Toronto District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Icon - Find Your School  Find Your School|Newcomers|Policies|Media
About Us|Staff|Employment|Leadership|Contact Us
Translate
Close Window X

Google Translate Limitations Disclaimer

The electronic translation service on the Toronto District School Board website is hosted by Google Translate, a third party service. The TDSB does not guarantee or warrant the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any translated information.

The quality of the translation will vary in some of the languages offered by Google. Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 100 languages, but does not capture all languages or dialects.

The basic translation goal is to capture the general intention of the original English material. Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you or may affect any decisions you make.

The Toronto District School Board is committed to equity and community engagement, and by providing this tool, we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English.

Google Translate Frequently Asked Questions

A Pawsitively Praiseworthy Performance

A Pawsitively Praiseworthy Performance

Glen Ames PS robotics team turns heads at international competition

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB, School Web Stories

A robotics team from Glen Ames Public School  returned from a successful international competition in California and, in a field of 80 of the best teams from around the globe, brought home a second place finish in the category of Innovative Solution. “Incredibly proud,” summed up teacher and coach Luke Martin in describing his feelings about his team and the experience of representing the TDSB, the city, and the country. 

The Glen Ames team, dubbed the Pawsitive Proportionists, developed a fully-functional automatic dog feeder called Petportion. The device weighs the pet and provides an accurate portion of food at feeding time. Petportion includes an infrared sensor that recognizes a beacon device on a dog's collar to open a door that allows the pet in. This ingenious feature assures that other animals cannot get into the device to eat the food, allowing for a customized and safe experience for all pets in a household. The Petportion also has an LED light system that gives the owner feedback on whether the dog is underweight, overweight or the ideal weight. “The judges recommended the team patent the idea,” said Martin. “They might!” 

The Toronto Beach-area school is no stranger to success. This was its third appearance at an international event, and it has qualified for a remarkable seven provincial competitions since the school first fielded a team in 2006. The squad, which was the only Toronto District School Board (TDSB) elementary team to compete in international play this year, had qualified for the prestigious event by virtue of its performance at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championship earlier this year. 



 

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
© 2014 Toronto District School Board  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy   |  CASL