Rockwall-Heath’s Blackhawk Robotics Chairman’s Team earns grant by L3 Harris Foundation

Rockwall-Heath’s Blackhawk Robotics Chairman’s Team earns grant by L3 Harris Foundation

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Oct. 15, 2020 – The Rockwall-Heath High School Blackhawk Robotics Chairman’s Team was recently awarded a grant by the L3 Harris Foundation. Students Izzy Baumler, Grace Oliver and David Fadri spent the summer working on the application, and it paid off! Thanks to their efforts, the team received a grant in the […]

Rockwall Robotics Booster Club raffling a 2020 Ford Mustang

Rockwall Robotics Booster Club raffling a 2020 Ford Mustang

ROCKWALL, TX – October 15, 2020 — It is raffle time in Rockwall! The Rockwall Robotics Booster Club, Inc. is raffling a 2020 Ford Mustang to support FRC 1296 Full Metal Jackets. The team can be seen all over Rockwall, in their orange camo pants! They are involved with several non-profit organizations including: Bikes for […]

Rockwall High School student receives Gold Presidential Service Award for volunteering

Rockwall High School student receives Gold Presidential Service Award for volunteering

ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2020 — Austin Taylor, a junior at Rockwall High, was awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award for the second time for his volunteering efforts in and around Rockwall.  The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a volunteer award program that encourages citizens to live a life of service. To earn the […]

Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club receives grant from Best Buy Foundation

Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club receives grant from Best Buy Foundation

The Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club, Inc is proud to announce that they have been selected to receive a community grant from the Best Buy Foundation and the Best Buy store in Rockwall. The purpose of the grant is to support students in exploring new technologies and further preparing them for the workforce. FRC […]

Williams Middle School Robotics compete in first VEX competition of the year

Williams Middle School Robotics compete in first VEX competition of the year

Williams Middle School Robotics recently had two of their five teams compete at Cain Middle School in their first VEX competition of the year. Teams 1701E advanced to finals and finished in 7th place overall. “Many of these students are doing robotics for the first time,” said Laura Shine, Robotics sponsor. “I am very proud of […]

Rockwall ISD, Education Foundation host 4th Annual District VEX IQ Robotics Tournament

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Dec 3, 2019) Rockwall ISD, along with the Rockwall Education Foundation, recently hosted its 4th Annual District VEX IQ Robotics Tournament.  It was held at the Gene Burton College & Career Academy.   Approximately 300 students, families and volunteers were in attendance and 20 RISD elementary robotics teams registered for the event. The tournament was […]

Full Metal Jackets to host STEM Gals Robotics Competition and North Texas Tournament

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2019) In 2017, Team 1296 Full Metal Jackets traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Advocacy Conference. While in the nation’s capital, the team had the opportunity to meet with Representative John Ratcliffe. During the meeting, he expressed concern about a projected shortage of 1 million STEM (Science, Technology, […]

Rockwall High Robotics Advocates for STEM Funding in Washington, DC

Rockwall High Robotics Advocates for STEM Funding in Washington, DC

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 21, 2019) Rockwall High School students from FRC Team 1296, the Full Metal Jackets, recently attended the 2019 FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. to advocate for STEM funding. The conference was attended by over 65 teams from 22 states, and four of those teams were from Texas. The team was […]

Rockwall-Heath HS Black Hawk Robotics Place 2nd at the World Championships

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 22, 2019) The Black Hawk Robotics Team (FRC team 3310), from Rockwall-Heath High School, recently placed second at the FIRST World Championship in Houston where more than 400 teams from nine countries competed for the world title. “I am very proud of my students,” said Leslie Reese, coach for the Black Hawk […]

VEXIQ Elementary Female Robotics Team Wins Think Award at VEX World Championship

VEXIQ Elementary Female Robotics Team Wins Think Award at VEX World Championship

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 8, 2019) The VEXIQ elementary female Robotics team, VEXperts, won the Think Award at the VEX World Championship in Louisville, KY last week. The Think Award is presented to a team that has developed and effectively used quality programs as part of their strategy to solve the game challenge. Key criteria […]

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