Welcome To Holy Spirit Robotics!
Our first year of robotics at Holy Spirit is off to a great start. We are partnering with the FIRST Robotics program. FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international organization started in 1992 that reaches over 400,000 students annually. They issue engineering challenges at four different levels and then have expos and competitions for students to show off what they have created. Student teams are encouraged to demonstrate the FIRST values of Coopertition® and Gracious Professionalism as they build and compete against each other.
In honor of the 50 year anniversary of the first landing on the moon in 2019, FIRST missions this year focus on outer space. We have teams at 3 levels with a total of 59 students in grades 1-8 participating in this program.
- Three teams of students in grades 1-3 are working at the FIRST Lego League Junior level. They are working on “Mission Moon” and will use the Lego WeDo system to create a working model of a moon base and poster to present what they have learned about living on the moon..
- Three teams of students in grades 4-6 are competing at the FIRST Lego League level this year. They will be launching themselves “Into Orbit” and using the Lego Mindstorms system to create a robot that can fulfill their space oriented mission. They will also learn about living in space and create a poster to teach others about the challenges space travelers face.
- One team of students in grades 7 and 8 will compete at the FIRST Tech Challenge level. They will be competing in the “Rover Ruckus” and will be building and programming a REV robot system.
All teams are currently full for this season. Watch for sign up information in the spring to reserve a spot for your child next year. Spots went quickly this year and some students were left on a waiting list.
Learn more about FIRST Robotics!
For more information about Holy Spirit Robotics, please contact Rebecca Dennis-Johnson.
Registered team members can access the team website here. You need to have a free Shutterfly account and have a student registered as a current team member to access this site.