Strong Finish for the Robotics Team in Fargo ND Competition
The MVhawksRobotics team traveled to Fargo ND for the regional BESTRobotics competition this past weekend and attained their strongest finish yet. The scoring of this year's Robot challenge was a satisfying 12th place out of 35 teams. This was MVCDS's 1st time making it to the semifinals in Fargo. The team also picked up a 2nd place for most photogenic robot and a 3rd place for the team mascot.
This is the 3rd time the MVCDS team attended the regionals in their 4 years of existence. Team mentors Phil Paskvan and Kevin Tolles, took 31 of the 33 member team to the competition over a 4 day period.
Seventh graders Wesley, Alex, Neena, and Elena are the winners of the MVCDS Crystal growing competition. Their team grew an Alum crystal with the highest clarity and a perfect octahedral morphology out of all the MVCDS Middle School crystals. Their crystal has now progressed on to the United States Crystal Growing Competition held at the State University of New York's University at Buffalo.
Nate, Wisam, Aaron, and Bjorn grew a large 19 gram Alum crystal with an octahedral morphology and won the 7th grade MVCDS Middle School Largest Crystal Competition. Their team crystal has also been sent to the US Crystal Growing Competition at the State University of New York's University at Buffalo.
MVCDS Playing an Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation Game for Charity.
Friday, December 2, 2016, MVCDS, along with Monclova Christian, is putting on an OHSAA Foundation Game, which is an exhibition basketball game for charity and is played to promote service in Ohio High School Athletics.
Maumee Valley Country Day School students were visited by the Wyland Foundation’s Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience Friday, November 18th. This mobile science education center tours the country in a semi-truck, educating students about the importance of protecting our fresh water sources: lakes, rivers, estuaries, wetlands, and streams. The lab contains interactive displays, a rain machine, and a movie theater. This unique education opportunity for our students was provided by Renee Thomas, a 1987 MVCDS graduate, and her mother, Marie Thomas, who used to teach in the Lower School at Maumee Valley. Renee and Marie both live in California and are enthusiastic supporters of the Wyland Foundation and because of their generosity, MVCDS students enjoyed and learned from the displays. View a video about the lab here: