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ESO 2020 Preregistration Forms Due This Friday, January 31st
Coaches, don't forget to submit your team's tentative team roster form and event pre-registration (at Doodle.com), by Friday, January 31st. And, make sure you read over the latest update email, sent January 12th. Didn't get it? Please let us know via our contacts page so that we can get the correct address for you. Visit the ESO news page for complete details.

Final ESO Coaches Conference Call This Wednesday, January 29th
The ESO at JHS Staff will host its second and final coaches conference call to answer questions on Wednesday, January 29th at 3:15 pm. Coaches, watch your email for the call-in information.

Reserve a Table by February 12th, Order Pizzas Through February 18th
ESO at JHS will assign table space in the cafeteria based on a lottery system this year. To request space, please complete the table request form by February 12th. We'll draw schools at random and assign tables by February 18th. Teams not assigned a table can take any available space in the gym for home base. And, planning on ordering pizzas for your team members and staff for lunch? We'll deliver to you at JHS! Place your order by Tuesday, February 18th to have us arrange them for you. Simply visit our pizza order form to submit your order. Just $7 for a large cheese and $8 for a large pepperoni pizza. You can update your order simply by submitting another order (we'll delete the first one!).

ESO 2020 Group Assignments, Event Schedule Now Online
Twenty-nine teams will converge on Jacksonville High School for ESO 2020. View the ESO at JHS 2020 Group Assignments now to see your school's placement in one of our three groups. Also online is the ESO 2020 Event Schedule, now with event room assignments. Note the different event times and locations for each group on the schedule.

ESO 2020 Event Checklist and Rule Clarifications Online
Coaches: Download our 2020 Event Checklist and Rule Clarifications, updated with event times and locations, to help you find answers to the common questions about each event. Complete event rules for our 22 events are found either in the official ESO Coaches Manual (mailed following registration with the Alabama Science Olympiad state office) or online in our Event Archive (ESO at JHS original events).

ESO at JHS Changes for 2020
The Alabama Science Olympiad is looking to expand the excitement of elementary-level competitions to new schools across our state. As a result, the ESO at JHS is supporting the effort to create more manageable competitions that new hosts can launch in 2020 and beyond (perhaps one closer to your town!). In 2020, the ESO at JHS will feature 22 total events, down from 24 in 2019. We will continue to permit up to 24 students, including up to 8 sixth graders, as part of the team.

Clanton Intermediate Claims ESO at JHS 2019 Team Title
Clanton Intermediate School (Clanton) won its second consecutive team championship, and third overall, at the 2019 Elementary Science Olympiad at Jacksonville High School on Saturday, February 23rd. The Donoho School (Anniston) was 2nd and Kitty Stone Elementary (Jacksonville) took third. View the nearly 250 individual medalists -- the top five finishers in each of the 24 events -- on our ESO 2019 Award Winners page. View photos and other highlights from this year's Olympiad on the ESO 2019 Fast Facts page.

Make ESO Part of Your Classroom
The Elementary Science Olympiad is an excellent way to encourage your students to explore the world of science. More than just a competition, ESO presents a number of events that make great classroom activities. Sample a few ESO events, created by the JHS staff, in our ESO at JHS Event Archive. Or, get the complete ESO Coaches Manual full of over 80 events. Visit the Science Olympiad home page for ordering information.

Last Updated: January 26, 2020.


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