From Peggy Gardner, Middle School Robotics Coach:
Congratulations to Grauer's Middle School Robotics team, the Grauer Gorillegos, for competing in the First Lego League (FLL) SoCal Regional Tournament at Legoland on Sunday, December 3. The Middle School Robotics team members are Joshua B. '22, Julian I. '22, Gabriel C. '23, Kellen C. '23, Ethan D. '23, and John Joseph H. '23.
The team started off the day with 3 rounds of judging, where they had to stand in front of the judges and talk about 3 topics: their Project presentation that proposed a solution to provide Automatic Shutoff for Water Main breaks; how their team used the Core Values of FLL; and their Robot design and programming. Then, they competed in a Practice Round and 3 rounds of actual competition, where they ran the robot through missions on the competition stage in Legoland's Showplace Theater. On the final round, they scored almost all of their maximum points for a total of 175 points. The team finished the competition in 9th place out of 60 teams who were competing that day, which is a great accomplishment!
Here's a slideshow of 14 photos from the Middle School Robotics competition at Legoland:
On February 9, The Grauer School celebrated its annual Asian Lunar New Year assembly to welcome the Year of the Dog. The afternoon began with a Chinese food lunch, followed by music and dance performances.
Grauer's Shockwave Robotics hosted and competed in the FTC League Championship here on campus on Saturday, February 10.
On February 7, Grauer's Music teachers, Isaac Langen and Tom Hopper, took a group of high school and middle school musicians to perform at Somerford Place, an Alzheimer's care center located next to The Grauer School.
Isaac Langen and Tom Hopper took their 7th grade students to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad on Thursday, February 8. The class took a tour of the museum and tried out a lot of interesting instruments during their field trip.
8th grade students Lourdes F. '22 and Julian I. '22 entered their science projects in the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. Congratulations to these students for taking their work to the next level and sharing it with the community.
On February 3, The Grauer School Surf Team defeated High Tech High at Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad. Congratulations to all our surfers who showed up in a big way to overcome one of the top rated teams in our division.
Grauer's High School Archery Team hosted and won their first league competition on February 3 against John Muir High School. Grauer won the meet with an exciting head-to-head one arrow team shootoff that put Grauer up with a final score of 69 to 64. Go, Gorillas!
Grauer French teacher Frida LeBreton took her students on a field trip last week to visit a factory that makes traditional French caramel. The "Le Caramel" factory is located in El Cajon, and they sell many different caramel products including caramel candy, caramel sauce, and much more.
On February 5, a large group of exchange students from Taiwan visited The Grauer School. They spent time with Grauer students in PE class and in Physical Science class where they worked together on a STEM lesson.
Grauer's Senior class held their "Pie A Senior" fundraiser last Friday, February 2. The seniors sold shaving cream pies for $20 each to raise funds for Grad Night. Throwing pies at seniors proved to be very popular with students and staff!