Robotics Team

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Centerra Mirage RoboCops
The Centerra Mirage RoboCops is an award-winning VEX Robotics team that represents Centerra Mirage STEM Academy. The students not only have the fun of building robots and competing with other teams from across the state of Arizona, but they also learn: *problem solving *critical thinking *teamwork *strategy *presentation skills The team will have a variety of openings for students in grades 4-8 who have a genuine interest in engineering, along with consistently earning 'Meets' and 'Exceeds' in all of their academic subjects. Contact the front office to sign your child up on this year's Waiting List. Parental support is invaluable to our robotics program. Help us increase the number of students on our teams! Your generous Tax Credit contributions will allow us to add more students and teams up to 8th grade! Be sure to mark 'Robotics' in the 'Other' field. To help, go to: https://avondale.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=Donations
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Team Information
Being a member of the Centerra Mirage STEM Academy's robotics team is very exciting! The team uses the Engineering Design Process to create competition robots. They also practice with other VEX Robotics teams within our district, west valley league, and in the state of Arizona. The team has been recognized in local media and across the valley through participation in VEX Robotics competitions. In order to apply and be considered for the Robotics Team, students will need to be able to: learn all aspects of the team, including engineering notebooks complete and present a STEM research project prior to building robot consistently maintain ‘Meets’ or higher in all academic subjects (grades checked weekly) and complete in-class assignments in a timely manner earn no behavior referrals attend mandatory team meetings 2 times a week attend team competitions and events outside of school (3-6 per season) work cooperatively with others be able to speak in front of groups complete application form (including the writing portion) and return by due date Parental Commitment Parental support is invaluable to the success of our robotics team and plays a part in team member selections. Parents will be expected to: *attend parent information meetings when scheduled *transport (or arrange transportation) to scheduled team events and competitions *pick up students by 4:30 p.m. on team meeting days *attend a minimum of 3 team activities *to have students attend team meetings/events/competitions and notify coaches in advance of any scheduling conflicts *ensure that the student maintains at least a ‘Meets’ in all academic subjects in order to remain on the team *participate in team fundraising events OR donate to the team via Tax Credit (with your support, we hope to have multiple teams at each grade level from 3rd-8th grades) Contact the front office to sign your child up on this year's Waiting List. *Please note that by participating on the RoboCops team, you give the Centerra Mirage Robotics team leadership permission to place photographs of students on team publications, and/or Centerra Mirage/Avondale Elementary School District website and/or Facebook page.
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