FIRST Championship will be livestreamed on the FIRST Twitch Channel at www.twitch.tv/firstinspires. Tune in beginning at 4 p.m. CT Wednesday, April 18, to join FIRST and LEGO® Education for a sneak peek at the MISSION MOON and INTO ORBIT models. Models will also be on view at FIRST Championship Detroit. All Challenge details will be revealed at the Global Challenge release Aug. 1. Help us #makeitloud for this stellar season!
The Society of Information Management (SIM) has been sponsoring FLL in Memphis since we became a region. We need your team’s help to keep that support. SIM is looking for a few teams to come out to their open house on Thurs April 19 from 4 to 6pm to demonstrate FLL to their members.
If you are able to come out and demonstrate FLL to this important sponsor, please contact email@example.com for further details.
As part of the Dream Big Premiere Night at the Pink Palace, St. Louis Catholic School’s Jr High Robotics Team demoed their FLL robot. FRC was also represented by Memphis MechWarriors (Team 4764). Thanks for spreading the word about FLL and FIRST!
West TN FLL Championship Awards
|1st Place||10170||Epicteam||Germantown, TN|
|2nd Place||786||E3 Strike||Clarksville, TN|
|3rd Place||4890||Cardinals Red||Memphis, TN|
|1st Place||15496||Space Bears||Collierville, TN|
|2nd Place||35168||35168 Presbyterian Day School 2||Memphis, TN|
|Robot Mechanical Design|
|1st Place||15496||Space Bears||Collierville, TN|
|2nd Place||783||E3 Spark||Clarksville, TN|
|1st Place||32670||Rohirrim in Training||Memphis, TN|
|2nd Place||24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||Cordova, TN|
|Robot Strategy & Innovation|
|1st Place||24835||PyroPandas||Collierville, TN|
|2nd Place||32302||Golden Paws||Memphis, TN|
|1st Place||27570||MBA STEMGINEERS||Memphis, TN|
|2nd Place||4570||Hawkbotics – Gold||Clarksville, TN|
|Project Innovative Solution|
|1st Place||26692||Cardinals Gray||Memphis, TN|
|2nd Place||7537||St. Francis Blue||Cordova, TN|
|1st Place||27514||Hawkbotics – Black||Clarksville, TN|
|2nd Place||32627||2D ROBOTS||Clarksville, TN|
|Core Values – Teamwork|
|1st Place||27078||Presbyterian Day School 1||Memphis, TN|
|2nd Place||9006||Dragons 3||Collierville, TN|
|Core Values – Inspiration|
|1st Place||36889||Bot Builders #2||West Memphis, AR|
|2nd Place||22626||Cardinals Black||Memphis, TN|
|Core Values – Gracious Professionalism|
|1st Place||31739||Sparkling Waters||Collierville, TN|
|2nd Place||12366||Richview Robotics||Clarksville, TN|
|Outstanding Service Award|
|Tim Herndon – TSPE|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Best Score||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|2nd||35168||Presbyterian Day School 2||140||105||100||140|
|4th||27078||Presbyterian Day School 1||110||110||85||90|
|5th||4570||Hawkbotics – Gold||110||110||60||80|
|6th||27514||Hawkbotics – Black||110||15||55||110|
|12th||32670||Rohirrim in Training||90||70||85||90|
|16th||35511||MYTT BRICK SQUAD||85||30||65||85|
|17th||36889||Bot Builders #2||85||55||85||45|
|22nd||4568||Hawkbotics – Red||75||30||65||75|
|23rd||30036||St. Marys Blue Angels||75||55||75||25|
|24th||31526||Trinity Lions Robotics Team||75||25||75||50|
|27th||34077||Mustangs Blue #6804||70||-10||70||45|
|28th||7537||St. Francis Blue||70||30||10||70|
|33rd||15106||Cordova Cougar Cubs Blue||65||30||10||65|
|36th||32078||Robo-Wildcats Thunder Leaders||60||0||45||60|
|38th||32043||Incarnation Catholic School||55||35||40||55|
|43rd||33331||Robo-Wildcats Lego Dragon Stars||40||25||40||40|
|48th||24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||30||20||30||25|
|49th||32314||Bailey Bear Bots||30||30||-10||10|
NAME: INTO ORBIT℠
THEME: Explore living in and traveling through space
Gather your crew and get ready to explore, challenge and innovate in the demanding and
inspiring expanse we call space! The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season requires you to
work together to break out of your earthly constraints. Do you have what it takes to go INTO
Coming August 1, 2018! Get your team ready to lift off!
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — LEGO loving students gathered Saturday at the University of Memphis to compete in robotic games.
FIRST (“For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”) LEGO League is a robotics competition for students in grades 4 through 8.
Special Education teacher Chris Stallings of Barret’s Chapel Elementary School is one of the coaches of the many who attended.
“Oh yeah, I think they said they are up to 50 teams here today, up to ten kids on each team,” Stallings said.
Stallings said the teams receive their LEGO robotics in August along with the year’s theme.
This year it was hydrodynamics.
“So kids have to think of a way to save water, a new invention,” Stallings said.
Students don’t have to enjoy coding or robotics to join the club.
Fourth-grader Jayden Kainsey says he ended up designing his team’s shirts.
“There is a place for everybody on the teams,” Stallings said.
One part of the competition consists of putting together a presentation on their core values, where they tell the judges how they worked together.
The second part of the competition is the robotics, where the robot must leave from a starting position, finish a set of challenges and return to the starting position without errors and within the time limit.
Finally, they do a presentation on the theme and how they would address it.
Photojournalist Ian Ripple contributed to this report.
It looks like we are going to get a break in the weather and the West TN FLL Championship will not be canceled or delayed.
Coaches should have received an email with information about the event. If you did not receive an email, check your spam folder, if it is not there, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we will resend it.
Since the event will be larger than normal (due to the cancellation of the CBHS Qualifier) we are in need of volunteers. If you can help out for the day, please let us know (email@example.com). Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Did someone do their Hydrodynamics project on Snow / Ice Removal? But all kidding aside…..
We have decided to cancel tomorrow’s CBHS Qualifier. Although the weather system has passed, it is doubtful the roads will be safe tomorrow morning and we just do not want to risk it.
I am sure you are asking….what about the teams? They worked so hard this year……
Since this was no fault of the teams, we have decided to extend an invitation to the West TN Championship to all the teams that were registered to attend the CBHS event.
In an effort to keep the event end time approximately the same, we are looking for additional judges to help out for the day to handle the additional teams. If you would like to help out, please contact us using the form to the right…..
With the winter weather threat and with some school closings already announced for Friday, we are getting inquiries from teams about the weather cancellation procedure for the CBHS Qualifier scheduled for Saturday Jan 13th.
We are hoping the event will not be affected, but if it is, Team coaches will receive an email informing them of any change in schedule or cancellation of the event via the firstname.lastname@example.org email account. We will also post any announcements to this website (provided the power does not go out in midtown where our server is located). Coaches, please make sure you have a procedure in place to ensure all team members are informed of any change or cancellation.
Your teams safety is our primary concern. Please stay safe!
The CBHS qualifier has been rescheduled for January 13th!
Due to the funeral for Dean Emeritus George Pratt.
From: WMC Action News
Longtime Christian Brothers High School Dean of Students George Pratt died at the age of 70.
Pratt graduated from CBHS in 1965 and served as dean for over 46 years.
He was named dean emeritus before the 2017-18 school year.
Pratt also served as a math teacher, basketball coach, football coach, and baseball coach at CBHS.