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Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Robotics team finished their robot on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after six weeks of almost daily workdays to prepare for their regional competition. According to senior Tyler Hilk, the robot will perform various activities at the competition. “The robot picks up dodgeballs that are 11-13 inches ...

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To give children with special needs a toy that works for them, the robotics team worked with Variety KC, to benefit their Go Baby Go program, to modify toy cars on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team created the cars for the kids they were sponsoring, Jeremiah and Micah. After a positive experience la...

Robotics team wins half of matches at world championship in Houston, Texas

Robotics team wins half of matches at world championship in Houston, Texas

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The robotics team competed at the 2018 VEX Robotics Championship in Houston, Texas on April 18-21. The team won five matches out of the ten they competed in, and this is the second time the team has attended the world competition in the last two years. The team made it to worlds on a last mi...

Robotics starts season with live stream of game demonstration

Robotics starts season with live stream of game demonstration

Deanna Newman, JAG Reporter

January 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Robotics kicked off its season on Saturday, Jan. 7 by watching a live stream over Twitch, a live video platform, to gain access to the 2017 game rules as well as an animated game demonstration. The team competes in the FIRST robotics competitions and is made up of students from both Mill Valley and...

Robotics team assists Chinese competitors at regional competition

Robotics team assists Chinese competitors at regional competition

Laken Wagner, JAG student life editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Two and a half minutes were set on the clock at the Iowa regional competition on Wednesday, March 23 through Friday, March 25 as members from Jaguar Robotics compete in FIRST Stronghold, the medieval themed game created for the 2016 robotics season. From the start, senior Sarah Soriano knew th...

Robotics finalizes robot for competition

Robotics finalizes robot for competition

Tricia Drumm, JagWire reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Robotics team finished its robot late after school on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for the upcoming competition. The Kansas City regionals are set for March 11 and 12, the championship for the competition is the weekend of April 30. During the weekends, between March 11 and April 30, there will be robotics co...

Robotics team competes in Kansas City FIRST competition

Robotics team competes in Kansas City FIRST competition

Cassi Benson, JAG reporter

March 13, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The robotics team began its two day Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST competition on Friday, March. 13 starting off with one match won and one lost. With a day and a half and eight more matches to go, De Soto robot driver junior Rhett Pierce was satisfied with the start of the competition. “This year we were a l...

Quiz Bowl coach and robotics sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly takes pride in academic competitions

Quiz Bowl coach and robotics sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly takes pride in academic competitions

Margaret Mellott, JagWire reporter and photographer

February 13, 2015


Filed under 15 for 15, Special coverage

Editor's note - This article has been changed on Thursday, Feb. 19 to reflect the 5A state championship win. Science, Quiz Bowl and robotics all have a common link through Quiz Bowl coach and robotics sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly. She has taught science and been the Quiz Bowl coach since the school opene...

Robotics team continues building robot

Robotics team continues building robot

Cassi Benson, JAG Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The robotics team began building its robot Saturday, Jan. 3 and will continue through the six week build season until Tuesday, Feb. 17. Their Greater Kansas City FIRST Regional competition is from Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 14. At the first few meetings, robotics members learned the rules...

Robotics team places 17th at Cow Town Throw Down competition

Robotics team places 17th at Cow Town Throw Down competition

Cassi Benson, JAG Reporter

November 5, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The robotics team placed 17 out of 50 teams at the offseason Cow Town Throw Down competition that occurred from Friday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov. 1 at Lee’s Summit high school, which allowed new robotics participants to learn skills for January’s build season. The previous year’s field and rules...

Robotics team travels to Regionals in Arkansas

Robotics team travels to Regionals in Arkansas

Shelby Rayburn, JAG Yearbook Editor-in-chief

March 13, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The Robotics team earned sixth place in a five-day Regional Tournament at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas on Sunday, March 9. The team had a six-week limit to create their robot which had to throw a ball or assist other robots in catching a ball and making a goal. “The most difficult part...

Robotics finishes building robot

Robotics finishes building robot

Sam Lopez, JagWire reporter

March 4, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The robotics team recently completed building their robots for their upcoming competitions in March and April. The team is assigned one task each year and is required to design and build a robot that can complete this task within a six week time frame that begins right after winter break. "We have...

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