April 15

ESO State Schedule is IN!

The  ESO State schedule has been posted. We do not know what Group we will be in – most likely the middle.

I will be posting a form for you to fill out for t-shirts. We can preorder for a significant discount but I will need to get the order in right away. I will send a remind out when the form is available – or let you know at practice tomorrow.

We realize practices are confusing. We are trying to give them lots of opportunities to practice and get support from their coaches. All are welcome to practice but we are focusing on certain events on certain days. This Monday will be session 3 – unless you’ve made arrangements with your coach to come in for an event or want to come in to practice. Parents are always welcome to come and help with those students who want some extra practice.

Thursday will be Session 4

2019 State Competition Schedule-2ncl4bq


Events – Keep in mind we do not know which group we will be in.

2019 State ESO Team Event Locations-167k9eh


April 10

Sessions and Practices

We are adding a practice on Thursday. We will focus on Session 1 and 3 on Mondays and Session 2 and 4 on Thursdays. Meetings will still end at 3:15. If students are in ASP and I’m available I don’t mind checking them out for a short period to study or practice a build.

Session 1 (Mondays)

Backyard Biologist, Barge Building, Bridge Building, Crime Busters, Data Crunchers

Session 2 (Thursdays)

Deep Blue Sea, Disease Detectives, Grab a Gram, Mystery Architecture

Session 3 (Mondays)

No Bones About it, Paper Rockets, Rock Hound, Starry Starry Night

Session 4 (Thursdays)

Straw Egg Drop, Water Rockets, Weather or Not, Which Way is North, 24 Game

Students will have homework. I am so proud of how hard they’ve worked to recall information and take part in creating their study resources for the upcoming state competition. I have been WOWED and inspired!

If you have conflicts on Thursdays – we can arrange for them to come on Mondays. They are welcome to come study. Parent volunteers are welcome to come and help study with groups.

A big THANK YOU to all of our parents! I know this is more than you bargained for with Spring in full swing – WE APPRECIATE YOU!

April 3

Meeting Schedule For State

All Science Olympians should meet on Monday, April 8th. Coaches are still in the process of scheduling their practices. Mrs. Handley is officially on maternity leave and welcomed a beautiful baby boy. Both are doing well! She sends her best wishes and excitement for the team.

Be sure you are signed up for REMIND – as this is the best way to stay up on the latest news. We only have to move a few people. The sessions are as follows:

Session list for State-2j4tbtj

There are four sessions instead of three. We won’t know which session is first for us until the session list is posted by school.

More to come….

March 28

We Did It! We are going to STATE!

I could not possibly be more excited for these students! I am amazed at their fortitude, talents, and skills as they worked to gain the 6th spot out of 34 competing teams. They placed in 6th in the County Regional Tournament that was no easy task considering the fierce competition among the Cobb County elementary schools.

Practices will resume after the Spring  Break and some events will go to two a week practices. Homework and studying assignments will be assigned to help students get ready to compete in a field of 65 elementary schools from across the state on May 11th at KSU.

Melissa Carlsen, Liz Perdue, and Carmon White have volunteered to lead the organizing of shelter, food, snacks, and other logistics for our team so look for information to come from them soon.

I’ve created a OneNote Notebook for students to gather resources and study online with quizzes and other features. They can use this space to copy and past pictures, resources, and create their own notes page.

I am very excited for our team. More information will come soon!

March 18

Competition is Saturday! March 23rd!

We are sending home information that contains a schedule, directions, and times for events. We do not know where we will be in the building but I understand that they’ve spread us out into the hallway. The information that goes home today will be uploaded to the website to be accessed digitally.

There will be lunch available for purchase and you may bring your own as well. Snacks, water, and activities to do while waiting are suggested. There will be a vendor there that you can purchase t-shirts from.  I suggest bringing a folding lawn chair since I don’t know where we will be. Parents must attend where their child – if there is a conflict, please partner up with another parent. At this time, I’m not sure how many of our coaches will be supervising events on Saturday.

So excited!