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2019-2020 MRSO Competition Dates

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December 14: Ladera Vista (Tentative)

January 10-12: Mira Loma (Travel)

January 18: Mesa-Wilson

January 25: Kraemer (Tentative)

February 1: Portola/Irvine

February 22: LA Regionals (Rio Hondo)

April: State  Date TBA 

Contact Your Coaches

Ms. Collins: sciencecollins29@gmail.com

 

Mr. N: cnoiboonsook@gmail.com

 

Remind: @mesaso

Science Olympiad

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Welcome to Mesa Robles Science Olympiad!  

 

At Mesa Robles, we strive to encourage all students to be scientists and explore their world.  Students who participated in Mesa Science Olympiad have gone on to be architects, environmentalists, researchers, doctors, and people who make a positive impact on our world.  We invite you to try out for the Mesa Robles Science Olympiad Team.

Try-Outs for the 2020 season has begun.  Try-outs are an eight-week process so you have ample opportunity to show progress in your events, team spirit, collaboration, and cooperation.  If you are interested in being a part of the Mesa Robles Science Olympiad team for 2020, please see Mr. N  or Ms. Collins as soon as possible. 

The final team roster will be posted in Mid-October in Mr.N and Ms. Collins' rooms.

Email/Contact the coaches:

Jennifer Collins or   Jim Noiboonsook.

2020 Mesa Robles/ Wilson High School Invitational Information

Mesa Robles/Wilson High School Invitational Tournament (Div B and C)  -  Saturday, January 18, 2020

Glen A. Wilson High School

16455 Wedgeworth Drive

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

 

The Mesa Robles/ Wilson High School Invitational Tournament is a Division B and C tournament and will be hosted at Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, CA.  

 

In order to accommodate all teams who wish to participate, we will open registration to one team per school.  If you are interested in having a second team participate, please indicate this on the registration form.  After the close of registration on October 15th, or when 30 teams are reached- whichever comes first, we will contact schools on a first come, first served basis.

 

Registration will open on Thursday, September 12th. To register, please complete the registration form and send in your guarantee of insurance and payment.  Cost per team is $175.00.   All questions can be directed to Tournament Director Jennifer Collins.

 

All payments and COI's must be received no later than November 15, 2019.


Things to do after you register:

 

1.  Send in your payment and insurance certification.

      Checks are payable to MRSO Science Boosters, Inc.

       

Please mail Division B payments to Mesa Robles School - 16060 Mesa Robles Drive - Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 - Attn: Jennifer Collins

 

Guarantees of Insurance MUST BE MAILED TO HLPUSD at 15959 E. Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91716-0002  - Attn: Hal Longan- Business Services.

 

A digital copy MUST be sent to Jennifer Collins at jcollins@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

 

Your Guarantee of Insurance must read:

 

   Certificate Holder: Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District 

                                       15959 E. Gale Avenue

                                       City of Industry, CA 91716-0002
                                       Attention:  Hal Longan, Director of Business Services

                             

Each participating team must provide HLPUSD a General Liability Certificate of Insurance with a $1 million per occurrence limit and $2 million aggregate.

 

Named Additional Insured Endorsement MUST READ: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, its officers, agents, employees, and volunteers as Additional Insureds.

 

Without the proper Guarantee of Insurance that specifically lists "HLPUSD, its agents, officers, employees, and volunteers" as Additional Insureds, your team will be unable to participate in the tournament.

 

Please submit a digital copy of your COI to Jennifer Collins at  jcollins@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

 

2.  Submit a PDF of your exam and key.  

           After registration, you will be assigned an event to Proctor.  Please email relevant event exams and keys to Jennifer Collins no later than January 10, 2020.  We will compile all exams and keys in a Google Drive account linked to your coach's email address following the tournament.

 

          Please make sure all exam information is relevant, original, and not copied from the Internet. 

 

3.  Check State and National Rules Clarifications

      We will follow the Southern California State Science Olympiad's rules and clarifications.  

 

4.  Sign up for engineering time slots.

     In January, a link to Google Drive will be posted here for self-scheduling events.  Please be mindful of your choices, as there may not be an opportunity to switch timeslots.

 

5.  Look for event-specific information.

     Click below to see images of loaders, floors, and venues for engineering events.  (COMING SOON)

  • Wilson High School Campus Map
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6.  Bring day-of -tournament registration materials.

     Upon check-in at Tournament Headquarters (Media Center) at the event, teams need to have photo releases and participation releases for each participating member of their team.

 

The photo and invitational release forms will be posted when available.

 

7.  Prepare and run your event(s)

     Schools will have one or more event assignments.  Please have your event supervisors report to the Tournament Headquarters on the day of the tournament for further instruction.

 

    Out of fairness for all teams, please remember to keep all test material original, and most importantly, please be sure not to reuse portions of event exams from any previous invitational, regional, state, or national tournament.

 

     Please remember that you are responsible for ALL the materials needed for this event.  If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Collins.  

 

8.  Remember tournament policies and ground rules.

     Just in case anyone needs a refresher:

  • Medals will be awarded to the top six teams in each event.  Trophies will be awarded to the top six teams overall.
  • An arbitration committee will be on hand to resolve disputes between event supervisors and competing teams.  In the event of a conflict, both parties need to provide a brief statement to the arbitration committee in writing.  The committee will have the final decision-making authority on the matter.
  • Students are expected to follow all rules and display integrity, honesty, and sportsmanship while competing.
  • Photography/videography of other teams and/or their devices is not permitted without the express permission of the team being photographed. Teams in violation of this protocol may be disqualified from the event and/or tournament.
  • Please do your part to keep the campus clean by placing all trash in trash receptacles.  In addition, we ask that event proctors keep rooms tidy, clean, and relatively untouched, as we would like to keep our teachers happy!

Advisors: Ms. Collins & Mr. N.

Tournament information:

Registration is OPEN Posted 9/12/19

Coaches of Registered Teams please follow this link to Google Drive for team numbers and proctor assignments.

 

Event Sign ups will open on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 PM.  The link is below.  Commenting will open on Dec. 19th and close on Thursday, January 10th. 

 

 

Tournament Schedule and Documents

Local Restaurants

All restaurants are within 5 miles of Mesa Robles - Most are located in the vicinity of Azusa Ave. and Colima Rd.

  • El Pollo Loco
  • Panda Express
  • Chipotle
  • Subway
  • Pizza Hut
  • Dominoes
  • Taco Bell
  • The Habit
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Corner Bakery Cafe
  • Panera
  • Jamba Juice
  • Mc Donald's

Local Accomodations for Teams

In the Hacienda Heights area, there are a number of places to stay within a short drive to the tournament venue.  

 

 

Courtyard by Marriott

1905 S Azusa Ave

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-6850

 

Fairfield Inn and Suites

3211 E Garvey Ave N

West Covina, CA 91791-1708

(10.1 miles)

 

Holiday Inn 

3223 East Garvey North

West Covina, CA 91791

(10.1 miles)

 

Hampton Inn West Covina

3145 East Garvey North

West Covina, CA 91791

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