Palatine Invitational Tournament Updates

Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 6:50 PM

This is a copy of the email that was sent this same evening.



You are receiving this e-mail because you signed up your Science Olympiad team(s) to participate in the Palatine High School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament set for Saturday, November 21.  Preparations are well underway, and events assignments have been completed.


Please e-mail me back right away to let me know you received this e-mail and saw what you have been assigned.  I dread the thought that we all wake up on Saturday, November 21 and someone did not prepare an event because they never got this e-mail.  By e-mailing me back right away, I will know that all of the events are covered, and I can sleep soundly at night. 


Please review the table below to see to what event your school has been assigned. 


2020 Palatine High School Science Olympiad Invitational

Event Supervision Assignments



Anatomy & Physiology

Neuqua Valley HS


Oak Park-River Forest HS

Chemistry Lab*

Naperville North HS

Circuit Lab

New Trier HS


Hinsdale Central HS

Designer Genes

Barrington HS

Detector Building

Saline HS

Disease Detectives

Belvidere North HS

Dynamic Planet

Crystal Lake South HS

Experimental Design*

Evanston HS


Stevenson HS


Cary-Grove HS

GeoLogic Mapping

Munster HS


Maine South HS


Buffalo Grove HS

Protein Modeling*

Lyons Township HS

Sounds of Music

Hersey HS

Water Quality

Lisle Senior HS

Write It Do It*

Marquette University HS


Events with an asterisk (*) have been assigned a school to assist in the creation, the proctoring and/or the grading of the event.  See below.


2020 Palatine High School Science Olympiad Invitational

Event Supervision Assistance Assignments


Primary School

Helper School

Chemistry Lab*

Naperville North HS

Elizabeth Brucker

Niles North

John Krestos

Experimental Design*

Evanston HS

Ellen Fierer

Naperville Central HS

Amy Hastings


Hinsdale South

Robb Gotlund


Protein Modeling*

Lyons Township HS

Bruce Falli

Fairfax (VA)

Sam Tennison

Write It Do It*

Marquette University HS

Nicole Williams

Naper Valley Home School

Brenda Guo


Note: The helper schools are to assist in all aspects of creating, proctoring and/or grading the event.  The Primary School should act as the coordinator for the experience.


Each school should reach out to each other to coordinate their efforts.


If you have concerns regarding the assignments, please let me know immediately. 


While planning your event please keep in mind that the test will be given through and the students will have access to a chat window to chit chat with each other.  However, I would expect that students will also use their cell phones to communicate with each other.  Also, since there is no way to precent cheating please write the test so that it can’t be easily googled.  


Rob Heitz already has the vents assigned in so you can go in and start exploring the test creation environment.  If you are interested, I will provide a short introduction to test creation in on Tuesday, October 13 via Zoom at 5:00 PM Central time.  


The Zoom info is below:


Time: Oct 13, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 924 0005 2438

Passcode: @U*6g?mL



Please share with me any questions you might have.


Carl from Palatine


September 10, 2020 @ 11:17 AM
The Palatine Tournament scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020 will be in the Mini SO format. 
All testing will be on-line using .
Registration is now open with a max of 3 teams per school with a cost of $75 per team.

A Zoom meeting for all interested coaches will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 PM.
During the meeting, we will discuss the tournament format and other conditions relevant to the tournament.

Here is the link for the Zoom meeting:

You may also go to and enter the following information:
Meeting ID: 991 5304 4529
Passcode: rF.D16AK

You may also call in from your cell phone with One tap mobile
+13126266799,,99153044529#,,,,,,0#,,15092092# US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 991 5304 4529
Passcode: 15092092

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