Final Reminders and Info

Salvete!

We hope everyone’s getting excited for Friday.  Last week we updated and posted all of the forms under Important Info for CSLD 2018, so check for any forms you might want to reference, print and/or bring to Latin Day.

Admission Letter: We also emailed an ‘admission letter’ to everyone registered, which was sent in lieu of the big ‘admission packet’ that we used to send.  A couple of things to know:

  1. You will need to check in at the Welcome Tent on arrival in order to receive your bracelets.  We will hand each school an envelope with exactly the number of bracelets that you registered and were confirmed for.  Schools with additional people will not be admitted.
  2. You don’t need the ‘admission letter’ to enter CSLD 2018.  You should print out what you need from the mailing but you will not need to present anything.  I apologize for the naming of this.

Chaperones: You might notice we’ve worked to make chaperone duties more equitable this year.  Regular chaperones are expected to help for 1.5 hours.  If you would like to help out longer by coming earlier or staying later at your assignment, this is welcome and encouraged, but not required.  Also be aware that set up and clean up time has been built into the schedule for most events.

Please be sure you prepare yourself and fellow chaperones for your/their assigned duties, and encourage everyone to do their share.  If you had a positive or negative experience with a chaperone, feel free to share with us.  We are interested in your feedback on all of the changes this year, so please take a minute to fill out the followup survey when it’s sent out.

General Preparation: In addition to chaperones, prepare the students.  Make sure they know what is and isn’t Roman attire, go over your diploma expectations, and show them the various schedules.  Kids get the most out of the day when they aren’t just wandering, and they might have the time to look over schedules even if you can’t in class.

Website Documents: These are the website documents mentioned in the admission letter.  They are officially subject to change before Latin Day.  See other tabs for official rules.

CSLD 2018 Schedule of Events

CSLD 2018 Workshop Descriptions

CSLD 2018 Press Release

CSLD 2018 Brochure

We look forward to seeing everyone Friday!

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CSLD Documents Available

Salvete,

With CSLD less than 2 weeks away, it’s time to start getting ready.  Most of the documents are now on this site under the Important Info for CSLD 2018 tab.  I will post the diploma soon as well.  Here is the final list of schools coming to CSLD 2018.  Everyone has received a confirmation email stating attendees and whether I need anything else.

Bolton High School
Branford High School
Bristol Central High School
Bristol Eastern
Bunnell High School
Cheshire High School
Conard High School
Daniel Hand High School
East Lyme High School
Ellington High School
EO Smith High School
Fairfield Warde High School
Farmington High School
Fitch High School
Foran High School
Glastonbury High School
Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School
Hall High School
Hamden Hall School
Henry James Memorial School
Jonathan Law High School
Litchfield High School
Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Maloney High School
New Canaan High School
Newington High School
North Branford High School
North Haven High School
Northwest Catholic High School
OH Platt High School
Regina Pacis Academy
RHAM
Rocky Hill High School
Saint Paul Catholic High School
Saxe Middle School
Simsbury High School
Southington High School
Stamford High School
Staples High School
Stratford High School
The Gilbert School
Wamogo Regional HS #6
Waterford High School
Westhill High School
Wilton High School

 

Registration Closed, Schedule of Events

Salvete!

Thank you everyone for sending in registrations on time.  I am currently working through the ones I’ve received, but certainly have my work cut out.  Expect to receive a confirmation email when your registration has been processed, and please double check that the numbers are correct.

Registration is now closed.  I will be posting a list of schools attending when I’ve processed everything.

Also, let me thank the people who volunteered to make and bring lumpies.  We can still use one more volunteer, so please reach out if you’re willing to help.

I’ve been asked about a schedule for the day, so here’s a draft Schedule of Events 2018.  One change is that we will present the new Lister and Mayer awards on the lower fields, before the chariot race.

Academic Contests, Postmark Deadline Today

This year we’ll be offering two sessions of Academic Contests once again.  Sessions will run from 10-11:30 and 12:15-1:45.  Most subjects will only be offered at one session or the other.

Morning Session 10-11:30

Pentathlon

Geography

Authors

Greek*

Derivatives*

Mythology*

Afternoon Session 12:15-1:45

Mottoes

Grammar

History

Greek*

Derivatives*

Mythology*

 

Also, today is the deadline for postmarking CSLD registration and checks.  If we haven’t heard from you, we are expecting that either the check is in the mail or you’re not coming.  We will be meeting with Holiday Hill, and drafting schedules, duties, etc. next week (our April Break).  If you have an issue, you need to let us know immediately.

Declamation Rules Clarification

Declamation, a long-lived Latin Day tradition, returns with a few changes to the rules.
There will be no specifically designated declamation passages at Latin Day per level.  Instead, students may prepare to recite from memory any passage used for the COLT Poetry Contest. Students must bring 5 copies of their passage for the judges’ reference. Copies of the scanned poetry can be found from the below links.  Remember that placing in the top 3 in declamation will accrue points for the school toward the Nancy Lister Award.
Students will once again be competing in Lower and Upper levels. Lower Declamation will consist of Latin I and II students, while upper declamation will consist of Latin III+ students. While you may choose any poem, please remember, passage length and difficulty will be considered as part of contest judging.
The below links are arranged into levels suggested by COLT.
 

Certamen Question Bank

Salvete!

Remember that our CSLD Registration deadline (4/2) is coming up in a week and a half!  Get those permission slips collected and beg your Department Chair for bus money!  If you have any last-minute issues, like figuring the price for your chaperones for example, you can reach out to me directly at warchut@gmail.com.  And don’t forget your CSLD T-shirt order!  Where else can you get a cool t-shirt for just $10?  Maybe get an extra one for your Chair as a thank you for that bus money?!

CERTAMEN: We know that certamen is a popular event, and teachers often seek resources to use for preparation.  This year we’re going to try posting a database of questions from which the actual event questions will be pulled.  So as of now everyone will have the bank of questions and an equal opportunity to prepare using them.  The questions, which are also on the certamen page, are categorized thus:

 

Have fun preparing!

Declamation Contest

This year, Declamation, a long-lived Latin Day tradition, returns with a few changes to the rules:
There will be no designated declamation passages at Latin Day.  Instead, students may prepare to recite from memory any passage used for the COLT Poetry Contest. Students must bring 5 copies of their passage for the judges’ reference. Copies of the scanned poetry can be found from the below links. Students should choose passages which match their level in Latin. Passage length and difficulty will be considered as part of contest judging.  Remember that placing in the top 3 in declamation will accrue points for the school toward the Nancy Lister Award.   Bona Fortuna!