January 23, 2018
Gold Hill Elementary School Robotics Team Headed Back to State Championship
Tega Cay, SC - January 11, 2018 - The Gold Hill Elementary School Robotics Club, is only in their second year of existence and they are heading to the South Carolina FIRST LEGO West State Championship to compete for a chance to continue their legacy of excellence at the World Festival in Houston, TX.
The Hyperlink Hornets are a group of nine students from 4th and 5th grades at GHES. They wowed the judges at the York Regional Tournament in December with their innovative design for “The Storm Drain Strain”. This removable device is designed to keep plastic out of storm drains, which in turn, keeps them from ending up in natural water sources. Team scores were based on Core Values, Project and Robot Design and Robot Game scores.
The Hornets were one of the six teams (and the only elementary school) selected to advance to State Championship. The team also received the Project Award, which is awarded to the team that excels across the Research, Innovative Solution and Presentation categories.
They will compete against 46 other schools at the West State Championship which will be held on Saturday, January 27 at Riverside High School in Greer, SC.
The team is coached by David Hook, Erika Mochal and Ana Rodriguez.
Wednesday, 1/24: Mother/son game night, Revolutions in Rock Hill, 6-8pm
Thursday, 1/25: Class picture day
Saturday, 2/10: Daddy/Daughter dance from 6-8pm in the Cafeteria
Tuesday, 2/13: PTO Meeting @6:30pm
Monday, 2/19: Presidents Day, REGULAR SCHOOL DAY
Wednesday, 2/21: STEAM Career Day
Saturday, 2/24: Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Chili Cook-off
Thursday, 3/1: STEAM/Literacy Night at GHES, grades K, 2, & 4, 6-7:30pm
Friday, 3/2: PTO Donuts with Dad
Tuesday, 3/6: Spring Picture Day
Thursday, 3/8: STEAM/Literacy Nigh at GHES, grades 1, 3, & 5, 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, 3/13: PTO Meeting @6:30pm
Tuesday, 3/27: PTO spirit night at Chick-fil-a, 5:30-8pm
Friday, 3/30: REGULAR SCHOOL DAY
4/2 - 4/6: Spring Break
Tuesday, 4/17: PTO Meeting @6:30pm
4/19 & 4/20: Kindergarten Registration
Saturday, 4/28: PTO Carnival
5/7 - 5/11: Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, 5/25: 1/2 day 7-11am, last day of school