Putnam City Original Science Olympiad Tournament

Things are coming together quickly for Saturday’s Putnam City Original Science Olympiad Tournament.   The overall schedule for the day is below:

9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M           Team Registration/Judges Check-in

9:10 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.          Coaches Meeting –TBD

9:35 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.          Judges Meeting – TBD

10:00 A.M. –  3:00 P.M.       Olympiad Events

3:30 (tentative)                         Awards

The Division B schedule is:

Time Division B
Event Location Judges
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. Forestry# West Lab Irby
Disease Detectives 303 Stark
Reach for the Stars 302 Patterson
Experimental Design 310 Miller-Deboer
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Metric Mastery 301 judge needed
Keep the Heat* East Lab Becknel
Rocks & Minerals*# South Lab Carpenter/Shriver
Meteorology 305 NOAA
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Boomilever Old Cafeteria Melton
Helicopters Old Gym Fuller/Esker
Sounds of Music Music Room Ray
Heredity 310 Patten
1:00 P.M. –     2:00 P.M. Mission Possible Old Cafeteria judge needed
Anatomy# West Lab Carpenter/Shriver
Road Scholar 310 /judge needed
Shock Value North Lab Thompson
2:00 P.M. –     3:00 P.M. Mousetrap Vehicle Old Cafeteria Neill
Crime Busters East Lab Stark
Write It Do It 305 &306 Semet
Dynamic Planet 301 Carpenter


The Division C Schedule is:

Time Division C
Event Location Judges
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. Forestry# West Lab Irby
Disease Detectives 303 Stark
Astronomy 302 Patterson
Experimental Design 310 Miller-Deboer
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Chem Lab*# North Lab Carpenter
Thermodynamics* East Lab Becknel
Rocks & Minerals*# South Lab Carpenter/Shriver
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Boomilever Old Cafeteria Melton
Elastic Launch Glider Old Gym Esker
Robot Arm Some Hallway Watson
Designer Genes 310 Patten
1:00 P.M. –     2:00 P.M. Fermi Question 305 Patterson
Anatomy & Physiology# West Lab Carpenter/Shriver
Maglev Old Cafeteria Melton
Circuit Lab North Lab  Thompson
2:00 P.M. –     3:00 P.M. Gravity Vehicle Old Cafeteria Neill
Forensics# East Lab Stark
Write It Do It 305 & 306 Semet
Dynamic Planet 301 Carpenter

Caution!  This schedule is subject to change up to and including the last minute!

Putnam City High School is located at 5300 NW 50th.  Please park in the large parking lotEast and North of the main building.  The Front doors will NOT be open on Saturday.  Please use the North entrance at the Gym.

The Putnam City High School Band Boosters will holding their annual Pancake Breakfast in the cafeteria and will use this same entrance.  Admission to the All-You-Can-Eat breakfast is $5per person. That’s a pretty good deal so please consider coming a little earlier and stoking up for the competition!  The Science Olympiad Tournament and the team rooms are just past the breakfast in the science wing of PC High. Download a map of the building Here.

There are still a few events that still do not have judges.  Contact Benton Shriver is you can help or know someone who can help.

Wow! Science Olympiad Rocks Longfellow

The Oklahoma Science Olympiad visited Norman’s Longfellow Middle School this last Saturday for the Norman the January Science Olympiad Tournament.   Nine schools competed in Division B and C events as Longfellow Middle School hosted it’s first Science Olympiad!  We also welcomed three new teams to their first Science Olympiad Tournament.

Division B

Division B Olympians test their Boomilever during competition Saturday, January 12th at Longfellow Middle School.

1st – Casady Middle School

2nd – Western Oaks Middle School

3rd – Irving Middle School

4th – Dove Science Academy, Tulsa

5th – Capps Middle School

6th – Moore West Junior High

7th – Whittier Middle School

8th – Longfellow Middle School

Division C

1st – Putnam City High School

Next month’s tournament is hosted by Putnam City High School, 5300 NW 50th Street in Oklahoma City.

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The PC High Tournament is the last “warm up” to the State Tournament at UCO March 2nd.  All four of Oklahoma’s Division C schools are expected to participate as are all eleven of the state’s Division B members.  Details will be posted here.  Contact Tournament Director Benton Shriver at PC High for answers to specific questions about the Tournament.  The tournament registration form is located here.

Hope your Holiday break went well.  Are you ready for the next Olympiad?

This Saturday, January 12th, Longfellow Middle School in Norman hosts a Tournament for all Division B and C schools in the state.  This is their first time to host and they are very excited to offer their school as a venue for Science Olympiad.

Attached is the latest schedule of events.  As you can see, there are a few judging gaps.  If you know someone who is could be  judge, or if you can provide a judge, please contact Jeff Patterson ( jefferyp@norman.k12.ok.us ) as soon as possible.  Remember, judges are responsible for all aspects of an event, the set-up, the tests, the scoring… everything!  As an added bonus, the folks at Longfellow have established a Judges lounge where judges can confer, perform their important calculations, and have lunch, provided by staff and volunteers from Longfellow.  How special is that?

Also attached is the Registration form you need to send to Jeff to formalize your team’s intended participation in the tournament.  If you haven’t already done so, please email a copy of your completed registration form to Jeff as soon as possible.  You will also need to bring it with you Saturday with any of the amendments to the team roster that inevitably occur.

Remember, you MUST be a member of the Oklahoma Science Olympiad to participate in this Tournament.  Yes, you can have multiple teams from your school participate in this event, BUT they must compete as separate teams and must be pre-registered as such.  You cannot interchange personnel between the teams and you should provide separate assistant coaches to supervise the separate teams.

We are getting enough participants in Tournaments that it’s time to start thinking about proper supervision of Olympians.  PLEASE emphasized to Olympians (and their guests) that when they are not competing, they should restrict their activities to the team area.  As guests in the host school, they should not go on a journey of exploration a roam the halls, other than to confirm the location of their competition.  Most events are closed to spectators, but there are events, such as Mag-Lev, Boomilever and the flight and car events, that have the possibility for spectators.

Longfellow Middle School is located at 215 North Ponca Avenue in Norman.  The Google map url is: http://goo.gl/maps/ZB1vI

Questions?  Problems?  Un-met needs?  Contact Jeff and myself and we’ll do our best to provide a solution.

See ya Saturday!