Technology Tag

Most of the time, we send our Robotics team off on long trips to compete, but this weekend you can see them in action. The South Florida FIRST Regional Robotics Competition, Stronghold, will be held on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Admission is free, and our Shark Attack Robotics students will be glad to give you a tour of their pit. Either come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team Shark Attack (FRC Team 744) or watch the competition live at home and check on results. Opening ceremonies are at 8:30 a.m. and competitions begin...

Please join us for a free event about how to encourage the proper use of the internet and social media with their children. Pastor Adam Duckworth of Downtown Harbor Church and Blake Matthews, Director of Technology at Westminster Academy, will be sharing tips and resources in the DeVos Chapel at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship. For more information and a list of resources please click here. Share this event on Facebook here. As a Christ-centered school, we continue to encourage the responsible and proper...

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated and supported our high school robotics team in the competition this weekend. Following the most difficult build season in the history of our team, we were surely tested on the competition field. Thanks to the mentors who assisted in renovating our robot and to our drive team, pit crew, and programming team, for their flexibility and hard work. Their efforts resulted in a very competitive robot. After a very difficult day of practice rounds, we ended two days of qualification matches in second place, winning 7 of 8 matches, earning our way to the...

On Monday, January 23, members of WA’s robotics team (FIRST Robotics Competition Team 744 - Shark Attack) met with Senator Marco Rubio’s Regional Director and staff to discuss the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and FIRST Robotics. They encouraged Senator Rubio to support the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act which would benefit FIRST Robotics financially. They also discussed the importance of STEM and the effectiveness of the FIRST Robotics program in introducing and training students in STEM. Eighty-three percent of all students involved in the FIRST Robotics program are interested in becoming a scientist or engineer and...

On Saturday, December 17, the rookie middle school robotics FTC Team 11204 Shark A-Tech attended their second competition at Cypress Bay High School. There were 23 other teams in attendance from the south Florida area. Team Shark A-Tech, led by drivers Trevor Coningsby, Philip Moody, and student coach Jack Joannou, competed well throughout the competition, and finished a satisfying third! Up next for Shark A-Tech is the team interview with the FTC judges on Saturday, January 21. This is affectionately known as Judgement Day. After that is the South Florida FTC League Championship on Saturday, January 28, at Western High School....