Shockwave Robotics #3848 Participates in FTC Competition Kickoff for 2021
On Saturday, September 18, some of the members from Grauer's Shockwave #3848 High School Robotics team, as well as Coach Morgan Brown, Coach Liam Murphy, and Team Mentor Daren Gardner, came to campus to participate in the kickoff of this year's First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition. This year's FTC challenge is called "Freight Frenzy" - click here to learn more about the FTC challenge.
The team watched the live streaming presentation of the challenge description along with teams from all over the world, and then they worked together to strategize about how to solve different features of the challenge. The team members are excited about this year's competition because they already have some great ideas about the robot's drive train and the mechanism they will need to build to pick up items on the field.
What is the best way to deal with procrastinating students? Dr. Grauer discusses the best techniques to handle chronic procrastinators, aka "Master Procrastinators", in this week's column.
From Jessi Brown, Government Teacher: The annual Advocacy and Activism Fair showcased projects presented by 12th Grade students in Government class. The advocacy and activism project is an assignment where the students take the initiative to learn about and act on a major world problem they care about.
At the beginning of the school year, 11th and 12th Grade students can volunteer to be mentors to a middle school student. Grauer's mentoring program provides opportunities for peer role modeling from the older students and friendship for the younger students.
The Visual & Performing Arts Department presented their High School Theatre & Visual Arts Café Night on November 18. The Theatre performances featured dramatic scenes and monologues from plays, films, and television shows. Visual Arts projects were displayed in the Art Room during the event.
Most high school seniors experience “senioritis” as they navigate the pressures of finishing high school and the uncertainty about their future. This week, Dr. Grauer discusses his own feelings of “senioritis” and how he manages it.
The Grauer High School ASB held a Food Drive for The San Diego Food Bank. They collected an impressive total of 349 pounds of donated food, which provides approximately 235 meals to the Food Bank!