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Congratulations to Our Middle School Science Olympiad Teams!

Two Local Teams Qualify for State Tournament

Eleven teams and nearly 200 students competed February 26th in the 2016 Northeast Georgia Middle School Science Olympiad Regional Tournament sponsored by Oconee River GYSTC and Northeast Georgia RESA.  Vickery Creek Middle School (pictured below), out of Forsyth County, earned first place honors, and two local teams joined them in the top five and will move on to the state tournament March 19th.  Oconee County Middle School finished second overall, and Malcom Bridge Middle School finished fourth overall.  Completing the top five were Lakeside Middle School (Forsyth County) in third place and Eagles Home Educators (Barrow County) in fifth.  Other local schools competing in the tournament were Bear Creek and Haymon-Morris Middle Schools (Barrow County), Burney-Harris-Lyons and Clarke Middle Schools (Clarke County), and Loganville and Youth Middle Schools (Walton County).

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We would love to see even more local schools in our tournament next year.  Science Olympiad challenges teams of 15 students to 23 different STEM-related events that test students content knowledge, laboratory skills, and engineering abilities.  Sponsoring a Science Olympiad team at your school can be a great enrichment or extra-curricular activity.  We hold a coaches workshop each fall to help you get started.  Follow information on our tournament here and learn more about Science Olympiad here.

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Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament Coming Soon

Saturday, March 19th

Oconee River GYSTC and Northeast Georgia RESA will host the Northeast Georgia Elementary School Science Olympiad Regional Tournament Saturday, March 19th, at North Oconee High School.  Teams from 23 schools across north Georgia, including 18 from Northeast Georgia RESA, will compete in 18 events that cover all areas of science, as well as engineering.  Sponsoring a Science Olympiad team at your school can be a great enrichment or extra-curricular activity.  We hold a coaches workshop each fall to help you get started.  Follow information on our tournament here and learn more about Science Olympiad here.

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One Week Left to Give Your Feedback on the Draft Georgia Standards of Excellence

The public comment survey on the Draft Science Standards of Excellence will remain open through Monday, March 14th.  Here are three easy steps to learn about the revision process and submit your feedback.

1. Watch this informational video from GSTA and GSSA

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2. Read more about the standards revision process and access the DOE survey on GSTA’s standards website: http://georgiascienceteacher.org/Georgia-Next-Gen-Science.

3. Visit georgiastandards.org to review the draft and provide feedback via a brief survey.

Along with submitting your own comments, please be sure to share this information with any colleagues who might not have received it.

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Contact NEGA RESA / Oconee River GYSTC

Jeremy Peacock, Director of 6-12 Science, Northeast Georgia RESA

Jolaine Whitehead, Regional Coordinator, Oconee River GYSTC

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