The tentative date for the 10th annual Mira Loma High School Science Olympiad Invitational will be
Saturday Jan 13, 2023 (MLK weekend)
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
Registration/Campus opens 7:00 a.m.
Events start 8:15 a.m.
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 B Division Schedule
Click here for the C 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 email@example.com
Click here for an informational flier about the invitational
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 Stratford Preparatory Blackford 5 Yes Black C Detector Building, C WiFi, & C Remote Sensing Camas High School 6 Yes Red B & C Solar Power-Trial Camas High School 7 Yes Blue C Environmental Chem Milpitas High School 8 Yes Gold C Fossils-Trial Milpitas High School 9 Yes Xenon B Crave the Wave Castro Valley High School 10 Yes Argon Castro Valley High School 11 Yes Red C Foresrty Troy High School 12 Yes Black Troy High School 13 Yes Red C Fermi Questions Lynbrook High School 14 Yes C Dynamic Planet Franklin-Stockton 15 Yes Green C Trajectory Palo Alto Senior High School 16 Yes White Palo Alto Senior High School 17 Yes C Forensics Silver Creek High School 18 Yes B Flight Pleasant Grove High School 19 Yes B Road Scholar Saratoga High School 20 Yes Blue look #13 Lynbrook High School 21 Yes C Flight Granite Bay 22 Yes B Bridge Albany High School 23 Yes B & C CodeBusters 24 Yes 25 Yes C It's About Time Laguna Creek High School 26 Yes C Disease Detectives Monta Vista High School 27 Yes C Scrambler Ukiah High School 28 Yes Black Mountain View High School 29 Yes C Chemistry Lab Sheldon High School 30 Yes C Anatomy and Physiology Mountain House High School 31 Yes B Solar System Cosumnes Oaks High School 32 Yes Gold C Astonomy Mountain View High School 33 Yes B Dynamic Planet Foothill High School 34 Yes C Green Generation Seton Catholic College Prep 35 Yes 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 Yes Green B & C Write it Do it Thomas Russell Middle School 45 Yes Red B Wheeled Vehicle Sierra Vista Middle School 46 Yes Black Sierra Vista Middle School 47 Yes Green B Roller Coaster Greene Middle School 48 Yes Red Greene Middle School 49 Yes White B & C Write it Do it Thomas Russell Middle School 50 Yes B Rocks and Minerals Arden Middle School * * 53 Yes Fletch Middle School 54 Yes Hikmah School 55 Yes B Storm the Castle & B Fossils-Trial Wicklund Elementary 56 Yes B Forestry & B Botany-Trial Rancho Milpitas Middle 57 Yes Black C Rocks and Minerals Chaboya Middle School 58 Yes White Chaboya Middle School 59 Yes A B Experimental Design Albany Middle School 60 Yes B B Meteorology Albany Middle School 61 Yes Red Canyon Middle School 62 Yes Gold B Fast Facts Canyon Middle School * * 65 Yes A B Can't Judge a Powder Kennedy Middle School 66 Yes B Kennedy Middle School 67 Yes A B Bio Process Lab Orange County School of the Arts 68 Yes B Orange County School of the Arts 69 Yes Blue Jeffrey Trail Middle School 70 Yes Gold B Disease Detectives Peter Hansen Elementary ( HANSEN) 71 Yes Green Peter Hansen Elementary ( HANSEN) 72 Yes B Sounds of Music Skyridge Middle School 73 Yes B Crime Busters Liberty Middle School 74 Yes Orange Jeffrey Trail Middle School * * *If only one team, school name is team name.