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    6th annual invitaitonal tentatively scheduled for Saturday Jan 12th, 2019


    5th Annual Mira Loma High School Science Olympiad Invitational Saturday Jan 6th, 2018 

    Results: C Division  B Division

    Registration is now full

     Contact the tournament director, Scott Martinez, with any quesitons at scmartinez@sanjuan.edu

    What: Fifth Annual Mira Loma Science Olympiad Invitational

    Where: Mira Loma High School, 4000 Edison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821      Campus Map: Mira Loma Map

    When: Saturday January 6, 2018


             Registration opens         7:00 a.m.

             Events start                   8:10 a.m. (no opening ceremonies)

             Awards Ceremony         4:30 p.m. 

    Who: Any B or C division team in the nation.  We try to allow for a good mix of teams with regard to experience level. 

    Why: Invitationals are a great way to enrich the overall Science Olympiad experience, hone skills, test devices, and in general improve your team prior to the “official” competitions.  Additionally, students can meet like-minded students from distance places, which can create long lasting friendships.  In other parts of the country, some teams compete in as many as a dozen tournaments each year. 

    Events: We will be running all events from the 2018 national tournament (weather and event supervisor availability permitting).  In the past we have also run trail events and will always be looking for school's to step up and run a trail event (a list of possible events is on the national site under "events").  

    Level of Events: Some events have different requirements based off of the level of competition (regional, state, national); this invitational will be run at the state level.  Additionally, we ask all event proctors to realize the varying levels of students in the competition and write their exam with a range of questions (You do not want several teams scoring 100% on your exam nor the high score to be 15%). 

    Registration: Registration is now closed Registration will open September 11 at 3:30 pm (pacific time).  While we plan on having 28 teams in each division, in order for more schools to participate, early registration will be limited to ONE team per school.  On October 2, we will open remaining spots up to second teams from previously accepted schools; second teams will be accepted based on the order of their original registration.  If you are interested in bringing two teams, please sign up for two teams on they initial registration form.  NOTE: Since this is an invitational, selected teams have been invited from various schools prior to October 2 and potentially in excess of the limit we have imposed.  If, for travel purposes, you need to know the number of competitors competing prior to October 2, contact the tournament director at scmartinez@sanjuan.edu (we are sympathetic to traveling with Olympiad teams over great distances).

    Regional Registration: Prior to the invitational all teams must be registered with their local regional director.  We will verify registrations early in November so you do not need to have the teams registered at the initial sign up for our invitational.  

    Requested Donation: We are asking for a donation of $150.00 PER TEAM (not per school. i.e. if your school is bringing two teams, your registration would be $300) to help us run Science Olympiad.  No payment is required (or desired) until the team's acceptance is verified (i.e. the team name appears below).  Your receipts will be in the welcome package you will receive upon check-in.  If you absolutely need your receipt earlier, please let us know and we will work something out. Please send your donation to the following address:

    Mira Loma High School

    Attn: Scott Martinez

    4000 Edison Ave

    Sacramento, CA 95821


    Please make the checks out to Mira Loma Science Olympiad and put your school name in the memo section.  


    Registration Deadline: December 1, 2016 2017 or when full (last year it took only a few weeks for both divisions to fill so don't delay). UPDATE: Due to the overwhelling responce, registration will close on Oct 2, we will be full at that time. UPDATE: Registration is now closed

    Event Proctors: Each team is expected to run an event if we fill the invitational; if we do not have enough teams, some teams will have to run a second event.  Once again, each TEAM (not each SCHOOL) will have to run an event so if you are bringing two teams you are expected to run two events.  Teams are expected to supply all equipment, personnel, and copies (of exams and all necessary paper materials) for their event(s).  When registering the team, please put what events you can run and we will assign teams to the various events.  The order of registration will be taken into account, but we believe having qualified people running each and every event is more important than team preferences.  An electronic copy of both the exam and answer key for each event needs to be turned in by check-in so they can be disseminated to each participating school in that division (specific details to follow on how this will be done). 

    Test Returned:  All tests taken the day of the competition will be returned to the coaches after the awards ceremony.  All blank tests and answer keys will be available to coaches as well. Blank tests and answer keys will not be made available to schools until we receive the blank test and answer key for the event(s) they are running (this has been a problem in years past leading to not all events being available to all teams).  Please remember, receiving copies of the tests and answer keys used the day of the invitational is a privilege for teams attending the tournament. Participating teams who withhold exam materials or show indiscretion with exam distribution may be excluded from future competitions.

    Awards: Medals will be awarded for the top 5 finishers in each event for official events; for trial events (if any), only the top 3 places will get medals. 
    Trophies will be awarded for the top 5 schools (if two teams from the same school are in the top five, only the higher ranked team will take home a trophy and other lower ranked schools will move up one slot).

    Sign up events:  Specific time sign ups for the engineering/sign up events will be done on-line (specific details TBA).     

    Schedule of events:  The schedule of events will be as close to the Northern California State Tournament as we can get (as of Nov 1).   

    Photographs: Photographing/video recording of your own team and/or their device(s) is allowed, but photographing/video recording of other teams, their team members and/or their device(s) is specifically NOT ALLOWED (this is standard for Science Olympiad).

    Homerooms: Unfortunately, teams will not be provided homerooms.  Please plan on camping out somewhere on campus.  In case of rain, there are many covered walkways available.  When you set up your “campsite” please keep a portion of the walkway clear for people to get by.

    Questions: Contact the Tournament Director, Scott Martinez, at scmartinez@sanjuan.edu

    Informational Flier

    Registered teams (we will fill this out once the invitational is full/close to full): 
    C DIVISION Apologizes for the poor colors on the table, the website editor isn't cooperating
     1  Mira Loma  Red

     B Microbe Mission

     C Microbe Mission 

    2 Mira Loma White

     B Wright Stuff

     B & C Tower

    3  Mira Loma  Blue

     C Rocks and Minerals

     C Anatomy &  Physiology

    4  Troy (SoCal)  White  C Herpetology  Yes
    5  Troy (SoCal)  Red    Yes
    6  Rocklin    C Thermodynamics  Yes
     7  Albany HS    C Remote Sensing  Yes
     BASIS HS    B Optics Yes
     Norte Dame    B Herpetology Yes
    10   Del Campo  

     C Experimental Design

    (w/ Franklin HS)

    11   Tokay  Gold   Yes
    12   Tokay  Purple  C Ecology Yes
    13   Mountain View    C Material Science Yes
    14   Glen A. Wilson (SoCal)    C Helicopter  Yes
    15   Mountain House    C Mousetrap Vehicle  Yes
    16   Sheldon    Trial: Designer Genes  Yes
    17   Oakdale    C Optics  Yes
    18   Milpitas    C Chemistry Lab  Yes
    19   Turlock      Yes
    20   North Hollywood (SoCal)    C Astronomy  Yes
    21   Camas (Washington)  Black  C Disease Detectives  Yes
    22   Camas (Washington)  Red    Yes
    23   Homestead    C Mission Possible  Yes
    24   Bella Vista    B Anatomy & Physiology  Yes
    25   Irvington    C Dynamic Planet  Yes
    26   Los Altos    Volunteers  No
    27   Palo Alto    C Fermi Questions  Yes
    28   Franklin  

     C Experimental Design 

    (w/ Del Campo HS)

    29   Monta Vista      Yes
    30  Oak Ridge     C Game On  No
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     B DIVISION Apologizes for the poor colors on the table, the website editor isn't cooperating
    41  Winston Churchill   Gold  B Rocks and Minerals  Yes
    42  Winston Churchill   Purple    Yes
    43  Miller   Gold  C Hovercraft Yes
    44  Miller  Black   Yes
    45  Kraemer (SoCal)  Gold  B Mystery Architecture Yes
    46  Kraemer (SoCal)  Blue    Yes
    47  Redwood     C Forensics  Yes
    48  Wicklund    B Road Scholar Yes
    49  Elkhorn    B Potions & Poisons Yes
    50  Fred E. Weibel    B Fast Facts Yes
    51  Kennedy   Gold  B Hovercraft  Yes
    52  Kennedy Yellow Maize   Trial: Amazing Mechatronics  Yes
    53  Questa    B Crime Busters  Yes
    54  Rancho Milpitas Red    Yes
    55  BASIS MS    B Thermodynamics Yes
    56  Rancho Milpitas   Black  B Write it Do it  Yes
    57  Joshua Chadbourne     Yes
    58  Montessori    B Meteorology  Yes
    59  Hopkins  

     B Experimental Desgn

    (w/Eleanor Murray Fallon MS)

    60 Eleanor Murray Fallon  

    B Experimental Design

    (w/Hopkins JHS)

    61  Pomolita  White    Yes
    62  Chaboya  Red  B Dynamic Planet Yes
    63  Chaboya  Black   Yes
    64  Smedburg    B Ecology  Yes
    65  Horner  Blue    Yes
    66  Liberty (Washington)    B Disease Detectives  Yes
    67  Skyridge (Washinton)    B Solar System  Yes
    68  Russell    C Write it Do it  Yes
    69 Pomolita  Blue

     Battery Buggy

    70  Horner  Gold  B Roller Coaster  Yes
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