Sunday, September 1, 2019

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Sept. 1, 2019




Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition in which students grades K-12 compete in STEM-related events.  Topics encompass anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.  Teamwork and group learning are a major emphasis.  

If your child is interested in science, fill out the Voyager Science Olympiad interest form so that we can connect with you. Science Olympiad is open to all Voyager students who want to be more involved with science!


An all-level interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 4 p.m. in the high school Commons Room.  We will cover program essentials, practice times, participant expectation, and answer questions. The information session is open to all grade levels.  

For more information about Voyager's Science Olympiad programs (including the K-3 VAES in-school program), see the Science Olympiad event links, check out the Voyager Science Olympiad team webpage or reach out to one of the team head coaches. See the Science Olympiad flyer for additional details.

High School Science Olympiad Team Meeting - Tuesdays at lunch
The C team meets on Tuesdays during lunch at the outdoor classroom (rain location: Ms. Huntington's room).  All students are welcome!  

Practice Sessions
We anticipate that team practice sessions will be held on Saturday mornings during the fall and early spring. Students are strongly encouraged to attend practice sessions when possible.  Outside practicing and studying is also encouraged.

Coach Clinic - Volunteers Needed
The NCSO Coach Clinic is scheduled for October 4 & 5 at SE Raleigh High School. We need volunteers to attend the clinic. If you are interested, contact your team coach. A limited number of registrations will be subsidized by team funds.

Head Coaches
Division A (K-5) - Kristin Jantz (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (scienceolympiadteamb@voyageracademy.net)
Division C (9-12) - Christine Huntington (scienceolympiadteamc@voyageracademy.net) and James Springer (jspringer@voyageracademy.net)

2020 Tournament Event Descriptions
Division A (K-6)
Division B  (6-9)
Division C (9-12)

2020 Science Olympiad Tournament Dates
Division A (K-5) - March 21, 2020 at Southern School of Energy & Sustainability
DIvision B (6-9) - February 29, 2020 at Riverside High School
DIvision C (9-12) - February 29, 2020 at Riverside High School
Division B/C state competition - April 25, 2019 at NC State University (pending qualification)