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Registration is closed for 2019-20 

Information & Dates

Start Date: October 9th, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm, EMS Commons 

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3pm, EMS Commons (no meetings 11/20,11/27, 12/4, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 01/08, 2/12)

Special Events: 

  • LWSD VIQ League - Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:30pm, Timberline Middle School (Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 18, Jan 8) 
  • TMS VIQ Tournament: February 9, 2020
  • State VIQ Championship Tournament: February 29, 2020
  • VEX Worlds - TBD 

Cost: $40 per student club fee, extra tournament fee not included. 

Contact robotics@evergreenptsa.org for questions.

"Squared Away" Video:  Squared Away

 

How Robotics Works

Evergreen Middle School PTSA runs a Robotics Club for all students grade 6-8. This is a competitive club that learns about robotics concepts and builds a robot to compete in the VEX IQ Global Challenge. Teams are composed of 3-5 students and at least one parent coach. We hold meetings at school and students may take their robotics kits home between meetings to work on their robots. 

2019-2020 VEX IQ Challenge

Rubrics and Tournament Information

RobotEvents.com

Team Commitments

Robotics club requires non-trivial commitment in terms of time and effort. Remember it is student centered team-based activity. To be a proactive team player and for the benefit of yourself, carefully think before you sign up if you can commit all activities.

  • Attend meetings (time and location TBD)
  • 1-2 hours of work outside of school per week (per each team's discretion)
  • 1 parent coach to manage the team (Each team should have a coach to advise technically and organize all team activities)
    • Coach coordinates parents, students and communicates with club chairs
    • Coach registers the team online and manages school club and tournament fees and travel
    • Coach organizes and supervises outside of school meetings
    • Coach is responsible for the team and the team conduct outside the school and at tournament events
    • Coach should follow the Student-Centered Policy released by REC Foundation. 
    • Coach must be a PTSA member (join here) and LWSD approved volunteer
    • Coach must follow school and PTSA policies
  • 2 local tournaments at Timberline and LWSD League highly recommended
  • Potential travel to state competition or even world competition based on qualification

Expenses

  • $40 Robotics club fee per student (covers parts and expenses)
    • Additional parts may be required depending on each team’s project status (e.g., broken parts, additional sensors, etc.) Any additional costs incurred should be discussed and covered within a team.
  • $100 per team one-time registration fee to enter the VEX IQ Competition
  • $40 per team per tournament registration fee (to be paid when registering the team online for the tournaments later in the year)
    • There may be more expenses for state and world competitions if teams qualify!

Club Meetings

Topics covered during club meetings include:

  • Structural design
  • Scientific design notebook
  • Gearing: ratios/logistics/strategies
  • Programming (Blockly, Python, RobotC)
  • Tournament strategy and problem-solving
How to Join Robotics Club
To join the club, the following process must be followed: 
  1. Form a team of 3-5 students (Club advisors do not form teams and they do not force students on to other teams)
  2. Find a parent/guardian willing to be your coach
  3. Come up with a team name
  4. The Team Coach uses this link to enter the team's information.
  5. Each student must complete the permission slip (here) and submit it to the coach. Coach collects all slips and submits them to robotics@evergreenptsa.org
  6. Upon receipt of payment and all team members' permission slips, you will be given a date and a time to pick up your robotics kit!

All steps must be completed by the end of September. Because of the volume of students, this will be a hard date, submissions after this date will not be accepted!

For more information and to be added to our distribution list please email Club Advisor at robotics@evergreenptsa.org.

Forms

team information

permission slip 

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