NEW 2013 INFORMATIONThe 2013 MSN FIRST Lego teams will begin meeting on Monday, Aug 12.(2:40-4:30)
Tryouts for the team will take place on:Monday August 12thTuesday August 13th&Thursday August 14thInterested students need to have two forms turned in by Thursday August 14th.We are limited to how many students can be on the teams by FIRST Lego League. We will have two teams of 10 students with one alternate per team. The following is the criteria that the coaches have decided on for team cuts.
Team Cuts Criteria
1. Recommendation forms turned in on time
2. Performance during the week at tryouts
3. Attendance during the week of tryouts
4. Feedback on recommendation forms
5. Past Lego Robotic Experience in Middle School
6. Past Lego Robotic Experience in Elementary School
7. GradeFor those who make the team we will have practices Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (2:40-4:30) from August through the beginning of November. A Parent meeting will be scheduled for those who make the team either during the last week of August or first week of September.
Student recommendation forms are to be completed by any two of the following: applicant's former academic subject teacher (teachers of English, Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science), applicant's school guidance counselor, school principal, or adult leader of community group (i.e. Boy/Girl Scouts, Bible group leader...) Completed forms must be returned to Middle School North c/o Mr. Snodgrass or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed forms will be held in strictest confidence._________________________________________________
FIRST LEGO League (FLL FIRST LEGO League) is a national organization hosting youth, robotic events both nationally and internationally. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. "I wanted to create a world where science and technology are celebrated... where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes" said Dean Kamen. FIRST partnered with Lego in 1998 with 200 teams and has grown to include over 9000 teams worldwide in 2009. The mission of FIRST Lego League is to inspire children aged 9 through 14 to explore science and technology using real-world context and hands-on experimentation. To accomplish this goal teams work for 8 weeks to build a robot to solve a challenge and project. The teams of students work on teamwork design, building, programming, researching, testing, and practicing after school up to five nights a week. Students then compete in robotic competitions. Participants learn science concepts, engineering design process, teamwork & technology skills, and face a problem solving challenge that focuses on a yearly theme.
OUR CORE VALUESWe are a team.
We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
What we discover is more important than what we win.
We share our experiences with others.
We display gracious professionalism in everything we do.
We have fun!