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    9th (almost) Annual Mira Loma High School Science Olympiad Invitational Saturday Jan 7, 2023 

     

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    What: Ninth Annual Mira Loma Science Olympiad Invitational

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

    Format: In person 

    Disclaimer:  All information here is subject to change with further guidance from the National Science Olympiad and local guidelines.  

    When: Saturday January 7, 2023

             Times:

             Registration/Campus opens         TBA (likely 7:00 a.m.)

             Events start                                   No opening ceremonies 

             Awards Ceremony                        TBA (shooting for 4:30 – 5:00 pm) 

    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 2023 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), unless there is a specific invitational level, 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: will open September 20 at 4:00 pm (pacific time) and we will be using an electronic registration this year (Click here for the Google Forms registration).  While we plan on having 30 teams in each division, in order for more schools to participate, early registration will be limited to ONE team per school.  On October 1, 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 second teams have been invited from various schools prior to October 1 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 1, contact the tournament director (we are sympathetic to traveling with Olympiad teams over great distances).   

    UPDATE: (10/05/22): There are spots open in the for B division, C division is on a waitlist (and likely an email list for next year). 

    FAIR WARNING: Due to high demand, the last few years prior to the shutdowns, effectively no school got to bring a second team besides the ones that had prearrangements with the tournament director. 

    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 ensure you can come before paying. Returns are a logistical nightmare.  

    There are two options this year:

    Click here to pay with a credit card

    For a check: 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, 2020 or when full. Last year it took only a few weeks for both divisions to fill so don't delay. 

    Event Proctors: Each team is expected to run an event, in fact, if we fill up, some events will be doubled up and/or some schools won’t have to run anything. If we do not have enough teams, some teams will have to run a second event.  Once again, each TEAM, not each SCHOOL, if you are bringing two teams be prepared 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 three 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).   Warning to out of state teams, the Northern California State schedule has recently matched the national schedule but we are not 100% confident that will be the case. 

    Click here for the C-Division Schedule

    Click here for the B-Division Schedule

    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 vs. “Campsite”: The last couple of years (we were in person) we have been able to provide homerooms for teams (usually two teams in one room-one B and one C), this year we are currently planning on requiring teams to set up camps outside.  If you are traveling from out of state, we will be able to find a room for you, even if local teams have to camp (an EZup isn’t exactly carry-on size). 

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

    Click here for an informational flier about the invitational

     

    Registered teams: 

    Team # Paid Team Name* Event(s) Running School Name
    1 N/A Red Tournemant  Mira Loma High School
    2 N/A Blue   Mira Loma High School
    3     C Cell Biology Clayton Valley Charter HS (CVCHS)
    4 Yes   C Experimental Design Stratford Preparatory Blackford
    5   Black C Detector Building, C WiFi, & C Remote Sensing Camas High School
    6   Red B & C Solar Power-Trial Camas High School
    7   Blue C Environmental Chem Milpitas High School
    8   Gold C Fossils-Trial Milpitas High School
    9   Diamond B Crave the Wave Castro Valley High School
    10   Gold   Castro Valley High School
    11 Yes Red C Foresrty Troy High School
    12 Yes Black   Troy High School
    13   Red C Fermi Questions Lynbrook High School
    14     C Dynamic Planet Franklin-Stockton
    15   Green C Trajectory Palo Alto Senior High School
    16   White   Palo Alto Senior High School
    17 Yes   C Forensics Silver Creek High School 
    18     C Flight Pleasant Grove High School
    19     B Road Scholar Saratoga High School
    20   Blue look #13 Lynbrook High School
    21     C Flight Granite Bay
    22 Yes   C Bridge Albany High School
    23 Yes PIgeon Mission San Jose High School
    24 Yes MagPI B & C CodeBusters Mission San Jose High School
    25     C It's About Time Laguna Creek High School
    26     C Disease Detectives Monta Vista High School
    27     C Scrambler Ukiah High School
    28   Black   Mountain View High School
    29 Yes   C Chemistry Lab Sheldon High School
    30     C Anatomy and Physiology Mountain House High School
    31 Yes   B Solar System Cosumnes Oaks High School
    32   Gold C Astonomy Mountain View High School
    33     B Dynamic Planet Foothill High School
    34 Yes   C Green Generation Seton Catholic College Prep
    35   Red B Green Generation American High School
    36 Yes Blue C Bridge American High School
             
          *If only one team, school name is team name.  
             
             
    Team # Division Team Name* Event(s) Running School Name
    41 Yes Gold B Anatomy and Physiology Churchill Middle School
    42 Yes Purple   Churchill Middle School
    43 Yes White   Churchill Middle School
    44   Green B & C Write it Do it Thomas Russell Middle School
    45   Red B Wheeled Vehicle Sierra Vista Middle School
    46   Black   Sierra Vista Middle School
    47   Green B Roller Coaster Greene Middle School
    48   Red   Greene Middle School
    49   White B & C Write it Do it Thomas Russell Middle School
    50     B Rocks and Minerals Arden Middle School
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    53       Fletch Middle School
    54        
    55 Yes   B Storm the Castle &         B Fossils-Trial Wicklund Elementary
    56     B Forestry &                       B Botany-Trial Rancho Milpitas Middle
    57   Black C Rocks and Minerals Chaboya Middle School
    58   White   Chaboya Middle School
    59   A B Experimental Design Albany Middle School
    60   B B Meteorology Albany Middle School
    61   Red   Canyon Middle School
    62   Gold B Fast Facts Canyon Middle School
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    65 Yes A B Can't Judge a Powder Kennedy Middle School
    66 Yes   Kennedy Middle School
    67   A B Bio Process Lab Orange County School of the Arts
    68     Orange County School of the Arts
    69   Blue   Jeffrey Trail Middle School
    70 Yes Gold B Disease Detectives Peter Hansen Elementary ( HANSEN)
    71 Yes Green   Peter Hansen Elementary ( HANSEN)
    72     B Sounds of Music Skyridge Middle School
    73 Yes   B Crime Busters Liberty Middle School
    74   Orange   Jeffrey Trail Middle School
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          *If only one team, school name is team name.  

     

     

     

     

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