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Board Briefs for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Board Briefs for Tuesday, February 20, 2018


At Tuesday night’s meeting, Emanuele Elementary School Outreach Facilitator Gina Pacaldo spoke to the Board about the school’s Tigers Robotics Team.  She shared that the tea, participated in the First Lego League (FLL) competition held at NASA in Mountain View on November 18, 2017.  The theme for the competition was hydro-dynamics.  The team learned how to program a robot to perform various tasks involving interaction with water, removal of a broken pipe and installation of a new one in its place, making rain, installing a water filter and turning on a fountain.  After a the first round of the competition, the team was in 17th place; by the end of the competition, the Tigers clawed their way to 5th!  Team members Valeria Itzel Navarro Osegueda, Yash Sanjay Moorjaney, La'Rell Malcolm, Clover Lee Clemente,  Julissa Lerma, Mehnoor Khan, and Kaylynn Tan attended the meeting and shared their experience with the Board.


The team is coached by Logan High School sophomore, Riya Arora and Ms. Pacaldo.


The Board also honored James Logan High School Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Lee Webb as he is set to retire at the the end of the month.  Although Mr. Webb, was not present at the meeting, the Board did pass a resolution in his honor.  Please click here to view the resolution.


The complete agenda for the February 20 Board meeting can be found here.