The purpose of the club is to prepare students for the state-level competition in March. The program is often likened to an “academic track meet” in which team members participate in 23 events across the entire spectrum of sciences. This club aims to inspire a love of science within the Staples community and promote cooperation as members study and prepare for competition. Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes. In grades 6-12, Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set, but some school clubs have more than 75 members, allowing for an apprentice and mentoring system. This club is designed to allow students to participate as members of a Staples Science Olympiad Team.
|Faculty Advisor||Student Representative||Student Representative|
|Jacob Brewer & Karen Thompson||Clara Smith||Colin Morgeson|