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Laurel Hill Robotics Club Wins Awards at Lego League Competition

Congratulations to the Laurel Hill Robotics Club for winning two awards at the 4th Annual First Lego League Hydro Dynamics Qualifying Tournament!

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a technology-focused program for children around the world that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program with a sports-like atmosphere. It is the result of an exciting alliance between the FIRST organization and LEGO. The program introduces children (age nine to 14) to the fun experience of applying math, science and technology to real-world problem solving.

Over 190 Nassau and Suffolk FIRST  LEGO League teams (up to 10 members), guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, research issues such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution and present it to the community. They also must design, build and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. Participants in FIRST  LEGO League develop important life skills and learn to make positive contributions to society through FIRST's core values.

Each team built EV3 robots to complete a series of missions and created a presentation showing how their team represented the CORE values of teamwork. Two of our three teams including the Robo Rogues and the Circuit Breakers won awards at the event! Congratulations to all three teams on demonstrating wonderful teamwork and hard work! 

COVID-19 UPDATE

 


HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW….
 THESE ARE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
 HERE IS WHAT WE ARE SURE OF…
 TOGETHER WE SHALL PERSEVERE
As Charles Dickens famously observed…
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .
it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope . . .
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day because we are blessed by the beauty, by the serene innocence, and by the precocity of our boys and girls.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day for the blessing of totally dedicated teachers and support staff who clearly know why they selected to do what they do in career and in life and give, and give, and give tirelessly to fulfill their greatest ambitions for their children’s growth and well being.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” because we are blessed to have families joined with us to support and to build – partners in turning great ideas into great accomplishments, partners ready to share their skills and to help in the work that needs to be done.
 
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
 
FROM A TEACHER….
Ms. Bond’s Zoom Classroom
Never in my teaching career would I have thought that I would need to teach elementary class via online classes. Yet, here we are in uncertain times, teaching in a media platform that is geared towards the children of this generation.
As apprehensive as I was before the first day of Zoom (I woke up a number of times during the night like it was my first day of school!), I now feel energized and excited about what we are able to do with the Zoom program. I’ve found that I’ve been able to keep most of my teaching the same as when it is a live class! In Reading, we’ve done an author study and vocabulary work in just three days! I am so proud of how much hard work my students continue to do while they are at home!
FROM A PARENT…..
I hope this email finds you well and safe. I have been thinking about you & Mr. Stark often and must first apologize for the time lapse in reaching out to express my deepest gratitude. I can’t believe that we have just completed 3 weeks of successful and engaging remote learning. Your steadfast leadership at the onset of this crisis was inspiring. As this crisis turned into a nationwide tragic pandemic, your engaging and detailed remote learning program did not waiver. In fact, it strengthened! Our children were the lucky ones to maintain a sense of normalcy with their routine schedule and engaging “live” classes with all of their treasured teachers and classmate friends.

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