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The
Electronic
VOYAGER
 Volume
22
–
Number
1
–
September
2009


International
Conference
May
2009
Winners:
 10th
Place:
Global
Issues
Problem
Solving/Team,
Junior
Division:


Corning
Elementary,
Corning,
Iowa:

 Aunica,
Beth,
Mikayla,
Regan
 LeAnn
Morris,
coach
 rd 3 
Place:
Presentation
of
Action
Plans/Middle
Division:
 
 
 
 Queen
Elizabeth
Hospital
School,
Bristol,
Great
Britain
 
 
 
 Oliver,
Christian,
Patrick,
Alexander
 
 
 
 Bronnie
Dullroy,
coach
 rd 3 
Place:
Global
Issues
Problem
Solving/Team,
Senior
Division:
 
 
 
 Eastern
Iowa
Home
Schoolers,
Iowa
City,
Iowa
 
John,
Rebecca,
Brittany,
Seth
 Paula
Lawson‐Moore,
coach
 th 
5 
Place:
Scenario
Writing/International
Competition,
Senior
Division
 
 
 
 Gladbrook‐Reinbeck
High
School,
Reinbeck,
Iowa
 
 
 
 Angela
Wrage
 
 
 
 Pattie
Bailey,
coach
 th 10 
Place:
Global
Issues
Problem
Solving/Team,
Senior
Division:
 
 
 
 White
Lake
High
School,
White
Lake,
South
Dakota
 
 
 
 Jill,
Brandon,
Mollie,
Sam
 
 
 
 Linda
Dodds,
coach


KEEP
IN
MIND
DATES
(cut
out
&
post):
 October
4‐6th:
ITAG;

Iowa
FPSP
will
be
there!

Stop
by
the
booth!
 October
20:
Practice
Problem
#1/postmark
date
 November
5‐8th:
NAGC;
Deb
will
be
there
&
presenting
as
FPSPI
Board
Prez
 December
8:
Practice
Problem
#2/postmark
date
 December
15:
Scenario
postmark
–
EARLIER
THAN
PREVIOUS
YEARS!
 December
18:
CmPS
registration
form
due
 January
5:
CmPS
Progress
report
due
 January
12:
AbPS
Junior/Middle
first
booklet
due
 January
25‐29th:
Qualifying
Problem
Competitions
–
check
with
your
AEA
for
specific
dates
 February
1:
QP
postmark
date
 February
9:
AbPS
Primary
booklet
due
 March
16:
CmPS
to
Iowa
judges
 April
6:
AbPS
Junior/Middle
second
booklet
due
 April
6:
CmPS
6
page
report
and
addendum
to
international
office
 April
9/10:
AFFILIATE
BOWL,
Iowa
State
University,
Ames



GLOBAL
ISSUES!
 It’s
official!

The
Team
Booklet
component
of
 Future
Problem
Solving
is
now
named
 GLOBAL
ISSUES
PROBLEM
SOLVING.

After
 numerous
surveys
of
affiliates
worldwide
 and
stakeholders
outside
of
education,
it
was
 clear
that
Global
Issues
was
the
most
 meaningful
term
for
our
international
 program.

 
 NOVICE
TEAMS
 This
new
component
was
so
successful
last
 year
that
we
are
continuing
it
this
year.

If
 you
are
a
first
or
second
year
coach
with
 first
or
second
year
FPSers,
you
qualify
for
 the
Novice
Division.

This
division
has
 evaluators
who
spend
considerable
time
 helping
new
teams
develop
their
skills.
 
 HOME
STAYS
 Three
of
our
coaches,
Paula
Lawson‐Moore,

 Donna
Bohlmann
and
Hollie
Weber
hosted
 IC‐bound
students
from
Australia
prior
to
IC
 2009.

The
Australian
FPSers
had
a
 wonderfully
American
experience
staying
a
 few
days
here
in
Iowa
and
so
did
our
host
 families
and
friends.

This
coming
year
we
 want
to
make
arrangements
much
earlier
 than
we
did
last
year.

IC
2010
will
be
held
at
 the
University
of
Wisconsin,
La
Crosse,
June
 10‐13th
so
we
will
be
checking
with
you
 sometime
later
this
fall
to
see
if
you’d
like
to
 host
students
from
another
part
of
the
world
 in
early
June.


 
 IOWA
MENTORING
 We
are
currently
‘partnering’
with
South
 Dakota.

Their
Affilate
Director
of
some
30+
 years
has
retired
and
until
they
find
 someone
to
take
her
place,
Iowa
has
offered
 to
provide
basic
services,
such
as
 registration
and
evaluation.

We’re
excited
 about
this
relationship
with
a
near
neighbor
 and
hope
their
students
will
be
able
to
 attend
our
State
Bowl.

South
Dakota
will
 have
their
own
IC
invitations
and
so
will
we,

 just
as
it’s
always
been.

So
far
we
have
 registered
seven
SD
teams
and
hope
to
have
 more!
 



 Last
year
we
mentored
three
teams
from
the
 Queen
Elizabeth
Hospital
School,
Bristol,
 Great
Britain.

The
three
teams,
coached
by
 Bronnie
Dullroy,
did
so
well
that
we
 recommended
that
they
attend
IC.

Their
 Middle
team
members
were
the
3rd
place
 winners
in
the
skit
presentations
at
IC!

Ms.
 Dullroy
and
her
students
are
hard
at
work
 again
this
year
and
their
program
has
vastly
 expanded!

They’ve
even
convinced
another
 school
to
try
FPS,
and
we
will
mentor
them
 as
well.
 
 That’s
not
all,
folks!

We
have
been
asked
to
 mentor
Portugal
with
another
delightful
 lady,
Ivete
Azevedo.

Ms
Azevedo
is
starting
 out
with
the
Action‐based
component,
with
 the
goal
of
moving
into
Community
Problem
 Solving.

We’re
looking
for
Spanish‐fluent
 CmPSers
who
might
be
able
to
bridge
the
 communication
gap
to
help
Ivete’s
 Portuguese
students.

Can
anyone
help?
 
 GOING
GREEN
 It’s
been
a
bit
of
a
learning
curve
for
me
here
 to
put
all
the
materials
into
folders
to
send
 out
as
attachments
to
you
when
you
register.

 I
think
we’re
going
along
just
fine
now
but
it
 took
some
getting
used
to.

I’m
thrilled
to
 think
of
the
savings
to
the
state
program
in
 postage
and
printing
costs.
 
 We
had
hoped
to
have
the
‘real’
online
 booklet
ready
from
International
this
fall,
 but
it’s
still
in
the
process
of
being
created.

I
 figure
we’re
a
year
away
from
having
it
for
 our
affiliate
use.

So
I
worked
first
with
the
 Google
Docs
program
to
see
if
we
could
get
a
 booklet
&
evaluation
program
worked
out.

 We
could
but
it
would
be
very
cumbersome
 from
my
perspective
–
I’d
have
to
assign
 each
member
of
each
team
a
different
code
 number
and
I
just
didn’t
want
to
go
there.


 
 So
I
tweaked
the
booklet
by
simply
‘left
 aligning’
it
and
it
appears
that
this
should
 work
for
those
of
you
who
have
teams
 and/or
individuals
who’d
prefer
to
type
in



their
booklets.

This
option
would
only
be
 for
the
two
practice
problems,
however.


 I
just
haven’t
had
the
time
to
sit
and
fool
 with
an
online
evaluation
document
for
our
 evaluators
and
I’ve
now
made
the
decision
 to
NOT
do
so.

We’ll
just
have
to
wait
for
the
 ‘bells
and
whistles’
online
booklet
program,
 which
is
being
created
this
year.

So,
the
 typed
booklet
is
purely
an
option
for
your
 teams
that
would
prefer
to
type
than
 handwrite.

Please
print
out
their
work,
 affix
the
coversheet
and
send
to
me,
as
 always.

Be
sure
to
include
the
team
 number!
 

 COVER
SHEETS
 I
first
thought
to
tell
you
to
use
colored
cover
 sheets
for
each
booklet,
but
then
I
decided
 that
was
silly,
as
I
am
the
only
one
who
sees
 the
covers
so
plain
white
is
just
fine!
 
 KATHY
HENDERSON’S
ONLINE
COURSE
 Kathy
is
in
the
process
of
writing
an

 introductory
course
for
FPS.

It’s
really
neat,
 is
accessible
online
and
it
even
has
a
quiz
at
 the
end!

If
you’d
be
interested
in
looking
at
 her
course
which
takes
just
a
few
minutes,
 do
contact
her:
mrsh51@mchsi.com.
 
 JUSTIN’S
A
DADDY!
 Justin
Lightfoot
and
his
lovely
Tami
are
the
 proud
parents
of
Kaylin
Rebekah
Lightfoot,
 born
September
5th.

She’s
just
beautiful
and
 we
wish
they
lived
closer
than
Ballwin,
MO
 so
we
could
watch
Kaylin
grow
up!

Justin’s
 an
attorney
now
but
he
still
evaluates
for
us
 in
IA
and
for
the
international
program.

We
 are
very
sharing
but
we
are
not
ready
to
 share
Justin
with
our
MO
neighbors.
 
 REGISTRATIONS
 Registrations
are
coming
in
very
nicely.

 We’re
a
little
ahead
of
where
we
were
last
 year
at
this
time
for
Global
Issues
Teams,
 which
is
a
good
thing!

I’ve
just
registered
 our
128th
team
this
morning!

We’ve
got
a
 good
start
on
Global
Issues
Individuals
as
 well
as
Action‐based
Teams
and
Scenario
 Writers,
too.
 


As
soon
as
I
receive
your
registration,
I’ll
 email
you
out
all
the
materials
you’ll
need
 for
the
component
or
components
you’re
 signing
up
for.


 
 SCENARIO
WRITING
 Do
encourage
your
students
to
write
a
 scenario
–
we’ve
had
some
wonderful
 scenarios
in
the
past
and
we
want
to
see
this
 continue.

Students
often
write
their
 scenarios
on
their
own
time
and
bring
the
 scenario
in
for
coach‐consultation.
 
 EVALUATORS
 Wow!
We’ve
trained
six
new
evaluators
this
 fall
already!

If
you’re
interested
in
training
 to
be
an
evaluator,
please
contact
Paula
 Lawson‐Moore:
fpscoach@hotmail.com,
or
 Rena
Vetter:
rvetter@midland.k12.ia.us.

 Five
of
the
six
trainees
are
former
FPSers!

 Former
coaches,
Tonya
Nicholson,
Pattie
 Bailey,
Sheryl
Bewyer,
should
be
proud
their
 students
want
to
continue
(forever…)
as
 FPSers!
 
 AEA
SUPPORT
 Each
year
I
send
a
letter
to
the
TAG
liaison
 person
at
all
our
Iowa
AEAs
explaining
what
 we’re
doing
in
FPS.

I
also
ask
them
to
 continue
supporting

our
training
efforts
 with
a
$250
fee.

We
don’t
charge
for
 training
sessions
and
so
we
very
much
 appreciate
the
financial
support
we
get
from
 the
AEAs
which
helps
defray
our
expenses
in
 training.

Last
year
we
received
the
$250
 from
the
following
AEAs:
AEA
1;
AEA
11;
 AEA
9;
Great
Prairie
AEA;
AEA
10
and
AEA
 13.

Of
course,
we
are
very
grateful
to
AEA
 267
which
provides
our
program
with
an
 office
and
other
services.

BE
SURE
TO
 THANK
YOUR
AEA
LIASON
PERSON!
 
 REMEMBER
 Please
remember
‐
DO
NOT
post
any
of
the
 future
scenes
on
the
internet.

Some
affiliates
 use
the
practice
problems
as
competitive
 problems.

Our
southern
hemisphere
 affiliates
have
a
completely
different
school
 year
from
ours
so
they
are
presently
gearing
 up
for
their
Affiliate
Finals.

Thank
you!



PHOTOS
FROM
IC
 I’ll
finish
up
with
as
many
IC
winners’
photos
 as
I
have.

I’ll
also
include
our
two
CmPS
 teams’
photos.

Please
bear
with
my
 inexperience
in
figuring
out
how
to
make
 these
photos
fit
nicely
in
this
newsletter.

 Know
that
I
DID
try!


The
photos
may
take
a
 few
minutes
to
load.

But
do
wait
for
them.

 It’s
well
worth
the
wait
to
see
these
lovely


FPS
faces!

(Except
for
the
goofy
one
at
the
 very
end
–
not
you,
Bronnie!)

You
might
 have
to
click
to
get
some
of
the
photos.
 
 

 
 
 



 
 3rd
Place:
Global
Issues
Problem
Solving/Team,
Senior
Division,

 with
their
Aussie
Home
Stay
friends,
in
royal
blue,
who
placed
1st/Team,
 Senior
Division:
 
 
 The
Eastern
Iowa
Home
Schoolers:
 


from
left
to
right:
Brittany,
Rebecca,
Seth,
John
 
 



5th
Place
International
Scenario
Winner:
Angela
Wrage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



10th
Place/Global
Issues
Team
Problem
Solving/Junior
Division:
 “The
Corning
Girls”
 



 


from
left
to
right:
Beth,
Mikayla,
Regan,
Aunica



Our
Great
Britain
Friends/3rd
Place
Presentation
of
Action
Plan/Middle
 Division:
 From
left
to
right:
Alex,
Oliver,
Deb,
Christian
(IC
flagbearer
from
Great
 Britain),
Patrick
and
Steve
Ward,
the
vice­principal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Our
South
Dakota
Friends,
the
10th
Place
Senior
Division
Global
Issues
Team
 at
IC:

 
 



 
 from
left
to
right:
Lindsey,
Allison,
Kristen,
Nick,
coach
Linda
Dodds
 
 
 
 



Rena
Vetter’s
students,
Midland
Community
School,

 Iowa’s
First
Place/Middle
Division
CmPS
champions:
 
 
 
 



 from
left
to
right:
 standing:
Tiffany
and

Gabi
 seated:
Tyler,
Ryan,
Cole
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Hollie
Weber’s
students
from
Central
Lee
Middle
School:

 Iowa’s
CmPS

Second
Place/Middle
Division
Champions.
 
 From
left
to
right,
front:
Jordan,
Camille;
back:
Ramon,
Alexis,
Archie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Ivete’s
poster
about
FPS
in
Portugal
is
on
the
next
page.


Is
anyone
able
to
 translate
it
?

Her
website
is
lovely
also:
www.tcportugal.org.





We
have
Bronnie
Dullroy,
Great
Britain’s
coach,
and
Deb
­
finally
getting
to
 meet
one
another
at
IC:
 
 



 
 
 That’s
it,
folks,
until
the
next
time!

ENJOY
YOUR
WORK
WITH
FPSPI
AND
 YOUR
WONDERFUL
STUDENTS!
 
 
 
 
 
 


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