Jan 25, 2021

Eagle Robotics Advances to State

Eagle Robotics Advances to State

 

The two Eagle Robotics teams - Team 11364 Diamond Plate and Team 7373 Carbon Fiber - are eagerly preparing for a return to the Georgia State championship after taking home key wins during the final league tournament on January 23. 

Team 11364 Diamond Plate, the MPCS development team, features rookie members to the FIRST Tech Challenge.  At the tournament's end, Team 11364 finished the season with a 16-7-1 record, outlasting the field of robots until defeated in the finals.  They took home a Connect Award for networking with scientists and engineers, as well the second place Inspire Award,  advancing the team to the State championship.

Team 7373 Carbon Fiber, the MPCS flagship team, began tournament play in defense of its 2020 title by retaining the number one seed.  With a regular season record of 19-3-1, Team 7373 took tournament top honors by finishing as both Captain of the Winning Alliance and winners of the Inspire Award, propelling the team to play, once again, for the State championship and earn the right to represent Georgia on the World stage in 2021. Only 4 percent of the world’s teams earned that advancement opportunity last year. The 2020 World championship was canceled due to coronavirus.

The 2020 spring pandemic shutdown left the Eagles with unfinished business. There was an unrelenting focus on getting back to the State championship.  This season was indeed unique: of the 7,000+ teams in the world, 99 percent had to play remote events. Remote events are played without opponents, and the goal is to achieve a maximum score as you play against the clock.  Three small leagues - in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Queensland, Australia; and Kennesaw, Georgia - played in person and with opponents.

We are extremely proud of the professionalism these students display in all facets of the game and the gracious way they engage, support, and host the community of the FIRST Tech Challenge.  The Georgia State championship will take place in April. 


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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