This is the inaugural year of the Wyngate Elementary School FIRST Lego League (FLL) program. In this first year we plan to host one FLL team #45285. In future years we may expand the program to host more teams as volunteer involvement grows.
FLL team #45285 will include ten students from grades 1 through 5.
Proven, verifiable impact! FIRST LEGO League’s positive impact on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 87% are more interested in doing well in school, and 88% have more interest in attending college.
FIRST LEGO League teams get to:
- Research challenges facing today’s scientists
- Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®technology
- Apply real-world math and science concepts
- Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
- Participate in tournaments and celebrations
- Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®
Wyngate Run Activity: Wyngate Elementary plans to run the FLL program as an after school activity in the school’s makerspace.
Clubs supplement and support the academic mission of the school system and assist students in their growth and development. Wyngate Elementary School Robotics Team assists in promoting the importance of teamwork, effort, goals, and commitment. Our team is highly competitive, but winning is not the primary measure of success. Sportsmanship, gracious professionalism, respect for participants, and dignity in the face of adversity are more important than the outcome of the contest. All team members do not perform at the same level, but all can demonstrate effort, dedication, and fair play.
FIRST Lego League Team Wyngate is a student-led team. This means that students are the leaders and key decision makers regarding the design and fabrication of the robot. The roles of adults are to advise and to mentor the students, to work with the students to ensure that the work environment is safe and sound at all times, to assist the students in acquiring raw materials and to manage team finances.
Gracious Professionalism and Sportsmanship
An important mission of the Robotics program is to teach and reinforce values relating to gracious professionalism, sportsmanship, competition, and fair play. It is expected that team personnel, parents, and spectators respect this mission by exhibiting appropriate behavior at FIRST competition events. Team and school awards are presented to teams whose mentors, students, and fans demonstrate a high degree of gracious professionalism and sportsmanship.
Hazing / Bullying
Hazing / Bullying is prohibited at all times. Hazing / Bullying involves any act that subjects teammates to mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. At a minimum, hazing / bullying may lead to immediate dismissal from the team.
Participation Expectations and Standards
Participation in Wyngate Elementary School Robotics is a privilege. Accordingly, students must meet certain standards in order to earn the privilege of participation. At a minimum, the following standards are required of all student-team members.
1. Exhibit public behavior that will reflect positively on the team, school, and community.
2. Exhibit responsible, respectful, and trustworthy behavior to teammates and the coach.
3. Comply with all team, school, and school system rules, regulations, and policies.
4. Exhibit appropriate behavior at all team and school-related activities.
5. Respect and comply with decisions made by the mentors and game officials.
6. Display gracious professionalism and good sportsmanship at all times.
7. Comply with safety and health precautions distributed Robotics Team and emphasized by the school system.
For the purpose of enforcing Team Rules, the term “verification” is defined as any of the following:
1. Self-admission of involvement by the student
2. The student’s own Parent/Guardian admission of student involvement
3. Observation of involvement by the sponsor, coach, any Wyngate Elementary staff member, or the police
Communication with Parent Mentors
Parents should feel free to communicate with mentors. However, they should not attempt to address mentors immediately during or after competitions. Mentors have many responsibilities, including supervision of team members. Also, the post competition period is often emotionally charged, and not conducive to productive discussion. If a parent feels a need to communicate a concern, the parent should contact the mentors or parent chaperones to arrange a later meeting.
Please contact admin@WyngateFLL.org if you have any questions