FLL Blog Volume 21

Congratulations to our two World Festival Challenge teams!

The Brickeneers and Intelligent Mavericks represented Washington State this year at World Festival in Houston, Texas! 

Brickineers finished 24th in the robot game with a high score of 520 out of 550

Intelligent mavericks finished 56th in the robot game with a high score of 460

There were 152 teams in the Challenge division!

Way to go!

 

Congratulations to our World Festival Explore team!

Team 23521, Little LEGO Tekineer Krew presented their solution at the FLL Explore – FIRST World festival. The team won the Challenge Solution Award.

Congratulations! 

End of season survey!

 

It is that time of year again! Time for the end of season survey!

Your feedback is very imporatnt to us! We cannot have this program without all of you, and we cannot improve or make changes if we don’t know there’s a problem!

You can also share what was awesome about your season, and give an outstanding volunteer a mention!

Thank you for participating!!!

 

2024-2025

Season and Game theme!

 

Welcome to the 2024-2025 season!

This seasons theme is FIRST DIVE! Check out the season reveal here!

This seasons game for FLL is SUBMERGED! Check out the video here!

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Important!

For Public and Tribal Compact Schools with

FLL Challenge Teams!

You should have received this email-

 

Hello!
If you are receiving this email, it is because your school/ FLL team was a recipient of on OSPI grant award in the 2023-24 school year.
 
It is time for all FLL OSPI grant award recipients to submit their required year-end report through the grant portal. These mandatory reports are due February 29, 2024.  Failure to meet the report deadline will result in a loss of eligibility for OSPI funding next season.
To ensure that your school/ team is eligible for this funding next year please coordinate with the person who submitted the grant application this year to get this report submitted by the February 29th deadline!
 
Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you may have to grants@firstwa.org and we appreciate your time and effort in assisting with this! 
Please reach out to your administrator at your school that handles grants to get this sent in asap! 
Thank you!!

FLL Explore World Festival Lottery!

 

I had 4 teams apply to attend World Festival for FLL Explore. After the drawing-

Congratulations team 23521 Little LEGO Tekineer Krew!

FLL Challenge Open Invitationals!

Results for the 4 Open Invitational

spots are below!

I stated in the last blog that the sign ups were open to award winning teams from the Eastern and Western Washington State Championships, and unfortunately I had two teams that did not win awards at state that applied along with 7 award winners. The results by event are below!

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Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach, CA

There is 1 spot to this event. The team chosen is-

 

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WPI Invitational in Worcester, Massachusetts

There is 1 spot to this event. The team chosen is-

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American Dream Invitational in East Rutherford, NJ

There are 2 spots to this event. The team first team chosen is-

The second team chosen is- 

Congratulations to teams-

62832 RoboDogs attending Western Edge

60626 Incredibot Squad attending WPI

48572 42 Watts attending American Dream

60182 Kreative Koalas attending American Dream

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Open Invitational Lottery Sign Up

If you won an award at either of the FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championships and are interested in attending one of the Open Invitationals, then please fill out the forms at the links below.

If more than one team fills out that events form, I will be holding a drawing to choose the team that gets to attend that Invitational. 

Each Invitational has its own form. I will be drawing in this order- Western Edge (1 spot), WAFFLE (1 spot), American Dream (2 spots).

If your team applies for all 3 and is chosen for more than 1, you will only get to attend the first one you are chosen for. Make sure you actually want to attend the Invitationals you apply for!

Teams are responsible for all expenses associated with the Invitational including registration and all travel.

Deadline to enter is February 18th. Drawing if needed will be held on February 19th.

FIRST LEGO League Explore World Festival Lottery!

The long awaited World Festival lottery sign up for FLL Explore!

If your Explore team is interested in attending World Festival in Houston- and has paid their FIRST Washington registration- fill out the form at the link below.

World Festival is April 17-20, 2024 in Houston Texas.

Teams are responsible for all expenses associated with the Invitational including registration and all travel.

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Thank You Teams!!

This season we have almost 400 teams attend events in the State of Washington!

That is awesome!

It has been so much fun watching what your teams have accomplished this season! I hope to hear about all the projects that move forward and all that teams do in the off season!

Your teams should be so prould of what the learned this season! I know I am proud of them!

Awards and Advancement

Two teams moving on to World Festival in Houston Texas! Two teams moving on to Open Invitationals!

Our Eastern Washington Champions Award Winner and our Western Washington Champions Award Winner are both moving on to the World Festival in Houston Texas!

Congratulations to team 46665- Intelligent Mavericks from Richland, WA and to team 52060- Brickineers from Redmond WA!

I will see you in Houston!

Our Eastern Washington Champions Award Finalist and our Western Washington Champions Award Finalist are both moving on to the Open Invitational of their choice!

Congratulations to team 55142- Mushroom Monarchs from Royal City, WA and to team 39764- TUCOPSBI from Bellevue WA!

55142 is headed to the Western Edge Open in Long Beach California!

39764 has not yet decided! I can’t wait to see what they choose!

Additional Open Invitational spots

I will have 4 additional Invitational spots after both Finalist teams have chosen. The three Invitationals are listed below. 1 spot is already taken for Western Edge, and if the West Champions Finalist takes the other, then that open will no longer be an option. 

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Western Edge Open

May 31-June 2, 2024

Long Beach Convention Center

300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California, USA, 90802

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WPI (WAFFLE) Open Invitational

June 7-9, 2024

Campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

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American Robotics Invitational

May 18-19, 2024

American Dream

East Rutherford, NJ USA

Submit a video thank you to the Washington State Legislature

FIRST Washington is hosting a Legislative Day on February 20th at the capitol building, where board members and staff will be advocating for STEAM funding on behalf of FIRST Washington teams. But we need your help! 

Interested in helping out? We need teams from all over the state to submit impactful videos showing the legislature why FIRST Washington programs are important to you! 

Your video does not have to be fancy, and we encourage everyone to get creative! 

But it should include the details below –

  1. Your team saying “Thank you to our State Legislators ______ and Governor Inslee for supporting FIRST Washington!”
  2. We are FIRST Washington team NAME, NUMBER, from SCHOOL in CITY.
  3. What does FIRST Washington mean to us? 
  4. Show what your team has been doing this season and how support from the legislature has helped your team. 

The video should be no longer than 5 minutes. Please send a shareable link with the video file to Outreach Manager Adrianna Miller adriannam@firstwa.org  by February 14th at 5:00pm.

The email should contain your – Program, team number, team name, school, city. 

It helps if you post your video on your team’s YouTube page and share the link with us, or have it online somewhere. This will be easier for us to show the videos to your legislators. 

 

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January Coaches Chat

Because of the FTC Intertleage prep going on this week, I am moving the coaches chat to Tuesday, January 16th at 7pm.

This Coaches chat is for FLL Challenge teams. We will be discussing the Semifinal Events and the 2 State Championship events. I will also talk about the plans for the 3 different Open Invitationals I have spots for.

To attend the coaches chat, you can click the link below, or find it on the FIRSTWA Calendar.

Semifinal Team Lists Posted!

The team lists for each Semifinal are posted on the calendar event pages. The links are below in the locations section.

They are also updated on the Awards and Advancement sheet on the website.

I accommodated as many requests as I could, but there were a few I was unfortunately unable to accommodate.