Geography Bee Update

Dec 28, 2015 by

Geography Bee Update

Registration is now closed for the 4-8 grade Geobee

 we have reached our maximum capacity.

We do have a waiting list.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send your information to sarah.geobee@gmail.com

There is still room in the “Just for Fun” Geobee for grades 1-3.

 
The Geography Bee is for all
interested homeschoolers 
in grades 1st-8th to participate in the annual

 

Greater Houston Area Homeschool

National Geographic Geography Bees
Friday, January 22, 2016
at Fairfield Baptist Church, 27240 Hwy.290 Cypress, TX

Hwy. 290 between Mueschke & Mason near the outlet mall

Sponsored by Texas Home Educators, Dwayne Bohac campaign and Mike Schofield campaign.
*The 4th-8th grade bee begins FIRST followed by the bee for younger kids.
4th-8th graders arrive by 12:15; bee will begin promptly at 12:30.*

*Younger students arrive later, typically by 2:30 though this will be
confirmed with registration. *

*FREE; see below for registration details*
*IMPORTANT: ALL students, including 1st-3rd graders MUST be able to read
& write independently. *

Participate because…
-all students receive recognition with a certificate of participation
-trophies up to 3rd place in each of the 2 bees
-additional commendations for progress in the competition, not just winning
-positive competition environment
-NOT single elimination; your child is NOT out if he misses one question
-motivates learning
-opportunity to practice good sportsmanship
-uses higher level thinking skills

Eligibility:

* Participants CANNOT have participated in OR attended in an audience
another Geo Bee for the 2015-16school year. National Geographic allows a
participant to be in ONLY ONE Geo Bee from November 2015-Februrary 2016.
* Participating in more than one Geo Bee OR attending a Geo Bee in the
audience prior to participation is considered cheating. **Any cheating
results in participant & family members being banned from participation
from a  Greater Houston Area Homeschool bee for the full length of eligibility (up to 5 yrs.
per participant) & any awards being taken away. The state office will be
contacted, & if the student is eligible for the state level competition,
they will be disqualified.* *This is a National Geographic rule. **

* ALL participants MUST be FULL time residents of the South East TX
Region or Greater Houston & its suburbs & surrounding areas. This bee is
to have this region represented.

* ALL students must be homeschooled for 100% of their schooling.
Students attending public, private, or parochial schools are not eligible
for this bee. Participants should also…
-be able to read & write independently as previously stated.
-be taking a similar course of study to those in their age group & grade
(age based) group.
-not have turned 15 on or before Sept. 1, 2015

*Winner should be able to take the qualifying test by the end of January by
making arrangements with the proctor.

  • *REGISTRATION:**There is no fee, but all students must be registered by the deadline of
    January 4, 2016. NO walk ins. Registration may close early if we reach our maximum.
    Registrations sent via postal mail to Texas Home Educators will not be accepted
    or acknowledged.

    Email the registrar the following at sarah.geobee@gmail.com

    CHILD INFO (one for each participant)
    1-Name of child as you wish it to appear on the certificate
    2-Birthdate of child (month, date, & year if in grades 4th-8th;
    month & year if in 1st-3rd)
    3-Grade (based on age; not ability level)

    —-AND—-

    FAMILY INFO (once per family)
    a-Name of parent / guardian
    b-Preferred email address
    c-Home phone number
    d-Cell number (for use in urgent messaging only)
    e-Home address including zip code
    f-OPTIONAL: Support group, if any

    Please Note:

    -To be sure it is received properly, be sure to put in the subject line
    Geo Bee Registration.
    -Put all participants in the same family in ONE email.
    -Within a week, you will receive a ‘got it’ message. If you don’t, we
    didn’t get it.
    -Next, you will receive a Confirmation of Registration no later than Jan.
    4th. * You will need to confirm your participation a week before the bee.*

    Special Note:

    * Please remember the success of the bee is dependent on your
    PARTICIPATION, NOT on registration alone. Texas Home Educators covers the cost of the bee,
    but you must show up the day of the bee & participate. We realize family emergencies
    arise, but please contact the registrar as soon as possible when you know
    your child will not participate. Please do not bring sick children to the
    bee.

    * QUESTIONS & to REGISTER: Contact Sarah at sarah.geobee@gmail.com

 

 

 

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