• Robotics is a club for 5th graders and a few 4th using the EV3 Mindstorms Robotics kits. Check out their website here. ‚Äčhttps://www.firstinspires.org/

    In the fall, 4th and 5th graders are invited to apply for team membership. Two teams of 6 - 8 students are formed to compete in the FIRST LEGO League competition in December. During this competition, students are scored on their robot design and technical knowledge of programming, a research presentation based on the year's theme, how well the team works together to solve problems during the competition, and the three trials their robot runs on a predetermined (and much practiced) course. The culmination of all this hard work is the qualifying competition in December after which a number of teams are selected to compete in the regional competition in February.

    If your 4th or 5th grader is interested in joining one of the teams this year, qualifying students who participated in robotics last year will be invited to participate first. If any slots are still open after that, we will evaluate any new members wishing to join.

    Meetings will be held after school from 3:00 - 4:30 on Mondays.

    The cost for this is $100 for the season. This includes registration with FIRST, registration for all tournaments, the kit for competition, and a team t-shirt.

    I will be joined by Mr. Swaim and Mrs. Edwards as co-coaches. All inquiries should be addressed to Mrs. Walker or WalkerCD@lisd.net.