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.
Be sure to check out yesterday's edition of the Daily Herald: Des Plaines school's science team takes 3rd at state finals
Our Science Olympiad team competed in their final competition at University of Illinois-Urbana, this past weekend earning 5 gold 1st place medals, 1 silver 2nd place, 5 bronze 3rd place, 4 4th place, and top 10 positions in all but 3 events. It was a close competition and our students did their best in the 28 events in which they participated. Coaches and parents are thrilled with the results! Darrin, Erika, and I are so very proud of the efforts of our team and their dedication to Science!
Please help us congratulate our team today!
SAA's Varsity Science Olympiad team competed last weekend at the CLC Regional for Illinois earning an overall 2nd place position, right behind a nationally ranked team. This placement also earned the team a bid to the State Finals in April. Team members earned medals in every single event for the first time in SAA's SO history!
The JV Science Olympiad team also had a great showing with medals in all but 5 events out of 23 and an overall 2nd place finish.
The SO Varsity team heads to the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL on April 16th for their toughest competition yet. The Team Captains state that they are up for the challenge and looking forward to showing their rival teams exactly what SO at SAA is all about! Our teams have been preparing for competition since mid-September and show no signs of slowing down! Please join us in not only congratulating our SO team but also wishing them luck at State!
Our intrepid SO teams did fabulously against 60 very competitive teams at the Wright State University Invitational last Saturday. Our Varsity team finished 10th overall (8 of the teams who beat us went to Nationals for their state last year), and they finished ahead of the 11th ranked team in the nation. Our JV team also did well. In direct competition, they finished 25th overall, meaning they defeated nearly half of the varsity teams in attendance!
Varsity won 1st in Air Trajectory, 8th in Crave The Wave, 6th in Crime Busters, 5th in Dynamic Planet, 1st in Green Generation, 6th in Invasive Species, 6th in Meteorology, 4th in Picture This, 5th in Reach For The Stars, and 4th in Wind Power.
JV won 7th in Green Generation, and 8th in Write It Do It.
Please join us in congratulating our hard-working, talented students and coaches! KABOOM!!!
Science Olympiad had a strong showing at the 2016 ISO Lisle Invitational this past Saturday (1/23) at Lisle Township High School. Our Varsity team earned top medals in 21 of the 23 events including first place medals in Anatomy, Bridge, Crave the Wave, Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Food Science, and Picture This.
Our JV also had a great day earning top placement in 19 out of 23 events with first place medals in Air Trajectory, Bio-Process, Dynamic Planet, Green Generation, and Invasive Species.
Illinois Invitationals do not offer overall team placements and trophies like other states do, but unofficially, SAA would be ranked 1st in both JV and Varsity according to the overall results and medal count.
We are very proud of all our participants and are now gearing up for our toughest competition at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on February 6. Our team will be competing against nationally ranked teams including the number one team in the nation from Texas! We would like to thank all members of the SAA community for continuing to support our kiddos as they pursue their dreams in science exploration!