Poinciana STEM Elementary robotics team headed to world festival event


POINCIANA STEM ELEMENTARY

A team of fourth- and fifth-graders will represent South Florida next month in Houston at the FIRST Lego League’s World Festival. The TAZbots earned the Champion Award at the league’s regional tournament held recently at Boynton Beach High, finishing first among 45 robotics teams in South Florida.

BRIEFLY

Five new programs funded by a three-year, $11.6 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education are accepting student applications for the 2017-2018 school year:

Carver Middle School, Delray Beach: IB Middle Years Programme with STEM infusion;

Congress Middle School, Boynton Beach: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics);

Grove Park Elementary, Palm Beach Gardens: IB Primary Years Programme with STEM infusion;

H.L. Watkins Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens: IB Middle Years Programme with STEM infusion;

Palmetto Elementary School, West Palm Beach: IB Primary Years Programme with STEM infusion;

Families can apply for these new programs at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/msap-choice-schools. Applications are available in English, Haitian Creole and Spanish.

Nine robotics teams from the district participated in the FIRST Lego League’s Regional tournament, held recently at Boynton Beach High. Participating teams included Carver Middle’s Carver Robotics; Christa McAuliffe Middle’s CMMS Innovating Swarm; Congress Middle’s Robotics Over Mind; Eagles Landing Middle’s Eagle Allies; Howell L. Watkins Middle’s Seminoles; Jupiter Middle’s Mariners; Lake Worth Middle’s Robo Warriors; Pahokee Middle’s Subaroos; and Poinciana STEM Elementary’s TAZbots. Eagles Landing Middle earned the Judges Award at the competition, while the TAZbots, Robo Warriors and Subaroos all earned bids to the state championships in Polk County in May.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.



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