This school year we were fortunate to only need to use one (1) emergency closing day for a major snow storm. When the 2015-2016 school calendar was adopted it contained two (2) emergency closings days. At their meeting held on May 2, 2016, the Board of Education approved a revision of the calendar and the closing of school on Friday May 27, 2016. The district will be closed on Friday May 27, 2016.
Congratulations on your win at the MAR Championship and your qualification for Worlds!!! As an alum with my own fond memories of 1257's last trip to Championships (in Atlanta in 2005), I am overjoyed for you.
I was able to track your progress in real-time via the Spyder app and livestream. You had some rather unfortunate alliance pairings during qualifications, but you continued to compete with tenacity and I hear in good spirits, and I think that directly translated in your getting picked in the 24th slot in alliance selections. You also demonstrated flexibility and maturity in becoming a defensive robot during eliminations, doing what was best to support your alliance.
You should be proud of your performance all season long. While winning the game twice is certainly a huge accomplishment, I hope you also feel particularly honored to have received the Gracious Professionalism Award, a largely peer-driven accolade.
At Worlds you will be up against the best of the best and the sheer odds are not in your favor. Play well and dream big, but attend to enjoy yourself, to meet some cool people, and to see some really awesome examples of engineering. Very few people get to experience the craziness of Worlds so I hope you will soak it all in and just have fun. Make memories that you will cherish and hopefully one day you’ll translate them into becoming a FIRST mentor, volunteer, or sponsor yourself.
Good luck! I hope to visit y’all soon.
Founding Member, Team 1257 (2004 and 2005 seasons)
Member, NYC FIRST FRC Planning Committee and Pit Admin Supervisor, NYC Regional