On Sunday, Team SPORK attended the RoboStock FLL Scrimmage at the FIRST Zone in Charlotte! We helped ref tables, judged projects and robots, and aided about 15 teams, allowing them to get an understanding of the actual competition! Thank you so much to NC FIRST for letting us help at this scrimmage!
Today’s the day! It may be chilly outside, but that’s not stopping Team SPORK! We’ll be here all day today, with not one, not two, but THREE of our robots! We have two stage shows, one at 12:20 and the other at 2:00! Come out and see us and the rest of these amazing STEM booths!
Last night, Team SPORK participated in a Math Night! Displaying our robot SPORKReach, we allowed students to throw bean bags at our robot, drive the bot, and talked to them about FIRST and Team SPORK! We also helped with different math-related and STEM-related activities! Thank you so much to Mathnasium for letting us help!
Here’s a cool video of one of our SPORK members leading a game with SPORKReach at the Math Night!
Over the last two weeks, Team SPORK has truly done a lot. We’ve attended not one, but TWO Back to School Bashes in our surrounding area!
The Mooresville Back to School Bash was held at Mooresville Middle School on Saturday, August 4th. This was our main event. We spent the day introducing students to our new outreach bot, SPORKreach, and allowing families and students to understand what FIRST is and how they could get their children into this amazing program! Overall, we served over 1,500 students from the area, and saw over 5,000 people at the event. This was also the first outreach event our new SPORK members attended, and we’re so proud of each and every one of them that came out to represent their team. Interested in learning more? Go to :http://www.b2sb.org/
But it doesn’t stop there. While our bots may not have been there, a few SPORK Families took the initiative to volunteer at the Statesville Back To School Bash as well. Serving a similar number of people, except from the Statesville area, these students and families spent the entire day distributing school supplies, shoes, books, bags and much more ! And of course, they all had fun doing it.
The Back to Schools Bashes were focused on distributing school supplies, books, bags, socks, shoes, and much more to disadvantaged students in the area. They also allow for students to see different interests and have fun right before the school year starts. To parents and students that reached out for more information about FIRST, look out for an email coming out soon with information on how to start teams and how Team SPORK can help you do that. And if you happen to have some time and want to volunteer, there are other Back to School Bashes throughout our state. In Charlotte alone, there are 3 this week. We encourage you to go out and volunteer!
Come join Team SPORK at Mooresville Middle School Saturday, August 4th, at the annual Back-To-School Bash! We will be bringing our brand new outreach robot, SPORKReach, to promote STEM education and the FIRST mission. Back-To-School Bash will be distributing school supplies, clothing, shoes, books, and backpacks to over 1500 students in need in our community. They are still looking for volunteers to help with this event. Sign up at: http://www.b2sb.org/.We’d love to see you there!
Yesterday, July 26th, our school hosted the North Carolina Charter Conference at our STEM building. We shared with local schools the ideals of FIRST and how to implement a team! We had so much fun showing off our t-shirt cannon and sharing the importance of STEM education!