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!!
All of our middle school Science Olympiad teams had strong finishes at the Rockford Christian Invitational this past Saturday. No overall rankings were given, but our varsity team won 16 medals, and between them just our JV teams collected 28 medals.
Notably all 3 teams won some gold medals, including the JV Green team on their first ever Invitational. There were many smiles among students, coaches, and proud parents!
We owe so much to our hard working and dedicated coaches, who have put in tons of extra time to prepare our young and eager JV teams.
Our Science Olympiad Team had a great showing at the first invitational at British School South Loop. Many of our Varsity and JV team members earned medals in a variety of events. Overall, our Varsity team earned First Place and our JV team earned Second Place. They worked hard and are ready for more! Kaboom!!!
This past Saturday, May 13th, SAA hosted its first ever Elementary Science Olympiad tournament. Five teams competed in 12 different events including Anatomy, Bridges, Junkyard Cars, and Trajeggtory (an egg toss device to protect the egg). Our team earned medals in most of the events. The Elementary Science Olympiad team has been practicing Mondays after school with coaches Aaron Feinberg and Colleen Storiz since November. Students have been working hard to learn new Science concepts and prepare for the tournament.
We would like to thank all the parent and student volunteers that made the tournament such a huge success, we couldn't have done it without you. We would also like to congratulate all of our ESO students. Way to go, SAA!
The Science Olympiad team competed in their final competition at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, April 29th. The competition included many talented teams that allowed for a great competition. Our students have worked diligently in every event and did their very best. Our team rose to the occasion yet again to earn overall 3rd place in State. Coaches and parents are thrilled with results! Head Coaches Bonecutter and Maliwanag are proud of the efforts of the team and their dedication to Science! Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team! Kaboom!!!
The Science Olympiad team had a great showing at the Regional Competition at College of Lake County last weekend. The Varsity and JV team both learned many new things all while having fun! The team showed great sportsmanship, teamwork, and school spirit. The hard work the Varsity and JV team members put forth was evident as many earned top medals in most events. The Varsity team achieved a bid to the State competition placing 2nd overall! KABOOM!!!
The Science Olympiad team had a great showing at the Grayslake Middle School Invitational and received many top medals for most of the 23 events. Both teams have very dedicated coaches and parents who make it an enjoyable learning experience for all students participating in SO! Next stop...Regionals at College of Lake County on Saturday, March 11th!!! KABOOM!!!
Science Olympiad Results
It was a great learning experience for all students involved in this past weekend's Science Olympiad invitational! There were 60 amazing teams competing at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio including the top teams in nation. Congrats to the SAA Varsity Team for placing 15th overall! Kaboom!
ExploraVision Science Expo
SAA science students in grades 3-6 will be sharing their ExploraVision projects in the gym next Monday, February 13th. Student teams will be presenting their work to fellow students during their science classes and lunch periods. Our Elementary Science Olympiad students will be showing and testing their "Junkyard Cars" at this same event. Families are welcome to visit the ExploraVision Expo and Science Showcase after school on February 13th until 5:00pm.
Upcoming Author Visit
On Wednesday, February 15th, author Jessica Garrett is visiting SAA and will be speaking to grades 3-6. Oh, Ick!: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! is the book she'll be introducing. The title alone should be enough to spark everyone's interest! We have one copy in the library for you to peruse if you'd like to preview the book. If you've ever had any questions about gross things, this is the book for you! It features projects that cover topics like worms, ooze, and ear hair!
The Science Olympiad team had a successful competition on Saturday, and were awarded medals in almost every event. The teams' diligence in studying and building for events was fiercely shown at the competition, which will be helpful as we prepare for our next competition this Saturday in Ohio.
Overall, varsity ranked 1st place out of 25 teams and junior varsity ranked 5th out of 25 (placing 1st in the JV division and topping many other varsity teams).
We are pleased to announce the addition of an Elementary Science Olympiad team at SAA! ESO is a standards based STEM program that encourages younger students in grades 3 - 5 to find their passion in science. This program incorporates hands-on activities combined with traditional learning methods, and covers 12 different topics in various fields of science. This makes an excellent segue for our middle school division of Science Olympiad.
Elementary Science Olympiad will be run by Colleen Storiz (upper level science teacher/former head coach for Science Olympiad Varsity) and parent coach volunteer Aaron Feinberg. The group will meet every Monday, starting in November. Registration will open in early October. Please contact Mrs. Storiz with any questions.