Here’s an opportunity for StormBots to volunteer to help with FIRST LEGO Leauge ad FIRST Tech Challenge: Dear FIRST LEGO League Oregon Community: Congratulations on a exciting Hydro Dynamics season! I’m Cathy Swider, FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Programs Manager for ORTOP. With the conclusion of our FIRST LEGO League Oregon Qualifying Events and the State Championship this past weekend, some FIRST LEGO League teams or FIRST LEGO League team members, may be looking for the next FIRST program challenge.
We have raised $3220 already through our SNAP fundraiser! This is outstanding! Keep up the good work. You may be thinking, “No, we have raised $4600.” You are correct, but we actually keep 70% of what we raise. The other 30% goes to SNAP to keep their business running. If you are upset by this, recognize that most fundraisers only allow you to keep 40-50% of the profit. The Payback books cost our program $10 a book a few years ago and we sold them for $20.
The StormBots’ Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Skyview High School. To RSVP, click here and fill out the form.
Thank you to everyone that applied to be on the team and attended our Skills Assessment last Tuesday. Our first official all-team meeting is Tuesday, October 3rd, from 6-9pm in the 600 Wing. Enter through the 600 wing side door. The front doors to the school will not be open. For a description of sub-teams, click on this link: About The Stormbots. For questions, please contact one of our coaches: Luke Glassett or Kurt Schmidt
Girls Generation Practice Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 4 from 8:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. First StormBots Team Meeting Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. Parent/Student Meeting Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.
Competition Updates for the 2017 Season Pacific Northwest Championships in Cheney, WA, April 6-8, 2017 The team left on Wednesday of Spring Break and drove to Cheney with our awesome bus driver Kelly. We passed inspection and set up our pit Wednesday night, and qualification matches started Thursday afternoon. Blue Thunder put in a valiant effort and ended up ranking as the #34 robot out of 64. Unfortunately, we were not selected for elimination rounds but enjoyed cheering on other teams.
Thank you to everyone that applied to be on the team and attended our Skills Assessment on Monday Night. Our first official all-team meeting is Wednesday, 10/12/16 from 6-9pm in the 600 Wing. Enter through the 600 wing side door. The front doors to the school will not be open. For a description of sub-teams, click on this link: About The Stormbots. For questions, please contact one of our coaches: Luke Glassett, Kurt Schmidt, or Kim Hansen
Tonight Make sure you have signed-in. Girls - if you want to participate in Girls Generation on Oct 15, sign-up on that sheet too. Potential mentors - Please fill out a Mentor Interest sheet. All are Strongly encouraged to complete the application tonight. Link can be found on our website at www.stormbots.com. Wednesday, September 28th, 6PM - Girls only First Girls Generation Practice Enter through the 600 wing door Additional practices times to be determined.
Logistics Team This team is responsible for team budget, inventory control, robot parts organization and ordering, and event logistics (ie competitions). It is an excellent fit for someone looking to learn business skills as well as some technical skills. Marketing Team This team is responsible for managing our team image and getting the word out about us through social and traditional media. It is an excellent fit for someone looking to learn or use their marketing and business skills in a real life application.
After five hours of watching our robots battle it out, we traversed our way in victory