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Neighbourhood Web Team Post #452 (+/- 400 posts)

Submitted by Dallin on

COME TO ALL TEAM MEETINGS. This week was pretty much mandatory - if you weren't here, you need to make it up somehow. After all, in the Game of Attendance, you come or you die.

Pumpkin Walk preperation is on 9:00 Saturday, talk to Katelyn to get government hours.


Today was safety training. If you weren't here, that's really too bad.  A couple general trainings: if you are going to the FIRST compenition you have to pass a safety test.  If you are on build team youneed to take some other safety tests. The MegaSafety card was passed around so if you wern't here you will need to talk to Ashcroft. Also, if you weren't here you need to talk to Ashcroft to get the safety training.


The next gameKnight is in four weeks so if you want to voluneeter you need to talk to Jon. To get funding for game night you will have to help set up and and watch a room the entire time. You also have to help clean up. The upcoming GameKnights are on the 9th of November and the 15th of December.


Cache Valley Direct book money has to go to Zeuscroft, NOT Mrs. Frehner.


The main reason that people are not able to attend meetings is grades.  Go to tutoring and get those grades up. To make it to the meetings you need a C or higher. A C- is not a C.

~Your Neighbourhood Web Team

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Pick Your Team! (In Theory.)

Submitted by Corey on

We got Cache Valley Direct books! If you want to get some to sell, talk to Mr. Ashcroft.

Pumpkin Walk! We need people to volunteer to help paint pumpkins. We'll probably be meeting on Sat. the 18th. If you are planning on coming (or not) it count's for US Gov't service credit. If you're interested, talk to Katelyn.

EVERYONE! Come to ALL the meetings.

Today actually is important, btw. Everyone should have signed up for the teams they preferred to be on (on the online form).

We are announcing the subteam members today.

Just because you were assigned to a given team doesn't mean that's all you do. If your team doesn't have anything to do, find something.

Team breakdowns!

Build team They're the ones that actually build the robot. They are the main brainstormers for the robot, and commonly clean up messes. They will build the practice arena, as well.

Business team: They fundraise! They make the sponsor packets, organize funraisers, and talk to a lot of people.

CAD team They assemble the robot digitally, in Inventor - a 3D model. They design the 3D parts that can be printed in the 3D Printer. They're the ones responsible for making sure the robot mostly works before it's built.

Electrical and Programming team They learn C++. They're the ones who program the robot - a big job. Electrical is responsible for wiring up the robot, making sure it moves the way we want it to move.

Events team: They coordinate the various events we do with business, such as game nights and Pastarama.

Outreach team They work closely with events, business, and graphics design. They are the ones responsible for getting our name out to the community.

Graphics Design team: They design the T-shirts, and buttons, and other art-related stuff.

Scouting team They scout out ideas for the robot. At the competition, they find the teams we want to be paired with. It's a hard job. They also figure out strategies.

Your Neighbourhood Web Team We make sure there's stuff on the website. everything you see in front of you right now is our fault.


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Submitted by Ivon on


If you are in robotics, you need to come to ALL the meetings. Pretty soon, you're gonna start missing stuff.

First thing:

Pumpkin walk!

Katelyn is in charge of the pumpkin walk. For those of you who don't know, we volunteered to do a scene in the walk. If you're interested, talk to her. We need to set up a time where we get a group of people together and paint pumpkins. If you have pumpkins you can donate, that'd be great.

If you are interested, talk to Katelyn.

Second thing:

This last Saturday, we had a VEX Competition at Bridgerland. It went well, we had two teams compete. We are looking forward to another competition coming up on the 24th (ish) at North Cache. 


Tomorrow! We are getting Cache Valley Direct books! They cost $25, and when you sell one you get half of that money ($12.50). 

They are a great deal. There is a lot of buy one, get one free stuffs, some free stuffs, and a bunch of other deals. Awesome deal.

On fundraising, Good news! We sold 365 dozen doughnuts. That's worth $3,650. We plan on doing this fundraiser again sometime. 

More fundraising:

We want to make a deal with a local resturant where they let us print out coupons. You give out these coupons, and when they purchase from the resturant on a given day using the coupons, they will donate a percentage of the purchase to our team. 

If you are interested in setting one of these events up, talk to Crystal. She will point you in the correct direction. 


Grades! To participate in robotics, you need to maintain a C or higher in all your classes. A C- does not cut it. Tuesdays after school are a great opportunity to attend peer tutoring. 

If you miss a meeting, you can always check the website for a meeting update (like this one). We have an awesome web team *cough cough* that does an awesome job at maintaining the website. 

The $35 dollar fee to join robotics is due tomorrow. 

More stuff:

We have a schedule! 

This week, there's just a bunch of announcements.

Next week! 

We will have people divided into subteams, based on that online sign up thingie we did. We will have team meetings. 

After that! Safety tests everyone will have to do

After that! We learn how to do grants.

After that! We will break into training for VEX and FIRST (We'll split into different groups).

After that! More safety training!

We'll keep you posted. Sounds like an exciting future! 

Hopefully, we will get our sponsor packet together soon.

~Everyone's Favorite Neighbourhood Web Team



Submitted by Ivon on


Doughnut orders are due today. The doughnuts are being delivered on Friday, between 4:00 and 5:30. 

Today is also the last day you can sign up for robotics - all your forms need to be in today, and the $35 is due by Oct. 1st.  

We will be having another game night, in the undetermined future.

We will be selling Cache Valley Direct books starting Oct 1st, so be ready to sell those verily speedily at an increased rate!

We will be doing a section in the Pumpkin Walk! Ask Katelyn about that for more info. If you help, it will count for US Gov't service credit. If you have pumpkins you need to get rid of, feel free to donate.

Moneyz!!! We made More moneyz than ever before on Game Night, Thankz for your support!

~Your Neighbourhood Web Team

"I suppose you could say that Your Neighbourhood Web Team have always been the kool kidz on da' block. We never really realized it until we posted our first blog entry on this site. Just ask anyone, and they'll tell you that the members of Your Neighbourhood Web Team have changed the entire robotics team for the better.

We are the reason the team has succeeded. 

We are the reason it will continue to thrive.

Should the world be swallowed by vast expanses of chaos, your Neighbourhood Web Team will still be here, editing the site to ensure a better tomorrow. To ensure salvation. To ensure that no sanctions are necessitated against what we stand for. We do this out of the bottom of our hearts, every week, for everyone." -- Corey


So You Think You Can Join?

Submitted by Ivon on

To be on robotics you need to do five things, and you can always get kicked off later. (Quoth the Zeuscroft)

     1. Come to meetings - All of them. Seriously. 

     2. There is a $35 fee that must be paid to Mrs. Frehner in the front office. When you pay, she will give you a piece of paper. Give that/show that to Mr. Ashcroft. It must be paid by Oct. 1. If you pay with a check, it must be made out to Intech Collegiate High School, with a note that it is for the MegaBots. Mrs. Frehner will give you a reciept, and you can show that to Mr. Ashcroft.

     3. Get a commitment form. You and a parent must sign it and turn it in to Mr. Ashcroft.

     4. Sign up online! CLICK HERE FOR LINK

     5. You and a parent must come to the Parent Meeting (TM) tonight at 6:00 PM. If they are absolutely unable to come, with previous commitments, make them talk to Mr. Ashcroft. 

>Along with all that, you need to keep your grades up, behave, contintue to attend meetings, fundraise, etc...

Speaking of fundraising!

We are currently doing Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The doughnuts cost $10 a dozen, and half of whatever you sell goes to your personal fund. If you recieve a check, it must be made out to Intech Collegiate High School, with a note for the Megabots.

Mr. Ashcroft will be accepting money on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The last day Mr. Ashcroft is accepting Krispy Kreme orders is next Tuesday.

They are being delivered on Friday, Sept. 26, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. They can only be picked up between 4:00 and 5:30. 

If you ever hear about or think up a potential fundraising opportunity, let Mr. Ashcroft or Crystal know. 

New Section Leaders:

If you have any questions relating to any of the following subjects, go to these people BEFORE Mr. Ashcroft. 

Business: Abby White

Web Site: Max Weber

CAD: Jarren Worthen

Safety Captain: Jarren Worthen

Graphics Design: Destiny Leslie

Programming/Electrical: Daren Swasey

Events: Jon Bailey

Outreach: Katelynn Hall 

Everyone should fundraise.

On Sat. Sept 27, there is a VEX Competition at Bridgerland. There are two teams Mr. Ashcroft feels are ready for the competition and is willing to sign up - if more get ready, let him know. Outside visitors are welcome, feel free to show up. 

Game night on Friday! $5 to get in, $1 for a slice of pizza, and $.5 for a can of soda. You need to order when you come in. It starts at 5:00, goes till 10:00. Woo hoo!

Back the beginning note, come to all of the meetings, every Tuesday. Count on spending at least an hour every Tuesday at robotics. 

~Your Neighbourhood Web Team 

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