Yesterday, all three of our teams went to the State VEX IQ Tournament. Our elementary teams earned 3rd and 4th place and our middle school team placed 5th in the state of Oregon! What amazing accomplishments for all. Great job!
Our middle school team was honored with the Judges Award which recognizes a team that displays special attributes, exemplary effort, and perseverance at the event; a team that overcomes an obstacle or challenge and achieves a goal or special accomplishment; a team that demonstrates effective communication skills, teamwork, professionalism, and a student-centered ethos in the team interview with the judges panel.
Our middle school team—Error 404: Name not Found—displayed all of these attributes! This honor was well-deserved. These young leaders consistently exhibited conduct representative of the Silverleaf ROCKETBOTS principles: Respect, Originality, Communication, Kindness, Empathy, Trustworthiness, Boldness, Open-Mindedness Teamwork and Service throughout the entire robotics season! They supported each other and set a wonderful example for the entire Silverleaf Robotics Club. Congratulations Libby, Sawyer, Mikah and Duncan. A well-deserved honor for all of you.
Mr. Schweickert is an incredible teacher and we are so lucky to have his experience and effective leadership for this program. Many teams began working on their challenges last May and were meeting up to 9 hours per week together. Our teams began in November and met 1.5 hours per week. We can’t wait to see what we can do in the 2023-24 robotics season.
Thank you also to Mr. Delgado! Evan is a volunteer parent who was consistently present at the robotics club meetings to lead, teach, support and supervise our students. He was there bright and early for all of the tournaments ready to pitch in and lead our teams. Thank you, Evan, for your contribution, leadership and support! You have been an essential part of our robotics club leadership this season.
Thank you parents for braving the snow and for making the 2023 Science Expo one to remember. The students were so excited to share their projects with everyone. The decorations and food were amazing. Thank you parents!
Thank you to our Science Teacher Ms. Gibson for your leadership and guiding students through their work. Thank you Mr. Schweickert and our volunteer parents. What a great event.
Students are busy preparing for the 2023 National Science Day Expo on February 28. Thank you parents and teachers for all of your support as students conduct their experiments and prepare for this fun annual event.
We had a great day at Willamette University. What a privilege for students to get to learn and experiment in the Exercise Science Lab at the Olin Science Center using their state-of-the-art equipment and testing the adults. Thank you Lauren Enns, Miss Gale and Willamette professors for an awesome day!
Both of our elementary school teams joined the middle school team in qualifying for the State VEX Robotics tournament that will be held next month. Team UGARD took first place in the Teamwork Championship and Cosmic Frogs qualified for their outstanding Skills score and autonomous program.
We had a great time at Willamette Heritage Center today. Students learned what it was like to go to school in the 18th-century and discovered new things in the archaeology lab. The explored the mills and homes and learned a lot!