Awards Dinner

 You are cordially invited to our sixth annual Ligerbots awards dinner!

Who: All Ligerbots, parents, siblings, coaches, mentors, sponsors and friends,
When:  Wednesday June 11th
Where:  Newton South High School Cafeteria
Time:  6:30 – 8:30 (approximately)

Details:  Each family should bring a dish to share.  Dinner will be “potluck.”  Please sign up here. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, we also need people to bring drinks and/or paper goods. We are hoping to have folks arrive around 6:30 to “mingle” and set up the dinner. We will start dinner at about 6:45. Following dinner we will have our very own unique awards ceremony, where we will honor our graduating seniors, our mentors, and other special friends. The awards presentations should take about an hour. I estimate that we will be done no later than 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly. I especially need to hear from our mentors!

Ligerbots . . . If your parents are NOT on our e-mail list, please be sure you share this information with them ASAP, as well as coercing them to sign up on this website!

I can be reached by e-mail or by phone (look in the directory).

~Coach Kraus

Posted in Post Season Events

Bertucci’s Fundraiser May 14

Bertucci’s Restaurant has a terrific offer to support the LigerBots. On May 14, if you eat in or take out from Bertucci’s in Newton Corner and present them with a copy of the coupon below, the Ligerbots will get a donation of 15% of what you spend.

Take the night off from cooking, enjoy some great pizza or pasta, and support a great cause!

Bertucci’s LigerBots Fundraiser

Posted in Uncategorized

Follow Ligerbots at the World Championship

The Ligerbots have left for St Louis. About 25 students and 15 adults (coaches, mentors, and parents) will be participating.

Click here to see the championship schedule. Once the matches start (Thursday 9AM) results for the “Newton” division will be posted here. Matches run from Thursday to Saturday afternoon.

NASA will be live streaming all matches: click here to see.

There are also apps that show match schedules and results for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. On the web: you can follow the team at the Blue Alliance or just scan the general match results.

Posted in Event Updates

Ligerbots going to FRC Championship! We need your support!

The Ligerbots are going to the FIRST FRC Championship in St. Louis next week, and we need your help.

Travel and lodging for the students, coaches, mentors, and chaperones will cost close to $30,000, and there’s a $5,000 registration fee. The team has already secured new grants from NDEP, PTC, Textron, FedEx, and Newton Public Schools, but they’re still significantly short. Ligerbots’ families are ready to pay substantial amounts to make this happen, but not everyone can afford it.

We want anyone who wants to come to be able to partake in this wonderful celebration of STEM education.

Please consider supporting the Ligerbots with a donation. Any amount would help defray the cost and allow us to send more of these hard working kids to a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Posted in Event Updates

BU New England Championship

Last weekend, the 10-12th, we competed in the New England Regional Championships at Boston University. Due to our very strong performances at the District events, we were ranked 26th at the end of the competition. We have been invited to attend the FRC World Championships in St Louis next week. We will be holding a team meeting to decide tonight.

Below is a playlist of our qualification matches:

~Sophia Tepermeister

Posted in Uncategorized

Northeastern Qualifier

Last week, we attended our second qualifying event at Northeastern University. We made it past the qualifying rounds in fourth place, and were bumped up to the third alliance after The Nutrons(125) picked the Windham Windup (3467). We breezed through the Quarter-finals with our alliance partners HYPER (69) and River’s Edge Robotics (3499), but ended up replaying our semifinals matches a couple of times due to field malfunctions. Finally, we made it to the finals, and were defeated by the number 1 seed.

We also won the team spirit award for our insanely energetic liger mascots.

~Max Tepermeister

Posted in Uncategorized

WPI District Qualifier ends in a win

Last Thursday and Friday we competed at the WPI District Qualifier. We made it past the qualifying rounds in 16′th place, and were chosen by the 6′th alliance to compete in the elimination rounds. With our alliance partners team 4473: Delta Prime, and team 190: Gompei and The H.E.R.D., we claimed victory. Below is a playlist of the elimination rounds.

Our team won  the Xerox Creativity Design Award for our sideways piston operated catapult.

Despite our recent victory at WPI we continue preparations for our second Regional Qualifier at Northeastern.

~Ilias Vamvakas

Posted in Event Updates Tagged ,