Grapevine Library robotics team hits high gear
One of Grapevine Public Library’s robotics teams recently won the GEAR Robotics competition.
Library Director Janis Roberson said they were “really excited as this is our first year” entering the competition.
GEAR (Getting Excited About Robotics) started in 2002 with the goal to generate interest among students to pursue a career in engineering, science, or technology and show them that math and science can be fun. The challenges are designed to make students think at a higher level and give them an opportunity to see how everyday math and science apply to the real word with the relative safety of a classroom environment.
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Fire damages Bransford Elementary
Students at Bransford Elementary School had an extra-long Memorial Holiday after a fire damaged the school May 21.
The fire began during lunch, and students and staff members were evacuated from the building and later bused to Colleyville Middle School. Parents and guardians were notified about picking up children through the district’s emergency management plan.
The campus remained closed on May 22 because of air quality concerns. Grapevine Colleyville facilities service staff members cleaned up water and damaged items, and the building was ready for students when they returned May 26. Heather Willden, GCISD communications coordinator, said that all areas of the school were usable except one classroom where the fire was contained.
The Colleyville Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire.