Da Vinci Robotics Team Wins First Technical Competition Connect Award in Lubbock

Da Vinci Robotics Team Wins First Technical Competition Connect Award in Lubbock

On Saturday, February 15th, the Da Vinci FTC robotics team travelled to Lubbock to compete in the regional  event, and it was a success.  Although the Da Vinci team was not one of the four teams that moved on to San Antonio, they did earn one of the five awards given, called the Connect Award.  The students worked very hard and represented us well during the competition and during their “off” times in the hotel, while traveling, etc.   I could not be more proud and would like to thank Mr. Muguiro, Ms. Resendez, Ms. Aguirre, Ms. Wittmann and all the staff for their support and contributions to the FTC team.

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This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community.  A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that its schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FTC, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear Business or Strategic Plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.

 

Guidelines for the Connect Award:

•Team demonstrates respect and Gracious Professionalism to all

•An Engineering Notebook must be submitted and must include a Business or Strategic plan.

•Team provides clear examples of outreach to community

•Team has worked to develop an in-person or a virtual connection with the engineering, science or technology community

•Team has a business or strategic plan that identifies their future goals and the steps they will take to reach those goals. The plan could include fundraising goals, sustainability goals, timelines, outreach and community service goals.

Submitted by Michael Douglas, Team Coach

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

For MLK Day, students researched and prepared hero presentations on January 17th in the classrooms. Great Job students and Teachers!!!

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day was observed by the students and our military families. The teachers had students prepare poems and presentations to express their respect for all military personnel who have served, who are serving, or in memory of those who have fallen. The ceremonial ‘Soldier’s Table’ with pictures of veterans was displayed. Thank you Veterans!!!

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CBP Robot

CBP Robot

The Customs and Border Protection agents brought DANAO, the robot, on January 16th. Bullying and Drug Awareness were the topics addressed. THANK YOU CBP!!!!

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International Day

International Day

Vista Del Futuro Elementary demonstrated and performed during International Day for the parents and school staff the week of December 16-20th. The students presented projects on their nations with expertise. Thank you parents for your support.

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Market Garden Day

Market Garden Day

Thank you to Ms. Burnham, Ms. Whitman, school faculty and staff, and a great number of volunteers and vendors for making Vista Del Futuro’s Market Garden Day an outstanding success on Saturday, November 9th. Our second Market Garden Day exceeded all expectations with participation in the event as well as fundraising. A special thank you to Coach Wilson!

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Violin Concert

Violin Concert

Ms. Portillo’s violin students displayed their talent and hard work at the Winter Violin Concert which was held on December 17th and 18th. Superb job Ms. Portillo!!!

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