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Roger Rowe Robotics Program

Roger Rowe is once again excited to offer Robotics!
Roger Rowe is utilizing the First Inspires / Lego international program to make robotics available to our students. The First Inspires / Lego programs introduce science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM) to children grades K-8 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today's students and teachers build a better future together.

As the new K-5 principal at Roger Rowe, I am extremely excited to be involved in this amazing experience. I have seen first hand in past principal roles the value of robotics and team competition. We know that excellence happens when we invest in leadership and empower our staff to do great work. I am honored to recognize our team:

Vivian Overstreet will be coordinating the First Lego League (FLL) Explore program (Grades K-3)

Collin Schumpp will be coordinating the FLL Challenge program (grades 4-8) and will be supporting our First Tech Challenge team (grades 7-8).

Please meet our instructors and coaches:

Tom Pataluch
FLL Instructor and FTC Supervising Coach
Erik Shamsedeen
FTC Head Coach
Dima Brinza
Supporting Instructor
Ella Ju
Supporting Mentor / Coach
Caleb Rowden
Supporting Mentor / Coach

We have already received strong interest in our Robotics Program. Please take time to review the programs below, sign-up as soon as possible, and send your child into the world of technology, teamwork, and exploration. 

First Lego League (FLL) Explore (K-3rd Grade): No experience needed with a minimum weekly time requirement and some parental involvement.

Introduction Meeting:
August 28th at 3:10 p.m. in Room 203

Fall Session:		
September 5th - November 30th
Winter Session:	
December 4th - February 29th
Spring Session: 	
March 5th - May 30th

Meeting Days: Mon and Wed
Meeting times:		
Grade 1: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Grades 2 & 3: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Each session is a stand-alone session.  We are asking that you sign-up for only the Fall Session at this time.  You will be able to sign up for Winter and Spring Sessions at a later date.
FLL Challenge (4th-8th Grade): No experience needed with approximately 3 hour weekly time commitment and parental involvement beginning August 24th through mid January.
School Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm   
Where: Room 605
* Each team will also have separate meetings for their individual team determined by the coaches and parents on that team

First Tech Challenge (FTC) (7th-8th Grade): No robotics experience needed with significant weekly time commitment (8-10 hours) beginning September 5th through mid May.
Meeting Days:  Weekdays (4-5 days per week), according to FTC curriculum and agenda
Meeting Time:
2:20 pm - 4:30 pm, except for certain Thursdays which will be 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm   
Where: Room 605

For more information about each of these programs, please click here.
We are also in need of parent volunteers who are willing to lead, or co-lead FLL Challenge teams!
If your child is interested in participating, and/or you are willing to lead a team, please fill out this brief survey.

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