BLUE BANNER!

It has taken 5 years, loads of hard work, and a dedication to helping others, but there is a blue banner hanging in the Boneyard! Boneyard Robotics won the Chairman’s Award at the Wake County District competition on March 10, 2019.

We are so very excited to be recognized for reaching out to others and serve their needs while making the Boneyard and FIRST a more inclusive place.

Our mentors are manning the quiet room (we call it the Quiet Space to go along with this year’s theme) at all NC FRC competitions this year. It’s something we developed with a Certified Advanced Autism Specialist to make sure we were able to meet the needs of our neurodiverse population. In space, noone can hear you scream. At NC FRC events, EVERYBODY screams! That can get a bit overwhelming for some folks. If the noise, lights, and action has you stressted, please stop by the Quiet Space, relax for a few minutes, de-stress, then go back out refreshed.

Remember, there’s room for everybody in the Boneyard!

Calling All New Parents!

You are invited to come learn all about the Robotics Experience (aka everything we “old” parents WISH someone had told us!!) while your child is meeting with the teams over the next few weeks. We will cover topics such as:

  • What your child should do to get on a team
  • What your child should/should not do to STAY on a team
  • What to expect during build season
  • What to expect at competitions
  • Travel information
  • Fundraising and outreach
  • How FRC helps with college
  • How you can help us!
  • whatever else we think of!

Interested?  Then come join us at 7 PM at South Central High School (room location TBA) on the following Tuesdays:  9/25 and 10/2

(more dates may be added as needed)

Contact Paula Main for more info: mainp@pitt.k12.nc.us

Sponsored by Team 2682 Boneyard (but we exclude no one – Pirate wannabes and “old” parents from both teams are very much welcome!)