BSHS Robotics Team competes at NYTVFRC – March 2023
The District’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 3044 recently competed in the New York Tech Valley Regional Competition on March 29-April 1, 2023 at the MVP Arena in Albany.
The FIRST Robotics Competition season kicked off in early January when the 2023 Charged Up Challenge presented by Haas Game Animation was released. In this year’s competition, the FIRST ® Robotics Competition teams are inspired to see the potential of energy storage in a new light as they compete to charge up their communities. Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged through the FIRST Robotics Competition to raise funds, design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. The program is as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
In addition to working on their robot for the 2023 season, FRC Team 3044 provided mentorship to FIRST Lego League Challenge (FLL) Teams and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams from Ballston Spa Central School District.
The Ballston Spa Central School District is able to offer opportunities in robotics to our students through the generous support of sponsors including Ballston Spa National Bank, GlobalFoundries/Town of Malta Foundation, Eastern Heating & Cooling, Inc., HMS Agency, Bechtel Foundation, Generations Auto Repair, Aquatic Development Group and Coffee Planet.
Student Athletes Recognized by BSCSD School Board
Many student athletes were recently recognized by the Board of Education for their academic and athletic accomplishments.
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team ended the season 19/1 as League Champions. Nick Verdile was also chosen as Suburban Council Player of the Year.
The Boys Varsity Wrestling Team ended the season as League and Section Champions. Connor Gregory, Darrien Insogna and Ralph Keeney were also chosen as 1st Team Suburban Council All-Stars.
Kennedy Barker was chosen as a 1st Team Suburban Council All-Star for Bowling. Parker Caswell was chosen as a 1st Team Suburban Council All-Star for Hockey. Cole Evans won the title of State Champion for the Giant Slalom.
Ballston Spa CSD Offers Annual Wellness Day 2023
The Ballston Spa Central School District’s annual Wellness Day is being held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Wood Road Elementary School complex. The goal is to bring the school community together for a fun-filled day and encourage students and families to participate in healthy and active lifestyles. The day begins at 7:45 am with check-in for the FREE Kids Color Fun Run which starts at 8:15 am. At 9:15 am, the annual Scotties Stampede 5k will begin with a brand new course that starts and ends in the Wood Roadbus loop. Race registration for the Kids Run and 5k will open soon and runners and walkers are all invited and welcome to participate!
The Wellness Expo follows the races from 8:30 am -11:30 pm in the Wood Road cafeteria/gymnasium. The Expo will once again offer information from community organizations, a free bike raffle, live demonstrations and plenty of great giveaways during the event. Any interested vendors can register to participate here. As in year’s past, proceeds from the event will support the district’s Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Please call The Office of Community Relations and Program Support at518-884-7195 x1369 with any questions.
Ballston Spa Village Birdhouse Art Project
Malta Ave students participated in the Ballston Spa Village Birdhouse Art Project. They painted some of the birdhouses that will be on display throughout the village this spring.
Click HERE to see the birdhouses being made by some of our own Middle School students this fall.