The Gobles Voltage robotics team participated in this year’s game, First Stronghold, at the weekend Lakeview HS district. Our team has a great running robot this year named Sebastian. After twelve qualifying rounds, the Voltage ranked 9th out of 40 and earned the right to captain and choose their three-team alliance for the final rounds. For the first time ever, we made it through the quarterfinals and then the Gobles crowd went wild when we emerged victorious in the semis with an amazing 115-114 victory over the #2 seed The Corsairs. Our team alliance in the district finals was the Gobles Voltage, the Robo-Beavers, and rookie team East Grand Rapids. The district winner was B.O.B. alliance (built-on-brains). We thank the school community and we will prepare for our road trip to the Ann Arbor district on April 7-9.
The Gobles Junior Varsity Quiz Bowl team has had an awesome, undefeated season! They started out on the right foot by coming in 1st place at the Opening Tournament held on February 27th, 2016 in Lawrence, Michigan. They did it again at the Mid-Season Tournament. They recently finished their buzzer season in Fennville, Michigan on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 with 4 wins!!! Captains Ryan Mizikar and Eli Giles led team members Sean Devers, Logan Coffey, Karlie Little, Carlie Hancox, Maris Gordon, and Alex Mangan to wins over Delton-Kellogg 130-6, Saugatuck 80-50, Watervliet 50-25, and Hartford 80-10. The Junior Varsity team will conclude the season with tournament play on March 23rd, 2016 in Lawrence, Michigan.
Take the GPS Online Stakeholder Survey-February 24 through March 9
Starting Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and continuing through Wednesday, March 9, 2016 the Annual Gobles Public Schools Online Stakeholder Survey will be available here.
Do you get the kind of information that you want from your child’s school? Are Gobles Public Schools safe and secure? How are the Gobles Public Schools preparing students for college and/or careers? These and other questions await survey-takers, who include students, staff, parents, and community. “Taking this survey is a great way to contribute to improving our schools and school system,” says Gobles Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Rehlander. “The views of each of our stakeholders are important to us, and we will use the survey to help determine how best to improve teaching and learning, communications, and other important services.”
As with last year’s survey, the 2016 version is confidential and takes about 5-10 minutes to address a number of topics including leadership, culture, academic rigor, safety, and technology. The survey has also been customized so that there are different (but related) questions for students, staff, parents, and community. Individuals who fit into more than one category-for example, a staff member who is also the parent of a Gobles Public Schools student-can take the survey more than once in order to answer questions based upon each of the categories. In addition, parents who have students in more than one school are encouraged to take the survey specific to each school their children attend.
Team Gobles can’t wait to hear from all of it’s members. Please let us know what you think!