HMS Lego Robotics Club Goes Into Orbit

With the generous help and initiative of Mrs. Tammy Turner-Locy, HMS has started a Lego Robotics Club this year. Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Turner-Locy, and students meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school to build their robots, learn how to program them, and compete as a team. The Lego League is part of the FIRST Robotics program, and HMS is competing in the FIRST Lego League division. Every year, FIRST releases a challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic. Each challenge has three parts: the robot game, the project, and the core values. Students program an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (robot game), and develop a solution to a problem they have identified (project). The theme for this year (which Mrs. Reynolds loves) is Into Orbit Challenge, wherein teams are transported into space, to explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. Students will be competing in the first scrimmage on October 19, with another scrimmage in November, and the Championships at Sewickley Academy in December.