Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's Happening NOW
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It's Back to School so FIRST programs must be gearing up for their seasons.  We are currently focused on our FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) programs which run in the fall.  FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and Junior FIRST LEGO League (JrFLL) programs run in the spring.

Junior FIRST LEGO League

  • Want to learn more about our program for grades K-3?
  • Informational Meeting at MICDS on Sept. 22nd at 5:30.
  • More info and map on the JrFLL page.  Click here.

FIRST LEGO League of Eastern Missouri

  • National registration is open until the end of September (or when field kits run out)
  • Each team must have 2 adults complete the background check.
  • Field kits cannot be ordered until the background checks complete.
  • All the FLL Challenge info for World Class season is available HERE
  • The local event schedule and links are all listed below.
  • We had a great Coach Training Event on 9/6.

FIRST Tech Challenge of Missouri

  • National registration is currently open.
  • Rookie team grants are avaialable from US FIRST and Missouri FIRST.  See news in next panel.
  • Each team must have 2 adults complete the background check.
  • Recommended team size is 10-15 students.
  • The details of the Cascade Effect season are available HERE
  • We hosted kickoffs in St. Louis, Kansas City, Cape Girardeau and Camdenton on Sept. 6th.
  • The Training Camp is on Sept. 20th.  We are looking for presenters and team pre-registration.  Click here.
  • The complete local event schedule and links are listed below.

 

  

 

Volunteers Wanted!!!
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Regional Events
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Championship
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America’s Center, St Louis, MO
April 23-26, 2014



Upcoming Calendar Entries
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Event StartTitle
9/20/2014 FTC Training Camp
9/22/2014 5:30 PM JrFLL Informational Parent Meeting
10/6/2014 5:00 PM FTC Committee Meeting
10/7/2014 12:00 PM FLL Qualifier Registration opens
10/11/2014 9:00 AM FLL Warm Up
10/14/2014 5:00 PM FLL Committee Meeting
10/21/2014 12:00 PM FTC Qualifier Registration Opens
11/3/2014 5:00 PM FTC Committee Meeting
11/8/2014 8:00 AM FLL Qualifier 1
11/8/2014 8:00 AM FLL Qualifier 2
11/8/2014 8:00 AM FLL Qualifier 3
11/9/2014 8:00 AM FLL Qualifier 4
11/9/2014 8:00 AM FLL Qualifier 5
11/11/2014 5:00 PM FLL Committee Meeting
11/15/2014 8:00 AM FLL Qualifier 6


  

FIRST Robotics Competition
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FIRST Tech Challenge
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FIRST LEGO League
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Jr FIRST LEGO League
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Quick Links
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Breaking FTC News
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Thinking of starting an FTC Team? Grants are available NOW!

US FIRST is offering need based grants for rookie teams to waive the FTC registration fee of $275.  Info and form HERE  

We are also offering a local grant for approximately $300 worth of parts to rookie FTC teams.  Check on the FTC page for the application packet. CLICK HERE  

  

2014 - 2015 Season

JrFLL (Grades K-3) FLL (Grades 4-8) FTC (Grades 7-12) FRC (Grades 9-12)
Team Registration Team Registration Team Registration Team/Event Registration
EXPO QUALIFIER QUALIFIER
Event Volunteer Event Volunteer Event Volunteer Event Volunteer

 


FIRST Championship Event Location
Wednesday-Saturday,
April 22-25, 2015
Multiple Venues St. Louis, Missouri

Jr FLL Program

Event

Location

Monday, September 22 Parent Info Meeting MICDS

Events in Spring 2015

Expo TBD
Saturday, February 21 Expo MICDS

FLL Program

Event

Location

Saturday, September 6 Training Event MICDS
Tuesday, October 7 Qualifier Registration Opens 12 noon, right here!  Click the QUALIFIER link above
Saturday, October 11 Warm Up University City High School
Saturday, November 8 Qualifier #1 Bishop DuBourg High School
Saturday, November 8 Qualifier #2 Brittany Woods Middle School
Saturday, November 8 Qualifier #3 St. Charles West High School
Sunday, November 9 Qualifier #4 Bishop DuBourg High School

Sunday, November 9

Qualifier #5

Brittany Woods Middle School

Saturday, November 15

Qualifier #6

Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO

Saturday, November 15 Qualifier #7 St. Charles Community College

Saturday, November 15

Qualifier #8

Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau, MO

Sunday, November 16 Qualifier #9 Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO

Sunday, November 16

Qualifier #10

St. Charles Community College

Saturday, November 22 Qualifier #11 MICDS
Sunday, November 23 Qualifier # 12

MICDS

Sunday, December 7

Eastern Missouri Championship

 St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley

FTC Program

Event

Location

Saturday, September 6 Kickoff Multiple Venues, click here to register
Saturday, September 20 Training Camp Multiple Venues click here to register
Tuesday, October 21 Qualifier Registration Opens 12 noon, right here!  Click the QUALIFIER link above

 Saturday, December 6

 Qualifier #1

 St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley

 Saturday, December 13

 Qualifier #2

Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO

Saturday, January 3

Qualifier #3

Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau, MO

Saturday, January 10 Qualifier #4 St Louis Community College - Meramec Campus

Saturday, January 24

Qualifier #5

Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Saturday, January 24 Qualifier #6 University of Missouri - Kansas City
Saturday, February 7 Qualifier #7 Selvidge Middle School, Ballwin, MO

Saturday, March 7

 Missouri State Championship

Gale Bullman Center, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO

FRC Program

Event

Location

Saturday, January 3 FRC Kickoff TBD

 March 19 - 21, 2015

Saint Louis Regional FRC Event

Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University

 

How to Stay Connected
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Eastern Missouri FLL News is available by joining our subscriber managed email list.  

  • To subscribe, send a blank email to FLLTeams-Subscribe@StLouisFIRST.org
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  • We also have a FLL Facebook account at www.facebook.com/pages/FIRST-LEGO-League-Eastern-Missouri/119706838199632

 

Missouri FTC News is available by joining our subscriber managed email list.

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  • We also have a FTC Facebook account at www.facebook.com/stlouisfirst
  
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