Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! I am excited to be at Edgewood ISD, especially E.T. Wrenn. I want to welcome all students, parents, faculty and staff to the new school year! The faculty and administrative team have been working diligently all summer to prepare for this year. We have been attending professional development and planning sessions to make sure that this year we continue to improve instruction and our relationships with students so that they will be academically successful and be ready for high school and beyond.
The kids did a great job Saturday at the GEAR robotics competition. Even though we had very little time to practice and prepare they adapted on the fly and made adjustments in order to enter the semi-finals round of competition. We were the only Edgewood middle school to make it into the top 8. However, due to some techinical difficulty we did not advance to the final round. We did receive the Programming award in the end however, and the kids did an amazing job overall.
This award is presented to a team who demonstrates successful techniques in one or more of the following:
-Use of unique programming techniques to successfully demonstrate the game challenges.
-Evidence of good software documentation and revision control.
-Ability to describe in detail how their program works and how it helps solve the game’s challenges.
-Demonstrate that the implemented programs perform successfully on the playing field.
-Employ the use of at least two robot sensors to assist with the robot function on the field.