Welcome to SBS Robotics!
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Lavoie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SBS Robotics is a Proud Member of FIRST!
FIRST - For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology
The FIRST organization, founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, has a simple mission - "to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership." The program at all levels (elementary school through high school) is about more than just robots - it uses the robots to teach important life skills while exciting students about science, technology, and the world around them.
SBS Robotics offers after-school and evening programs for students who enjoy LEGO building, robotics, computer programming, research, engineering, and problem solving! The success of our program relies on the dedication of adult volunteers. All Virtus-trained adults are welcome to join our team of coaches and technical advisors. For more information, please contact Mrs. Lavoie. Go FIRST!!!
Junior FIRST LEGO League:
* Ages 6-9 (usually grades 1-4)
* Teams meet once a week for 6-8 weeks, late January to early March
* Challenge – LEGO model and Show-Me poster
* Teams participate in a community event at the end of the program.
*Teams are guided by adult coaches and mentored by FLL students
Jr. FLL Team News:
Congratulations to all of the participants in our Spring 2017 Jr. FLL "Creature Craze" season! You did a great job!!!
Interested in participating next year? See our flyer and registration form in the SBS Express for more information in December. Programs start in mid-January. Please note: We are looking for adult coaches! The number of teams we can field depends on adult volunteers,
FIRST LEGO League:
* Ages 9-14 (usually grades 5-8)
* Teams meet two or three times a week from August until December
* Challenge – Robot game with LEGO EV3 robot and programming, research project/presentation and FLL Core Values/teamwork challenges
* Teams participate in local competitions
* Training sessions may also continue throughout the school year
FLL Team News:
Congratulations to both teams for an amazing performance in this year's East of the River FLL regional qualifying competition. Our Sonics really impressed the judges with their engineer notebook and robot game. The Swaginators stood out in robot design, winning the Robot Design Award, and their all-around score on robot game, teamwork, and project presentation earned them a coveted spot at the CT State FLL Championships in December. Thank you to all of the adult volunteers who make this amazing program possible!!!
Ready for some more robotics fun? Want to try the program and see if FLL is for you? Attend our winter/spring training program!
See our flyer and registration form in the SBS Express for more information! Click on the SBS Robotics Programs link and register today! Programs start the last week of January.
The St. Bernard Sonics will see their 2015 project - a propane bottle recycler - become a reality iin 2018! The Enfield Town Council approved their idea in January of 2016 and a CT state grant was approved for the project in July. The machine is scheduled to be up and running in 2018 and we couldn't be prouder of their accomplishment. This will make a huge difference in hazardous materials recycling in northern Connecticut ... all because of a bunch of elementary school kids!