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Emerson Science Olympiad Registration Open for Grades 2–5

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Emerson School will once again participate in the Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (WESO), a county-wide science event scheduled for May 14, 2016. This is the 14th annual Science Olympiad for area elementary students in grades 2-5.

Last year’s Olympiad was a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Many parent coaches want to coach again the following year because it is so enjoyable to work with a small group of students, and to be part of the Emerson team at this huge community-wide event.

How to Register (deadline: December 21)
Parents of interested students should review the event descriptions and complete the Student Registration Form by December 21. A registration form should be submitted for each child.
+ Registration form
+ Event descriptions

Dates and Additional Resources

Team Selection
Teams are selected by Kelly Vohland. It is a difficult process that attempts to provide all students with one of their top choices. Parents and students should be flexible with team choices as most events only allow two or three students on a team at each grade level. Please do not list names of students you would like to have on your child’s team in your registration.

Coaches Needed (The Number of Coaches Limits the Number of Teams)
The number of teams Emerson can have is dependent on the number of coaches that volunteer, so please consider coaching. Coaches also get to lead their child’s team, which is a great experience for both. Please contact Kelly if you have any questions regarding the time commitment or responsibilities involved with coaching.

A Coaches’ Workshop will be offered for all Event Coaches, typically in January, where they can find out more details about the event they are coaching and ask questions of the Event Supervisor (the person who is in charge of the event and its rules). If you would like to coach but are unable to attend the meeting, you will be able to find the event guidelines/details posted on the WESO website shortly after January meeting.

Middle School Science Olympiad
Middle School students also participate in the Science Olympiad. For more information about Emerson’s Middle School Science Olympiad team, please contact Tim Wilson.