Our welcome-back potluck picnic is this Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 5-7pm in the CC cafeteria. We will have registration forms and information for new and returning members, as well as some time to meet and eat.
Parents are asked and encouraged to attend this event. Team introductions, expectations, and so much information will be covered. Additionally it is a good time for parents to meet and begin volunteering for various events that occur during the season. Sign up for a potluck dish here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45A9AA2FA20-ccshambots1
Last weekend, 24 members of the CC Shambots did a team bonding activity, an escape room! We had three groups of 8 try 3 different rooms, Cabin in the Woods, St. Agnes’ Asylum, and The Illusionist, and ⅔ of the groups were able to escape! Afterwards, we went to Buddy’s to treat ourselves to some pizza. It was a fun night and one of our Shambots quotes that he “feels more bonded than ever” with his team.
CC Shambots woke up bright and early on December 9th to do good for others. We went to OLGC (Our Lady of Good Counsel) to help make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bag donuts, and bag bagels for the homeless. From there the group drove down to Detroit to distribute the goods to homeless men, women, and children. At the site these people were able to pick up goods they need such as food, drink, and clothes. It was heartwarming seeing how grateful and happy the people were for the gifts they recieved. We are thankful we had this opportunity to serve, during the snow and all.
Our robotics team knows the importance of giving back to our community. We gathered as a team to make blankets for children who are sick in the hospital. It was an awarding experience and we loved helping othehrs while also getting to bond with our teammates.
Do you like robots? Do you want something to do in the summer? If so, this summer camp is the perfect opportunity for you! The dates are June 19-23 from 9:00AM -12:00 PM at Catholic Central High School. All 11-17 year olds (boys and girls) are welcome! No experience necessary. During the camp, students will build and program Vex robots. To register, contact Ben Ahronheim at firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost is $200. We hope to see you there!
The Shambots celebrated St.Patrick’s Day by doing community outreach. The team visited Our Lady of Victory in Northville, an elementary school. We showed the kids both Vex and the FRC robot. It was so much fun to show our progress and see the excitement on their faces. They were so shocked when they saw our robot shooting baskets in basketball hoops. Vex allowed the children to drive their robots and move the game materials: cubes and stars! There were also programming stations that showed the students the programming language our teams use. We cannot wait to visit more elementary schools and interested students and spread the message of FIRST!
This Monday, February 20, the Business Team and the majority of the girls from St.Catherine’s went to Henry Ford Museum in order to start brainstorming ideas for filming the Chairman’s Award Video. The museum had a lot of cool Steampunk objects, which we plan on using to make the video as unique as possible. This Friday, February 24, the rest of the team is going to go to the museum to film their parts of the video. It’s going to turn out great!