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Lancers Do It Again!!

posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:41 PM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Mar 19, 2019, 8:51 AM ]

Congratulations to all of our La Loma Science Olympiad participants for taking home 28 medals and finishing 3rd and 9th place out of 23 teams at the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament!  La Loma finished in the top 10 in 22 of the 23 events and placed in the top 5 in 13 of the 23 events.  By having a team finish 3rd, La Loma also qualifies to send a team to the State Science Olympiad Tournament on April 6th!  Nice job Lancers!  This is our 7th year in a row to qualify for the state tournament! PRIDE!!  Thank you to all who helped out on Saturday and a BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Marcelino, Mr. Guptill, Mr. Harrington!  La Loma teachers ROCK!!  

2019 La Loma Science Olympiad photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Xnd2oo9Ntto5mZcFA

Congratulations to the 1st ever La Loma Science Bowl Team!

posted Jan 30, 2019, 10:32 AM by Lee Ollar

Congratulations to La Loma's first ever Science Bowl team who competed last weekend at the Regional Science Bowl put on by Sandia National Labs and the Department of Energy.  La Loma was the only school from the Central Valley to compete against other teams from Northern California.  Members of the team were Paola Coss, Megan Haubrich, Nathaniel Ferg, Jackson Perry and Jaya Naidu.  The team did amazingly well by winning their first three matches and just barely missing the afternoon finals.  Nice job Lancers!!

PRIDE!!

Green Machine wins 1st Place in Core Values at State

posted Jan 30, 2019, 10:16 AM by Lee Ollar

Congratulations to the La Loma Green Machine Robotics for taking home the first place award for Teamwork in the Core Values category at the FIRST Lego League Nor Cal State Championship!  The award goes to the team who demonstrates top qualities in teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration.  Team members are Paolo Coss, Nathaniel Ferg, Jacob Fries, Jackson Perry, Adan Limon, Nyla Prak, Ruth Davenport, Hudson Monday, Jack Jamison, and James Swanson.  Way to go Lancers!!

PRIDE!!

Green Machine Headed for NorCal State Championship!

posted Nov 26, 2018, 10:06 PM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 10:17 PM ]

Good luck to the La Loma Green Machine Robotics team this Sunday -- Sunday -- Sunday --  December 2nd, as they head to the First Lego League Capital District NorCal State Finals!  Students have been working since the beginning of the school year to prepare a project presentation, core values presentation, robot design presentation and to build, program, and prepare their robot for competition.  Our Lancers came in after school, on weekends, and even holidays to get ready for competition and it paid off with a 1st place victory in the project portion of our 8 team regional qualifier and an advancement to Sunday's 36 team NorCal State Championship.  Way to go Green Machine!   Team members are Paola Coss, Hudson Monday, Ruth Davenport, Jacob Fries, Adan Limon, Nyla Prak, Jack Jamison, Nathaniel Ferg, Jackson Perry, and James Swanson.  PRIDE!!

La Loma takes home 44 medals and qualifies for State!

posted Mar 5, 2017, 9:40 PM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 10:24 AM ]

Congratulations to all of our La Loma Science Olympiad participants for taking home 44 medals and finishing 3rd and 8th place out of 18 teams at last weekend's Regional Science Olympiad Tournament!  La Loma finished in the top 10 in 22 out of the 23 events and placed in the top 5 in 17 of the 23 events.  By having a team finish 3rd, La Loma also qualifies to send a team to the State Science Olympiad Tournament on April 1st!  Nice job Lancers!  This is our 5th year in a row to qualify for the state tournament but this is our highest medal total, most Top 10's, and most Top 5's to date! PRIDE!!  Thank you to all who helped out on Saturday and a BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Guptill, Mrs. Marcelino, Mr. Harrington and Mrs. Pitcock!  La Loma teachers ROCK!!  Special thanks to ASES, La Loma PTA and the La Loma administration for your support of La Loma academic competitions!
   

Modesto goes Futuristic!!

posted Jan 17, 2017, 9:17 AM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 11:28 AM ]

Congratulations to the La Loma Future City team for winning the People's Choice Award and the Best Open Design Concept at last weekend's Nor Cal State Tournament.  The team did AWESOME and ended up placing 3rd overall out of 30+ teams.  PRIDE!

All of the Future City students worked super hard this year on researching, adopting, and integrating ideas regarding how they could make Modesto a better place to live and in particular, how they could improve Modesto's public spaces.  They came up with a detailed plan to divert the Tuolumne River,
store and circulate water within a whitewater channel, and provide for increased recreation with a giant indoor water park.   Way to go Lancers!




Congratulations to the Future City Team!

posted Jan 8, 2017, 5:01 PM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 8:59 AM ]

Congratulations to the La Loma Future City Team for placing 2nd in last weekend's competition at the
 Stanislaus County Office of Education.  The team did awesome and presented the classes model and presentation for futuristic additions to the Modesto park system.  The students in the Future City class have been working hard all semester learning about Modesto's infrastructure and participating in local river cleanups and riparian restoration projects around the Tuolumne River.  The team will be working late this week as they complete their model and make adjustments to their presentation in preparation for the state competition this coming Saturday in San Jose.  Special thanks to Mrs. Marcelino and Mrs. McDonald for your support and a big shout out to the La Loma PTA, La Loma ASES and the District Office for your continued support of academic competitions!  


Green Machine Does It Again!!

posted Nov 14, 2016, 6:29 PM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Dec 17, 2016, 4:29 PM ]

Congratulations to the La Loma Green Machine Robotics Team for winning the Champion's Award at this year's Iron Patriot Fest!  This is the second year in a row that La Loma has won the overall 1st place award and the team has now qualified to move on to the Nor Cal State Finals in Sacramento this coming January.  Way to go Green Machine!!  The Green Machine also won the much coveted Robot Performance Award for scoring the most points during the robotic competition portion.  La Loma was the only team to score 100 points or over, and did so on each of their three sessions with a high score of 125 coming in the final session.   

Check out the link to this year's Iron Patriot Fest photo album below ... and checkout the website the students built for their project (work in progress) @ www.savethechinook.com. The team has worked very hard this year on creating awareness with regard to the Chinook Salmon and the state of the Tuolumne River.  Students have participated in river cleanups, riparian restoration projects, water monitoring of the Tuolumne River and Dry Creek, and the Team is presenting at local elementary schools to create and foster a culture of activism and stewardship.  Nice job Lancers!  PRIDE!!  Team members are Ryan Gurule, Nandini Naidu, Danielle Haubrich, Collin Flanders, Blake Sutter, Emma Musso, Travis Miller, Easton Allan, and Cody King. 

Special shout out to Mrs. Marcelino for all of your help, guidance, and assistance ... you ROCK!!  And and a big thank you to Val Sutter for coordinating food for Sunday's event!!  Special thanks to Heather Haubrich and Tony Pastore for helping with volunteering and special thanks to Greg Rosenbaum and ASES, La Loma PTA, La Loma Administration, and the District Office for your continued support of La Loma academic competitions!!  
 

Copy of Copy of Chinook Salmon Presentation 2.0

2016 Iron Patriot Fest photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/641Ru78PDh4zoS3P6

Iron Patriot Fest 2016

La Loma wins 32 medals at Regional Science Olympiad Competition!

posted Mar 7, 2016, 12:20 PM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Aug 8, 2016, 6:20 AM ]

Congratulations to the La Loma Science Olympiad teams for finishing 3rd and 7th out of 22 teams at last weekend's Regional Science Olympiad competition.  La Loma had  29 participants who competed in 23 different events, placed in the top 10 in all of those events, and ended up taking home 32 medals overall.  By placing a team in the top four overall, La Loma also qualified to move a team on to the Nor Cal State Finals April 16th.  Way to Go Lancers!!  PRIDE!!! 

A big THANK YOU to all the teachers who helped out and allowed students out of class to work on their events ... And a BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Guptill, Mrs. Marcelino, Mr. Harrington, Mrs. Pitcock, Mrs. Jesberg, and Mr. Naidu for helping out with coaching and doing ALL that you do!! You ROCK!!  A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Wolterstorff for coordinating the food on Saturday and a continued THANK YOU to our PTA and Greg Rosenbaum and the ASES for their support of La Loma Academics!!

2016 Sci Oly Awards


PRIDE!!!

Links to photo albums below ...

2016 Regional Science Olympiad Awards Ceremony: https://goo.gl/photos/VTcB6M2a5uwfUBxq6






Green Machine wins Teamwork Award at State Championship!

posted Jan 18, 2016, 2:38 AM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 6:53 AM ]


Congratulations to the La Loma Green Machine Robotics Team for winning the 1st place Teamwork Award at the January 16th First Lego League Nor Cal State Finals in Sacramento!  The Team competed against 44 of the top teams in four categories including Project Presentation, Robot Competition, Robot Design and Core Values (Teamwork).  The Teamwork Award goes to the team that best displays the ability to clearly distribute responsibilities amongst team members, show increased awareness of their school and community, show value for each other's roles by making entire team decisions, and enthusiastically work together to find solutions to problems.  This is the second time in three years that the Green Machine has won a Core Values Award in competition and especially commendable, as this was the lowest category for the team when they placed 1st and won the Champion's Award at the November 21st Iron Patriot Fest, Regional Qualifying Tournament.  The team worked hard this year to not only research and prepare for the presentation and robotics portion of the competition, but they also established much need paper recycling program at La Loma that to date has recycled over 400 pounds of paper. The students spent many extra hours in the shop over the past few months, they came in over winter break multiple times, and they worked especially hard to come together as a team as they prepared their material and robot for competition.  They also presented information about their recycling prograand the First Lego League to district officials and at a local elementary school recently as well.   Way to Go Green Machine!! Team members are Agustin Valdes, Nandini Naidu, Ryan Gurule, Colin Flanders, Gabriel Rey, Ashley Cabral, Danielle Haubrich, Mason Neumann, Kevin Tiffin and Michael Pascal. Coaches are Lee Ollar and Noel Marcelino.  A big THANK YOU! to Mrs. Marcelino, for your time, dedication, and support!  A big THANK  YOU! to Mrs. Haubrich and Mr. Pascal for volunteering at the tournament! And a continued special THANK YOU! to the La Loma PTA, and Greg Rosenbaum and the ASES, for their continued support of La Loma academic competitions!

2016 FLL NorCal State Championship


Photo Albums
2016 FLL NorCal State Championship: https://goo.gl/photos/8oxmWRdNJFrcAsJQ7

2015/2016 Green Machine Robotics Scrapbook: https://goo.g

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