Monthly Archives: March 2016

Allendale Robotics Highlights from Waterford Competition

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APS Foundation Awards Grants to Teachers

Thank you to the APS Foundation for awarding $1477 in teacher mini-grants to enhance student learning.

Congratulations to the following teachers:

  Lower Row: Richelle Rybinski – Title I Teacher | Sara Lema – Gifted and Talented Program |
Lindsay Filcik – 2nd Grade |Betsy VanderPloeg – Kindergarten|
Upper Row: | Christy Dehning – Kindergarten| Rebecca Buck – Media Specialist |
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APS Foundation President Mark Allen and Superintendent Dr. Daniel Jonker awarding grants to Teachers.

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Congratulations Allendale HS Robotics Team!

The TriSonics APS High School Robotics team had a very successful weekend competing at the Waterford District Event. – In qualifying, they placed 29th out of 39 teams.  They were then selected by the #1 alliance (FRC Team 67 – HOT, and FRC Team 33 – Killer Bees) for the elimination matches.  Their alliance was able to set some great scores and they came out of the elimination rounds as the District Winning alliance.

Highlights for the event:
– 29th in Qualification
– Selected on the #1 Alliance
– Winning Alliance for the event
– Received the Innovation in Controls Award
-Another highlight for them was to receive the team issued award for robot design and sportsmanship.

If you would like to see the team in action, they will be competing next at the West Michigan District Event at Grand Valley State University  on March 25-26.


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APS Science Olympiad Teams Qualify for Regional Competition

Science Olympiad teams from around the State met to compete in the Allendale Science Olympiad Invitational on February 27. Allendale welcomed 52 teams this year for the all day competition. Science Olympiad is designed to challenge aspiring scientists and engineers through a variety of hands-on tests and events. Invitationals are intended as a tune-up event for teams to prepare for regional and state competitions in the spring.

At the end of a challenging day students are awarded medals and ribbons for placing in 1stthrough 6th place in each of the 23 events, and teams placing in 1st through 6th place overall are awarded trophies. This year the Allendale Middle School team placed third place out of 25 teams. In the high school division Huron High School and the Allendale High School Red team tied for first place. There were 26 teams in the high school competition. Congratulations Allendale Science Olympiad teams and Brian Brethauer AHS Science Olympiad Coach and David Erdmans, APS Middle School Coach.

And of course the a big thank you to the high school and middle school Science Olympiad teams and their parents who helped with tasks large and small to make it all work. Best of luck to the Allendale Middle School and Allendale High School teams as they compete in the regional competition at Grand Valley State University on March 19.unnamed unnamed (1) unnamed (2)

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