First Annual Holiday Donation Drive to be held December 2, 2012

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We are hosting our First Annual Holiday Donation Drive on December 2, 2012 at Stop and Shop in Hudson from 9am-1pm. The drive will benefit the Hudson Community Food Pantry and Toys for Tots. We will also accept cash donations and gift cards for groceries or toys. If you’re in the area, please stop by!


PreSeason Meeting 2 – August 6, 2012

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This past Monday’s meeting was mostly attended by mentors and a few students, and despite the smaller turnout, we still had a great discussion. Many of the topics were things that we want the students to know before the build season starts in January and we discussed at length how we are going to handle the Freshmen Activities Fair on August 28.


* Tools & Safety – all of the safety things will be out of the way and finished before the build season starts. We also discussed doing some tutorials on how to use the tools.

* Organization – How the room/crib will be organized. The topic came up for each design team to have their own cart with parts that will be put away at the end of the night. The separate carts will be supplied by the crib.

* Expectations/Manners – there will be a code of conduct written and distributed before the build season. 

* Pit Design 

* Fundraising

Freshman Day – August 28, 9:30-1:30

We’re going to get about 5-7 minutes per group and will want to limit to 45 seconds per presentation. Introduction, recent alumni, short media presentation, current students, questions. There will be another meeting on this as the time gets closer, so keep an eye out for an email.


There was also discussion about possibly hosting a dance on October 26. Discussion on this is still ongoing.

The meeting schedule for the preseason, while still TBD, is going to most likely be 2 Tuesdays and 2 Saturdays a month. Keep an eye out for further details. There will also be another mentor meeting around Labor Day.

If you haven’t liked the AZTECHS 157 Facebook page, please do so! Lots of information will be posted there! Also, if you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see covered during Preseason meetings, please email us at mr.aztech157@gmail.com.

First Pre-Season Meeting!

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We held our first pre-season meeting at the school Monday night and despite the heat, we had a good turnout and got a number of things accomplished. The kids are super excited about what’s to come this year, and threw some good ideas out as to different fundraising ideas, recruiting and media.

Fundraising Ideas:

  • Talent Show
  • Dances/Other events
  • ‘Restaurant’ profit sharing night
  • Pie a Teacher
  • This year’s Calendar is to be sold in January for Prizes in February


  • Freshmen Activities Fair – August 28
  • Cafeteria Table


  • Northboro Recreation Department Lego Camp
  • Whitcomb School – Dan’s Mom


  • Facebook/Twitter/Blog Updates
  • Photos/Releases

Our next meeting is going to be Monday, August 6 from 6pm-8pm, room location TBD.

Congratulations Seniors!

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Congratulations and good luck to our 2012 graduating seniors! You’ve made a huge impact and left some big shoes to fill – we’ll miss you and hope to see you back as mentors. 


Chris, Matt, Felicia, Dylan, Amy, Dan, Logan, Josh & Guille. Missing from photo: Michael



WPI Battle Cry 13 – May 18 & 19, 2012, Worcester MA

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One of the offseason competitions that we do every year is Battlecry, hosted by the folks at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester. Its a local competition, really laid back and just a lot of fun! It was great to see a number of teams that we saw in both Boston & Manchester in Worcester and see some new ones as well! We had a number of kids drive during this competition to give them a taste, and they all did a great job! And at the end of the day, we won an award for working as a team! Nice job, guys! 🙂


Dan, Chris and Ava proudly showing off our award!!