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Friday, April 12th, 2019

Start of Offseason

End of Competition Season

After performing at the FIRST® Mid-Atlantic District Championship (DCMP), our competition season has ended. Now we are starting plans for offseason projects, including but not limited to: combat robotics, power racing, offseason competitions, and more! More information to be sent in future newsletters.

Family Sponsorships

This year, we are continuing last year's initiative providing a free T-shirt to each student. Although it costs the team more, we believe it is important to ensure that everyone will be able to attend competition representing Team 1257. Family donations make these purchases that help members of the team, such as these free T-shirts, possible. Families who donate a certain amount will be displayed on the back of next year's team shirts to show our appreciation for their contribution. If you would like to donate to help us with this initiative, please contact the team at For more information about sponsorship levels, view this link.

What's going on:



  • All subteams: competed at DCMP
  • Build: combat robotics; worked on redesigning robot cart and pit; helping Electronics subteam rebuild 2016 bot (Electric Weasel); cross-training subteam members with the Electronics and Programming subteams

  • Business: worked on documentation for competitions; worked on curricula

  • Design: began preparation for off-season activities and next year

  • Electronics: cross-training subteam members with the Programming and Build subteams

  • Media: finished filming competition

  • Outreach: continued planning volunteering event; made newsletter

  • Programming: more review of robot code; cross-training subteam members with the Build and Electronics subteams

  • Safety: preparing curriculum for next year

  • Strategy: start outreach and updating scouting system

Recent Events:

Bridgewater-Raritan District Event
Bridgewater-Raritan High School,
Bridgewater, NJ
March 16th and 17th, 2019

Our second competition, Bridgewater, took place on March 16th and 17th! Thank you to our alliance partners, Teams 223 and 6897. Results can be viewed here.


Mid-Atlantic District Championship
Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
April 4th–6th

Our last competition of the season, DCMP, took place on April 4th through 6th! Thank you to all of our team members, mentors, sponsors, and supporters during the season.

We have an open-door mentor policy: whether you have a half-hour or three hours we can always use another hand during the week. Our meetings are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3–6 P.M. Reach out to Ms. Gerstein, Mr. Moskowitz, or Mrs. Tenenbaum for more information.

Thank you to our unparalleled mentors and sponsors!

If interested in sponsorship, contact us!

Sponsorship Levels        Team Information Packet

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