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 next Fall. Programs start the last week of January.
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 all of the participants in our Spring 2017 Boot Camp Program! You did an amazing job with your robot designs and programming challenges. Our teams have been chosen for the upcoming HydroDynamics FLL competitive season and will begin meeting in August when the challenges are released. Have a great summer!
Congratulations, SBS Robotics - both teams did an outstanding job in the 2016 Animal Allies season!
The Swaginators and the Sonics made a solid showing at their regional qualifying event on November 12th, with strong robot games, project presentations, and outstanding teamwork challenges. We're super proud of their performance and the leadership roles each team member assumed this season. Great job, everyone!
Ready for some more robotics fun? Want to try the program and see if FLL is for you? Attend our winter boot camp 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 2017! 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 2017 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!