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St. George School Robotics Club

St. George School Robotics Club

Welcome to the St. George School (SGS) Robotics Club 2019!  This will be our 2nd year of introducing Robotics to our 7th and 8th-grade students. Our goal is to have 3 teams (2-5 members per team) compete in the Damien High School Spartan Robot Challenge on Saturday, April 13th and other events (if possible).

 

Due to the complexity of the robots themselves, students will need to meet twice a week for 2-4 hours after school to achieve success. The Robotics Club will meet on Tuesday & Thursday’s from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Being a part of the SGS Robotics Club is like playing a sport so we expect to see you every time we meet.  This is a team program and it is important to honor any commitments made. If you will not be able to honor this commitment to attend all practice sessions then, unfortunately, the Robotics Club may not be a good fit. Three unexcused absences or missed club meetings without prior communication can result in removal from the Robotics Club, without a refund of your fee.

 

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Losciale. We are looking forward to another amazing Robotics Club season!

 

Contact Email: j.losciale@stgeorgeontario.com

 

Costs of the Program:

There will be a $50 fee associated with joining the SGS Robotics Club. This fee will help cover the cost of T-Shirts for the Robotics Club, Robot equipment, tools, and any travel expenses for field trips that may occur. We are also looking to bring in sponsors and grants to help offset the costs for future years. If you would like to help support the team by donating to the Robotics fund or by becoming a sponsor (or know someone who may be interested), please let us know or ask them to contact me through my email. Please note 1 of the 3 BoeBot’s being used is being borrowed from Damien High School. If your student were to damage any of the BoeBot’s they will be asked to cover any costs associated.

 

Parent Involvement:

Having such a club requires us to have good organization.  Parents, please speak with your student(s) about the commitment it takes to be a part of this type of club and that our practice session schedule does not conflict with prior family events.  We will also ask for parents to help supervise on our competition day and provide drinks and snacks at the competition.  Any hours spent working as a volunteer or supervising at the competition will count towards PIP credits required by the school.

 

Practice Session Schedule:

* Robotics will meet on Tuesday & Thursday’s from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. *

 

* Spartan Groups will progress through the BoeBot Activity Book to help prepare for the competition and other challenges *

 

*Activity 360 / Scribbler Bot Groups with progress through different activities and challenges from the parallax website learnparallax.com*

 

 

Day

Date

Tuesday

1/15/19

Thursday

1/17/19

Tuesday

1/22/19

Thursday

1/24/19

Tuesday

1/29/19

Thursday

1/31/19

Tuesday

2/5/19

Thursday

2/7/19

Tuesday

2/12/19

Thursday

2/14/19

Tuesday

2/19/19

Tuesday

3/5/19

Thursday

3/7/19

Tuesday

3/12/19

Thursday

3/14/19

Tuesday

3/19/19

Thursday

3/21/19

Tuesday

3/26/19

Thursday

3/28/19

Tuesday

4/2/19

Thursday

4/4/19

Tuesday

4/9/19

Thursday

4/11/19

 

* Damien High School Spartan Robot Challenge on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.*

 

**West End Middle School Showcase will be sometime in March, Date & Time (TBD)**

 

St. George School Robotics Club Student Code of Conduct

2018-2019 

 

General Rules for Robotics Club Inside of the Classroom

  1.       Respect the Equipment
    1.      No member should play around with equipment.
    2.      Use the equipment for its designed use only.
  2.      Respect each other
    1.      Ideas from all team members should be heard and considered when brainstorming.
    2.      All team members should have a chance to practice with the robot.
  3.      Respect all Coaches and Volunteers
  4.      No horseplay or inappropriate behavior
  5.      Computers will be used for robotics use only.
    1.      No game playing
    2.      Any Internet researching requires Teacher/Volunteer approval.
  6.      Members may only use their phones for the following during robotics hours:
    1.      Texting/calling their parents/guardians, after asking for permission.
    2.      Taking pictures of their robot for documentation purposes, after asking for permission.
  7.       Ask for permission before doing any permanent manipulation of a part (cutting, bending, etc).
  8.        If a member breaks anything in the classroom to any degree, accident or not, he/she must immediately notify the teacher/volunteer present in the classroom.
  9.        Attendance will be tracked.
    1.       All members must sign in and out of every practice sessions.
    2.      If a member says he/she is going to come a certain day but then can’t make it, he/she should let the teacher and at least one other team member know who will be present that day. Communication is key! – Lack of communication can result in removal from the Robotics club.
  10.        The last member from each team present each day must make sure that everything they were using pertaining to their robot is put away in its designated location before leaving. Lack of cleanliness will result in removal from a team.
  11.        A Notebook should be kept to help note specific information from each practice session and track progress through activity book.

 

Safety Rules for Robotics Club

  1.      Do not run in the classroom.
  2.      Never work on the robot when it is on.
  3.      Be aware of your surroundings and do not place backpacks or other belongings where they can be a tripping hazard.

 

General Rules for Robotics Club Away from the Classroom

  1.        Follow all rules stated above for Inside the Classroom and Safety Rules
  2.        At competitions remember that your teacher/volunteer is there to help guide you. Listen to their advice and keep outside influences to a minimum.
  3.        Team members please remind your parents: Parents may not touch the robot at any time during competition or argue with any referees at any time during competition.
  4.        Team members must discuss any questions, challenges, etc. with the head refs directly in a calm and professional manner at all times. Teacher/volunteer approval must be obtained before approaching any event staff.
  5.        No member should leave his/her robot unattended at any time.
  6.        All team members should be helping each other and, as one team, be open to helping other teams if needed. Sportsmanship is key!
  7.        During each team interview, more than one team member should be talking to the judges.
  8.        All team members are responsible for keeping their event table/booth that we occupy clean and organized.
  9.        Remember that you are a representative of our school when we are at events and it is expected that you will always act with integrity, sportsmanship, and honor.
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