NEWS ARCHIVE

The news archive is updated every week with the most current news for the chapter. Meetings held every Thursday after school.

2020-2021

Meeting- 5/13/21

  • Keep an eye out for the officer induction ceremony and the end of the year party!

  • Nationals submissions will be tomorrow, May 14th!

Meeting- 5/6/21

Meeting- 4/29/21

Meeting- 4/15/21

Meeting- 4/8/21

  • No meeting this week!

Meeting- 4/1/21

Meeting- 3/25/21

Meeting- 2/25/21

  • Don't worry, we will reschedule the party :)

  • Congratulations to all of the semifinalists!

  • If you haven't already, log into the state portal! https://www.cotsa2021.org/

    • You can find the username and password info on the presentation.

  • PLEASE EXPLORE THE STATE PORTAL AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW THE REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR EVENTS!

  • Instructions on all of your event submissions are in the presentation! You will get a more comprehensive guide on the actual state portal.

    • Go to the competitions tab, click on the submission instructions link, and then follow the instructions for your event.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting- 2/18/21

Meeting- 2/4/21

  • Start preparing for presentations/interviews for state!

  • If possible, try to go to the STEM Mask Party tomorrow on Zoom at 6 pm! Link is on the presentation!

  • Check the presentation for dress code and schedule for state!

  • Work time!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting- 1/28/21

  • Preliminary rounds due February 1st at 11:59 PM! Try to submit your events before then.

  • You are not required to do 21st Century Skills anymore :)

  • Remember! Only Team Captains can submit for your event.

  • Look at the presentation below for specifics about logging in.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting- 1/21/21

Meeting- 1/14/21

Meeting- 1/7/21

Meeting- 12/10/20

Meeting- 12/3/20

Meeting- 11/19/20

Meeting- 11/12/20

Meeting- 11/4-5/20

Meeting- 10/29/20

Meeting- 10/21-22/20

Meeting- 10/7-8/20

Meeting- 10/1/20

Meeting- 9/24/20

Meeting- 9/16-17/20

Meeting- 9/9-10/20

2019-2020

Meeting- 2/27/20

  • VERY IMPORTANT MEETING.

  • We will discuss:

    • State results

    • The national conference

    • Plans for the rest of the year

    • And more!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

State- 2/19-2/22

  • Awesome work at state everyone!!!!!

  • Results will be published soon!

Meeting- 2/13/20

  • THIS WILL BE THE FINAL CHAPTER MEETING BEFORE STATE!

  • Use your time wisely!

  • Thursday the 13th.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-2/6/20

  • SATE CONFERENCE APPROACHING FAST! 2 weeks left!!

  • Held a documentation workshop (found in meeting presentation below).

  • Come see an officer to have your documentation reviewed and to ensure you get full points!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting- 1/30/20

  • Final State Payment due today!

  • Lettuce;

  • Brief overview of the State Conference, coming soon!

  • Introduced Gamers VS Cancer Tournament at the state conference.

  • Discussed Fleece For Fighters and Tabs For Tots.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-1/23/20

  • Held a State Overview Workshop.

    • Discussed events at the conference and what to expect.

    • Come to a work day or email an officer for more information about the conference!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting- 1/16/20

  • Members must submit an event check in for each team/individual event.

  • Discussed upcoming workdays in preparation for state. Dates found on front page and classroom.

  • Gave brief overview of state office applications. See an officer or adviser for more information!

    • Vista candidate application will be released soon.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-1/9/20

  • First event check in was assigned

    • Please work to complete it asap!

  • Discussed state and plans for the semester.

  • Held Giant Jenga runoffs.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

No Meeting- 12/19/19

  • FINALS WEEK!

  • Good luck Gamers!

  • Keep working on events and have a great break!

: )

Meeting-12/12/19

DISTRICTS- 12/10/19

  • Nice work at districts Vista!

  • Event results and state qualifiers will be released soon!

  • Head to the Districts tab for more info!

  • :D

Meeting-12/5/19

  • Very important meeting!!

  • Hosted runoffs for many on-site events.

    • Went over plans for districts and what to expect.

  • Districts is next week! Continue to work!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

No Meeting- 11/28/19

  • Happy thanksgiving!

  • Have fun eating food!

Meeting-11/21/19

  • Districts is approaching quickly! Continue to work!

    • District interview time slots will be opened up soon.

  • Held a LEAP Report workshop, found here.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting- 11/14/19

  • Event Sign-Ups due by the end of today!

  • TSA is in need of event judges. Recruiting judges will earn you cording points and help the whole state out!

    • To get more info and learn how to recruit see the meeting presentation below!

  • Held a work day in preparation for Districts.

  • Districts: Tuesday, December 10th

    • Start preparing!!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-11/7/19

  • Continued to sign up for events!

    • All sign-ups are due by the end of our next meeting.

  • Held a work day for members to prepare for Districts.

    • Districts is only one month away!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation;

Meeting- 10/31/19

  • Hosted an introductory workshop for members to help everyone start working on events.

  • The official event sign up is now open, check it out on the Google Classroom or the front page of the website!

  • Had November Eve festivities with candy and a special visit from one of our officers!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation and workshop.

No Meeting-10/24/19

  • Be sure to check in next week for Halloween Festivities!

  • Take a look at the State Call to Conference, linked on the front page!

  • Members need to register for at least 1 national event in our initial event signup, found on Google Classroom.

  • Remember to join the google classroom!!

    • Class Code: ydgcqpb

No Meeting-10/17/19

  • Have a wonderful Fall Break!!

Meeting-10/10/19

  • Went over event documentation and event details in depth with newer members.

  • Gave members work time after they looked at the National Call to Conference and decided on an event to start working on.

  • Members need to register for at least 1 national event in our initial event signup, found on Google Classroom.

  • State Call to Conference will be released over Fall Break on Friday, Oct. 18!

  • Remember to join the google classroom!!

    • Class Code: ydgcqpb

  • Have a wonderful Fall Break!!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-10/3/19

  • Happy Spooky Season TSA!

  • Final registration was due today!

    • Registered members must join the Google Classroom.

      • The class code is: ydgcqpb.

      • Text @7e4g3 to 81010 to join the remind.

  • Colorado Call to Conference will be released on October 18th!

  • Held our 4th engineering challenge: Bulldozer Bots! This challenge, originally designed by Brian for The Girl Scouts of America, challenged members to build a robot using only cardboard and a wind-up mechanic. Congratulations to Team Nothing, who emerged victorious and got to bring home the Golden Allison!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-9/26/19

  • Went over registration dues and deadlines.

    • Deadline has been pushed back one week.

    • Now due 10/3!

  • Hosted our 3rd engineering challenge: Chopped! Students got to select random materials before being presented with the challenge: shoot a ping pong ball over a wall into a cup. Congratulations to Team Temple for an amazing victory!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

No Meeting-9/19/19

  • Homecoming Week

  • Football game tonight!

Meeting-9/12/19

  • Discussed the agenda with the chapter.

  • Be sure to join Classroom and the Remind if you have not done so.

    • The class code is: ydgcqpb

    • Text @7e4g3 to 81010 to join the remind!

    • Spread the word to friends who have missed meetings!

  • Held the 2nd Engineering Challenge, where members built rockets using sticky notes and tape. The winning team, Team Nothing, was victorious with an incredible 130 foot launch and got to take home the Golden Allison!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-9/5/19

  • Members need to continue to complete the interest survey.

  • The new event-check in policy was introduced:

    • Students will be required to submit a photo and 2 sentence write up on event progress twice a month (more info in presentations).

  • The national Themes and Problems were released, so students can begin working on some events!

  • Click here to see the new member meeting presentation.

  • Click here to see the returning member presentation.

Meeting-8/29/19

Happy August to all members who missed the meeting!

  • Registration opened today! Click here to register!

  • Members continued to work on the first Google Classroom survey.

    • The class code is: ydgcqpb

    • Text @7e4g3 to 81010 to join the remind!

  • Held the first Engineering Challenge, where members tried to build a structure extending out from a table using only straws and marshmallows. The winning team, Marshmallow, was victorious and got to take home the Golden Allison!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-8/22/19

  • Held our first general general meeting for new and returning members. Information about the upcoming year and results of the national conference were given out.

  • The google classroom was opened and the first survey was sent out. Use this class code to join: ydgcqpb

    • Members need to review the call to conference to begin thinking about events to participate in.

  • The 2019-2020 remind was opened as well. Text @7e4g3 to 81010 to join!

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.

Meeting-8/15/19

  • Held our first meeting of the year: the interest meeting. Many new members attended and hear information about the upcoming year.

  • Click here to see the meeting presentation.