SPA will be closed Tuesday, January 23, due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions. Please note that school will be closed entirely on Tuesday, including all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We do not make this decision lightly. Like you, we would much prefer our students to be in school, but today’s extreme weather makes travel unsafe for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Bryn S. Roberts
Head of School
On Sunday, December 10, SPA's Lower School robotics teams competed in the regional Lego League robotics tournament and put together two exceptional performances.
Overall, Team Teknix earned the "Best Research Project" award for their work creating a prototype moisture and humidity sensor and an app that can help farmers adjust their watering schedule. Team "The Llamas" also took home an award: the "Core Values" award, which is given to the team who best demonstrates the league's belief that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork. The Llamas also advanced to the Sectional Tournament which will take place in January 2018.
The Lower School robotics teams participate in FIRST Lego League (FLL) which is a two-part competition: The first part is the robot competition in which teams design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® and compete on a table-top playing field. The second part is a research component in which teams are given a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution; this year's problem is "negative human impact on the water cycle." This is SPA's second year competing in FLL.
Good luck in Sectionals, Spartans!