Ultimate Frisbee is a great sport for Faithful Shepherd middle school students who want to enjoy some friendly, care-free athletic competition. The goal of the Ultimate Frisbee club is to stay active while playing an intense and exciting game with friends. Led by Ms. Kraemer, the club meets at school from 2:45-3:45pm on Thursdays, starting near the end of September. Students will learn the rules of the game and compete in matches. This truly is a great sport for everyone!
Faithful Shepherd’s Robotics Club provides the perfect blend of creativity and technology for your child to have fun learning about computer programming through the control of some pretty cool robots! Students will learn how to create a set of directions to drive and control “Dash” through the Blockly app (iTunes, Google Play). They can take programming a step further by learning how to make the robot repeat directions on its own. Thanks to the generous support of our parent community, our expanding program provides students new sketch and gripper kits to add a launcher or bulldozer attachment to their robots. Space is limited so contact Ms. Kriby for more info.
A great introduction to our robotics program is Faithful Shepherd’s Lego Mindstorm EV3 club held in the fall. There is no limit to the creative freedom your child will experience building their very own robots out of Legos, using different sensors to control their robot’s behaviors, programming them to navigate a preset course, and showing off their accomplishments with a “Show Off” day to parents. Not only is this a great interactive experience at Faithful Shepherd, but families can find EV3 products for purchase to continue the fun at home!