Academic Teams

Academic Teams General Contact -


Academic teams offer a wonderful enrichment opportunity for CRES students. In addition to learning math, science, engineering, culture and other educational subjects, students have an opportunity to experience working together in groups toward common goals, and healthy competition. Plus, they get to have a lot of fun with their friends! 


To Register for the Academic Teams Below Click Here


1. Math Olympiad : Grades 4, 5, & 6.


2. Science Olympiad Div. A : Registration Is Closed
3. Odyssey of the Mind : 
CRES does not have a team. The purpose of the sign up here is to have a group of parents to determine if they can form a team. Grades K-6. Information about the program can be found here :


Registration for the Following Teams is Coming Soon : 


4. Science Olympiad Div B. : Grades 5&6 : Please fill out the interest form here if your child would like to participate. Registration on the PTO website coming soon.





Science Olympiad






Science Olympiad is a national science tournament with multiple levels of competition: invitational, regional, state, and national. Students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Unlike many other science enrichment opportunities, Science Olympiad provides a team experience, allows for a great deal of creativity, and exposes students to a wide variety of topics. Colvin Run students may compete in EITHER Division A or Division B.  


Division A is open to students from grades 3-5 and is a great introduction to Science Olympiad. This is an opportunity for students to have fun and learn and does not advance past the regional level. 


Division A: Grades 3-5


CRES Science Olympiad, Division A 

Registration is now closed for CRES Science Olympiad Division A!



Division B is open to students from grades 5-8 and is much more competitive and challenging. Students can advance beyond the regional level. Contact Academic Teams leads with Division B questions.  


To register: Please complete both steps:


1. Google Form (to register and select event preferences) Sent in Blast or Click Here.


2. PTO site (to register and pay for participation) will be open soon.



CRES Science Olympiad, Division A 

Registration is now closed for CRES Science Olympiad Division A!



CRES Science Olympiad Division B Grades 5-6 - Interest Form Is Open, Registration Coming soon
Interested parents, please make sure to read ALL the information below before registering your child. Parents must sign a waiver in order to participate. 


Please see the Div B website for the events -


Event conflicts are shown here :


Please review the manual here.

Please visit the Virginia Science Olympiad website for additional details about the program:




Lego League






This building and research-based program is designed to capture the inherent curiosity of children in grades K-3 and teach them valuable employment and life skills. The junior program provides an introduction to basic science and engineering concepts. The grade 4-6 robotics program applies these concepts.  



Note: this activity can be set up directly by parents without a school coordinator. Please visit the website below for information. 

Learn more:


Junior First Lego League: Grades K-3

First Lego League: Grades 4-6 







This international educational program provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level.


The Academic Teams Committee is looking for Co-Leads for Odyssey of the Mind for this school year.


Learn more:


Grades K-6






Quiz Bowl and U.S. Academic Bowl are academic competitions in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. Bee tournaments are for individual players.

CRES is building up the first quizbowl team. The weekly training (via Zoom, waiver required) will include practice, scrimmage and study materials to advance students’ interest and knowledge in covered academic areas. The team will also represent CRES in various tournaments.
Learn more:  Quiz Bowl - and U.S. Academic Bowl -
Contact CRES Quiz Bowl coordinator, Estella Xi at with any questions.

Grades 4-6





Math Olympiad is a Parent Volunteer Sponsored Activity. MOEMS provides monthly problem-solving contests for elementary and middle school students. CRES grades 4 and 5 will compete in the Elementary division and grade 6 will compete in the Middle School division. It is organized by teams with 1-2 parent coaches working each group of students on a weekly basis on zoom or in person on a day and time that the coach will offer. After you register, you will be contacted by a volunteer coach who will offer you days and times for meetings.

There will be five monthly contests (5 questions each) administered each month from November through March. Awards will be announced and distributed after all five rounds. Tests are usually held monthly at 8am on a designated day at the school. 

PTO membership and a fee is required to join. Coaches are unpaid parent volunteers. Please consider serving as a coach or assistant coach. Contact Xiang Yin at if you are interested in teaching.

You can register your child here.

Learn more about Math Olympiad at

Grades 4-6


If your child would like to participate in online contests, you can now register your child individually.

Your child can enter a contest every month but students can only join one ES or MS contest per month. 

ES Level: 
October 21 -
October 28 -

Full ES Calendar:

MS Level (quite challenging):
October 22 -
October 28 -

Full MS Calendar:

Questions? Please email or

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