We did it! May 11th is almost here!
- Thank you for getting all the student forms in!
- We have two practices this week. Everyone should attend so we can touch base with each event.
- Check all the links below for information on Saturday.
- Sign up Genius to bring water, snacks, tent, tables….
- Team sites are first come, first serve and parking is $10
- We will send out Reminds and be sure to sign up for the GAESO Remind
- If you haven’t already, please send in the $12 for the pre-ordered shirt – if you forgot, no worries – they will be available at the T-shirt vendor for $20.
So… What is the ESO State Competition like? We will have a team base camp on the campus green. Bring a camp chair for everyone in your family or a blanket to hang out on. If it rains, there is a plan for us to be based indoors. The events are housed in different KSU buildings in classrooms (see the map and event schedule). We ask that parents walk their children to the events and pick them up. The coaches will be roaming. If you feel that there was a problem, please DO NOT approach the event coordinators, leave that to the coaches. We will have the rules and we can access the appropriate people.
Food: KSU is not in session so there will be little if any food available on campus. Several of you expressed interest in ordering Chikfila to be delivered – we are in the process of finding a coordinator for that- so more info to come. You can bring your lunch in a cooler of your own. Chikfila is $7.50/person without a drink. KONA Ice will be there – not really food but bring $$ if you’d like one. Snacks and water are being donated and brought by parents to share.
Entertainment: There will be a Science show and I believe the Kell Robotics Club will be there along with Reptile show. I’ll bring a tub of cubes. Water Rockets will be visible from the green.
T-Shirts: We will pick up T-shirts when we sign in, in the AM. You can take the T-shirts to get more bling at the T-shirt station and purchase other T-shirts as well. $$. Students should wear their TEAM shirts.
There will be an opening ceremony, much like the Cobb Competition but much bigger. It is the Superbowl, World Series, Stanley Cup… for us so it’s quite exciting.
There will be A LOT of walking – and it will most likely be warm – wear comfortable walking shoes.
We are beyond proud of our students and are so very grateful for all of our parents who have supported us in taking on events and practicing at home. We know it’s Mother’s Day weekend… we appreciate you giving up your time and energy to make this happen for our Keheley Cougars! Getting to state is a big deal for our small school so when we walk into that Convocation Center at KSU on Saturday morning – we’ve already won!
Our Final Meeting will be our party on Monday, May 13th. We’ll have cupcakes and ice cream to celebrate our great season. Certificates and awards will be given. We probably will not have the placement ribbons until the end so we will give these out on Monday as well.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or text via Remind. I will post the links in the next post.