GA TSA congratulates our new members of the board of directors for the 2017-2020 term.
Jess Bush (Swainsboro HS), Angie Quarles (Pickens HS), John "Bubba" Gibbs (Fannin HS), Steven Griffing, (Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology), Mbonya Myers (Rothschild Leadership Acad), Scott Petty (Trion HS), Aaron Parker (Ebenezer Middle School) and our new Corporate member - Noro Swanson (Southern Company)
We thank you for your dedication and willingness to serve.
Thanks to our 2017 State Conference Sponsors
GA TSA appreciates our conference sponsors. It is thanks to their generosity that we can provide the travel scholarships to our top placing winners that are registering for the National Conference. The GM Foundation is our Gold Level Sponsor and our friends at the US Army, AT&T Home Solutions and Valdosta State University were Silver Level Sponsor/Advertisers.
Conference results can be found here: https://ems.gatsa.org/results. Semifinalist results will start appearing Thursday morning and will be added as the first round of the events are completed. The finalist results will be made availible after the awards session Saturday.
Also, view the 'User Guides' section once you login to EMS to find the instructions for enabling text message alerts. If enabled, you will be notified when you have made it to the 2nd round of an event. Student's will be notified for their events, and advisors to all their student's events.
PREPARED PRESENTATION 2017 THEME
As you should be aware, the HS event rules for "Prepared Presentation" called for the theme to be given 24 hours ahead of the actual presentation. Since we only have two days and everything can't take place on Friday, I am giving the Theme to Georgia TSA participants now. (It will be the way it reads at the National Conference.) Students are reminded that they will be given a different topic on site at the 2017 National TSA Conference.
Please give your student the following theme for SLC - Topic: Defining Your Future
2017 SLC Event Schedule
The 2017 Competitive events schedule is posted. The link below will access it: http://gatsa.org/conferences/documents/2017/state/schedule-by-event.pdf
2017 SLC Registration Pack
The 2017 Georgia TSA State Leadership Conference Registration Pack is available on our website - Conferences | Georgia Technology Student Association . It is critical that you read this document and not assume anything in regard to the registration and submission procedures that are required in GA. There are several events that we will require to be uploaded to our Event Management System that are not required in the National TSA Rules. (The state conference has two days of competition, while the National Conference has four) The Registration Document supercedes the National Rules and you are responsible for complying withing state deadlines. Registration opens January 3rd, 2017 and will close February 10th at midnight.
GA TSA Congratulates our Grand Champion Chapter - Gilmer High School and our Reserve Superior Chapter - Parkview High School and the event winners from our Tech Day competitive event winners. Click here for the complete Top 10 results list.
GA TSA Night at Hawks Game
GA TSA and the Atlanta Hawks are pleased to announce the 2017 Atlanta Hawks - GA TSA Night at Phillips Arena. Make plans to attend on Saturday January 21, 2017 to attend, as the Hawks take on the Philadelphia 76ers. TSA Chapters will be able to take advantage of discounted seats. Click here to download the order form!
Pre-Judged Tech Day Event Finalists from CORE 2016
GA TSA would like to thank the volunteer judges from Kaplan Mitchell Retreat and Conference Center who spent most of the day on Saturday judging the five pre-conference static events.
GA Student Advisory Council Appointment
Congratulations to our own State Vice President, Austin Futch of Fitzgerald High School. State School Superintendent Woods selected Austin as a member of his 2016-2017 Georgia Student Advisory Council!
GA TSA Summary: GA Members from 16 schools were on stage 33 time in the top 10. Of those, 7-1st Place, 1 - 2nd Place and 3- 3rd Places, with Harris County Carver Middle School leading the state with 6 trophies and 2 other finalists.
Verizon App Challenge Best in Nation - Johns Creek HS TSA.
TEAMS National Winner - Woodstock High School
Jack Crawford, elected 16-17 National President
Teacher Excellence Awards - John Newton and Kelley Gaines
Chapter Excellence Awards - Lowndes HS and Hart MS
...and in two years (2018) National TSA will be in the ATL!
Please Take Survey - TSA Impact on Members
The following link will take you to a survey for GA TSA Members and former members to express the impacts that being involved in TSA has had on them and their choices. Please take a minute and answer the 12 short questions in the survey. Thank you.
The NEW GA TSA State Leadership Conference Dates for 2017 are: March 9-11, 2017.
I was directed by the board to make every effort to move the 2017 (next year's) State Leadership Conference due to our ITEEA Professional Association Annual Conference falling on the same exact days.
Our state is hosting the 2018 Conference in Atlanta and many of our teachers and advisors have important duties this year. They are expected to shadow the 2017 Host Team to learn what they will be doing in ATL as well as promoting the Atlanta Conference in Dallas.
I contacted FCCLA's Executive Director and made the request to swap weekends with them. They had the same days, a week earlier. Their board graciously voted to accept the swap.
This has JUST happened, so along with the Classic Center arrangements, this also affects our hotel blocks.. I will be signing new hotel contracts this Friday. SO those of you with reservations, already will need to change the dates of your stay, moving them to the week earlier. I will announce when the new block agreements have been signed. I will attempt to see if they can just move the existing TSA CHapter reservations to that week, but, it may require you to contact your hotel and make those changes AFTER I have completed the revised contracts. (Because they will not have any blocks for us yet on the new dates.
GM joins Army as Gold Level Conference Sponsors for this year's State Leadership Conference in Athens. Army will be bringing their semi truck, interactive education center for our members to explore during the conference. It will be located under the pavillion. In addition, AT&T is joined by Valdosta State University as Silver Level Conference Sponsors. GA TSA deeply appreciates the generosity of our conference sponsors in providing resources that help provide the State Leadership Conference and keep the costs to our participants in check.
You can add unlimited popcorn and soda OR $10 worth of food and beverage credit onto each tickets for just $5 more per person.
Tech Day Survey
Thanks to all chapters that attended Tech Day 2015! GA TSA turned out, even on a holiday for many school systems. Almost 2700 in attendance this year. We ask that all Students and Advisors that attended Tech Day this past Monday please complete the Tech Day Survey and give us your opinion.
Being at home for the first couple of day in three weeks has giving me a chance to catch up. We hope that those of you that attended CORE this year had a rewarding and enjoyable experience. We set an all time record with 705 in attendance. We ask that those of you that attended, please complete the CORE Conference Survey at this address at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3638WT
If you are interested in experiencing one of our conferences and contributing as a judge, we have two conferences where we need volunteers to judge competitive events.
The first is GA TSA "Tech Day" at the Georgia National Fair. Held at the fair grounds in the McGill Building on October 12th. Judges are needed for the six on-site performance events we have that day.
The big conference with over 70 different middle and high school competitive events is held in March 17-19, 2016 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.
Our Judges Coordinator is Mrs. Sylvia Phillips. If you are interested in Judging at one of these conferences or want more information contact her at [email protected] or myself at [email protected] or use this link to contact us and leave contact info: http://gatsa.org/join-us/#volunteer
We'd be proud to have you involved!
Steve Price, Executive Director
Tech Day Event Online Submissions
The online submissions for the Promotional Design and Pin Design is open in EMS. Please note, a valid GNF Entry Number must be submitted with the entry in order for it to be judged. If the submission does not have a valid Entry Number it will not be judged. There are no substitutions.
Tech Day Registration
Registration for Tech Day is open! All students registered for events with the GNF MUST register through TSA. Registration is availible in EMS. Registration closes on September 11, 2015.
You can now access EMS to register for CORE. If you have any issues of questions, please email us at [email protected] Don't forget registration closes on 8/21 and all information is valid, so if you need to cancel you registration either deselect everything or submit registration and click on the "Cancel Registration" link.
Welcome Back! Time to start planning out the new school year. Please take some time and look through the 15-16 Back to School Info Pack. http://www.gatsa.org/chapter-resources/documents/2015-back-to-school-packet/welcome.pdf
The format has been changed in response to advisor suggestions. The main page will contatin a welcome message from both the staudent association president and the board president followed by the table of contents with hyperlinked sections, so you don't have to scroll through the entire document to get to a specific page.
Registration Information and the online registration sites for CORE (Chapter Officers Retreat for Excellence) and for TECH DAY at the GA National Fair Rally will be ready and open August 3rd.
Hope your 15-16 year is memorable and productive.
GA TSA Has Outstanding NLC
The GA TSA state delegation represented us all with pride and outstanding effort. AC Williams and Jack Crawford campaigned with class. Our new state officers led by Trevor Terry performed professionally. They're going to be a great team. With nearly 6400 in attendance, 15 GA TSA Chapters placed in the top ten in 20 events. Monroe Area HS earned Mr. Bush a going away gift in the form of 5 top 10 places and a National Championship in CNC Production, Parkview HS TSA placed 4 in the top 10 and took home a National Championship in Extemporaneous Speech. Harris Carver County Middle School won third place in System Control Technology and Tucker HS and Lowndes HS VEX Teams both made it to the Elite Eight and Tucker finished 4th in the National TSA Tournament. The other schools earning finalist pins and an appearance on stage were - GSMST, A.R. Johnson, Swainsboro HS, Hahira MS, Lowndes HS, Lambert HS, Chamblee HS, Union County HS, Hart County HS, Chattanooga Valley MS and South Forsyth HS. In addition, Georgia's contribution to the National Officer Team for 14-15, A.C., Laura Wilson and Leigh Ann Hamlin were outstanding. Our voting delegates were great during a marathon debate during the business meeting and last but definitely not least, Jack Crawford was elected at the National Vice President for 2015-16. Congratulations to all that represented our great state in Texas whether you made the stage or not and thank you all for an outstanding year in GA TSA! - SP
15-18 Board Members Chosen in Statewide Election
We had a very large turnout for voting this year. Thanks to all of you that participated. The results were close but these were the top vote-getters. Congratulations to the newest members of our GA TSA Board of Directors. We're looking forward to your leadership!
GA TSA State Leadership Conference has three new Conference Sponsors. We welcome the ARMY as our first ever Gold Sponsor, AT&T is the Silver Sponsor and Valdosta State University is a Bronze Sponsor for the 2015 Conference to be held in Athens. Thanks to these three sponsors as well as the 23 companies and institutions that are sponsoring 34 of our competitive events. Your generosity helps to make our association stronger and offer more to our members.
Join GATSA for Atlanta Hawks Night out with Georgia TSA! (GAME NEARLY SOLD OUT!)
Join GATSA on January 23,2015 for Atlanta Hawks Night out with Georgia TSA. The Hawks will be taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate, by following this link, and the first 200 people to purchase tickets can visit a member of the Atlanta Hawks video production staff! Tickets for this game are nearly gone. I hope hat you took advantage of this unique experience and apparently a good game before it was too late. If you have not and can't find seats on line, contact Ryan at the email or phone number on the flyer...and good luck!
Fall Leadercon Survey
All participants to the 2014 Fall Leadercon Conference please complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LP3CRS7 . Thank you for attending the conference and completing the survey!
Hope everyone enjoyed the 2014 CORE Conference! Thanks to Bremen HS, here are alot of great images and a cool video from the conference! Make sure to check them out!!
Techday (Rally Only) Late Registration is Open!
Late registration is open for the 2014 Technology Day Conference at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. You will be able to register additional participants and order GNF armbands. Online event submission and event registration is closed. Late registration will close on 9/19/2014.
The Hotel Reservations Deadline is October 10th, 2014. Rooms are limited again this year due to the old Oceanside, (now Holiday Inn Resort) rennovations running behind and the Hampton only having 20 suites available. I have secured additional rooms at the Jekyll Island Club and Beachview Club Hotel. I recommend that chapters make this a priority at this point. Several have already made their reservations for FLC.
Tech Day Registration
Don't forget to register for the Tech Day Rally in Perry, GA! Registration closes on 9/10/2014. All Promotional Graphic and Pin Desgin entries must be submitted through EMS. Also, don't forget to sign up for Georgia National Fairgrounds Armbands! For $20 you have access to unlimited rides at the GNF!
Online Statesmen Test Review
To prepare for the Statesmen Test at CORE, use our online review! The access code is: TSAQUIZ
CORE Registration has been extended until 8/22/2014 at 8:00 pm. Techday Registration will now open on 8/23/2014.
Discounted ITEEA Professional Dues Discount for TSA Advisors
Here's some good news for TSA Advisors:
TSA/ITEEA Membership Promotion: The Technology Student Association (TSA) will partner with ITEEA to continue promoting ITEEA membership for their chapter advisors during their online renewal period. The launching of the 2014 promotional program will begin next week and run thru October. TSA advisors can join or renew their membership for special reduced rate through their online TSA Chapter Affiliation process.
This is only available to TSA Advisors that join ITEEA through the TSA Affiliation. As our National Professional Association, ITEEA represents and suppports Engineering & Technology Education and has many benefits to the classroom teacher. Engineering by Design Curriculum that we use in GA is developed by a division of ITEEA. I currently serve as Immediate Past President of ITEEA and have been a member for over 30 years. I encourage you to take advantage of this offer and join when you affiliate.
CORE Registration is OPEN!
CORE Registration is now open! Advisors, make sure to update your account information on your first login. To add students to your chapter, go to "Add Student to Chapter" underneath the Chapter Information section. Please complete all fields, as incomplete fields may cause issues with your registration and conference.
CORE and Tech Day Registration
CORE Registration will be open August 8th and Tech Day Registration will open on August 21st. Please make to sure to review conference information before registering. Registration can be accessed here: registration.gatsa.org
Do you qualify for FREE Affiliation??
The Champion Fund is a one-time Opportunity for Free TSA Membership!!
The Technology Student Association (TSA) currently has funds available for eligible schools to pay for TSA membership (ten students and one advisor) for one year. The Champion Fund is made available through donations from individuals, schools, and businesses to provide membership funds to chapters that qualify. Click Here to View The Champion Fund form!
Late registration will close on 2/28/2014 at midnight. All payments must be made by 2/28/2014, either by a check or online payments through EMS.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE CHANGE
Due to the extreme winter weather that half of the state is suffering through this week and the possibility that some schools may not even be back at school on Friday, GA TSA is extending all deadlines through midnight on Wednesday, February 19th. This includes registration, pre-conference electronic submissions, email submissions and postmark dates.
State Conference Schedule Update
A new conference master schedule and daily schedule have been posted to the State Leadership Conference page! Please be advised, some times might change as we get closer to the conference! **Updated 2/5/2014
Student Association Bylaw Changes to Work with Corporate Bylaws Passed Last Year.
During the business meeting at the 2014 State Conference, delegates will vote to adopt the updated GA TSA Student Association Bylaws. The old bylaws conflict with the Corporate Bylaws that were adopted at last year's state conference business meeting. They have been updated to work with the Corporate Bylaws. Modifications are in red, some sections that are now covered by the corporate bylaws have been deleted.
The 2014 State Leadership Conference registration is now open! Advisors, your login credentials are the same used to affiliate with National TSA. Also, normal registration closes on February 14 and late registration opens up on February 15. Late registration has an additional $10 charge per participant, so make sure to register in time! Registration is final once you click submit, or it is automatically submitted on February 29.
State Conference Registration Packet
The 2014 Georgia TSA State Leadership Conference will be held in Athens, GA on March 13-15. The registration packet is now active and online registration will begin January 6th. Please pay attention to which events have special pre-conference deadlines.
State Conference Update
Make sure to check out the State Conference page as new event and scholarship documents have been uploaded!
Please make sure that you have the latest verison of the event guidelines for Tech Day. They were modified on August 29, 2013. All changes are in red.
Tech Day Required Forms
Make to sure to have all the required forms for Tech Day on October 7, as well as these additional forms. A parking pass (must be printed on green paper) is needed to park at the fairgrounds and a fairgrounds entrance form is needed to enter the fairgrounds. Makes sure to follow these directions for proper parking.