WESO 2019 Lost and Found

  • “King Science Olympiad” drawstring bag with water bottles.
  • Blue Champion pullover with light green trim
  • Girl’s long-sleeve sweater with star
  • Jean jacket with light blue hoodie
  • Green fleece Lands’ End pullover
  • Red hoodie (name “Ian” or “Jan”)
  • Red and gray fleece jacket
  • Dark red fleece jacket with bear graphics
  • Drawstring lunch bag with cooler pack, pita bread, etc.
  • Earbuds
  • “Academic Games” notebook (name “Christopher Z…”)
  • Cash found on second floor. State the amount to claim.
  • Car key fob – Ford

To claim an item, fill out the “Contact Us” form.



Academic Check-in timing (and a repost about tournament logistics)

Q: How early should students check in for their events at the tournament?

A: Teams can check in as early as 15 minutes before their event start time. We recommend at least 10 minutes early if possible. Students can check in up to the start time of their event, but doing so means they may be late arriving to the event. At least 10 minutes early is strongly recommended.

Here’s another plug for the tournament logistics document. It’s filled with helpful information, including a building map.

Schools must provide Baked Goods

Q: At the Pioneer walk through, it sounded like individually bagged chips/crackers could be provided for the 3 dozen items donated by each school. Does WESO want individually wrapped baked goods or are snacks acceptable?

A: Schools are required to provide 3 dozen, individually wrapped baked goods, no peanuts. We count on the baked goods to supplement items that WESO procures for sale, such as the snacks you mentioned. This allows us to have a variety of items for everyone to enjoy.
Some fruit will be provided for sale by WESO – we will not accept fruit donations. 
Comment: Do individually wrapped baked goods need to be purchased as such, or can we bag our own donations? Are home made items accepted?
A. You can bag your own goods, and homemade items are most welcome. All must be peanut-free.

iCompute change

Q: What version of Scratch will be used for iCompute?

A: Scratch 2.0 will be used for iCompute in the 2019 Olympiad. Although we anticipated and stated version 3.0 would be used this year, we are not able to use this version due to compatibility issues. We apologize for the change. We understand the interface is different between versions 2.0 and 3.0 but the functionality is similar. Given the choice between using 2.0 and cancelling the event, we are opting to hold the event using Scratch 2.0