Dear Parent/Guardian:

Your child has been selected to participate in the region science fair in Mitchell, SD on Tuesday March 22nd, 2011. The bus will leave from school at 9:45 . We will stop at Culver's Restaurant to eat dinner and then proceed to the fair.  The bus will return sometime between 6:00 and 7:00 depending on how long it takes to eat supper. Your child should bring enough money to eat both dinner and supper. They should also bring along a book to read or some homework as they need to be by their project for about 2 1/2 hours. A reminder for students is there is NO food allowed in the gym. Water/pop with a cap will be fine. Finally, we ask that the students dress appropriately, preferably Khaki pants and a nice shirt. The students should also check with Mr. Kuhlman on Monday March 21st to make sure he has everything they need at their project. The van will be loaded with all of the projects on Monday night (3/21) and then Mr. Kuhlman will set them up Tuesday morning at the fair.  In order for your child to participate we need a signed permission slip stating they are allowed to go on this trip.  This is located at the bottom of this form. Please fill this out, sign it, and return it to Mr. Kuhlman or Mrs.VanGerpen. We would like to thank your child for all of their hard work on their project and wish them the best of luck at Regions! If you are able to make it up for the awards ceremony that would be great.  I have included a schedule for the day below.

7:00 a.m.   Doors open for project set-up. Student advisors should obtain packets at the registration table. Students must remain in the Gym until receiving approval from the Display & Safety Committee. All projects must be ready for inspection no later than 8:15 a.m. 

8:00 a.m.  Display and Safety Committee begins inspecting projects. Students whose projects have been approved are to leave the project area until interviews at Noon.

8:30 a.m.  Judges meet in Dakota Wesleyan’s Christen Family Wellness Center.

9:15 – 11:30 a.m.  First Round of Judging. Students and advisors are excluded from the project area until Noon. Lunch on your own.

Noon – 2:30 p.m.  Second round of judging – ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST STAND BY THEIR PROJECTS FOR INTERVIEWS. (Only student participants and judges allowed in project area.)

12:15 p.m.  Fair Director meets will all teachers/advisors in Knox Conference Room of Rollins Campus Center.

2:00 p.m.  Projects put on public display. Students should remain in the project area to answer any questions. THE EXHIBITS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 2:00 PM UNTIL 5:00 PM.

3:30 p.m. Presentation of awards in Christen Family Recreation/Wellness Center.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Project teardown begins immediately following the Awards Ceremony. Note: Grand award winners, the alternates, and their advisors, will meet to discuss attendance at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair  62nd ISEF in Los Angeles, CA from May 8th-13th, 2011


My child _________________________________ has permission to attend the regional science fair in Mitchell, SD on Tuesday March 22nd, 2011

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