On Saturday, April 24th the Pana Junior High School robotics team competed in the Botball St.
Louis Regional Tournament. The team competed against 35 other public and private schools from three
states. In their very first year at this event the team won the double elimination competition, captured
a third place seeding and took the third place overall trophy. Many first-year teams struggle to make it
to the competition with functioning robots, the Junior High team faired very well against the
competition which was often high school teams from much larger districts with established robotics
Botball is a team-oriented, world-wide robotics competition that is unique from others. All
of the robots competing must be fully autonomous. The students must write a computer program in
advance that directs the movement and . . .
Through the generous contributions of local business partners, in conjunction with the Pana Educational Foundation, Smart Response Systems were purchased for classrooms at Lincoln Elementary School. Smart Response Systems include 25 interactive remote devices and a receiver used to collect instant data from students. These response systems work directly with the Smart Boards.
On Friday, April 19th, 2013, the Pana School District held a Smart Responder Showcase at Lincoln Elementary School to demonstrate for local business partners how these interactive remote devices are being used in the . . .
Broadcasting Pana Football and Pana Basketball Games
Pana Sports Fans, Tune into WTRH 93.3 FM , Broadcasting Pana Football and Pana Boys and Girls Basketball. Broadcasters: Gary Bowker and Terry Klein.