General Schedule for the day of Olympiad

Maybe I haven’t had enough coffee yet, but I can’t seem to find a general schedule for the 2019 Olympiad on the WESO site.  I’m specifically looking for event start/stop and ceremony times.
Here are the basics. We will post more details in the coming weeks.
2nd grade events: 8:00 – 11:00 am
3rd grade events: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
4th grade events: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
5th grade events: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Awards ceremony times
2nd: 11:15 am
3rd: 2:15 pm
4th: 5:15 pm
5th: 8:15 pm

Raffle Fundraiser signup now available



Raffle Event: Each year the WESO organization conducts a raffle fundraiser on the day of Science Olympiad.  Raffle proceeds are used to fund workshops, open events, learning tools allocated to schools, and to fund general WESO expenses.

Your School’s Raffle Basket Contribution: Each participating school is required to participate in the raffle by contributing a themed basket with a fair market value of $100 or more.  This minimum threshold allows us to keep the ticket prices consistent with previous years (1 ticket – $5; 3 tickets – $10 and 7 tickets – $20). Themes can be anything you wish such as: family game night; movie night, Go Blue! gourmet, gardening, etc…

NO firearms, fireworks, alcohol or tobacco products.  Think family and school friendly items!

This is an important fundraiser and your school’s participation is critical to its success.

School Level Raffle Coordinator’s Responsibilities

  • Each school will designate a Raffle Coordinator. This person will log onto the SignUp Genius link and indicate their school’s basket theme. If Raffle Coordinators are targeting businesses for donations please plan on adding that information on the SignUp Genius to reduce overlap.

SignUp Genius:

  • Raffle Coordinators are to sign up no later than April 24 , 2019 with their basket’s theme and description.
  • Your team is responsible for delivery of your basket to the raffle site at Pioneer H.S. during Science Olympiad event SET UP the EVENING BEFORE the event (Friday May 10, 2019 between 5:00 pm -7:00 pm) Please only in special circumstances can an alternate hand off time/location can be scheduled. Please make prior arrangements with Renee McKeone, raffle coordinator.
  • All baskets should wrapped/sealed if necessary and ready for auction. (We will not have supplies available to do this.)

Please direct any questions or concerns that you may have to:

2019 WESO  Raffle Coordinator
Renee McKeone

Thank you in advance for helping to make this year’s raffle fundraiser a success!

Tournament participation

Q.   For our school’s team, we have ten 3rd graders, one 4th grader, and zero 5th graders. Can some of those 3rd graders “compete up” in the 4th and 5th grade competition? We were thinking to like when Rec & Ed lets kids “play up” a grade (but now down a grade).

A.  Sorry but all Olympians must participate at their own grade level designation, one team per grade per school.


Self-scheduled Events

Q: My school’s schedule is missing several events. How will we know what time our school is scheduled for those events?

A: This year, we have pre-assigned tournament times for all but five events: Back to Nature: Geology Rocks!; Estimania; In Bloom;Photon Phun; and Write It, Build It. Those events are “self-scheduled”, which means that your school’s head coach will pick from several available times for your school. They were only able to do that after we released the initial schedules.

Parents are unable to pick event times, so if you would like to know what your school’s time for an event is, consult with your head coach.