OK, July has arrived and with it, the new fiscal year and new budgets! Time to get your Purchase Order ready to join the Oklahoma Science Olympiad for the 2014-15 tournament season. It’s going to be an exciting season as evidenced by these pictures from the 2014 Science Olympiad National Summer Institute last week in Phoenix.
Coach and Event Supervisor training is Saturday, September 20th in Howell Hall at the University of Central Oklahoma. Participants will review the rules and specifications for each of the 23 Division B (middle school) or the 23 Division C (high school) events. In addition, we will have a panel for Event Supervisors and one for Coaches so you can find out all you need to know to get prepared for the upcoming Science Olympiad invitational tournament season. We’ll have registration forms for the training posted soon on this website and on the Science Olympiad Basecamp as well.
You can also begin the process to join Science Olympiad. Enrollment forms will be posted later this week, but you can begin the Purchase Order process now. Purchase Orders should be made to the Putnam City Administrative Activity Fund, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, OK 73122 The memo should read “Science Olympiad”. Only Science Olympiad members can receive rule books, which normally arrive in mid-September.
Membership in the Science Olympiad is $100 per team. $60 of that fee is for national membership, the remaining $40 stays on Oklahoma and helps fund the Oklahoma Science Olympiad.
This year, schools may enter as many teams as they wish to compete in invitational tournaments as well as the State Tournament. However, EACH team must have a separate national and state membership. If, for example, your school has 50 students who want to compete in the tournaments, you can establish 3 separate teams and bring them to the competitions. However, each team will have to have a separate paid National and State Science Olympiad membership ($100 X 3 = $300 total). Only teams with fully paid memberships will be allowed to participate in invitational tournaments or the state tournament. This is a requirement of the National Science Oympiad.
Watch this space, much more information will be posted on this website soon.
Questions? Contact Bob