In the last week of July, Mr. Corona and 23 other teachers from across the country attended the "U.S. Air Force/FIRST Leadership Experience" in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This was the 6th year the U.S. Air Force hosted this annual event. All who attended were members of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Robotic Engineering teachers, sponsors, coaches and mentors, spent 5 days becoming familiar with the U.S. Air Force Academy and the many opportunities available.
To learn more details and to view a slide show, visit Mr. Corona's blog.
Among all the busy "End-of-Year" school activities, students are treated to a school dance and Fun Day! inflatables. A special thanks to everyone who made this all possible. Check out pictures and a few video clips at: www.joecorona.net
At yesterday's meeting, the Lytle Junior High Robotics Team presented membership certificates and membership cards to its newest members for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Pictures of the new members are available at our TechnoPirates Blog:
The 7th Grade Computer Science students have just completed a major app similar to one found in a museum. Using MIT App Inventor, this 9 screen app catalogs vintage pieces of older technology I have in my classroom. If you have ever been to a museum or major attraction where you use or rent devices to take a self-guided tour, this is similar. Here is a sample of one app as it is viewed on an Android Tablet.
Here is a video link to the app in action: Click Here
Some of these apps were sent to the Director of Curators at the "San Antonio Children's Doseum". Her and another gentleman at the "San Antonio Museum of Technology" have offered to view the apps and provide some feedback to our students. We're all anxious to see and hear how the apps are viewed by professionals.
It is time once again to prepare our video for the 8th Grade "End of Year" ceremony and baby pictures are needed. As in the past with all 8th Grade baby pictures, they will be scanned and returned.
Last week, an invitation from the office of Congressman Henry Cuellar was extended to one lucky Lytle Junior High student to attend the Joint Session of Congress on February 28, 2017. An LJH student and their parent would receive free airfare and hotel accommodations to Washington, D.C..
Students were asked to submit a 5 paragraph essay on the role of President and participate in an interview regarding their interest in attending.
Congratulations to Rylan Wagner, 8th grader at Lytle Junior High School, for winning the competition. He and his parent will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the Joint Session of Congress.
Lytle Junior High is sponsoring a contest where a student will get to attend the Joint Session of Congress in Washington, D.C.!
One winner will be chosen. Winner will receive airfare and hotel accommodations to Washington, D.C. to attend the Joint Session of Congress on February 28, 2017. Airfare and accomodations will be for both student and one parent.
Student must submit a 5 paragraph essay over the topic: “What is the Role of the President”. Essay must be typed and submitted by 4:00pm, Tuesday February 7, 2017 to the office.
Submitted essays and student interviews will be used to decide the winner.
The Lytle Junior High Robotics Team took home two trophies from Saturday's FIRST Tech Challenge Somerset League Championship - one for reaching the league finals and another for innovative robot design.
Welcome to the Great Kindness Challenge Week! This week all across Lytle campuses and across the United States, students are taking the Great Kindness Challenge. From today until Friday, students are challenged to do as many kind acts as possible.
Also part of our Great Kindness Challenge, LJH has set up different challenges for every Playbook class.
- Create a classroom Kindness banner to display outside their Playbook door.
- Decorate their Playbook door with a kindness theme.
- Shoot a Kindness video showcasing their Playbook class and acts of kindness.
- Write a Kindness note to a friend, other student, teacher, or class.
Also, students are encouraged to write their kindness acts on a “chain link” so LJH can string the longest "kindness chain" across our campus.
All week long, LJH will have a different theme for each day.
This past weekend, the Lady Pirates traveled to La Vernia for a tournament. The girls got their first win of the season! They finished the tournament in 4th place after losing for consolation. Their next game is home against Carrizo Springs.
1st game - Lytle - 23, Floresville - 5
Scorers Emma Keith 6 Daphne Perez 6 Nicole Godines 2 Giselle Diaz 4 Victoria Ayala 4 Diamond Smith 1
2nd game: Lytle - 11, La Vernia - 33
Scorers Victoria Ayala 4 Diamond Smith 3 Daphne Perez 2 Emma Keith. 2
Consolation game: Lytle - 13, Medina Valley - 38
Scorers Diamond Smith. 5 Daphne Perez 4 Emma Keith 2 Victoria Ayala 2
The Lady Pirates A team traveled to La Vernia on Saturday to participate in the Lady Bears invitational tournament. The Pirates began the tournament against 13 ladies from the Floresville B team. After a slow first quarter, the Lady Pirates were able to pull away and win the game, 32 – 5.
The victory moved the Lady Pirates into the big gym to take on the A team from La Vernia. It was the highlight of the season with the Ladies winning the game and getting to the championship game. The score was Lytle 31 – La Vernia 19.
In the championship game, the Lady Pirates played the winner of the San Antonio Christian vs Medina Valley contest. The Lady Lions from SAC were the opponent in the championship game. The Lady Pirates had the lead at the half 14 to 13. Unfortunately, during the second half, the Lady Pirates were unable to sustain their scoring and were outscored 19 – 28 and were awarded the second place plaque. (see picture below).
Congratulations to the 8th Grade Lady Pirates!
Last night, the 7th Grade Lady Pirates hosted a quick and experienced Devine team. Although they did not get the win, the girls played with confidence, understanding the game a little better.
B-team Scorers: Skye Granato 3pts Leilani Jimenez 5 pts
A-team Scorers: Lauryn Cardenas 3 pts Emma Keith 3 pts Nicole Godines 4 pts Sydney Estrada 2 pts Diamond Smith 5 pts
This weekend, the Lady Pirates travel to La Vernia for their Junior High tournament, then next Thursday they play at home against Carrizo Springs.
Thank you for your support.
The Lady Pirates B team played Devine last Thursday. Devine scored 39 and the Lytle B team scored 17. The girls played hard with some close quarters but were unable to secure the win. The highlight of the night was Jackie Hernandez's return and scoring a three point shot. The first for the B team. Clarissa Ybarra was the leading scorer with 6 points, Neyda Martinez added 4 points and Paige Silva added two. Layla Marquez also scored 2 Currently their record is 2-5-1.
The Lady Pirates A team score was Devine 42 – Lytle 17. They were led in scoring by RoseCarlie Harold who scored 8 points including 6 points from steals in the last minute. Noelia Medina scored 5 points, and Abby Moreno and Danielle Esquibel each added 2.
The Lady Pirates' final home game is this Thursday against Carrizo Springs.
The TechnoPirates, our Junior High Robotics Club has a FIRST championship competition on Saturday, January the 28th at 12:00 pm and is in need of volunteers. The Somerset ISD "Early Readiness Academy" is hosting the event and requests that each team in our league provide 1 volunteer to serve as an impartial umpire or judge. Free background checks for participating can be easily completed online. The championship event is scheduled for Saturday at 12:00 pm and should last 3 - 4 hours.
Our Lytle Junior High Robotics Club wishes to thank Lowe's, Mr. Robert Rios and Home Depot for donations recently received. Lowe's was nice enough to help us out with tools and supplies we needed. Robert Rios helped us out with a generous monetary donation. Home Depot was nice enough to help us with storage shelves and bins to store our tools and supplies. It is through actions such as these, our students learn and understand what "Gracious Professionalism" is all about.