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Congratulations To The 6 Teams That Participated In The World Championships In April 2019!

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Grades 7-12
Competitive Team Acceptance List
Now Posted

Complete list of 7-12 grade Jenison students accepted to compete in the Fall 2019 VRC season can be found here

4th Annual Vex IQ Summer Camp
For 4th-6th Grade Students

June 17-21 from 1:00PM-4:00PM
At Jenison High School
Media Center

There are both beginner and advanced camps! More details here

VEX Robotics At Jenison Schools!

What is VEX?

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. The VEX Robotics Competition is the biggest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world, currently with over 16,000 teams competing in over 40 countries.  

The VEX Robotics World Championship now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest robotics competition on Earth. Over 20,000 participants from 1,100 teams representing 30 nations travelled to Louisville, KY in 2016 for the chance to be crowned world champion! For Spring 2019, Jenison has qualified and looking to send 5 teams to these World Championships! Three came from our Elementary Schools, and two from the Jenison Jr. High!

VEX Robotics partners with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing student interest and involvement in STEM programs. The REC Foundation manages the VEX IQ Challenge (for elementary school students), the VEX Robotics Competition (for middle-school and high-school students) and VEX U (for University students). This continuum of programs enables students of all ages to use VEX to compete against their peers around the world.

What is a VEX Competition?

A VEX competition is an event where the robots play against each other in a match of skill. The robots do not damage each other. 

The Jenison 4th-6th grade student teams are entered into VEX IQ competitions that see students work TOGETHER with other teams robots, to maximize their score.  Typically, the teams robots will get a chance to run several Partnership Challenge, and Skill Challenge matches, with the robot that gets the highest accumulated score at the end of a competition receiving recognition. Teams do not "lose" matches, but recognition is given out to teams that display certain skill sets including, design, creativity, and teamwork.

The Jenison 7th-12th grade student teams are entered into VEX VRC competitions. Standard Matches are played between red and blue robot alliances that compete against each other to score points. Alliances are randomly formed of two robots each. Typically, the teams robots will get a chance to run several Standard Matches, and Skill Challenge matches, with the robot that gets the highest accumulated score at the end of a competition receiving recognition. Teams can also receive recognition for displaying certain skill sets including, design, creativity, and teamwork.

There are also "online" and other STEM related projects that the teams of all grades can participate in as well.

Michigan State VEX Chmpionships

Our Elementary School Teams Fall 2018

Become A Jenison Robotics Sponsor!

Jenison had over 200 kids, and 34 teams compete in the 2018/19 season. We also sent 5 teams to the World Championships, but need your help! Help sponsor the program today!

VEX 2019/2020 Schedule

IQ Dates Grades 4 - 6

  • Registration deadline August 29th at Parent the Info meeting
  • Practices start in September
  • "League night" will be every other Monday starting in October, and ending mid-December
  • Jenison IQ Tournament will be Saturday November 23rd

VRC Dates Grades 7-12

  • Applications for Fall 2019 teams are due June 7th
  • Practices start in August
  • League Nights TBD
  • Tournaments TBD


NOTES:

  • Dates and times are subject to change
  • Saturday tournaments are all day events, details on our calendar
  • There are other tournament opportunities available

Grades 4-6

"Squared Away"
2019-2020 VEX IQ Challenge

For Grades 4-6 we form VEX IQ program will be forming teams, to compete in VEX IQ Challenges.

VEX IQ Fall season will start at the beginning of September 2019, with team practices to build and test the robots. The 4 week leagues start in October, with a league championship tournament in November. There is also an all day tournament in December

Registration for Grades 4-6 will be at the beginning of the school year, details to follow soon!

Grades 7-12

"Tower Takeover"
The 2019-2020 VEX VRC Challenge

For Grades 7-12, our VEX EDR program will be forming teams, to compete in VEX Robotics Competitions (VRC).

The VEX EDR fall season will start in August 2019, and the first "league nights" start in September.
The teams will compete in their league championships, and two all day tournaments.

Registration for Grades 7-12 is May 23rd at 7PM in the Jenison High School Media Center

Important Notes:

  • Signup fees are due at enrollment. A student is not fully signed-up until fees are received.
  • This is a parent run program, and we expect/strongly-encourage parents and family members to volunteer to help run the various activities. If we don't get enough volunteers, especially coaches, we will have to limit enrollment. For more information on volunteering, click here.

Become A Jenison Robotics Sponsor!

Jenison had over 200 kids, and 34 teams compete in the 2018/19 season. We also sent 5 teams to the World Championships, but need your help! Help sponsor the program today!

Thank You 2018 - 2019 Supporters

Thanks to the following businesses and individuals for investing in and donating to Jenison Robotics this past season, making this program possible! Together, we are helping students learn incredible skills!

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Welcome to Jenison Robotics!

Our goal is to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology. We do this by creating opportunities for students to engage in after school activities that create a very effective mix of technology and sports.
We stage team based robotics contests where students learn to participate in a fun, enriching, and worthwhile experience. No experience is necessary, we are here to help every participant be successful!

Jenison Robotics is part of the Jenison Parent and Booster Clubs Organization, and is tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(C) (3).

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