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ESO at JHS 2019 Details Now Available
The Elementary Science Olympiad at Jacksonville High School enters its 26th year of competitions in 2019 as we look to welcome over 30 teams and over 600 student participants to Jacksonville on Saturday, February 23rd. Read over the ESO at JHS 2019 Details for complete information on this year's Olympiad, a premier elementary education event in Alabama.

ESO at JHS Changes for 2019
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!). 28 events and 24 participants per team are both the largest for any competition at any level of Science Olympiad in Alabama. So, we're downsizing slightly. In 2019, the ESO at JHS will feature 24 total events for teams of 20 students. Over 20 of our teams last year already had rosters of 20 or less students, and should be unaffected. Teams will still be able to roster 8 sixth graders as part of the team. Returning coaches, look for an email from us for more information.

ESO 2019 Set for February 23rd, Register Your Team Now
The Elementary Science Olympiad at JHS will return to JHS for its 26th annual competition on Saturday, February 23rd. Register your team for this year's competition now here at esoatjhs.org. Visit our ESO at JHS 2019 Team Registration page to complete our web form. Team fees will be announced as information becomes available from the Alabama Science Olympiad. We will continue to use the 6th edition ESO Coaches Manual, so returning teams will not need a new copy. Returning teams need to register by November 7th to hold onto their spot in the competition field. New teams will be admitted after that point, if space is available.

Up Next: Competition Schedule, Group Assignments
We're hard at work this month finalizing the details for ESO 2019. Look for the overall competition schedule online later in October. And, after the close of registration, we'll have group assignments posted in mid November.

Clanton Intermediate Claims ESO at JHS 2018 Team Title
Clanton Intermediate School (Clanton) returned to the top in 2018, capturing its second overall team championship at the 2018 Elementary Science Olympiad at Jacksonville High School on Saturday, February 24th. Kitty Stone Elementary (Jacksonville) was 2nd and the Donoho School (Anniston) took third. View the the over 300 individual medalists -- the top six finishers in each of the 28 events -- on our ESO 2018 Award Winners page.
And, checkout photos and other highlights from this year's Olympiad in which we celebrated 25 years of the ESO at JHS on the ESO 2018 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: October 16, 2018.


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