Grade 7/8 Boys Volleyball

posted Oct 31, 2018, 10:56 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 9:25 AM ]

I expect that we will be starting up Boys Volleyball the week of Sept. 16.
We will be choosing 10 players for our Grade 7 team and 10 players for our Grade 8 team.

Our first week will be basic skills practice.  Students will get a chance to hone their skills.
I will confirm whether our practices will be during Nutrition Break or after school.  Students will need to have a late bus form filled out if they want to stay after school for practices.

Stay tuned for more information ....

YouTube can be a great source of video clips to help you improve your game. 
Please be aware that these are very skilled players in these videos (except maybe the blooper videos ...). 
You aren't going to be playing at this level ... yet, but one day you might be.  This is your start down that road.
Here is a massive collection of videos for you to watch:

Vex IQ Challenge 2019-2020

posted Sep 24, 2018, 11:57 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 9:24 AM ]

VEX IQ Challenge Next Level is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

Here is a link to the website that explains our challenge for this year. 
It also provides all documentation for the challenge.

Please watch these videos for more information:

Are you in Grade 7 or 8 and interested in joining our team(s) this year?
I expect that everyone who applies will have already looked over the website and watched the two videos above.
If interested, please send an email to Mr. Ingram ( by
Friday, Sept. 20.

In your email, please provide:
1)  Your Full Name
2)  Your Grade and Class
3)  Why do you want to join our Vex team(s)?
4)  What did you like most about the video(s)?
5)  What suggestions do you have to make our robot meet this year's challenge?

REMEMBER ... You are expressing your interest in this program.  Make certain your email is professional and you use full sentences.  Your spelling and grammar represent you as a candidate. 

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