Goal of the FIRST Robotics Program in Willis ISD:
Our goal is to develop a self-sustaining, student-led robotics program that is accessible to all students in Willis ISD from elementary through grade 12, who are willing to learn.
Students in the program will grow in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The students will experience principles of design and function through the process of building and programming robots. Students will work collaboratively in a safe environment while developing solutions to the new game or challenge provided by FIRST every year.
We will uphold the FIRST gracious professionalism and cooperation both on and off the field for all students and volunteer coaches. We will build student capacity in the invaluable like skills of problem solving and critical thinking, all while having fun.
We looking forward to continued expansion of Wildkat Robotiks and the FIRST Robotics program throughout the district at all levels in the near future.
If you have any questions, please email us at WildkatRobotiks@willisisd.org
Amy Rogers - District Advanced Academics Coordinator
Jason Merik - District Science Coordinator
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Want to learn more about FIRST robotics? Visit www.firstinspires.org or Click here for the segment on FIRST from Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO.
Expansion of FIRST Robotics Programs in Willis ISD
FIRST LEGO League Jr (FLL Jr.) available to students in grades 3-4 at 4 campuses: Hardy, Parmley, Cannan, and Turner
FLL Jr. available to students in grades 3-4 at 4 campuses: Parmley, Cannan, Turner and Meador
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) available to students in grades 9-12 at Willis High School
FLL Jr. available to students in grades 2-4* at 4 campuses: Parmley, Cannan, Turner, and Meador
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) available to students in grades 6-8* at Brabham Middle Schools
FTC available to students in grades 9-12 in Willis High School
FLL Jr. available to students in grades 2-4* at 5 campuses: Hardy, Parmley, Cannan, Turner, and Meador
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) available to students in grades 6-8* at Brabham Middle School
Both FTC and FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) available to students in grades 9-12 in Willis High School
* Some campuses may pilot the inclusion of 2nd grade students on teams for the 2018-2019 and onward FIRST LEGO League Jr. competition season based on willingness of Campus Sponsor/Team Coach. One campus may pilot FIRST LEGO League on an elementary campus so as to include an option for 5th grade, based on willingness and availability of Campus Sponsor/Team Coach.
Click here to read the feature written about Wildkat Robotiks FIRST Tech Challenge team in our local county newspaper.
FIRST Programs Overview
FIRST Impact Infographic
FIRST Robotics FAQ
Wildkat Robotiks Prospectus UPDATED 09202019