By now, all our teams should be headed into the homestretch of the 2013-14 WordMasters Challenge. In fact, a few schools have already administered Meet #3 and entered their scores! Keep in mind that although the Challenge Schedule indicates that Meet #3 should take place between April 7 and April 25th, it's okay to postpone the test until the following week as long as scores are submitted by midnight on May 2nd. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT OR ENTER ANY SCORES AFTER MAY 2nd! We have a very tight turnaround to process Meet #3 scores as well as cumulative results by May 16th. Although your school may be in session until July to make up an abundance of snow days (!), we have schools in many parts of the country that complete their academic year mid to late May. We appreciate your cooperation in getting your scores in before the deadline.
REVISIONS TO 7B TEST AND 3G ANSWER KEY
Thanks to some eagle-eyed Team Leaders, we have caught and corrected typos on the 7B Challenge Test and the 3G Answer Key. Any files downloaded since April 9th are correct. If you downloaded either of these files prior to April 9th, please note the following:
MEDALS & CERTIFICATES
The end-of-year mailing with your medals and certificates is heading to the Post Office today (see below for details). As a reminder, you receive one Champion Medal and ten Achievement Certificates for each team you have enrolled. It's up to you to determine how to award or distribute these items. If you need extra medals (sold separately for $6) or certificates (sold in groups of 5 for $5), please place your order online for immediate shipping. Remember that merchandise orders must be prepaid with credit card or linked to a school purchase order.
WordMasters™ Spring Mailing
Watch your mail for a packet from WordMasters™ that will contain:
The mailing is scheduled for Friday, April 11th. If you have not received your packet by May 1st, please contact us.
Celebrating Meet #2 Success: WordMasters™ Press Release TemplateAfter each meet, WordMasters™ prepares and sends press releases to the primary school contact for each team placing in the Top Ten within its division, as well as to schools with one or more students earning a perfect score of 20.
To share your team's success with your school or local media, we have created a WordMasters™ Press Release Template, in the Teacher Tools section, which can be downloaded from the website and customized in Microsoft Word for your school.
Student Spotlight:Tejas Muthusamy, a fifth-grader at Rivers Edge Elementary School, has achieved a perfect score of 20 on each of the first two WordMasters Challenge meets this year. He also is preparing for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. Good luck, Tejas! We're all cheering you on.
"The Key to Innovation: Making Smart Analogies" by Annie Murphy PaulRecently, Annie Murphy Paul shared a copy of the speech she gave at the 2014 Sandbox Summit in her "Brilliant Blog". In her speech she highlighted how useful analogies can provide new theories to test and also help make sense of unexpected results. All of which leads to new discoveries.
Click here to read her speech and to follow her blog--she's one of our favorites.
|Word Lists Available||Oct. 13th|
|Test Administered||Nov. 17th - Dec 5th|
|Score Reporting Deadline||Dec. 12th|
|Results Available||Dec. 26th|
|Word Lists Available||Dec. 8th|
|Test Administered||Feb. 2nd - Feb. 20th|
|Score Reporting Deadline||Feb. 27th|
|Results Available||March 13th|
|Word Lists Available||Feb. 23rd|
|Test Administered||April 6th-April 24th|
|Score Reporting Deadline||May 1st|
|Results Available||May 15th|
|Cumulative Champions Announced||May 15th|
Calendar RemindersMeet #3 Test Administered:
April 7th - April 24th
WordMasters Challenge Meet #3
|Word Lists Available||Feb. 24th|
|Test Administered||April 7th-April 25th|
|Score Reporting Deadline||May 2nd|
|Results Available||May 16th|
|Cumulative Champions Announced||May 16th|
To find the entire 2013-14 WordMasters Challenge™ Calendar click here or the Challenge Schedule can be found under the Resources tab on the WordMasters Challenge™ website.