St. Joseph Catholic School Robotics Club

Our Robotics Club for Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades

The SJCS Robotics Club (a.k.a. RoboKnights) will be accepting new members for the 2020-2021 First Lego League Season. Please contact, Laurie Grove (mentor/coach from our Faculty) ( with any questions you may have.

Time Commitment

Normally, the team meets Thursdays after school from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm. Right now, this is all still to be determined.

What is the FIRST LEGO League?

Tomorrow's innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They must also design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

FIRST LEGO League competitions consist of 4 main events:

  1. Robot Games - Three 2.5 minute matches, where the robot is programmed to run autonomously to complete as many missions as possible and accumulate points.
  2. Robot Design and Strategy Presentation - A 10 minute session in which teams present the robots they built and programmed for the Robot Game, and explain to judges their design and strategy.
  3. Core Values - A 10 minute session in which teams are given an activity to demonstrate their teamwork, problem solving skills, and other care values central to the mission of FIRST programs (See Vision Statement of FIRST below).
  4. Research Project - Identify a problem, design a solution, share problem and solution with others.

For more information from FIRST, click on the video and links below!

FIRST Vision Statement

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Vision Statement: "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." - Dean Kamen, Founder

Meet Our Coaches!