What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad (SO) is a way for students to become involved in science outside of the classroom.  Students meet outside of school hours to explore specific areas of science in depth and/or create projects.  After the studying, the students have a one day competition. In 2008, we made it to the state competition for the first time in DCS History!  Since then we have returned to State twice, in 2010 and 2015.

Who? Anyone in 6-8th grade is encourages to participate.  Teams are allowed a as many participants as desired, but only two representatives are allowed to compete. Each team can only have 15 of the students be the competitors.

Parents are also encouraged to help.  Any interested parents may help coach.  Feel free to contact me if you are interested.

When?  Practices will likely start right after Christmas break.  The regional event will be at Grand Valley State at the end of March.

Volunteers:  Science Olympiad is comprised of a variety of events.  It is impossible for one person to coach 23 separate events and do it well.  Our success is do largely to parents and others in the community who give up 1-2 hours a week to lead a  small group of students preparing for Science Olympiad.  If you want to help, please contact Mr. Sportel at [email protected]  Anyone can help!  You don’t have to be a scientist!

More info about Science Olympiad will come later.  For now, If you would like to look into things, check out the links below.

Science Olympiad National Home Page

Science Olympiad Region Page for our region (Region 12)

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