Mountain Island’s Safebot robotics team competed over the weekend in the
Cyberkids Western Regional tournament against 45 elementary and middle
schools from across the western North Carolina region. The Safebots, an
all third grade team
and the youngest team in the competition posted the top two scores on
their robotics runs. Combined with their project and teamwork challenges
the Safebots were named Overall Champions of the tournament. In the two
years since robotics began at Mountain Island
Elementary their teams have won the Cyberkids CMS tournament in 2012,
the Teamwork Award at the 2013 Cyberkids CMS tournament and the Western
Island has been sponsoring Robotics teams for the past 3 years. Teams
learn to work together, build and program using LEGO Mindstorms
Robots. On March 16th, Mountain Island hosted a Robotics
Tournament for 12 teams in other CMS elementary schools. MIE's three
teams were comprised of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. One of our 3rd
grade teams, the SafeBots, won first place in teamwork and will
continue on to another tournament in Hickory on Saturday,
We will continue our
Robotics program during the 2013-2014 school year. Please look for a
letter in the Thursday folders of rising 3rd-5th graders some time in
See attached flier for information about Camp Invention this Summer at Mountain Island Elementary.
We had a very successful STEM Night! We had hundreds of students and their families visit the school to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The iPads that the first grade team along with Mrs. Ramsey won will be delivered later this month. Keep an eye out for all the exciting things that will come out of this grant. In the meantime, check out this infographic about mobile tech in education.Click here for the full article.
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Congratulations to our Fruit
Ninja Team. The team consisting of, Wesley Smith, Rebecca Pledger,
Rachel Gore, Megan Spanbauer, Maxym Novytsky, and Zachary Norwood, took
the overall 1st place finish for the team.
They had the highest scoring robotics run for the entire tournament (click here to see it),
which served as the tie breaker in the competition. They will be
heading to Hickory, NC this weekend to compete in the Western Carolina
Regional Tournament. Good Luck!
Last Saturday, 4 teams of students from
Mountain Island competed in their first ever robotics competition. The
competition followed the guidelines of the First Lego League Food Factor
Challenge. As part of this,
students spent the year researching a food that could be found in their
household and how it becomes contaminated. They developed an
innovative solution for this problem and then created a presentation to
showcase their work. Students also participated in
a team work challenge and then competed in a very exciting robotics run
show off. There were 21 teams that participated in this event and all
of our teams did a great job.