Volunteers needed to support VEX Robotics events

Volunteers needed to support VEX Robotics events

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for volunteers interested in helping with VEX Robotics events. Dates and events include a Dec. 14 robotics scrimmage, the Feb. 1 middle school competition and the Feb. 15 high school competition. All events are set to take place at Theodore G. Davis Middle School in Waldorf.

As part of the VEX Robotics program students design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts are incorporated into the program. Students learn lifelong skills such as teamwork and leadership. Tournaments are held at the regional, state and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship held annually in the spring.

Interested volunteers can sign up by completing an online application. There is one application per each event, as volunteer shifts and need differ by event. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and will receive lunch, training and a volunteer certificate. Volunteer duties do not include the direct supervision of children. Interested volunteers do not need to complete the CCPS volunteer screening process.

A description of volunteer duties is posted here.

To apply to volunteer for the Dec. 14 robotics scrimmage, click here.

To apply to volunteer for the Feb. 1 middle school competition, click here.

To apply to volunteer for the Feb. 15 high school competition, click here.

Contact Simone Young at syoung@ccboe.com or 301-934-7381 with questions.  

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 

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