Save the Dates


Here are the dates and locations for the regional and state competitions. Parents accompany their children the entire day…we have lots of fun together!

March 23 – Walton High School – 7:30 – 2:00 (we have a team table that serves as our home base)

May 11 – KSU – 7:30- 3:00 (we set up outside…more details to come)

No Official Practice on Monday the 7th

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the break and started the year off well. I will be out of the building on Monday and will not have an official practice. If parents would like to use my classroom on Monday to meet with their teams, I will leave the cart of materials inside. Please let me know if you will be practicing on Monday. We will resume Monday practice on Monday the 14th.

T-shirt orders were due on December 19th…please submit  ASAP. 

First Practice a Success

Remember, we are not meeting on the 16th due to conference week. 

Thank you to all  of the parents who came to support and coach our team this week! The kids were really excited to start working together. Please remember to write a note to your child’s classroom teacher so that  he/she will be dismissed to Science Olympiad each Monday for practices. Thank you!


Placement for Events

Here is the placement for this year’s events. I have considered both county and state level competition time slots, observations from Monday’s practice, and most importantly…student choice. Every student received at least one event that he/she really wanted. The placement procedure takes me several hours and I don’t anticipate making any changes at this time. The kids are super excited to start practicing next week. I’m getting supplies ready to hand off to our wonderful parent coaches. I’ll send emails to you by the end of the week with information. Thank you so much for volunteering to help our team continue to be a top ranking team in both Cobb and in Georgia!

Backyard Biologist Aleeza and William No Bones About It Brinda and Ishani
Barge Building Ishani and Brinda Paper Rockets William and Aleeza
Bridge Building Jack L. and Lars Rock Hound Ezra and Jack H.
Crime Busters Aashrith and Charlie Starry Night Caroline and Turner
Data Crunchers Abhijeet and Tanvi Straw Egg Drop Charlie and Aashrith
Deep Blue Sea Jacob and Caroline Water Rockets Zachary, Jacob, and Kaisen
Disease Detectives Abhijeet and Tanvi Weather or Not Vamsi and Aishu
Grab a Gram Kaisen and Zachary Which Way is North Jack H. and Ezra
Mystery Architecture Vamsi and Aishu The 24 Game Jack L. and Lars

First Meeting Oct. 1

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is excited to begin an amazing year with East Side’s Science Olympiad Team! Our first meeting is for students only. We will meet on Monday, Oct. 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 in my classroom (324). The goal of the first meeting is to introduce the new events, allow students to practice a few events, and to have students rank the 18 events in order of their interest.

Parents should go to the carpool area for pick up at 3:30. Please send a note to your child’s teacher to make sure they know to send them to Science Olympiad practice.

I try to place students in events that they like and pair them up with a partner who has compatible interests. Our returning 5th graders will be the leaders this year and will partner up with 4th graders to “show them the ropes”.

If there is a parent who is truly interested in coaching Water Rockets, please email me. This event is completely practiced at home and has technical equipment (for launch practices) that requires adult supervision at all times. It is a really fun event to coach and one of the most popular with the students!

Thank you for signing up for snacks! I can already tell we are going to have a wonderful year!

Kelly Jones

Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Scientists and Engineers

2018-2019 Application

If you are a 4th or 5th grade student who wants to be a part of  a top ranking team in Cobb county and in the State of Georgia, please complete the online application. ALL students must apply for this year’s team, even if he/she was a member last year. Please review the application with your child because there are questions regarding parent participation. We are highly selective in choosing our team. It is a competitive team and we are limited to 10-4th graders and 8-5th graders. Applications are due August 31st. The selection committee will then review the applications and select our new team. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kelly Jones.