TomeCon 2016 Preview Poster
TomeCon regular registration deadline is less than one month away. Please use this poster to advertise to your students. TomeCon is for EVERY Tome student. The day is full of concurrent sessions and special speakers relating to your literacy standards.
Remember, TomeCon ends the 2015-2016 year and kicks off the 2016-2017 year. So if your chapter was not very active this year, TomeCon is a great way to get students fired up for next school year.
Potential advisers are welcome to attend to prepare for starting a chapter next school year.
TomeCon 2016 Registration OPEN
Registration for TomeCon 2016 is now open. TomeCon 2016 will be Thursday, March 17 at the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia.
Regular registration must be postmarked by February 12 and is $12 per student.
Late registration must be postmarked by March 1 and is $15 per student.
Our conference will have keynote speaker Jaleigh Johnson and concurrent sessions based on the literacy standards our club promotes. Jaleigh will be available for book signing for her book "Mark of the Dragonfly". Additionally, the book talk competition and the final round of the reading bowl competition will take place face-to-face at TomeCon. Remember, the conference is designed for all Tome Society students, whether competing or not, so please bring your whole chapters.
You don't want your students to miss this amazing day!!!
There is an OPTIONAL lunch available for pre-purchase for $8 and also optional t-shirt pre-order purchase for $15 (design coming soon). These must be designated on the registration form and paid for with registration.
Also, Barnes & Noble will be on site with this year and next year's It List books for purchase. And we will once again have our onsite raffle drawings ($1 per ticket). These can be purchased at conference with NO pre-purchase required.
All chapters are required to have at least one adult adviser in attendance and at least one adult volunteer to assist with the conference. Volunteer training will begin at 8:30 AM.
Please see the registration form and more detials on the conference page at tomesociety.org/tomecon
Submission deadline is March 1, 2016 for both Spring Competitions AND Yearlong Competitions. Below is an outline of all the competitions/awards due on March 1 with a link to the FINAL version of the directions/rubric for the event for the 2015-2016 year. These can also be found on our website at http://www.tomesociety.org/competitions.html
We have several new Spring Competitions, so please review carefully.
TomeCon 2016 registration information will be forthcoming the beginning of next week. All awards for fall/spring competitions will be given at TomeCon on March 17, 2016 at University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus. Plus, there will be a wealth of activities all day for students who have not competed in any events during the year. Don't forget our Keynote Speaker with be Jaliegh Johnson, author of Mark of the Dragonfly.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2016
INDIVIDUAL OR PARTNER
Tome Applications Open for Membership Awards and Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Honor Society
The deadline for students to apply to receive the Membership Madness & Mania Awards (open to all levels) and for membership in Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Honor Society (11th & 12th grade only) is March 1.
Membership Madness & Mania
Students who achieve Membership Madness OR Membership Mania will receive their award at TomeCon 2016 on March 17, 2016.
To earn a membership award an individual student must be responsible for recruiting new members to your chapter between January 1 and March 1. Students who recruit at least 5 new members will receive the Membership Madness Award. Students who recruit at least 10 new members will receive the Membership Mania Award.
You can find the application form for these awards is linked from the Tome Competitions page at http://www.tomesociety.org/uploads/1/5/5/3/15531344/tome_membership_campaigns.pdf
This competition is open to students at all levels.
For Club Tome the adviser needs to verify that all recruited students are active members. For Tome and Jr. Tome advisers need to verify that dues for recruited students are sent to Tome by March 1.
Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon
Tau Omicron Mu Epsilon Students in grades 9-11 can track their chapter activities on the TOME Points Sheet from year to year. Students meeting the following minimum requirements are eligible for initiation into the TOME Honor Society at TomeCon each spring: