We did it!

thank-youCONGRATULATIONS!

We exceeded our goal to raise $8,000.

Thanks to your generous donations and participation in the VFF Fall Fundraising Campaign, our ViperBots are on their way to a successful season.  We raised $9850 with still more to come as the corporate matching checks roll in.  The organization can now make the purchases necessary for an efficient building season.  Nearly 50% of our ViperBots families donated or solicited donations!  This is a sign that we have such committed and passionate families.  This is no surprise.

The ViperBots Friends and Family Board salutes you with a big THANK YOU!

If you didn’t get chance to give and would still like to, the fundraising website is still open and can be accessed by the Donate here button on the front page of the VFF website.

– Pam Province, VP Fundraising

 

Fall Fundraiser underway now through October 7th!

laser-cutterViperBots and parents,

Our Fall Needs Fundraising Campaign is underway now through October 7th!  Funds raised will go towards the purchase of a laser cutter for all the team’s use.

For details, go to:  http://www.viperbotsboosters.org/fundraising/fall-fundraiser/

Please share this link with friends and family!  We can’t do this without you!  It takes the commitment of each and every one to support an award-winning robotics program.  Please help us reach our goal!

ViperBots National Merit Recognition

national-merit-scholarships-programsAs parents, we witness the impact that robotics has on our students firsthand.  Not only are they engrossed in robotics, but they are more engaged with school in general.  The confidence gained from overcoming challenges in the robot room gives them the courage to tackle challenges in the classroom and push the limits of what they can do.

VFF is proud to announce that 14 ViperBots have been recognized for their academic excellence by the National Merit Scholarship Program.  These honors were based on their performance as juniors on the College Board’s 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

There are multiple ways to measure academic achievement;  however, being named a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist or Commended Student is a noteworthy accomplishment, reflecting a PSAT/NMSQT score in the top top 3 percent of the 1.6 million American students completing the exam.  VHS will honor and celebrate these students on October 28, 2016 at the final home game.  The ViperBots seniors so honored are listed below.

ALINA ALI

RYAN GALLIGHER

JOSHUA JOHNSON

TAEHYOUNG KIM

LINNEA MAY

ETHAN MCCOSKY

MORGAN NANEZ

NIDHI PANDYA

ELIZABETH PATTERSON

DILLON PIEGAT

SAVANNAH SCHMIDT

SPENCER SHARP

JOSHUA STELLING

RACHEL WILLIAMS

Source:  http://schools.leanderisd.org/users/0091/VHS%20congratulates%20our%20students%20recognized%20by%20National%20Merit.pdf

Central Texas FTC 2016-2017 Kickoff & Game Reveal

FTC Kickoff 1617Drumroll, please…  It’s almost time to find out what this year’s game will be!

Please join the ViperBots for the Central Texas FTC Kickoff & Game Reveal on Saturday, September 10. We’re expecting dozens of teams and nearly 300 students, mentors, and parents. We’ll host workshops, team-building events, and strategy sessions. And of course…we’ll be tuned in for the 11am game announcement!

For details, including the schedule of events, go to:  http://www.viperbotsboosters.org/events/central-tx-ftc-2016-2017-kickoff-game-reveal/

ViperBot parents, please sign up to donate beverages!
http://www.viperbotsboosters.org/volunteer-signup/ 

New to robotics?  Go to the FTC home page (which features some familiar faces) for general info about FTC or dive deep into the 2016-2017 Game & Season Materials.  Rumor has it that you can find game hints on the FTC BlogFacebook and Twitter page.

ViperBots 2016-2017 Pool Party Potluck Celebration

Pool Party

ViperBots and parents,

Please join us for a Pool Party Potluck and Kickoff celebration event on September 10, following the 2016-2017 season game reveal.

For details, go to: http://www.viperbotsboosters.org/events/viperbots-and-family-kickoff-social-pool-party/

Please sign up to help!

We can’t do it without you! We need assistance with set up, clean up, and of course, food! Please go to the following link to sign up:

http://www.viperbotsboosters.org/volunteer-signup/ 

iGive.com – Raise money for VFF, everytime you shop online!

iGive for VFF websiteWho hasn’t uttered the words, “I wish there was something I could do to help?”  Now you can.  Start shopping!

At www.iGive.com/ViperBotsFriendsandFamily, you can buy the items you need from stores you trust – everything from office supplies and airline tickets to designer handbags, electronics, and much more!

It’s FREE and blissfully simple.  Just shop for everyday items at over 1700 stores in the iGive network, including Staples, Barnes & Noble, Lands’ End, Best Buy, Kohls, and Pottery Barn.  A portion of each purchase automatically benefits ViperBots Friends & Family.  Browse the over 1700 online stores – including all your favorites!

Join now at www.iGive.com/ViperBotsFriendsandFamily!

Got spirit? Order Spirit Wear now through Sept. 16th!

Spirit Wear 1617 gearIt’s time to place your orders for ViperBots Spirit Wear and gear!  

There are several new options that have been added this year including:
  • softer tee shirt fabrics with color choices of black or gray
  • zip hoodie
  • socks*
  • drawstring bags
  • yard signs
* 4-6 weeks delivery for socks only

Support ViperBots and look great doing it!

Print the Spirit Wear Order Form and send with cash or check in an envelope labeled “ViperBots Friends & Family Spirit Wear.”  Turn in to the front office.  All orders due by Friday, September 16th at 3:45pm.

Many thanks to our fabulous Spirit Wear team, Dee S. and Terri P.!

 

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