Schools sometimes run practice tournaments, independent from VASO, called "Invitationals". These are optional tournaments that teams may choose to attend to give them more practice at the events or to have more competition experience. You must have completed your VASO registration to attend these tournaments, which are held all over the US. Note, though, that Invitationals do typically require their own registration fee and each Invitational determines its own criteria for participating, schedule, and slate of events to run.
Annual Meeting Date set
Mar 31, 2014
As we wrap up this year of Science Olympiad, we would like to invite you to our annual meeting on Saturday, May 31 from 9-11am in the West Springfield HS library. At the annual meeting, we review the highlights of the year, discuss changes, and take feedback from the floor. Also, we announce board election results and introduce the VASO board members for the next year.
State Results certified
Mar 25, 2014
State results are certified, with changes only to CodeBusters results (from a spreadsheet mistake in C and a misapplication of the time bonuses in B). Congratulations to all teams for a fine showing. Longfellow Middle School and TJHSST will represent Virginia at the National Science Olympiad tournament in Florida in May.
Free Engineering Camp Summer Opportunity
Mar 13, 2014
There is an opportunity for your students to attend one-week long, all-expenses paid, Engineering and Construction Summer Camps offered by the Society of American Military Engineers. The opportunities are available to rising sophomores, rising juniors and rising seniors. Deadlines are fast approaching.
Div A seeking volunteers at their tournament
Mar 4, 2014
Division A is looking for help at their tournament on May 10. All Div B and Div C Science Olympiad participants are eligible to assist in events. Email them at divisiona.so(at)gmail.com if you would like to help.
If teams have invitational tournaments that they recommend, we will be happy to put links for them on this page.