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Two teams from East Providence win awards at LEGO contest

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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BRISTOL — Teams representing two city schools were among those locals to earn awards at the FIRST LEGO League State Championships at Roger William’s University Saturday, Jan. 11. The “CyborGators,” from The Gordon School, won the Project Award for innovative solution. The Gators included Jack Stone, Katie Ginn, Maia Wolf-Livingston, Will Short, Alex Sienkiewicz and […]

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Barrington’s team OVERFLOW wins Robotics championship

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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When Brian Francis attended an open house for Kickemuit Middle School, a few LEGO Robotics participants were there, presenting information about the program. That year, the KMS team had built a chain reaction robot, and instantly, “I was hooked,” said the KMS sixth-grader. “I think it’s really, really cool,” he said, “and very fun.” Brian […]

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Barrington students prepare for robotics tournament

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Barrington Middle School's Team Overflow members (from left to right) are Sam Wohlever, Andrew Cooke, Eliot Laidlaw, Theenash Kumar, Conor Mc Gartoll, Riddhi Adhiya and Kyle Villella.

Four teams of Barrington youngsters will compete in the annual FIRST LEGO League RI Robotics tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Roger Williams University. The teams are: • Overflow, Barrington Middle School, coached by Lisa McGartoll • Tech-No-Logic, Barrington Middle School, coached by Laurie Dubel • Flaming Ninja Cheezits, Barrington neighborhood team, coach by Sarah […]

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Portsmouth kids design ‘killer’ app for emergencies

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Members of the FIRST LEGO League team, Robo Storm, pose with their presentation material for the disAPPster app in the Emergency Operations Center at the fire station Saturday. They are (from left) Seamus Sullivan, 13; Spencer Dellenbaugh, 12; Isaac Solly, 12; Christian McNeilly, 12; and Ruthie Wood, 13.

PORTSMOUTH — A proposal for a smart phone app that would directly connect local residents with first responders and others during emergencies has drawn praise from the director of the town’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA). “I want it right now. Where can I buy it? That’s a killer app,” said John King following the presentation at […]

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Barrington Middle School robots roll through Lego challenge

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Members of Barrington Middle School's Paragon team watch over their robot on Saturday morning.

When 64 teams meet at Roger Williams University on Jan. 12 to compete in the 2013 First Lego League robotics state championships, Barrington Middle School will be well represented. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Purple Dragon Eagles, one of two BMS teams to compete, not only advanced into the finals, but achieved the highest point […]

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