Academic Bowl Parent Advisory Committee
Last updated January 14, 2013
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The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee is to:
- Generate publicity and recognition for the Academic Bowl team in the school and community.
- Inform the other Academic Bowl parents in the school so that they know when all the events are and have a basic understanding of the tournament. (emails, phone calls, etc.)
- Establish a link with the parents from your partner school.
- Take (or have other parents take) photos for the Academic Bowl Yearbook, parent newsletter, and school bulletin boards.
- Help produce AWARDS NIGHT on April 11, 2013 (attended by all students & their families).
- Help to reinforce the goals of the tournament at school, at home, and in the community.
- Produce fundraisers (selling or purchasing ads in the yearbook, helping advisors with raffle basket at Awards Night) to help offset some of the expenses of running the Academic Bowl.
- Help advisors with refreshments for home matches and/or visits from partner schools.
- Lend any other assistance as time allows toward the success of the Academic Bowl program.
Q. What is the Academic Bowl Advisory Committee?
A. It is a temporary self-selected group of parents who come to the meetings as they are able, exchange contact information, and agree to work together and take on some responsibilities so that the Academic Bowl runs smoothly and students have a successful season, beyond the matches themselves. The scope includes, publicity, recognition, producing a yearbook, producing the AWARDS NIGHT, and informing other parents about the opportunities to attend matches and to be involved. Ms. Hollenbeck attends all the meetings. With the parent advisory committee there would be no Awards Night, no yearbook, and much less publicity among the parents and in the school and community.
Q. When are the parent meetings and the student matches?
A. See the Latest Academic Bowl Schedule (green sections for parent meeting)
Q. I can't make it to all the meetings. What kind of help do you need? Can I still help out at times I am free?
A. Absolutely. Please see above and contact your school advisor, parent advisory committee contact (see below), or contact Ms. Hollenbeck at 978 685-3000 x121. We especially need people taking pictures at the matches, and people getting ads for the yearbook.
Q. How are the schools put together? How long has my school been involved?
A. See History of Teams
Q. How can I find the address of another school in the Academic Bowl?
A. See Participating Schools
Q. How do I find my way around this Academic Bowl website?
A. Go up to the the above Navigation Bar, put your cursor on Enrichment, pull down Academic Bowl, pick the page that interests you in the side drop down menu.
Q. Why does the schedule change?
A. Coordinating 18 school schedules and being at the mercy of the weather, the Academic Bowl schedule is likely to change several times -- before the matches begin and also during the course of the tournament. The official and most up to date schedule of the matches and activities is the one on this website. Advisors, students and parents are urged to check the schedule at least once a week for updates and changes. 1/5/11
Q. What is the electronic devices policy?
A. Cell phones and all other electronic devices are not allowed to be brought to a match. First offense: Confiscation of device and sit out rest of match. Possible loss of points for your team. Second offense: Off the team permanently. Possible loss of points for your team.
Parents: Please read this two page description of 2009-2010 Academic Bowl written October 9, 2009 PDF
Directions to GLEC: 480 & 476 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
From I-93: Take the RT-213/Pelham St. exit, number 47/48, towards Methuen. Merge onto MA-213 E. Take the RT-28 exit, exit number 2, towards Methuen/Salem N.H. Turn left onto Broadway/RT-28. Building is 0.2 miles on left after Dunkin’ Donuts and before the Getty service station.
From I-495: Take the RT-213 exit, exit number 47, towards Methuen/Salem N.H. Merge onto MA-213 W. Take the RT-28 exit, exit number 2, towards Methuen/Salem N.H. Turn right onto Broadway/RT-28. Building is 0.2 miles on left after Dunkin’ Donuts and before the Getty service station.
From RT-28, Lawrence: Head north on Broadway (RT-28) into Methuen. Cross over RT-213. Building is 0.2 miles on left after Dunkin’ Donuts and before the Getty service station.
Directions to Lawrence High School, 70-71 North Parish Road, South Lawrence
From I-495: Take rte. 114 heading into Lawrence, pass Showcase Cinema on right, just after “U.S. Armed Forces” sign (across from Wendys) turn right onto North Parish Road. Use the left side entrance The auditorium is to your left as your enter.
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