Welcome to the 2016 FCA FLL Qualifier!!

We would like to extend a heart-felt welcome to all the FLL teams that will be participating in our 2016 FCA FLL ANIMAL ALLIES Qualifier on Saturday, December 3rd.  We’re looking forward to hosting you and your team are blessed to be able to do so.  You can find all the import details about the FCA Qualifier here.  We’re excited to your team competing at FCA.  Don’t forget to visit our store and order one of our exclusive FLL T-shirts.

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Congratulations to FCA FLL Team 16034!

Congratulations to FCA Team 16034 Robotech Eagles on advancing to the FLL 2nd Round Qualifier. image

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Congratulation to all the FLL Teams that competed in the FCA FLL Qualifier

Congratulations to Team 15528 – Lego Masters for winning the 1st Place Champions Award at the FCA FLL TRASH TREK Qualifier this past weekend.  All the teams did very well.  Congratulations also go out to the following teams who won awards or  are advancing either directly to the North Texas Regional Championship in February or a 2nd Round Qualifier in January:

Teams Earning Awards

  • 1st Place Champions:  15528 – Lego Masters
  • 2nd Place Champions:  653 – Flaming RoboEagles 2.0
  • Core Values:  13288 – Techno GPCIs-6
  • Project:  1350 – The Eccentrix 2.0
  • Robot Design:  20876 – Robo-Nerdz
  • 1st Place Robot Performance:  15528 – Lego Masters (407 Points)
  • 2nd Place Robot Performance:  653 – Flaming RoboEagles 2.0 (360 Points)
  • Judges Award:  19617 – CyBorg Eagles
  • Rising Star:  19368 – The Nimrod Squad

Teams Advancing directly to the North Texas Regional Championship

  • 653 – Flaming RoboEagles 2.0
  • 1350 – The Eccentrix 2.0
  • 13288 – Techno GPCIs-6
  • 15528 – Lego Masters
  • 19617 – CyBorg Eagles
  • 20876 – Robo-Nerdz

Teams Advancing to a 2nd Round Qualifier

  • 655 – RPMs
  • 13246 – Seguin Legos
  • 13247 – YWLA
  • 14449 – Tech Wizards
  • 19368 – The Nimrod Squad
  • 20877 – KaufmanBots
  • 21199 – Super Girls
  • 21764 – Robotic Whizzes

You can find the final Robot Games scores and rankings here.

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Volunteer Training for Referees and Judges now available

Volunteer training for Referees and Judges is available online and in person.  The online training for Judges can be accessed on the Judges Resource page and the Referee training can be accessed on the Referee Resources page.  Please contact me directly to receive a password to access the online training resources.

Referees can also take part in the referee training being held before the FCA FLL Scrimmage on Saturday, November 7th at 10:00am.

In person Judge and Referee training will also be held on Saturday, November 21st from 9:00am – 11:30am at UME Preparatory Academy.

3838 Spur 408
Dallas, TX 75236

Please notify me if you plan to attend the Referee training before the FCA Scrimmage on November 7th or the Judges and Referee Training at UME Prep on November 21st so we may plan accordingly.

Jay

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FLL Coaches Clinic Handouts

Handouts for the FLL Coaches Clinic on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 are available on the  FLL Coaches Resource page.

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FTC and FLL Kickoffs and Coaches Clinic

Welcome FTC and FLL Coaches to the FIRST Kickoff and Coaches Clinics hosted by Fellowship Christian Academy this Saturday, September 19th.  Contact and address information can be found on the contact page.  Please park on the east side of the Education Center (located on the north side of Camp Wisdom Rd.) and use east entrance to enter the facility.  A campus map is located here.

  • 9:00am – Noon:  FTC Kickoff
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm:  FLL Kickoff
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm:  FLL Coaches Clinic

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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Parent Orientation Information

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the Parent Orientation last week.  Here is a copy of the  ParentOrientation2015-2016 presentation from the meeting.  A few items of importance from the meeting:

1.  Please pay your registration fee if you have not already done so.

2.  Please subscribe to the text notification tool for quick updates and reminders.  Directions are in the Parent Orientation presentation.

3.  First meeting is this Wednesday immediately after school.

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Student Applications now available

The FCA Robotics and Engineering Club application is now available and is open to all 4th – 8th grade FCA students.  You can complete your application here.  Application deadline is Monday, April 17th.

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Welcome FCA 4th & 5th Graders and Middle Schoolers

We’re excited to announce that FCA Robotics and Engineering will be fielding a 4th and 5th Grade Robotics Team this year in addition to our Middle School Team.  Applications for this years teams will be available starting Thursday, August 6th during Meet the Teacher.  We’re looking forward to an exciting year.

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FCA wins Passion for Invention Award at Visioneering

The FCA Robotics team participated in the annual SMU Visioneering event on Saturday, February 7th.  Over 70 teams from the DFW Metroplex participated in the annual event held on the SMU campus.  This year’s engineering design challenge was to design a Clean Water System for a rural village in Uganda.  The teams had 2 hours to design a solution and present it to the judges.   The FCA team won the “Passion for Invention” award at this year’s event.  Congratulations!!  Check out some pictures from the event here.

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