District Role Plays are only 2 days away!!!
Testing went extremely well; only a couple minor issues, which we were able to correct. Thank you to all of the Proctors who helped out each day. Special thanks to Abby Walsh who organized the whole thing.
Field Trip Wednesday, 1/11:
Arrive at WA dressed for success! (Everyone was emailed dress code.)
Meet at Bell Lobby 7:00 - 7:15; find your table and check-in for attendance.
DECA Officer will give you an assigned bus #, name badge/ID, and your role play's schedule time.
Sit in PAC until buses come. Do not hang out in Lobby or wander around. Administration will take notice.
You will NOT go to 1st block class. All of your teachers have been notified. You are responsible for any missed classwork.
We’ll load buses one at a time, as they arrive.
What to Bring?
- Bring 1 or 2 sharpened pencils with erasers.
- Simple 4-function calculator (no scientific or graphic calculators)
- Schoolwork to do or music to listen to during downtime.
When we arrive at UMass Lowell (UML):
We all walk to the Rec. Center's basketball area (Court #1). This is the Holding Area for everyone to wait for their role play. You are not there to play! Leave all Rec. Center materials alone and be respectful of our host (ULowell) and its facilities. Sit in the bleachers, hang out with your friends, play with your phones, and wait for your role play. Note: you must arrive at your role play location 20 minutes early. Pay attention to the time, because YOU are responsible for this. Don't be disqualified.
- Individual Events - Rec. Center. Check-in & Prep - Back Foyer. Role Play presentations in Studio 1 (2nd floor).
- Team Events - Rec. Center. Check-in & Prep - Gym (Court 2). Role Play presentations - Gym (Court 3).
- Written Events - Rec. Center. Check-in & Presentations - Studio 2 (2nd floor).
- Principle Events - University Suites. (across street from Rec. Center)
Coats, Jackets, Purses, and Backpacks: Keep them with you always. There are no secure areas to store them. Bring to role play and put them aside as you go in.
Done with role play?
Head back to the Rec. Center (Court 1). Sit in bleachers with friends. Wait for Lunch.
Lunch: UML is providing us a "Box Lunch". For lunch, Courts 1, 2, & 3 will be available to us with tables.
Food Allergies: I have passed along our student's individual health concerns (not preferences) and the UML rep said, "there are no problems at all with the sandwiches for our kids, but the cookies are purchased for them and are pre-wrapped. Even though the University has not had an issue with this, they cannot guarantee that in production there wasn't cross-contamination. If you have a food health concern, I would suggest you skip the cookie. Maybe trade it to a friend for something else.
Campus Tours: UML has been gracious enough to schedul tours of the East Campus (buildings around us) throughout the day for when our kids have down time. This is a MANDATORY ACTIVITY. When you are not doing anything and just hanging in the Rec. Center (before or after role play), join one of the brief tours. Everyone must attend one of the tours.
Awards Session – follow lunch (location TBD). Called up on stage means you qualified for States.
Dismissal -Leave on the same bus you arrived in. Buses are scheduled to pick us up at the end of our Awards Ceremony, which is estimated to be around 3:00pm. I cannot guarantee an arrival time back to WA. If you are concerned about meeting an appointment of some kind, you can have your parent pick you up. I must have a confirmation email from your parent about this or you don't leave.
This is an official WA field trip. You are representing your school, WA DECA and the Westford Community. Take pride in your appearance, behavior, competitiveness, and sportsmanship. Applaud the other schools even if they do not applaud for us. Rise above and be the best in all these aspects.
If you get called up on stage for an award, you’ve qualified for States! Congratulations (in advance).
Pick up a State Competition handout (with dates/details) on Friday in Mr. Rogers’ classroom (201). Over the weekend, decide with your parents if you can go to Boston with us. The advisors need an answer of YES or NO by Monday, end of school.