Robotics at Holy Spirit—Are You Interested?
Holy Spirit is looking at putting together a robotics team or teams through FIRST Robotics, a national league active in Minnesota, for next year. This is a great opportunity for students interested in science, engineering and/or coding to work with students who share their interests. They offer challenges at 4 different levels, three of which are appropriate for Holy Spirit students. Teams would meet outside of school hours and teams members would need to help cover registration and competition costs. Costs vary based on the number of team members and the level at which a student is participating. A summary of the levels is below. If you think your student(s) would be interested, please fill out the survey at the bottom of this article.
FIRST LEGO League Junior
This league is for students in grades 1-4. Teams consist of 2-6 students with at least two coaches and meet once or twice a week for about 12 weeks. The yearly challenge is released in early August. Students attend Expos to show off their solutions. Expos start in October and go through the spring.
FIRST LEGO League
This league is for students in grades 4-8. Teams consist of up to 10 students with at least two coaches. The yearly challenge is released in late August. Competitions begin in late October. Students use LEGO Mindstorms to develop their solutions. Teams meet 1-2 days a week for 8 or more weeks, depending on which competitions teams compete in
FIRST Tech Challenge
This league is for students in grades 7-12. Teams consist of up to 10 students with at least two coaches and meet once or twice a week. The challenge is released in September. Competitions begin in October and go through late January.
(For more detailed information about FIRST Robotics, go to this link: https://www.firstinspires.org)
If your child would be interested in participating in one of these leagues, please fill out the survey at the link below. We will compile the results and see if we have enough interest to pursue developing teams for the 2018-2019 school year. Questions? Contact Rebecca Dennis-Johnson.
Take the survey!