Read the full story Science & Arts Academy Represents Illinois at Science Olympiad National Tournament on the Daily Herald website.
We are excited to share the college selections for members of the SAA Class of 2014. Our 2014 SAA graduates will be attending the following colleges/universities this fall:
Bowling Green State University
Carnegie Mellon University
College of DuPage
Harold Washington College
Iowa State University
Lake Forest College
Northeastern University Boston
University of Illinois-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Massachusetts at Boston
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Board of Trustees of
Science & Arts Academy
have the distinct privilege of recognizing the
Graduating Class of 2018
Students from the graduating class of 2018 will be attending the following high schools:
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Francis W. Parker School
Glenbrook North High School
Glenbrook South High School
Lake Forest Academy
Maine East High School
Maine South High School
Northridge Preparatory School
Northside College Preparatory School
Rochester Adams High School
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
We were honored and proud to be part of the Science Olympiad National Competition which had been held this past weekend in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Our varsity and trial event teams competed fiercely against the very best teams in the nation. Parents and coaches were impressed with how well our students represented SAA. Overall, there are nearly 4,000 middle school teams who participate in Science Olympiad throughout the year across the nation.
Believe it or not, our tiny school ranked 18th overall!!
Our 7th and 8th grade students did wonderfully at the Illinois History Day this past week! From our school’s History Fair, 3 group documentaries, 1 group exhibit, and 2 individual exhibits advanced to the state level. All of our submitted projects received superior ribbons - indicating a score of 98 or above. After making the run-offs in their respective categories, all scored in the top 5 of 100 projects in each category.
Two of our teams, one with a group exhibit and another with a group documentary, received 3rd place. Both of these teams are now alternate projects for the national competition.
One of our group documentaries entitled “The Women of the Haymarket Riot” won an award along with a cash prize from the Illinois Labor Historical Society. The president of the society had attended the presentation given by the students. Afterwards, a copy of the documentary was requested to be included in their historical archives.
SAA and the Committee For The Arts launched a new annual gallery night titled Perspective. Gallery Night took place on the evening of Thursday, April 26th. It featured group projects created by upper and lower school as well as works selected from submissions and classwork throughout the school year. Attendees were able to interact with art and even had a wonderful photo op designed by first through fifth grade students. Students each created a feather but had no idea that the final installation would create wings! To add to the experience, Mrs. Weber coordinated student musicians for an extra layer of artistic expression. We look forward to celebrating this new SAA tradition next year!
The Science Olympiad Varsity Team and JV trial event team members put forth their best effort during the State competition on Saturday at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The season started in the Fall of 2017 with two evolving JV teams and a blossoming Varsity Team. And here we are today celebrating an amazing feat...Second Place in State and onward to NATIONALS at Colorado State University!!!
Congratulations to all! And thank you to our parents and coaches for their dedication and commitment throughout the SO season! A huge THANK YOU to COLLEEN STORIZ, who spearheaded Science Olympiad at SAA and developed the strong team we have today!
Here we come Fort Collins!
Today was Shakespeare Fest, an SAA tradition. Students were encouraged to come wearing and most did wear period dress. The gym became transformed into Westminster Market Place and the entire school enjoyed an opening ceremony with a special appearance from Queen Elizabeth, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare! Plus, a falconer brought his falcon and shared information about the past time. The morning was full of storytelling and visiting various shops and demonstrations students had researched and put together. The afternoon kicked off with an all-school parade and continued with seventh and eighth grade Shakespearean performances.
This past weekend, the Science Olympiad team had a great showing at the Harper College Regional. Throughout the season all team members diligently worked and put forth amazing effort to show all they learned at the regional competition. The Varsity and JV teams earned top medals in several events. In their final competition of the season, both JV teams earned an overall placement in the top 3 of the junior varsity division. Our Varsity team earned 1st place overall, gaining a bid to the state competition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in April! Congrats to all! 3-2-1...Kaboom!!