710 or 507.
The next big reminder is that we have to limit the number of Knowledge Bowl participants, if necessary, to 60 total. When we’ve had 60+ participants in the past, which is great in terms of turnout, it’s made it tough for us to compete since the League limits the number of teams we can have and the size of teams is limited to six participants. It has also lead led to uneven participation for the JV squads whereby some teams have had to sit out from meets, which is no fun for those teams. On top of that, we can’t get more than about 60 on a bus for our away meets, so it’s really kind of a necessity. So … the first 60 to have all of their registrations and related paperwork completed and fees paid will be the ones participating this year.
Speaking of which, your successful registration and enrollment in Knowledge Bowl this year consists of the following:
- Online registration
- $40 “pay to play” fee paid to the CHS ASB office by check or cash. This helps cover transportation, food, awards, League fees, etc. You also have the option of paying for this online with a credit card (3.5% service fee): https://wa-camas.intouchreceipting.com/
- The enrollment paperwork and permissions form to be completed and handed in to Bohac or Greene. Hard copies of this available at practice, but feel free to download from here if you’d rather.
- Signing up for Remind info to receive vital info about k-bowl via text, email, and/or app: https://www.remind.com/join/4428864 We cleared this class of all participants, so you’ll need to sign up again, even if you were signed up last year.
Looking forward to a great, fun year hanging out with you all and bowling for knowledge. As always, email with questions and/or stop by and see me in 710. We’ll see you on 10/01 … Cheers!