Robotics - 3 weeks down!
We have a full prototype/practice robot almost complete and are almost ready for a final CAD review to start manufacturing the competition robot! The kids are working hard and are doing great. We are halfway through the build season…only 3 more weeks to go! We will start posting pictures/video as the end of the build season nears…or earlier if the kids want to post some of our designs before then. With the high number of “off” days (Wednesday and Sunday) that the team has chosen to hold practice the coaches would like to touch base about grades, family time and quality of life for the students on the team. The coaches are okay allowing these extra days the students would like to practice, and concur the time is needed to achieve the goals set by the team. With this said, we would also like to touch base with the students and parents as this seems to be a re-occurring change from the original plan. The team seems to be doing well with more aggressive practice schedule. Are the students doing okay with stress, homework and time management? We would like to ask for each family to check in and make sure grades and schedules are doing ok. Should we “force” no practice days? Scrimmage. We mentioned the scrimmage in Colorado Springs on Feb 16th, we have not heard about anyone else driving down. We need to know those who can help us with the “stuff” so we know how many kids we can drive. We have also suggested (actually highly suggested) that even if your kids are able to drive, that they do not drive down for this event. Everyone has been working non-stop and are tired…and this will be a long day. If we can get parent/adult help that would be great.
OK Tournament (and Colorado)
We mentioned that we would put a spreadsheet on our onedrive location (and shared it out with the team a while back – I do not have a copy of that email, the only think I can do is re-send it if you do not have it) can everyone get on the spreadsheet named Travel Information and update that? We have several people requesting where everyone is staying so it would be helpful to get all that information in 1 place. Thanks!