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Thursday, March 5, 2015

All Prince William County Public Schools closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy.
 

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Se cancelan todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional. SACC no abrirá. Teletrabajo sujeto a la política.

Tất cả các Trường Công lập Quận Prince William đóng cửa do thời tiết khắc nghiệt trong một số vùng. TÍN HIỆU ĐỎ cho các nhân viên. Tất cả mọi hoạt động hệ trường bao gồm cả các buổi thuyết trình Phát triển Chuyên nghiệp điều bị hủy bỏ. SACC sẽ không mở cửa. Chính sách nầy áp dụng cho mọi nhân viên và hoạt động từ xa.
 


Robotics has been activated.
Robotics
Instructor: Mr. Osweiler   
Home of the 2015 Virginia State Excellence Award winners and Teamwork Champions!!
Robotics Announcements
2015-2016 Robotics Club
3rd and 4th Grade Students: Applications for the 2015-2016 Triangle Robotics Club will be available beginning Thursday, March 12th. Please see Mr. Osweiler for a form or you can download one from the Robotics webpage. Applications will be accepted from March 12th-March 20th. The final roster will be selected and posted the week of March 23rd. Those not selected will be placed on a wait list.

WEEK OF MARCH 2ND
Only the team/members going to PA and/or Worlds will be meeting from now on. Also, no Thursday practices until the new group starts up in April.

We will keep practicing for our upcoming tournament in Philadelphia. We will spend ALL of our time on driving strategy. I would like more than 2 people to drive up there but it depends on who can master the parts in the next 2 weeks. Ultimately, we will go with whoever has a firm handle on the parts. I will distribute tickets for the event when I receive them this week. Also, Mr. Oscar will be the head coach for this event. I will be there and support but he will be the go to person for this event. I need a break after the craziness at states smiley

END OF SEASON RECAP
On February 20th, 3 robotics teams traveled to Dowell, VA to compete in the 2015 Virginia State Robotics Tournament. After nearly 9 hours of competition, Team S walked away winning the State Tournament Championship and the State Excellence Award. They were ranked #1 in the final standings and 2nd in both skills challenges. This qualifies Team S for the 2015 World Tournament in Louisville, KY April 15th-18th. Before that, this team will compete in Philadelphia on March 13th. Team E finished the day ranked #5 and Team T finished #9. All 3 teams were in the finals so each had a chance to win the tournament. The entire Triangle Family should be proud of all of our teams and the hard work they put into the program.

Like last year, we are requesting and accepting donations for the World Tournament trip. If you, your organization/company, or if you know of a source of funding for our trip and our program in general, please contact Mr. Osweiler. All sponsors are recognized on all uniforms, website, and signage.

This week we will meet on Monday and Wednesday to break down bots and store equipment. If we do not finish, we will meet again next week. For now, we will no longer meet on Thursdays.



STATE TOURNAMENT WEEK
Since last April, we have been working hard preparing for the BIGGEST tournament of the year-States! This is the one shot teams will have to earn a spot to Worlds. Weather permitting, we will have practice on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. IF snow cancels one or none of the days, students need to bring all equipment back to school and I will take it down on Thursday. IF snow cancels school both days, all team members will need to bring their gear to States with them. This is a big responsibility to ensure everything gets there so be checking with your parents and/or email to make sure everything is accounted for.

Everyone needs to be at the event site (Meadow Event Park) no later than 9AM Friday the 20th. Teams will get setup, inspected, and begin skills challenges. Practice matches begin at 1PM. Teams will have 8 matches Friday and 8 matches Saturday. I have attached the schedule HERE.

Teams that do not qualify for Worlds will break down bots and store equipment beginning Monday the 24th.

STATE TOURNAMENT
All 3 teams have officially qualified for the State Tournament!!!!!! We also got word that there are 3 ES spots to Worlds (Excellence and 2 Tournament Champions). Game on!!!!!

TOURNAMENT RECAP
On January 31st, 3 Triangle teams competed in the Fairfax Regional Tournament, the last stop before states. Team S walked away with the Elementary Excellence Award. This is given to the overall best elementary team at the tournament. They finished the tournament ranked #1 out of all elementary and middle school teams. They had the best robot skills score out of all elementary teams and the second best programming skills score. Team E finished 9th and made it to the finals (top 10). Team T finished 11th - 1 point away from the finals. What this means is that every move matters and every minute matters. We have 3 weeks left to claim a spot to Worlds. We cant waste any time and have to take advantage of every second we can. If we practice like champions, we will be champions. Remember that these last 3 weeks.




NEW WORLD TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Louisville, Kentucky!


2014-2015 GAME: HIGHRISE
Let the strategy begin!



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