February 2, 2019
University of Texas, San Antonio

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Judges General Schedule

CategoryCommentsTimeLocationDirectors
Judges' Meeting

Judges should plan on enjoying some breakfast and waiting for a general meeting of all judges before going to individual room assignments.
 Breakfast helpers:8:00-8:30 AM, Onsite Director (UTSA)

Suzy Holland, Director (Warren)

Jennifer Christianson, (Boerne) and Kim McCarron (Brennan) Onsite Food Coordinators
Tab Room

(Same as Breakfast/Check-in)
Turn in Judges' Packets here!10:00 AMBrigitte Deyle, Director
Susanne De Jong (O'Connor)
O'Connor and Warren GNHS students
Boerne Students
Score RoomOFF LIMITS TO JUDGES10:00 AMJennifer Christianson, Director (Boerne HS)
Sandra Biles, (Connally HS)
Awards Assembly3:30ish PM, Dr. Christopher Wickham, Suzy Holland, Jennifer Christianson
Judges not yet assigned: V.I.J.s (Very Important Judges)Often judges get sick or just do not show up, so we depend on our VIJS to take over!! We are so grateful to you!!!Meet in 

for assignment
Teachers:


Non Native:


UTSA Students :



Exchange students:


Native speakers:

Judges Arts Schedule

Coordinator: Sandra Biles, Connally HS, Pflugerville

Check the German on T-shirts, Posters, Photo Essays: Brigitte Deyle
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges 
Club albums$All9 AM - 1PM
Crafts#All9 AM - 1PM
Digital Logo Design%All9 AM - 1PM
Doll Costume*All9 AM - 1PM
GB Houses(Trad)$All9 AM - 1PM
GB Houses (Non-Trad)$All9 AM - 1PM
Needle Work*All9 AM - 1PM
Original Models@All9 AM - 1PM
Photo Essays$All9 AM - 1PM
Photography$All9 AM - 1PM
Poster Design@All9 AM - 1PM
Research Papers%All9 AM - 1PM
Scavenger Hunt(Schnitzeljagd)All9:30 -12:15 PM
Shirt Design#All9 AM - 1PM
Video ShowAll9:30AM -11:30 AM

Judges Declamation Schedule

Coordinator: Claire Weaver, LASA, Austin
CategoryLevelEntrants TimeLocationJudges
Poetry Memory19 AM - 1PM
Poetry Memory29 AM - 1PM
Poetry Memory39 AM - 1PM
Poetry Memory49 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading19 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading29 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading39 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading49 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory19 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory29 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory39 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory49 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading19 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading29 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading39 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading49 AM - 1PM
Advantaged (Nat)Poetry/Prose Memory9 AM - 1PM

Notes : 

Please do not panic when you see the big numbers signed up for PROSE AND POETRY events: 

1) Many may NOT show in the memory events because they do not have it memorized or they are so poorly prepared that you will send them away when they have only a few lines memorized. Listen to at least 5 sentences of prose and two stanzas of poetry, unless it is totally impossible in the first sentence. Be nice and tell them they can try again next year and a little more effort would be great.

2) In the reading section do not sit and listen to someone who is stumbling over and/or mispronouncing every other word. Listen to at least 5 sentences of prose and two stanzas of poetry. Everybody thinks reading is a snap, but it is the most difficult, because they MUST have perfect use of the language to make up for not memorizing. Thank them for trying and tell them to come back next year. You can cull them out pretty quickly.

Be Nice. Be Tough

Judges Drama Schedule

Coordinator: Sandra Biles, Connally, Pflugerville
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Skits19:30-10:30 AM
Skits211:30 AM-12:15 PM
Skits310:45-11:30 AM
Skits412:15-12:30 PM
Duet Acting19 AM - 1 PM
Duet Acting29 AM - 1 PM
Duet Acting39 AM - 1 PM
Duet Acting49 AM - 1 PM
Puppet ShowLower9 -10:30 AM
Puppet ShowUpper10:30 AM-12;00 pm

Notes :

Be a bit lenient. If they have the first half perfectly blocked and memorized, do not disqualify them because they have three weeks to get the rest ready. Group events take a lot more work to perfect than the individual ones. Be nice. Be tough.

Judges Music Schedule

Judges Music Schedule

Coordinator: Claire Weaver, LASA, Austin
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges 
Classical Instrumental Ensemble#All9 - 10:30 AM
Contemporary German Music#All10:00-11:30 AM
EinzeltanzAll10:30-11:15 AM
Folk DanceAll11:30-12:00 PM
Polka Band#All10:30 AM-12 PM
Vocal solos*All9:00 AM-1PM
Chorus*All

Judges Oral Tests Schedule

Coordinator: Susanne DeJong, O'Connor, San Antonio
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Extemp Spkg3109 AM - 1PMMH 3.04.28Julia Lesher (Anderson), Kayla Hall (TSU)
Extemp Spkg499 AM - 1PMMH 3.04.28Julia Lesher (Anderson), Kayla Hall (TSU)
Sight Reading1219 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.52Margret Bamford, Katharine Jones (UTSA)
Sight Reading2169 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.53Dr. Tanja Stampfl (UIW), Adrian Jackson
Sight Reading3149 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.54Ulrike Briers (Health Careers), Alycia Brown (UTSA)
Sight Reading4159 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.55Christiane Lauffer (Canyon Vista MS), Karin Shaw
Directed Dialogue2149 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.08Esther Trevino (Stevens), Shelby Price (UTSA)
Oral Presentation469 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge)
Pair Discussion369 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10Denise Ainsworth (Brandeis), Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge)
Directed Dialogue1159 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18Gerald Ford, Scott Lauffer
Extemp SpkgAdvantaged79 AM - 1PMMS 3.02.08Katja Hicks, Abrianne Steele (UTSA)

Judges Pass Auf Schedule

Category  TimeLocationJudges
VarsityFinal game open for viewing in 
MH 2.01.36
810:30 AM;
2:30 PM
MH 3.03.14,16, 18
(game rooms)

Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
Greg Marquardt, Director (Tivy), 
Marc Mays, SA, Spencer Fox (UTSA)
NoviceFinal game open for viewing in
MH 3.03.18
49:00 AM;
10:30 AM
MH 3.03.14
(game room)

Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
(Pass Auf Timers and Scorekeepers)


Judges Written Tests Schedule

Coordinator: J J Melgar, Westwood
Student Proctors and Parent/Teacher Proctors:
All student proctors should meet with coordinators in room at 8:30 for a briefing!!

CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationUTSA Proctors
Culture Test1,221/219 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30Luis Caraballo (UTSA)
Culture Test3,422/189 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30Allen Chessman
Grammar Test1,216/189 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06Merann Carter
Grammar Test3,425/229 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06Maximilian Herbst
Listening Comp1,219/19See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44Anny Tran
Listening Comp3,422/18See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44Timothy Perez
Reading Comp1,221/259 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24Alexandra Lineberry
Reading Comp3,423/109 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24Kevin Spenny
Spelling1,226/17See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading:
Proctors: Clay Brannon
Spelling3,416/12See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading:
Proctors:
Alex Fox
Vocabulary1/220/249 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40Alyx Bowles
Vocabulary3,421/199 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40Laura Flores

Timed Tests Schedule

CategoryLocation
Listening ComprehensionMH 2.01.44
Lower Level (1-2)9-10-11-12
Upper Level (3-4)9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30
SpellingMH 2.01.32
Lower Level (1-2)9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30
Upper Level (3-4)9-10-11-12

Judges All Events Combined Schedule

CategoryCommentsTimeLocationDirectors 
Judges' Meeting

Judges should plan on enjoying some breakfast and waiting for a general meeting of all judges before going to individual room assignments.
Breakfast helpers:8:00-8:30 AMOm Site Director,

Suzy Holland, Director (Warren)

Jennifer Christianson (Boerne) and Kim McCarron (Brennan) , Onsite Food Coordinators
Tab Room

(Same as Breakfast/Check-in)
Turn in Judges' Packets here!10:00 AMBrigitte Deyle, Director
Susanne DeJong (O'Connor)
O'Connor and Warren GNHS students
Boerne Students

Score RoomOFF LIMITS TO JUDGES10:00 AMJennifer Christianson, Director, (Boerne HS)
Sandra Biles, (Connally HS)
Awards Assembly3:30ish PM Dr. Christopher Wickham, Suzy Holland, Jennifer Christianson
Judges not yet assigned: V.I.J.s (Very Important Judges)Often judges get sick or just do not show up, so we depend on our VIJS to take over!! We are so grateful to you!!!Meet in

for assignment
Teachers:


Non Native:
Jorge Flores
Chris Jackson


UTSA Students :
Collin Barr
Kailey Paulson
Arlene Palomo
Karen Elliot
Heidi Smith
CategoryLevelEntrantsrTimeLocationJudges
Club albums$All9 AM - 1PM
Crafts#All9 AM - 1PM
Digital Logo Design%All9 AM - 1PM
Doll Costume*All9 AM - 1PM
GB Houses(Trad)$All
9 AM - 1PM
GB Houses (Non-Trad)$All9 AM - 1PM
Needle Work*All9 AM - 1PM
Original Models@All9 AM - 1PM
Photo Essays$All9 AM - 1PM
Photography$All9 AM - 1PM
Poster Design@All9 AM - 1PM
Research Papers%All9 AM - 1PM
Scavenger Hunt(Schnitzeljagd)All9:40 -1:30 AM
Shirt Design#All9 AM - 1PM
Video ShowAll10 AM -12 PM
CategoryEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Poetry Memory19 AM - 1PM
Poetry Memory29 AM - 1PM
Poetry Memory39 AM - 1PM
Poetry Memory49 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading19 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading29 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading39 AM - 1PM
Poetry Reading49 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory19 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory29 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory39 AM - 1PM
Prose Memory49 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading19 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading29 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading39 AM - 1PM
Prose Reading49 AM - 1PM
Advantaged (Nat)Poetry/Prose Memory9 AM - 1PM
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Skits19:30-10:30 AM
Skits211:30 AM-12:15 PM
Skits310:45-11:30 AM
Skits412:15-12:30 PM
Duet Acting19 AM - 1 PM
Duet Acting29 AM - 1 PM
Duet Acting39 AM - 1 PM
Duet Acting49 AM - 1 PM
Puppet ShowLower9 -10:30 AM
Puppet ShowUpper10:30-12 PM
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Chorus*All
Classical Instrumental Ensemble#All9 - 10:30 AM
Contemporary German Music#All10:00-11:30AM
EinzeltanzAll10:15-11:00 AM
Folk DanceAll11:15-11:45 AM
Polka Band#All10:30 AM- 12 PM
Vocal solos*All9:15 AM-1PM
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Directed Dialogue19 AM - 1PM
Directed Dialogue29 AM - 1PM
Extemp Spkg39 AM - 1PM
Extemp Spkg49 AM - 1PM
Extemp SpkgAdvantaged9 AM - 1PM
Oral Presentation49 AM - 1PM
Pair Discussion39 AM - 1PM
Sight Reading19 AM - 1PM
Sight Reading29 AM - 1PM
Sight Reading39 AM - 1PM
Sight Reading49 AM - 1PM
CategoryTimeLocationJudges
VarsityFinal game open for viewing in MH 2.01.36 11:30 AM;
2:30 PM

(game rooms)
Greg Marquardt, Director (Tivy) Marc Mays, SA, Spencer Fox (UTSA)
NoviceFinal game open for viewing in MH 3.03.189:00 AM-11:00 AM (game room)Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
(Pass Auf Timers and Scorekeepers)
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocation
Culture Test1,29 AM - 1PM
Culture Test3,49 AM - 1PM
Grammar Test1,29 AM - 1PM)
Grammar Test3,49 AM - 1PM
Listening Comp1,2See Timed Tests Schedule Below
Listening Comp3,4See Timed Tests Schedule Below
Reading Comp1,29 AM - 1PM
Reading Comp3,49 AM - 1PM
Spelling1,2See Timed Tests Schedule BelowGrading:
Proctors:
Spelling3,4See Timed Tests Schedule BelowGrading:
Proctors:
Vocabulary1,29 AM - 1PM
Vocabulary3,49 AM - 1PM

Note to Judges

  • There are many cross entries. Students must sign in to you by or before 10:00 a.m.
  • Please wait until the end time listed in the schedule for those who have signed in. (This is for untimed events. )

Go easy on students in duets, skits, or puppets, if the group has potential.
They can get it ready for State. Be tougher on Advantaged Speakers.

Guidelines for Sprachfest/State Judges 
(These guidelines are general guidelines. More specific guidelines/instructions are located with event critiques.)

Please……….

1.Take a few quiet minutes to read the criteria for the category that you are judging. If something is unclear, please come to the tab room and ask.

2. Be sure you know a student’s name & his/her school. You may have the student write his/her name and school on the chalkboard.

3.If you are judging several levels within one room, be very certain that you ask the student his/her level – and make the critique sheet accordingly.

4. Stay until ALL performances and/or all entries have been judged. Be patient. Many students are entered in several events; they may have to reschedule their performances, so try as best you can to be patient and work with them! Do not quit early even if it may seem that no one else is coming-they may be performing in other areas!

5. It is important that the same judges, and all judges in the category view all entries. Be sure that all judges agree on the final RANKING and that all of you stay until your judging sheets have been checked off in the tab room. Fill out all sheets completely; your judging sheets are returned to the students to assist them with future language learning and event preparation.

6. Rather than disqualify a performance for any reason (time limit violation, forgotten lines, etc.), deduct points in an appropriate category, thereby lowering the ranking for that entry. Even the best English-speaking performers occasionally forget a line; it’s even more difficult in a foreign language. You may prompt if necessary; however, excessive prompting should be reflected in the score.

7. Try to rank at 60 or above if at all possible. Consider the literary/musical/artistic quality of the materials performed/presented. Try not to let yourself be biased by personal taste.

8. Rank entries through ten places. Place the names and the schools on the proper sheet. The form will be the “Awards Assembly” form.

9. Be positive and encouraging with your comments. Constructive criticism is always welcome and may be instrumental in that one student’s further study of German.

10. In all skits (and Plays) select a “Best Actress” and a “Best Actor”

11.Write the total score clearly and double check your math! When making the final listings of winners,print as clearly as possible. It is from that list that the winners are read at the awards ceremony.

12. Don’t leave campus until you turn in your results and have been cleared by the Tab Room.

Thank you so much for giving up your Saturday to assist with the judging. It helps our programs tremendously for our students to see that this is important enough for adults to use a day off to help them improve!

The coordinator for your area will be coming by to see that you have enough judging forms and to answer any questions.

Sincerely,

Sprachfest Steering Committee

ACCEPTED BY A QUORUM OF THE STEERING COMMITTE OF THE TSGC, INC., DEC 19, 2009

MARY EL-BEHERI * JENNIFER CHRISTIANSON * KEVIN BOECK * RUSTIN BUCK * RHODA AUERBACH
GAIL COPE * LAURA BRAUN * BETH SMITH * TERRY SMITH * JUDY THORNTON
MISSING MEMBERS
KIMBERLY PATENAUDE * KIT BELGUM