GATEWAY LEGO GUARDIANSThe FIRST Lego League Robotics is a competition club where students perform the work to compete against other schools in a tournament like atmosphere. The work is comprised of designing and programming an autonomous robot (using the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface and also create an innovative solution to a problem as part of a research project. These two elements – the Robot Game and Project – make up what we call our yearly Challenge.The FIRST Lego League Robotics Team will meet on Thursdays after school and about two Saturday mornings each month.
The team is open to 7th, 8th and potentially a few 6th graders (if space is available). We will be accepting only 20 students into Robotics Team this year. Priority is given to 7th and 8th grader students to ensure that they gain experience necessary to continue robotics in high school if they so choose. Students will be accepted in this order: returning team members, 8th graders, 7th graders, and then 6th graders. Please understand that if we have more than 20 applicants, we will not be able to accept all students. Returning members must complete a new application and turn it in by the deadline to be considered for the team. Applications for Robotics Team will be available at the front office shortly after the school year starts.
Applications for the Robotics Team is now closed. Please encourage your student to apply next September for the 2020-2021 Team.
Students who show interest in this team are required to show proof of ASB Card before joining as with all ASB supported clubs, sport teams, and activities, the students who benefit from the ASB financial support are required to purchase an ASB card. The membership fee for Robotics Team is $20 to cover the cost of a team t-shirt and the end of year party. Please do not submit this fee until your student has been accepted to the team.
FLL is a world wide organization that promotes science, engineering, team building, and all around fun. Kids can continue on to FRC and FTC in high school where continue to build more advanced robots and advanced programming. If you want to learn more about FLL and FIRST, please visit the main site.We are currently looking for parents who would be interested in coaching for the 2019-2020 school year. Responsibilities include leading meetings one day a week after school and at least two Saturdays a month. Coaches also guide teams during competitions. No robotics or coding experience is required! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gateway Robotics Advisor: Jennifer VanTuyl
Administrator: Kalle Spear