• Welcome to the CTMS FLL
    (First Lego League)
    Robotics Team Site!
    Apply NOW!  
    Starts 8/28, All NEW Applicants due by 9/9/2107! 
    If you applied and did not make it during our 1st Round of FLL Team Applications last Spring, it's not too late to possibly join our teams!  You have a 2 week window to reapply for 2-3 open slots on this year's teams.  Coach Dunn will be accepting Applications to join this year's team from 8/28-9/8/17.  Those wishing to apply, need to download the CTMS FLL Team Application from the link below, or obtain a copy from the table outside Mr. Dunn's class D5, get TWO Teacher Recommendations submitted and turn ALL parts of the Application in to Mr. Dunn by 4 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 in order to be considered.  Any new members will be announced on Mon. 9/8 and will begin practicing with current team members during Wolf Time daily and on Wed. 9/10 from 3:30-5 p.m. after school.  If you have additional questions about CTMS FLL Robotics Teams, please contact Mr. Dunn:  
    Information about CTMS FLL Robotics Program
    from Parent Meeting Spring 2017
    (includes information about CTMS FLL Booster Club!) 
    (click above to download!) 
    NEW 2017/2018 CTMS FLL Team Members

    We had a TREMENDOUS amount of interest in our First Lego League Robotics Competition Teams this year!  From these many applicants, 18 have been selected to represent CTMS in the FLL Robotics League.   If your name is shown below you will need to come to our FIRST 2017 Practice, this Wednesday 8/27/17 in Mr. Dunn’s room D-5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (if you can't make the 1st practice, just email Coach Dunn:  nate.dunn@gcisd.net.  Congratulations to the following individuals for making one of our 4 FLL Robotics Teams:

      Last Name First Name Grade
    1 Agunbiade Elizabeth 6
    2 Barborka Matthew 6
    3 Bhave Mohini 6
    4 Blaisure Kolton 6
    5 Gordon Zane 8
    6 Halliburton Sara 6
    7 Huynh Gregory 6
    8 Kaase Brady 6
    9 Kazi Ishaan 6
    10 Knight Ashley 8
    11 Knight Ryan 6
    12 Manyan Rishi 8
    13 McCauley Ethan 8
    14 Schupp Ella 6
    15 Shetty Aaron 7
    16 Spradley Hudson 7
    17 Vess Marshall 6
    18 Walsh Lauren 7
    19 Xiao Lawson 6
    You can find additional information about the CTMS FLL Robotics Teams here:
    What is FLL (First Lego League) Robotics?

    Each year FLL releases a new Challenge for our teams. The Challenge is released in late August and focuses on a different scientific topic or question each year. You don’t need to wait until August to get started though. Knowing what to expect will help your team hit the ground running.  The Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values.

    Robot Game
    In the Robot Game, the kids build and program an autonomous (no remote control) LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to score points by performing mission tasks.  These missions will be inspired by the Challenge theme.  Missions require the robot to navigate, capture, transport, or deliver objects on a printed mat (the Field).  The robot has 2 ½ minutes to complete as many missions as possible.

    Through the Project, teams learn more about the science behind the Challenge theme. The kids use their creativity to design a solution (or modify an existing solution) to solve a real-world problem. We even give you a head start – we tell you the theme months ahead of time! Even though you will not know the exact details of the Challenge, you can begin researching the theme with your team as soon as it is announced.

    Core Values
    While FLL teams work on the Robot Game and the Project each year, they are guided by the FLL Core Values. The Core Values are part of what makes FLL so special, because kids compete like crazy against the game but still respect their teammates, coaches, and even their “competitors.”  Don’t forget, our last (and maybe most important) Core Value is “We have FUN!”

    Other FLL Resources that may be of interest:
    •    Review Challenges from past seasons to see what FLL teams have done before
    •    Review the FLL Participation Rules
    •    Learn how to use the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Set and software through online resources or the tutorials included in your LEGO MINDSTORMS Education software.

    - See more at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/startateam#STEP%203:%20Order%20your%20materials

    If you have any questions about the FLL Robotics Team at CTMS, please don't hesitate to contact Head Coach Nate Dunn anytime on his cell (817) 456-7775 or through email:   nate.dunn@gcisd.net
Last Modified on August 27, 2017