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January 23, 2018

GHES Robotics

We want to wish the best to our Robotics team and coaches who will be competing at the state competition this weekend in Greenville! You have worked so hard, planned, and prepared for this opportunity...so do your best and have a blast! See below for the press release...

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.

If you are looking for something fun and free to do this weekend with your children, there are a TON of things going on in and around the Charlotte area during the Connect With Culture Day, including free performances, museum admission, much more...
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Upcoming Events

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


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