Welcome to Missouri Science Olympiad 2018
Hello and welcome to a new year in Science Olympiad. We have many changes to the Missouri Science Olympiad this year.
First and foremost, we have some changes in our regions. Region 3 is now being run by Greg Spiegel. Greg has had many years experience in Science Olympiad and has graciously stepped into this role when a need arose. This year for sure the Region 3 tournament will be held at Staley High School with a possibility of moving to Park University after that. Many of you in Region 3 are familiar with Greg as a coach and as an invitational tournament host. While fulfilling his duties as a regional director he will not be the head coach of the Stanley team and will also have myself as well as other state officials to help him navigate through the regional process. Please welcome Greg.
Region 5 is also in transition after the passing of our beloved friend and long time Regional Director and Board Member Allan Pringle. We are still working out the final details of the leadership of Region 5 and will keep you posted.
We will also start our Allan Pringle Memorial Scholarship this year at the State Tournament. Look for further details to come about the scholarship soon.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, read this in its entirety. This is a MAJOR change in the way Science Olympiad will be handling memberships this year. Instead of mailing manuals the national office will be posting the manual online for teams to download and/or print. Because of this change, you will be able to get your manual before you register. One of the issues that we are fearful of is that out of habit coaches may think they are registered because they have the manual. In order to alleviate some of the mystery, we will be listing the registered teams under their regional tabs 1-2 times a week. If you question whether or not you are registered please click the link to your region and look for your school.
With this new year in particular, there are many new changes and already a lot of new teams inquiring. We continue to strive to make this a great science experience for the students and try to alleviate as many headaches as possible for the kids. For all of you out there who are new or newer, and those who might have forgotten, this is a completely volunteer organization. Patience is needed as we all hold other jobs and careers and we get back to you as fast as possible, but we try to respond in 48-72 hours as a rule.
Good luck this year and we look forward to seeing you!