On behalf of the Board of Directors for CGD, we are pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual Colorado German Day Competition on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO. To further facilitate your participation in German Day, please read through the following information. We hope you along with your students will enjoy your visit!
REGISTRATION INFORMATION / DEADLINES
Registration will be open October 1, 2017. Online registration must be complete by February 23, 2018 or earlier. This can be done online on the Registration page.
DATE / TIME: Saturday, March 10th, 9 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: Bear Creek High School, 9800 West Dartmouth Place, Lakewood, CO 80227
COST: $10/student (cash or checks written out to "Colorado German Day")
We are asking all teachers to volunteer either as a judge, monitor or in some other capacity (see registration page). In addition, we ask you to bring one volunteer per 10 students registered. The success of the event depends on everyone!
Please have students bringing visual event submissions immediately upon arrival at Bear Creek HS to the Visual Event Display Halll (just inside the south entrance).
The German Day schedule is packed tight with competitions, as well as non-competitive events. We have a variety of events in order to accommodate as many students as possible. Given time limitations and overlapping events, some scheduling conflicts are inherent. Please keep this in mind as you schedule your students to participate in particular events. I will email you the final schedule once I have received your pre-registration info. Also, we will have cultural events for students to enjoy while not competing. (When available, the current year's schedule will be at the bottom of this page. For now you can look at last year's schedule to get a feel for how the day is typically organized.).
EVENTS PER STUDENT:
Students may participate in more than one event. Because most students participate in more than one event, it is important that participating schools/teachers submit their registration in a timely fashion so that we can plan accordingly. Also, we suggest encouraging your students to prepare for as many events as possible - this helps your school score points for the sweepstakes category, and because the entry fee covers the entire day, students should take advantage of everything CGD has to offer.
NATIVE / NEAR NATIVE SPEAKERS:
Native or near native speakers may only participate in events indicated on the Events page and they should not have a central role in any group presentation.
In the interest of fairness, we ask you to respect the competition rules. Deviation from the guidelines is grounds for disqualification. Repetition of performances from year to year is not acceptable.
Bear Creek High School is wheelchair accessible.
Students should all plan on bringing a bag-lunch for the event or money to purchase lunch from food trucks that will be at the school that day.
There will be plenty of parking near the south entrance.
Maps will be handed out at registration.
RULES OF CONDUCT
Each school must provide an adequate number of chaperones for the number of students in the group (one chaperone per 10 students if possible). Chaperones are responsible to assist students with health issues etc. Sponsors and chaperones should discuss appropriate behavior with students prior to visiting Bear Creek High School.
BEHAVIOR DURING ORAL COMPETITIONS
We welcome audiences at oral events. All students, accompanying parents and teachers may attend all oral events. Restrictions may apply for the spelling bee if deemed necessary due to space problems. We ask all teachers and chaperones to ask your students to observe the following rules in order to be fair to the students competing:
* Do not enter or leave the room during a competition.
* If the door is closed, do not knock. Wait for applause and then enter.
* If you must leave to continue on to another event, do so quickly and quietly.
* Be a polite and attentive audience to all competitors, not just to those from your school. Everyone can use moral support, so please applaud for all competitors.
Volunteers, judges, chaperones and teachers are cordially invited to the welcome room to enjoy some breakfast items at the start of the day and can use this room all day to store personal items, rest and visit with others.
COAT CHECK ROOM
There will be a designated coat check room. Please check the final schedule for the room number. Students may leave props, instruments, costumes, backpacks, etc. in this room to avoid cluttering the restrooms and hallways.
All posters, videos, T-shirt designs, and children’s books, as well as everything in thecoat check room and the theater must be removed from Bear Creek High School by 3:30 p.m. We cannot be responsible for materials left behind. Please make plans accordingly.
In case of any further questions, please contact Executive Director Amy Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org