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MWHS Robotics Club “Tonkabots” Registration Open for 2020-21

Open to students grades 8-12 Mound Westonka Tonkabots are members of the FIRST organization which has been inspiring innovation and leadership by teaching STEM, teamwork and problem-solving skills through engaging, hands-on robotics challenges. FIRST Robotics develops science and technology skills in pursuit of designing, building and putting into competition a 120-pound robot. Students interested in

Tonkabots Head to Northern Lights Regional Competition

The Mound Westonka High School Tonkabots Robotics Team is headed to Duluth, Minnesota for the FIRST Robotics Northern Lights Regional Competition March 5-7. The Duluth competition will attract high school robotics teams from around the country for a challenge called “INFINITE RECHARGE.” Led by advisor Dale Kimball and numerous mentors, the 28-member MWHS Tonkabots team has

MWHS Tonkabots Robotics Program Continues to Excel

Mound Westonka High School is entering its fifth year as a member of the FIRST Robotics League, an international robotics program created by inventor Dean Kamen for the purpose of fostering interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among students. FIRST stands for “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” and through

Tonkabots Show Determination, Grit at Northern Lights Robotics Competition

By Becca Neuger The Mound Westonka Tonkabots FIRST Robotics Team demonstrated strong engineering, teamwork and problem-solving skills at the 2019 Northern Lights Competition in Duluth. The Tonkabots had 15 students in grades 8-12 participate in the team event, which was held March 7-9 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For nearly 30 years, the FIRST

Westonka Engineering and FIRST Robotics League Fundraiser

Mound American Legion Omelet Breakfast and Silent Auction Sunday, Jan. 13 9 a.m. – noon $10/person Mound American Legion, 2333 Wilshire Blvd, Mound, MN 55364 Tickets are available through: Mound Westonka High School FIRST Robotics League members Pay at the door Dale Kimball, MWHS Tonkabots Robotics League advisor and engineering teacher

Westonka Engineering to Host Bingo Night April 30

Westonka Engineering and FIRST Robotics presents a Bingo Night & Silent Auction on Monday, April 30. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. in the Mound Westonka High School cafeteria. Tickets are $10 for this event. If you purchased tickets for the canceled April 15 omelette breakfast, we will honor those tickets for this event. Come

Westonka Engineering Fundraiser Canceled

The Sunday, April 15, Westonka Engineering Omelette Breakfast and Silent Auction Fundraiser at the American Legion has been canceled because of the weather. Community members that purchased tickets for the event can receive a refund. Please bring pre-sold tickets to the Westonka Educational Service Center, 5901 Sunnyfield Road E, Minnetrista, for a refund weekdays between

Tonkabots Earn Award at Duluth Competition

By Becca Neuger The Mound Westonka Tonkabots FIRST Robotics Team demonstrated strong engineering, teamwork and problem-solving skills at the Northern Lights Competition in Duluth last month. The Tonkabots had 22 students in grades 9-12 participate in the team event, which was held March 7-10 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Although they did not qualify for the

Kimball Named FIRST Robotics Advisor

Students interested in joining the FIRST Robotics team at Mound Westonka High School should contact Dale Kimball, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Certified engineering instructor and Tonkabots advisor, at (952) 491-8254 or

Westonka FIRST Robotics Competes at Regionals

Westonka Robotics launched a new team with a new league this year. The annual FIRST™ Robotics Regional Competition was held March 2–5 in Duluth, Minnesota, with 120 teams participating. With some serious teamwork and hard work over the four-day event, the Westonka team was able to compete in over 12 matches with their robot and placed