VEX Robotics Team 9537, Cavitt Jr High Cyber Cowboys is now recruiting for the 2019-2020 season, which will feature a brand new competition game to be unveiled at the World Championships on April 27nd! Interested Cavitt Jr High School STEM/PLTW students can learn more by visiting our demonstration field at the Cavitt Jr High Open House on Thursday, May 9th, and at the Ridgeview Open House on May 16th.
The Cavitt Cyber Cowboys is a student-centered team that strives to increase student interest and involvement in STEM. Team members develop their engineering, programming, teamwork, and communication skills using the VEX Robotics competition platform.
Team 9537 is open to 7th & 8th graders at Cavitt Junior High School.
Specifically, we are looking for:
Incoming 7th and 8th graders from Cavitt Jr High School extremely interested in VEX robotics and committed to participating in meetings, competitions, and required open house/show case events
Students in enrolled in Cavitt's PLTW classes, or students who have demonstrated programming and robotics building skills
Students with positive attitudes & energy, ready to represent Cavitt with pride, and demonstrating sportsmanship and respect in every aspect of their engagement with teammates, mentors, alliance teams, competitors and officials
Demonstrated ability to work well in small teams
Parent mentors to help guide the team in new concepts, technical skills and productivity
To signup for the 2019-2020 information session and get more information, please complete the survey/contact form located at:
Currently, the team meets at a member's home during the season and attends 3-5 competitions from December - March. The team also represents Cavitt Jr High School at the Placer County STEM Expo, as well as Cavitt & Ridgeview open houses.
The team works very hard during the season! Generally, the team meets 2 times per week during the school year, but with extra meetings leading into competitions! The team will hold a series of introductory/training meetings over the summer to ensure a good fit for the team and the applicants.
Space in the program may be limited based on equipment availability, meeting space size/availability, number of technical mentors/parent volunteers, and other factors. Regular participation in work meetings, and full participation at team events is required to be part of the team.