CHS Knowledge Bowl Photo Monday 02/09

CHS Students and Staff – Next week on Monday, February 9th  Dorian Photography will be here taking all CHS Club and Organization group photos during the day in the theater.  The schedule and group rosters will be posted with the bulletin on the website, as well as around the building to prepare for the day.  Groups will be scheduled every 10 minutes starting at 10 AM throughout the day.  Here is a link to the Club Rosters in a pdf format posted on-line.

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Middle School Knowledge Bowl Begins!

The GSHL Middle School League started practice on Monday, February 2nd.  Skyridge has about 60 kids signed up.  Makes it kind of tough for practices and competitions, but we like to involve as many kids as possible.  And we have a good time … always!  20150203_153400_resized

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RR #4 02/04/15

Round Robin #4, the final regular season competition of the year, is scheduled for this Wednesday, 02/04/15, at Columbia Adventist Academy.  Students should report to the flagpole bus pick up area at the end of fifth period. You will miss sixth period, so please check in with your teachers prior to Wednesday, like we’ve discussed in practice.  We’ll need to leave CHS by 1:30 to make it to Columbia Adventist Academy in Battleground by shortly after 2:00. I anticipate our return time to be somewhere between 6 and 6:30.  It’s tough to gauge this accurately since there are so many factors out of my control that determine our departure time, but I’m anticipating a smooth meet … hopefully that will be the case and we’ll be home by the suggested time.  If you are unable to make it to this meet, please notify me immediately, as well as your team. Email me with questions.

III.  Room and Team Assignments for Oral Round #1

Varsity Teams

Camas #1 vs Seton Catholic #2 vs White Salmon #2 Science Room
Camas #2 vs Stevenson #1 vs White Salmon #3 Room 101
Camas #3 vs Stevenson #2 vs Union #1 Room 103
Camas #4 vs Columbia Adv. Acad. vs Union #2 Room 105
Camas #5 vs Seton Catholic #1 vs White Salmon #1 Room 106

Junior Varsity Teams

Camas #1 vs Seton Catholic #1 vs White Salmon #2 Room 104
Camas #2 vs Seton Catholic #2 vs White Salmon #3 Room 102
Camas #3 vs Stevenson #1 vs Stevenson #2 Library
Camas #4 vs Columbia Adv Acad #1 vs Union Art Room
Camas #5 vs Columbia Adv Acad #2 vs White Salmon #1 Knowledge Bowl Room

Room and Team assignments for Oral Round #2 will depend upon total team scores for the first two rounds, and will be posted in the cafeteria after Oral Round #1 when ready.

Varsity & JV:  1 v 6 v 11, 2 v 7 v 12, 3 v 8 v 13, 4 v 9 v 14, 5 v 10 v 15

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JV #4 Continues Streak

The Camas High School Knowledge Bowl team is blessed with an abundance of talent. Of particular merit this season, however, has been one of our Junior Varsity teams that is currently ranked 1st out of 42 JV teams in the Region. JV#4, comprised of all sophomores and one freshmen, posted the highest score of any team, JV or Varsity, an impressive 101, at the Wednesday, January 13th meet, at Union High School. Roll on, Papermakers!

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Round Robin #3 Meet Results

Camas Knowledge Bowl was victorious on Wednesday, besting the Titans of Union and others from the League in our 3rd Round Robin tournament of the year. See the results below.  A special shout out to Camas Varsity #3 and JV #4 who ruled the pack.  By the way, JV#4, a team of mostly sophomores and one freshman, had the highest score of any team, Varsity or JV, coming in at 101.  Bravo!  

In the Region, Camas Varsity (comprised of 5 teams) continues to place in the top 7 of 42 teams.  And Camas JV (5 teams, too) is still unparalleled in its dominance Regionally and in League. We are currently ranked 1-5 out of 42 in our Region, and 1-5 out of 15 teams in League.

Our next meet is Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, at Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, WA.

Roll on, Papermakers!

 

RR#3 VARSITY
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #3 50 403 25 401 24 99 1
Stevenson #1 49 401 21 402 24 94 2
Union #1 45 404 21 404 26 92 3
Camas #4 46 404 18 405 27 91 4
Camas #2 43 402 24 403 14 81 5
Camas #5 35 405 24 402 17 76 6
Camas #1 47 401 16 401 12 75 7
White Salmon #1 43 401 6 403 21 70 8
White Salmon #3 36 403 13 404 12 61 9
Columbia Adv. #1 40 403 7 405 13 60 10
Seton #2 34 405 12 401 8 54 11
Seton #1 35 404 6 404 5 46 12
Union #2 36 405 5 403 5 46 13
White Salmon #2 35 402 7 402 3 45 14
Stevenson #2 33 402 4 405 2 39 15

 

RR#3 JUNIOR VARSITY
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #4 48 304 28 301 25 101 1
Camas #3 42 303 23 302 23 88 2
Camas #1 39 301 20 304 24 83 3
Camas #5 41 305 21 303 18 80 4
Camas #2 31 302 15 305 19 65 5
Columbia Adv. #1 32 303 7 301 12 51 6
White Salmon #2 29 302 9 304 11 49 7
Union #1 32 305 6 303 7 45 8
Columbia Adv. #2 33 304 5 302 6 44 9
Stevenson #1 31 302 6 305 7 44 10
Seton #1 24 305 9 302 8 41 11
White Salmon #3 28 303 4 303 8 40 12
Stevenson #2 29 304 4 301 3 36 13
White Salmon #1 28 301 2 305 6 36 14
Seton #2 29 301 2 304 2 33 15

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RR#3 Details

Camas Knowledge Bowl is in action for the first time this new year on next Wednesday, 01/14/15, at Union High School.  Students will be early released at 1:40 from their 6th period classes. Please communicate with your teachers to make arrangements for missed work, etc.  Upon release, report to the flag pole for immediate bus loading.  If you can’t make it to the meet, please let me and your team know ASAP.

By the way, it’s very important that you make it to practice on Monday and Tuesday of next week to reconnect with your team and flush out the cobwebs before Wednesday’s meet.  Finally, it’s school policy that students ride the team bus to and from the meet, unless a parent is picking them up from the away meet site or some other special arrangement has been made in advance and approved.

  • 2:00 . . . . . . Arrive and gather in the Library
  • 2:15 . . . . . . Welcome and Final Instructions (Library)
  • 2:30 . . . . . . Written Round (Library)
  • 3:15 . . . . . . Oral Round #1 (Room Assignments – 300 & 400 Buildings)
  • Between Oral Rounds – Snacks will be available outside the Library
  • 4:30 . . . . . . Oral Round #2 (Room Assignments TBA – 300 & 400 Buildings)
  • 5:30 . . . . . . Please return to the Library for Final Results

Room and Team Assignments for Oral Round #1

VARSITY

401 Camas #1 vs. Stevenson #1 vs. White Salmon #1
402 Camas #2 vs. Stevenson #2 vs. White Salmon #2
403 Camas #3 vs. Columbia Adv. Academy vs. White Salmon #3
404 Camas #4 vs. Seton Catholic #1 vs. Union #1
405 Camas #5 vs. Seton Catholic #2 vs. Union #2

JUNIOR VARSITY

301 Camas #1 vs. Seton Catholic #2 vs. White Salmon #1
302 Camas #2 vs. Stevenson #1 vs. White Salmon #2
303 Camas #3 vs. Columbia Adv. Acad. #1 vs. White Salmon #3
304 Camas #4 vs. Columbia Adv. Acad. #2 vs. Stevenson #2
305 Camas #5 vs. Seton Catholic #1 vs. Union

Room and Team assignments for Oral Round #2 will depend upon total team scores for the first two rounds; these will be posted in the Library after Oral Round #1 once all of the scores are in.

Varsity & JV:  1 v 6 v 11, 2 v 7 v 12, 3 v 8 v 13, 4 v 9 v 14, 5 v 10 v 15

Union High School: 6201 NW Friberg/Strunk Street, Camas, WA 98607.

Classes end at 2:15, so it may be a little hectic upon arrival.  There is visitor parking available outside of the 500 Building, which is where you arrive from the main roadway entrance.  Please check in at the main office in the 500 Bldg, and then we will be meeting in the Library, which is also in the 500 Bldg.  It is on the second floor, up the stairs — you really can’t miss it.

Written Round will be in the Library.  Oral Rounds will be in the first-floor classrooms in the 300 Bldg (JV) and 400 Bldg (Varsity).

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Clarification of State Rules and SOPs

Regional knowledge bowl coordinator Dale “Cros” Croswell reports on an important rules and SOP discussion had at the recent state knowledge bowl meeting:

There were two state rules addressed at our state meeting this fall, and as we approach our last couple of league meets and then the regional meet, I wanted to stress these two points with you all. I think we follow them for the most part, but it might be worth double checking to make sure we and our kids are all on the same page.

Although these are not rule changes, they are areas where we had inconsistency last year at the state level and feedback indicated we could improve this consistency during this school year.

The rules pertaining to these two points of emphasis are specifically printed here with a brief explanation:

“2. Each team may have up to four members “in” at one time, who must be seated facing the Reader/Judge.” and “6. The timing device display must be visible to the team members. Each team will be seated directly in front of their team “bar.”

One item that arose is whether or not students must sit directly facing the reader and the timing device in a straight line, or may sideways or in pods (so students have to turn their heads to see the reader/timing device). The rule clearly states that the students must face (not turn to see) the reader and timing device. This means that students will not be able to arrange the desks in the room in a square and face ach other, but need to be in a line facing the reader/judge. The issue at state that was brought up was that students could see audience members directly behind them or in their peripheral vision and might be getting visual hints. The straight line helps to prevent any communication between participants and non-participants.

Although you may not have witnessed such actions from our own kids, this is a point of emphasis from the state, and as such needs to be followed by us at our meets as well, so that we can do our best to simulate the conditions students will experience during regional and state tournaments.

“15. A question may be re-read only if the team responding to a partially read question has answered it incorrectly and the other team(s) has not buzzed in. Only the team(s) not buzzed in may request the re-reading of the question.”

The inconsistency of readers’ knowledge of the rules may be the reason for confusion here.
– If Team A buzzes in before a question is completely read and gives an incorrect response, Team B or Team C (if neither has buzzed in) may ask for the question to be re-read (repeated).
– If Team A and Team B both buzz in before a question is completely read and both answer incorrectly, Team C (not having buzzed in) may then ask for the question to be re-read (repeated).
– If all three teams have buzzed in before the completion of a question, the question shall not be completed, and the students must use the information they have at that point to try and answer the question.

The issue that came up at our state meeting was that in some rooms at state, the readers did not re-read the question, but only finished the question. I want to futher stress that although a team may recall the first part of an unfinished question and may ask the reader to “finish” the question, the SOP here is that the reader is to re-read the entire question in such a situation, not just finish it. The intent is that the reader will start over from the beginning of that question, not pick up from where he/she left off, regardless of what the kids ask for.

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Round Robin #3

The 3rd Round Robin meet of the regular season is scheduled for 01/14/15 at Union High School.

For a complete listing of this season’s meets, including post-season information, visit the following link: Gorge League Schedule

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Round Robin #2 Meet Results

CHS Knowledge Bowl traversed the Gorge last night to compete in the 2nd meet of the season at White Salmon.  We did very well.

On the Varsity side of things, Camas #3 edged its arch nemesis Union #1 by one point to take top honors in the varsity competition.  Camas #3 is anchored by seniors Jonathan Ho, Yun Teng, Lizzy Nickerson, junior Colton Ratcliffe, and sophomore Jason Kim.  Congratulations Camas #3!

Junior Varsity had a clean sweep of the competition, with our 5 JV teams taking 1st through 5th out of 15 total JV teams at the meet.  JV#1, comprised of freshmen Jesse Lester, Daniel Fan, Sarah Well-Moran, Lindsay Leetham, Alex Neal, and sophomore Aubrey Johnson, were dominant with a score of 89.  The next closest non-Camas JV team was Union, who earned 54 points. Congrats, JV#1 and all the JV teams for getting out the brooms in this clean sweep.

I’ve attached the league standings for your perusal.  It’s worth noting that Camas JV currently has the top 5 spots in our JV league out of 42 total teams.  Our region ranges from Longview in the north, Iwaco in the west, to White Salmon in the east.  Well done!

Finally, my apologies for our late arrival last night.  We had some equipment issues in one of our rooms that delayed the end of the meet. Instead of getting on the bus around 5:30 in White Salmon as planned and like normal, it was closer to 6:15 before we were able to depart. Thanks for your understanding and patience. I hope the kids kept you apprised of our arrival time back at CHS as I reminded them to do so.

Our next meet is Wednesday, January 14th, at Union High School.

 

RR#2 VARSITY              
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #3 48 8A 25 1A 22 95 1
Union #1 48 P4 22 4A 24 94 2
Union #2 41 1A 28 8A 23 92 3
Camas #2 41 4A 24 P4 20 85 4
Camas #4 42 9A 25 9A 15 82 5
Camas #1 43 1A 13 8A 16 72 6
White Salmon #1 41 4A 9 9A 20 70 7
Camas #5 45 P4 11 4A 11 67 8
Stevenson #1 45 P4 13 1A 6 64 9
White Salmon #2 37 8A 12 1A 12 61 10
Columbia Adv. #1 39 4A 10 P4 11 60 11
White Salmon #3 33 9A 11 4A 8 52 12
Seton #1 35 8A 4 8A 4 43 13
Stevenson #2 32 1A 4 9A 3 39 14
Seton #2 31 9A 3 P4 2 36 15

 

 

RR#2 JUNIOR VARSITY              
School Written Room Oral #1 Room Oral #2 TOTAL Place
Camas #1 40 3A 26 3A 23 89 1
Camas #4 41 P1 23 5A 16 80 2
Camas #3 37 7A 22 7A 19 78 3
Camas #2 39 5A 18 P3 20 77 4
Camas #5 37 P3 21 P1 18 76 5
Union #1 37 3A 8 3A 9 54 6
Columbia Adv. #1 33 5A 12 5A 9 54 7
White Salmon #2 35 7A 8 7A 6 49 8
Columbia Adv. #2 31 7A 8 P1 8 47 9
Stevenson #1 32 3A 5 P3 8 45 10
White Salmon #1 29 5A 5 3A 4 38 11
White Salmon #3 29 P1 3 7A 6 38 11
Seton #2 29 P3 3 5A 4 36 13
Seton #1 23 P1 6 P1 7 36 14
Stevenson #2 22 P3 6 P3 2 30 15

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WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE BOWL?

Knowledge Bowl is kind of like a team Jeopardy competition. A school’s Knowledge Bowl team is made up of smaller teams, each consisting of generally 4 – 6 team members. Our school’s teams compete against other teams from neighboring schools to see who can answer the most questions in math, science, history, English, social studies, etc.

During each competition, teams compete in a written round (45 multiple-choice questions in middle school, 60 for high school) and two oral rounds (45 questions each round, except for 60 each in high school). The winning team is based on the total number of questions answered correctly in all three rounds.

The high school regular season runs from October through February.  The middle school season runs from January through February.

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