Mission Valley Elementary School
This is a friendly reminder for our MO/SO Info night on Oct 5th 2018 between 5:30 PM and 7 PM (Coming Friday)
For Science Olympiad (SO), Some of you might have signed up online, still, please come and attend the info session and only then your child will be confirmed in the SO events for the year 2018-2019.
We will have a sign-up sheet which parents need to fill out on the day. Please do not leave without filling the info on the day.
Deadline for the SO events to sign up is Sunday Oct 7th 11:59 PM PST, after which no more kids will be able to enter for the year 2018-2019.
Thanks for all of your cooperation on this
Science Olympiad Sign up
This is the sign up for the Science Olympiad competitions for the 2018-2019 school year.
There are three different competitions based on the age group or grades.
1) Science Bowl
Middle schoolers participate in this competition. Therefore, only 6th graders who are really serious and interested from MVE qualify for this.
It is a nationwide academic competition that tests the students knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics.
Mostly Middle school students do this event. It has a team of five students, a coach who is typically a parent, and a teacher who serves an advisor.
These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry,
earth science, physics, energy, and math. Whoever gets selected or wins the first round will go into regionals which typically happens end of January.
Registration typically begins 1st week of October. MVSA will sponsor the event.
2) Middle School level Science Olympiad which goes up to National Level (Div B)
Its a team competition (15 in each team) in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines,
including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Many middle schools and upper elementary (mainly the 6th grade) participate in this event from all over the US.
Qualifying winner of the first round will enter Regionals and then Nationals.
Registration is around November time frame. Costs is about $350. MVSA sponsors
MVSA - first time tried the Science Olympiad Div B and the Science Bowl last year 2017-2018 and our kids did a great job and won several events.
3) Elementary Science Olympiad which is run by "Science Guru" and a High Schooler in Bay Area
This is a team event - 8 kids in each team.
Students will compete in 11 events pertaining to all branches of science and math, both practical and theory
Registration is around end of November. Costs is about $160 per team. MVSA sponsors
- Other Science Competitions we might look for this year are "Brain Bee" or Milpitas Science Olympiad
Please sign up ASAP for which you are interested in.
For Further Questions please contact
There will be an information session which will be held pretty soon.
Will update all.
All the Olympiads, we would recommend doing from 4th grade onwards.
Brain Bee -> Any grade level can enter
If there are too many students registering for entering in Div B Science Olympiad and Science Bowl, we need to do an assessment test which will
typically happen before 2nd week of October
So Please HURRY UP and sign in the sheet with the appropriate Olympiad you want to sign in for your kids