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    6th Annual Mira Loma High School Science Olympiad Invitational Saturday Jan 12th, 2019

      

     Contact the tournament director, Scott Martinez, with any quesitons by clicking here

     
     
    What: Sixth Annual Mira Loma Science Olympiad Invitational

    Where: Mira Loma High School, 4000 Edison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821       Click here for a Mira Loma campus map

    When: Saturday January 12, 2019 

             Times: 

             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 2019 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: UPDATE: the invitational is full all further registrations will be placed on a wiatlist.  Click here to register.  Registration will open September 11 at 3:30 pm (pacific time).  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 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).

    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 requested donation 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 receipt 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, 2018 or when full.  FYI: the last couple of years, the invitational filled up as soon as we opened registration to second teams (and not all individual schools have made it in the invitatoinal), so don't delay. 

    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, if we have more than enough teams, we will double up on some of the more combersome events (Experimental Design, Protein Modeling, etc.).  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 (can choose from either division) 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 until we receive the blank test and answer key for the event(s) your school is 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 casue issues for the team running the tournament) 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). Warning to out of state team, the Northern California State schedule has never matched the national schedule (and we do not have any information telling us that will change this year). 

    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 all Science Olympiad tournaments).

    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. The homeroom policy is still being determined this year.

    Questions: Click here to email the tournament director, Scott Martinez

     

    Click here for a copy of the informational flier describing this invitational.

     
    Registered teams (we will fill this out once the invitational is full/close to full): 
     
     C Division

     Team #

     School Name

    Team Name

    Event(s)

     Donation

     1

     Mira Loma

     Red

     C Anatomy & Physio

    N/A

     2

     Mira Loma 

     White

     C Forensics 

    N/A 

     3

     Mira Loma

     Blue

     

    N/A 

     4

     Troy (SoCal)

     A

     C Fossils

     Yes

     5

     Troy (SoCal)  B   C Ornithology (trial)  Yes

     6

     Camas (Washington)  Black  C Fermi Questions  

     7 

     Camas (Washington)

     Red

     

     

     8 

     Tokay

     Gold

     C Mission Possible

     Yes

     9 

     Tokay

     Purple

     

     Yes

     10 

     North Hollywood (SoCal)

     N/A

     C Astonomy

     Yes

     11 

     Pleasent Grove

     N/A

     C Sounds of Music

     Yes

     12 

     Notre Dame

     N/A

     B Herpetology

     Yes

     13 

     Mountain House

     N/A

     C Code Busters 

     Yes

     14 

     BASIS

     N/A

     B Density Lab

     Yes

     15

     Glen A. Wilson (SoCal) 

     N/A 

     C Mousetrap Vehicle 

     Yes

     16 

     Mountain View

     N/A

     

     Yes

     17 

     St. Francis (Sacramento) 

     N/A

     C Experimental Design 

     Yes

     18 

     Milpitas

     N/A

     C Write it Do it 

     

     19 

     Albany

     N/A

     B Game On

     Yes

     20  

     Sheldon

     N/A

     C Disease Detectives 

     Yes

     21 

     Palo Alto

     N/A

     C Wright Stuff 

     Yes

     22 

     Irvington

     N/A

     B Disease Detectives 

     Yes

     23 

     Oakdale

     N/A

     B Potions & Posions 

     Yes

     24 

     Ed. W. Clark (Nevada)

     N/A

     C Thermodynamics 

     Yes

     25

     Franklin 

     N/A

     C Dynamic Planet

     

     26 

     Ukiah

     N/A

     C Boomilever

     Yes

     27 

     Northwood (SoCal)

     N/A 

     C Geologic Mapping 

     Yes

     28 

     Monta Vista

     N/A

     C Water Quality 

      Yes

     29 

     Saratoga

     N/A

     C Designer Genes 

      

     30 

     Turlock

     N/A

     C Protein Modeling 

     

     
     
     
    B Division
     

     Team #

    School Name

    Team Name

    Event(s)

    Donation

     41

     Winston Churchill MS

    Gold

     B Road Scholar

     Yes

     42

     Winston Churchill MS

    Purple

     

     Yes  

     43

     Winston Churchill MS

     White

     

     Yes 

     44

     Liberty MS (Washington)

     N/A

     

      

     45

     Smedberg MS 

     N/A

      B Dynamic Planet 

     Yes

     46

     Skyridge MS (Washington)

     N/A

      

      

     47

     ODYSSEY MS (Washington)

     N/A

     C Herpetology 

     

     48

     Chaboya MS

     N/A

     B Anatomy & Physio 

     Yes

     49

     Miller MS 

     N/A

     B Elastic Launched Gliders 

     Yes

     50

     BASIS

     N/A

     C Circuit Lab 

     Yes 

     51

     Kraemer MS (SoCal)

     A

     B Battery Buggy 

     Yes

     52

     Kraemer MS (SoCal)

     B

     

     Yes  

     53

     Pomolita MS

     N/A

     B Boomilever

     

     54

     Eagle Peak

     N/A

     B Solar Systems 

       

     55

     Thomas Russell MS

     N/A

     B Write it Do it 

     

     56

     Elkhorn

     N/A

     B Heredity 

      

     57

     Rancho Milpitas MS

     N/A

     C Chemistry Lab 

     

     58

     Redwood MS

     N/A

     B Fossils

     Yes 

     59

     Sebastian Questa ES

     N/A

     B Crime Lab 

     Yes

     60

     Sylvan MS

     N/A

     B Roller Coaster

      

     61

     Mesa Robles MS (SoCal)

     Gold

     

     Yes 

     62

     Mesa Robles MS (SoCal)

     Blue

     

     Yes  

     63

     Kennedy MS

     Gold

     B Circuit Lab

     Yes

     64

     Kennedy MS

     Blue

     B Code Buster (trial)

     Yes  

     65

     Peter Hansen ES

     N/A

     B Water Quaility

     Yes

     66

     Motessori ES & MS

     N/A

     B Meteorology 

      

     67

     Greene MS

    N/A 

     B Mystery Architecture 

     

     68

     Wicklund ES

     N/A

     B Themodynamics 

    Yes  

     69

     Franklin MYP

     N/A

     

     

     70

     Christenden MS

     N/A

     B Experimental Design 

      Yes

     
     
    Click here to link to Winston Churchill's Dec 1st B Division Science Olympiad Invitational
     
     
     
     
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