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Beak Squad Robotics - LE 3

Grade Levels: 3  (2021-2022 is our pilot season with hopes to expand to lower grades in future years.  Watch Campus Connections for after-school workshops offered to other grade levels.)
Purpose: Through a series of story-based missions, student teams develop problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills and implement the Engineering Design Process while learning to code.

Wonder League Robotics Competition (WLRC) uses Dash Robots to inspire an early love of coding, computer science, tangible learning, and STEAM  education.  We plan a cross campus virtual collaboration with the Armleder Beak Squad Gr 3-5 team.
Months: June-July: summer camps
September - January: qualifying competition season
February - March: post-season invitational submissions
Regular Season Schedule: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Thursday Required Practices
10/14/21, 10/21/21
11/04/21, 11/11/21, 11/18/21
12/09/21, 12/16/21
01/06/22, 01/13/22, 01/20/22, 01/27/22
02/03/22

Tuesday Optional Practices
10/19/21, 10/26/21
11/02/21, 11/16/21
12/07/21, 12/14/21
01/04/22, 01/11/22

Please check schedules and email coach at the beginning of the season of any conflicts. Multiple absences and/or unexcused absences may jeopardize a student’s participation.

  • As competition nears, we may add additional time or days to complete missions, likely on Wednesdays.
  • Teams complete missions and submit entries via online portal so no competition travel required. (Competition Deadlines available in September.)
  • Save the date!  Showcase and Awards Program - 02/10/22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at EBL - Students present their work to friends, family, and the CHCA community.
Invitational Season Schedule (if advancing): 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Each “Mini-Team” of about 3 students will be judged & invited independently.
  • Advancement to the Invitational Round is extremely competitive as this is an international competition with more than 90,000 students participating.

Required Practices
02/22/22, 02/24/22
03/03/22, 03/10/22, 03/17/22, 03/31/22

Optional Practices
03/01/22, 03/08/22, 03/15/22

Practice Location: Robotics Lab at EBL (E110)
Cost: $150 (includes equipment, Team t-shirt and “Showcase” awards/treats)
Anticipated # of Students: 12-16 students
Expected Parent Involvement:
  • Pick up students by 4:20 p.m. from EBL Lower Circle or they will be sent to Eagles Landing After Care for a charge.
  • Adult volunteers in a supervisory role are CRITICAL and without volunteers, this program cannot exist.  Practices without volunteers will be cancelled.
    • PRE sign-up is required
    • Volunteers must be fingerprinted before starting
Notes:
  • Students should bring their own peanut-free snack and a water bottle to each practice (water is the only allowed beverage).
  • While we look forward to having fun and building friendships, this activity is like any other competitive team/sport and requires regular attendance for members to improve trying and learning new things, collaborating and compromising with assigned team-mates, and maintaining a positive attitude and growth mindset despite setbacks.
  • Find out more about Wonder League Robotics Competition at https://www.makewonder.com/classroom/robotics-competition/
Sponsor Info: Sarah.Hendrix@chca-oh.org
Important Dates: 08/16/21 - ONLINE REGISTRATION opens

09/07/21 @ 7:00 p.m.  - Online Parent Info Session  Passcode: TechClass
09/20/21 @ 11:59 p.m. - Registration Closes
09/30/21 10/14/21 - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - First Practice

Learning to program directional algorithms!

Programming Dash to move, talk, and flash colors!

Programming multiple Dashes and Dots to interact!

Engineering with Simple Machines and coding programs to mimic animal movements and sounds.

Teambuilding & problem solving to program two robots to work together to complete the challenge.

CHCA Volunteer Fingerprinting Policy: To maintain the safest environment for our students, CHCA requires ALL volunteers to be fingerprinted PRIOR to the first time volunteering. This includes classroom helpers, event and front desk volunteers, party helpers, coaching and theatre volunteers, field trip drivers (grades K-3), trip chaperones, and regular visitors to our buildings.

To make your appointment at the Welcome Center, email Judi.Davis@chca-oh.org.  This 5 minute process requires your driver's license + a 2nd form of identification (passport, SS card, or birth certificate) and is valid for 5 years.

Thank you in advance to everyone for volunteering, and for helping to ensure the safety of our students. We appreciate you!