• Science Olympiad for 2013-14

    Posted on April 23, 2013 by in Science Olympiad
    Eagles Home Educators is excited to be planning another year of Science Olympiad!  
    For the 2013-14 school year we will continue to meet in Bethlehem at The Church at Winder.  Science Olympiad will meet 2 days per month – the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 10am until 4pm.  The cost is $85 per family PLUS $15 per student AND you must be a paid member of Eagles Home Educators. 
    Some things to consider  (About our Science Olympiad Teams)
    • You must be a traditional homeschool family  (National rules – not ours) As long as you turn in a Deceleration of Intent all is well!
    • This is a major commitment !! Plan to follow through.  Our season runs from late August – Mid March. Practice is weekly and more often than that when we get close to tournament dates.
    • This year we will have Middle and High School competitive teams.  (We tried an elementary team this year and didn’t have the needed participation) 
    • Parents are required to be involved – helping coach, plan etc.
    • Students will be divided onto teams based on counties they live in (another national rule!) and their ages.
    • COLLEGES LOVE to see SciOLy on transcripts!  Our Middle school A team went to state this year.  This is the 2nd year in a row Eagles has sent a team to state!  They came in 4rd at regionals (regional had 24 teams) and 10th at state (24 teams) Our middles school B team also did amazingly well! (first year students) Many of our students medaled and earned ribbons this year!  Our High School team BARLEY missed a trip to state!  The did an amazing job with many students earning medals and ribbons as well. 
    • Competitions are on Saturdays.  We go to at least one invitational, regional and possibly state.  Middle school will also go to a training session in Cobb County.  Over night travel to regional competition is possible – we have to be able to work dates around our competitive speech/debate and High School SciOly team……
    • For more information see  http://soinc.org/
    For questions or RSVP contact Donna Brown atlmommy@gmail.com (Middle school teams and overall questions) or Shonda Acton  jsgmas123@gmail.com (High School Coach)