The Paw Print

Calendar, News, and Thoughts ++ Friday, February 5, 2016

Robo-Dogs

Each year FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, based on a real-world scientific topic. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners.

The 2015-2016 theme, Trash Trek instructed each team to think of a way to combat some type of refuse. Robo-Dogs decided to create a re-useable metal pizza box because cardboard pizza boxes are not recyclable due to absorbed grease.

January 14th, the Sweeny Elementary Robo-Dogs presented their First Lego League (FLL) project to the owners of Simple Simon’s Pizza. One of the major areas of competing with FLL is for the team to create a solution to a problem and present, not only at competition, but also to another group or organization.

December 5, 2015 the team competed against 10 other teams grades 4-8, at the FLL Qualifying Event. They received a 2nd place trophy for the Presentation. They also received one of three GOLD TICKET INVITATION’s to the Lone Star FLL Regional Championship, February 20, 2016.

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Calendar of Events

Nothing is on the school calendar for next week, remember to add parties, special days and/or activities, major testing, awards, and such!


February 11 Wear your faculty shirt!

TEACHER referrals for GT testing close TODAY! Parent deadline is February 12th.

Please download the form from the district website or pick one up in the lounge.
If you have GT students, click on this button.

This link provides teachers with tasks, assessments, and projects for GT students in accordance with the TEKS and the Texas State Plan for Educating the Gifted.

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Junior High Electives

For the past two weeks, the band directors have been on-deck at the elementary to discuss the program with our 5th graders. Mr. McBee provided a hands-on experience this week allowing students to play a few of the musical instruments.