Middle School Robotics team wins Connect award and advances to States
Participating in their first ever robotics competition, the new South Lyon Middle School robotics team, Robo Toasters, qualified for States. It was an amazing accomplishment for the rookie team composed of 9 students from Millennium Middle School.
Team 8487, the Robo Toasters, competed against 31 teams at Bedford Junior High School on December 13th. They advanced all the way to the semi-final round in the competition by winning 6 of their 8 matches in the event organized by FIRST. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology”. Judges presented the team with the Connect trophy at the event. The Connect award is given to the one team that best promotes engineering, science and technology in their local community.
Barbarann Brodesser, Coach and Hardy Elementary employee, said “Starting a new middle school team was a challenge but seeing the students learn about robotics was really worth it. They designed, built, and programmed the robot. Advancing to states as a rookie team is fantastic.”
Gretcher Ascher, an 8th grade student, said "The whole process has been really exciting. The entire team has worked so hard, and I'm thrilled we will be heading to states!" Parent David Ascher added: “The students have put many, many hours into building a competitive robot, but I'm most grateful for the coach and mentors who have helped the entire team develop and share their 'gracious professionalism' to positively represent South Lyon."
The team will be heading to the Michigan FIRST Tech Challenge Championship on January 9-10 in Battle Creek.
- Congratulations Tina Harma, Kent Lake Elementary
3rd grade teacher for her National Board Certification.
The 5 kilometer race for the South Lyon area Girls on the Run program was a success. The group includes third through fifth grade girls from Sayre and Salem elementary schools.
A 10-week, bi-weekly training regime prepared the girls for this final 5k (3.1 miles) test of their dedication, focus and fitness on Nov 16. The Girls on the Run program educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. More information can be found at the website www.girlsontherun.com or www.gotrdetroit.org.
South Lyon Community Schools Families,
A meeting was held Monday with representatives from the City of South Lyon, Lyon Township, the Oakland County Road Commission, South Lyon Police Department, Oakland County Sheriff Department, and South Lyon Community Schools regarding traffic and pedestrian crossing issues in the Nine Mile and Pontiac Trail area. Lyon Township will check the lighting on the Northeast corner of the intersection as well as explore the addition of a sidewalk on a portion of vacant land on the east side of Pontiac Trail north of Nine Mile Road. According to the Oakland County Road Commission, crosswalk timers for pedestrians will be added at all four corners of this intersection.
The Oakland County Road Commission shared concerns about the white-lined pedestrian crosswalk, without a signal, located approximately 200 yards north of Nine Mile Road. These lines have been in place for decades and the crosswalk is used by students crossing Pontiac Trail before or after school. Traffic volume has increased significantly on Pontiac Trail over the years, and the Oakland County Road Commission has indicated that pedestrians should utilize a signaled crosswalk for safety. The white lines will be removed shortly and students should no longer attempt to cross at that location.
Additionally, the parties involved in the meeting are investigating funding opportunities through a Safe Routes to School grant. The possible addition of a new traffic light to provide a signaled crosswalk at Marjorie Ann and Pontiac Trail is also being explored.
- Congratulations to Amy McCusker, Randy Clark, and Tony Abbate for their election to the South Lyon Community Schools Board of Education. They were each elected for a 6 year term.
4th grader organizes ‘Pink Out’ at Dolsen ElementaryClick here to read all about it.
Kindergarten numbers spike in South Lyon districtClick here to read more!
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- Press Release Laura Weakland, Dolsen teacher
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