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 AMMH (McKinney Humanities)*
2.01.12 
Sara Budarz, Onsite Director (UTSA)

Suzy Holland, Director (Warren)

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

(Same as Breakfast/Check-in)
Turn in Judges' Packets here!10:00 AMMH 2.01.12Brigitte Deyle, Director (Smithson Valley)
Susanne De Jong (O'Connor)
Warren GNHS students
Boerne Students
Score RoomOFF LIMITS TO JUDGES10:00 AMMH 2.01.04Jennifer Christianson, Director (Boerne HS)
Sandra Biles, (Connally HS)
Awards Assembly3:30ish PMMB  0.104Sara Budarz, 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 
MH 2.01.12 
for assignment
Teachers: Sierra Faseler (San Marcos student teacher)


Non Native:


UTSA Students :

Exchange students:
Marvin Ernst (Boerne)
David Noe (Brandeis)

Native speakers:
Alma Ochoa, Clemens Sialm






Judges Arts Schedule

Coordinator: Sandra Biles, Connally HS, Pflugerville

Check the German on T-shirts, Posters, Photo Essays: Brigitte Deyle
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges 
Club albums$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10
Crafts#All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10
Digital Logo Design%All9 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40
Doll Costume*All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04
GB Houses(Trad)$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20
GB Houses (Non-Trad)$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20
Needle Work*All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04
Original Models@All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16
Photo Essays$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16Hannah Mattocks,
Photography$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16
Poster Design@All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10
Research Papers%All9 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40
Scavenger Hunt(Schnitzeljagd)All9:30 -11:15 AMMH 2.02.06Christopher Wickham (Professor Emeritus UTSA),
Shirt Design#All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04
Video ShowAll9:30AM -12:30 PMMH 3.01.28;Multi-Media Language Learning Center (aka "Small Lab") 

Judges Declamation Schedule

Coordinator: Marion Torres, Clark HS, San Antonio
CategoryLevelEntrants TimeLocationJudges
Poetry Memory19 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06
Poetry Memory29 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06
Poetry Memory39 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48
Poetry Memory49 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48
Poetry Reading19 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.18s
Poetry Reading29 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.24
Poetry Reading39 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.26
Poetry Reading49 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30
Prose Memory19 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30
Prose Memory29 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50
Prose Memory39 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50
Prose Memory49 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50
Prose Reading19 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.32
Prose Reading29 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.12
Prose Reading39 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20
Prose Reading49 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20
Advantaged (Nat)Poetry/Prose Memory9 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20J

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
Skits1210:15-11:45 AMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Skits2411:45 AM-12:45 PMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Skits339:00-9:30 AMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Skits429:30-10:15 AMMS 2.03.08David Fies, Petra Almanza
Duet Acting149 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting239 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting349 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Duet Acting429 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06Elke Rawcliffe,
Beatrice Monroe
Puppet ShowLower39 -10:15 AMMS 2.02.20Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge), Stefanie Washington
Puppet ShowUpper19:45-10:00 AMMS 2.02.20Leslie Decker (Cedar Ridge), Stefanie Washington

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: Marion Torres, Clark
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges 
Classical Instrumental Ensemble#All9 - 11:30 AMMH 2.01.36
Contemporary German Music#All9:45-11:45 AMMH 2.01.10
EinzelplattlerAll10:30-11:30 AMMH Hallway, First Floor
Folk DanceAll10-10:30AMMH Hallway, First Floor
Polka Band#All9-9:45 AMMH 2.01.10
Vocal solos*All9:15 AM-1PMMS 3.02.-08
Chorus*All9:00 -9:15 AMMH 3.02.12

Judges Oral Tests Schedule

Coordinator: Susanne DeJong (O'Connor)
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Directed Dialogue19 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18
Directed Dialogue29 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18
Extemp Spkg39 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12
Extemp Spkg49 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12
Extemp SpkgAdvantaged9 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10
Oral Presentation49 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10
Pair Discussion39 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10
Sight Reading19 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.52
Sight Reading29 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.53
Sight Reading39 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.54
Sight Reading49 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.55

Judges Pass Auf Schedule

Category  TimeLocationJudges
VarsityFinal game open for viewing in 
MH 2.01.36
611:30 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
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

Scantron Room: MH 2.01.08

Staff: UTSA Student Proctors and Parent/Teacher Proctors:
All student proctors should meet with coordinators in room MH 2.01.08 at 8:30 for a briefing!!

CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationUTSA Proctors
Culture Test1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30
Culture Test3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30
Grammar Test1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06
Grammar Test3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06
Listening Comp1,2See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44
Listening Comp3,4See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44
Reading Comp1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24
Reading Comp3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24
Spelling1,2See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading: , Proctors:
Spelling3,4See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading:
Proctors:
Vocabulary1/29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40
Vocabulary3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40

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 AMMH (McKinney Humanities)*
2.01.12 
Devon Donohue-Bergeler, Onsite Director (UTSA)

Suzy Holland, Director (Warren)

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

(Same as Breakfast/Check-in)
Turn in Judges' Packets here!10:00 AMMH 2.01.12Brigitte Deyle, Director
Susanne DeJong (O'Connor)
Warren GNHS students
Boerne Students

Score RoomOFF LIMITS TO JUDGES10:00 AMMH 2.01.04Jennifer Christianson, Director, (Boerne HS)
Sandra Biles, (Connally HS)
Awards Assembly3:30ish PMMB 0.104Devin Donohue-Bergeler, 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
MH 2.01.12
for assignment
Teachers:


Non Native:
Virginia Miller


UTSA Students :

Exchange students:
Marvin Ernst (Boerne)
David Noe (Brandeis)
Hugo Laudien (Warren)

Native speakers:
Clemens Sialm
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Club albums$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10
Crafts#All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10
Digital Logo Design%All9 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40
Doll Costume*All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04
GB Houses(Trad)$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20
GB Houses (Non-Trad)$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.20
Needle Work*All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04
Original Models@All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16
Photo Essays$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16
Photography$All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.16
Poster Design@All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.10
Research Papers%All9 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.40
Scavenger Hunt(Schnitzeljagd)All9:40 -1:30 AMMH 2.02.06Dr. Christopher Wickham (Professor Emeritus UTSA), ,
Shirt Design#All9 AM - 1PMMH 2.02.04
Video ShowAll10 AM -12 PMMH 3.01.28;Multi-Media Language Learning Center (aka "Small Lab") 
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Poetry Memory19 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06
Poetry Memory29 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.06
Poetry Memory39 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48
Poetry Memory49 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.48
Poetry Reading19 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.18
Poetry Reading29 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.24
Poetry Reading39 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.26
Poetry Reading49 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30
Prose Memory19 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.30
Prose Memory29 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50
Prose Memory39 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50
Prose Memory49 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.50
Prose Reading19 AM - 1PMMH 3.02.32
Prose Reading29 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.12
Prose Reading39 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20
Prose Reading49 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20
Advantaged (Nat)Poetry/Prose Memory9 AM - 1PMMH 3.03.20
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Skits19:45-10:30 AMMS 2.03.08
Skits210:30 AM-11:15 PMMS 2.03.08
Skits39:00-9:15 AMMS 2.03.08
Skits49:15-10:15 AMMS 2.03.08
Duet Acting19 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06
Duet Acting29 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06
Duet Acting39 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06
Duet Acting49 AM - 1 PMMS 2.01.06
Puppet ShowLower9 -9:45 AMMS 2.02.20
Puppet ShowUpper9:45-10:00 AMMS 2.02.20
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Chorus*All9:00-9:15 AMMS 3.02.08
Classical Instrumental Ensemble#All9 - 11:45 AMMH 2.01.36
Contemporary German Music#All10:30-12:15 AMMH 2.01.10
EinzeltanzAll10:30-11:30MH Hallway, First Floor
Folk DanceAll10:00-10:30 AMMH Hallway, First Floor
Polka Band#All9-10:30 AMMH 2.01.10
Vocal solos*All9:15 AM-1PMMS 3.02.08
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocationJudges
Directed Dialogue19 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18
Directed Dialogue29 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.18
Extemp Spkg39 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12
Extemp Spkg49 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.12
Extemp SpkgAdvantaged9 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10
Oral Presentation49 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10
Pair Discussion39 AM - 1PMMS 2.03.10
Sight Reading19 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.52
Sight Reading29 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.53
Sight Reading39 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.54
Sight Reading49 AM - 1PMMS 2.02.55
CategoryTimeLocationJudges
VarsityFinal game open for viewing in MH 2.01.36 11:30 AM;
2:30 PM
MH 3.03.14,16
(game rooms)
Greg Marquardt, Director (Tivy) Marc Mays, SA
NoviceFinal game open for viewing in MH 3.03.189:00 AM-11:00 AMMH 3.03.18 (game room)Meet at 8 am in room 3.03.18
(Pass Auf Timers and Scorekeepers)
CategoryLevelEntrantsTimeLocation
Culture Test1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30
Culture Test3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.30
Grammar Test1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06
Grammar Test3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.06
Listening Comp1,2See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44
Listening Comp3,4See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.44
Reading Comp1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24
Reading Comp3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.24
Spelling1,2See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading: Proctors:
Spelling3,4See Timed Tests Schedule BelowMH 2.01.32Grading:
Proctors:
Vocabulary1,29 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40
Vocabulary3,49 AM - 1PMMH 2.01.40

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