Hello Team 4293!
The start of the 2016 FRC Competition Season is almost here! We've only got a couple of weeks before its go time. To those of you who are currently battling finals, I have nothing but empathy. I wish you the best of luck and I know that you'll kill those tests. A bunch of you took the time out of your busy schedule to help out with the Murdoch's Gift Wrapping Fundraiser on Sunday, and for that I am eternally grateful! As soon as we know the total amount that we raised, you all will be the first to know.
If you're looking for a study break, or if you're blissfully done with finals, please head on over to https://my.usfirst.org/stims/Login.aspx and register for the team. If you are a new student, your parent will begin the process. If you are a returning student, please login and update your user profile information to reflect your coming participation in the 2016 season. For parents of both returning and new students, please log onto STIMS and make sure all of your student's information is up to date, and then complete the waiver and apply to the team.
This process can be a little complicated, especially if you are unfamiliar with STIMS. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to reply within a few hours, or a day at the latest.
Finally, a reminder to get those fundraising letters out! School is gonna be upon us again before you know it, and it'll be a lot easier to get fundraising done while on break. The holidays are a great time for people to donate. It's just before taxes and FAFSA, so a tax deductible donation is precisely what many people are looking for.
Again, best of luck to everyone working on finishing up those finals! Happy Holidays to anyone I won't see until 2016!
Grayson Gerlich is a senior on the team and our webmaster. He also manages outreach content and team graphics.