You Be the Chemist

The You Be the Chemist team competed last weekend at North Park University. Nora L. took 5th place out of 52 students and will be moving on to the State competition. The Demonstration team, composed of Alex V., Grant L., Kania W., and Robert Z., took second place out of 26 teams on their understanding of chemistry knowledge and demonstration.

Elementary Science Olympiad

Our Elementary Science Olympiad Teams recently competed in Des Plaines. Our teams did well. Below are the competitions in which the students were medal winners.

Blue team:
Aerodynamics-Second Place
Crimebusters-Second Place
Junk Cars-Third Place
Metric Mastery-First Place
Starry Night-Third Place

Purple team:
A is for Anatomy-Third Place
Backyard Biologist-Third Place
Bridge or Tower-First Place
Mystery Architecture-Fourth Place
Write it, Do it-Fourth Place

Congratulations Christopher P.!

Christopher P., an 8th grader, was featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with the GE Fallonventions. He was selected to present his invention from the Invention Convention that he created last school. He also competed at the National Competition in Washington D.C. with his invention last Spring. You can view the segment by clicking the link below. We are so proud of you!

You can view the segment by clicking the link below.

Elementary Science Olympiad Competition

The LaSalle II Elementary Science Olympiad team competed this past weekend. Overall, we placed in 9 out of 12 different competitions.

  • Aerodynamics: Pharaoh A, Evan B, Daniel T – 3rd Place
  • Anatomy: Taelor P, Biko H, Evan B – 3rd Place
  • Backyard Biologist: Giulia B, Maia W, Samia J – 3rd Place
  • Bridge Building: Arielle B, Gabriela M, Taelor P – 2nd Place
  • Junk Cars: Ryan W, Henry B, Giulia B – 1st Place
  • Metric Mastery: Vaeda V, Noah D., Dries H – 1st Place
  • Mystery Powders: Alex V, Varun S, Joaquin I – 1st Place
  • Rock Hound: Biko H, Beno D, and Noah P – 2nd Place
  • Trageggtory: Noah P., Asha, Beno – 1st Place
  • Weather or Not: Elih E, Alex V, Joaquin I – 3rd Place

 

Congratulations to our students and their teacher sponsors, Mr. Taff and Ms. Aquino, for their hard work and dedication!

Invention Convention

The seventh grade representatives of LaSalle II competed in the CSIC (Chicago Student Invention Convention) at Clemente High School on Saturday. There were about 300 presenters. In the Junior High division, of 34 students, Kira S. and Jadah C. took fourth place. Grace P. took third place and Christopher P. took First. Christopher has also been invited to participate in the National Invention Convention in Washington D.C.. Also, participating were Andrew W, Willem P, Amelia L, Lesly G, and Luke M.

8th Grade Science Fair

Emma Z. and Tiffany L. recently participated in the regional Science Fair and have qualified for the city wide competition.

Middle School Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad Team participated in the Chicago Invitational on Saturday, February 4th at Westinghouse College Prep.

  • Charlie H. and John J. placed first in Bottle Rockets
  • Olivia Q. and Aylee S. placed second in Optics
  • Oliva Q. and Ashley S. placed third in Write It Do It
  • Michael K. and John J. placed second n Hovercraft.

Elementary Science Olympiad

Dear Future Olympians,

Last year, LaSalle II was selected as one of only 13 elementary schools in northern Illinois to participate in an Elementary Science Olympiad pilot program for students in 3rd through 5th grades. Science Olympiad has been operating in Illinois for over thirty years but has never had an elementary program. We have been invited once again to participate in an expanded program

The Elementary Science Olympiad will consist of 12 different categories that students can choose to compete. The categories have a wide range of interests from anatomy, aerodynamics, bridge building, backyard biologist, to chemistry to name a few. Each category can have up to three students working together in competition against other school teams.

The LaSalle II team will meet every other Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The formal schedule dates will follow. We will hold an informational meeting and practice for interested students and parents on Thursday 9/22 in Room 210 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please fill out the form below and return it to Mr. Taff by Tuesday 9/27 if you are interested.

Thank you,

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Investigating Simple Machines

Learning about levers

“You Be the Chemist”

The LaSalle II “You Be the Chemist” team competed on March 19 at North Park University against 23 other teams. The “You Be the Chemist team met every Wednesday after school to discuss, learn and experiment with chemistry topics. Our team demonstrated their knowledge of exothermic and endothermic reactions.

Nora L. competed in the knowledge of chemistry challenge and place 10th out of 43 other competitors. The knowledge portion, consisting of multiple choice questions with 15 seconds to answer, ranged from knowledge of lab ware to chemical reaction balancing formulas.

Pictured are Michael K., Liam S., Dante R., Nora L., and Jazmin S.