TCEA Robotics Competition

Alvarado Junior High School

It is finally here!

I want to thank each of you for supporting your child through this entire process. They all have done a great job and have learned a great amount of information in a fairly short period. This competition is not about winning, but rather about the experience. I understand and appreciate that many of them have made sacrifices to attend practices, as well as make themselves available on a Saturday! This shows great dedication and maturity.

Saturday, Jan. 16th, 7am

1000 North Cummings Drive

Alvarado, TX

Please read these very important points about the competition:


  • Once teams arrive and check in, we will no longer have direct contact with them. We will see them compete on the gym floor, but we are quarantined to the bleacher area. This is to discourage possible cheating.
  • TCEA and other LISD volunteer staff will be on hand in the holding area to monitor students.
  • There will be concession available that will include: chips, drinks, hot dogs, candy, ect. Your child will HAVE to have money on their person. You will not be able to bring lunch to them or give them money during the competition. They can also bring a sack lunch if you prefer. We will purchase snacks and water for the day as well.
  • Your child may bring a cell phone to keep in touch with you, but they are NOT allowed to use it DURING the competition; their team will be disqualified if caught.
  • Students need to be at the school BY 7:00 a.m. The trip is a minimum of one hour and ten minutes and the competition starts promptly at 9:00. The end time will vary. Last year we left around 3:30. Expect your child to be there all day. If you are not going, I will be glad to allow your child to use my cellphone to let you know they are on their way.
  • We would love for you to attend! If you want to ride the bus with us, please email me at andersons@lisd.net to let me know. You can also drive separately, but we prefer your child still ride the bus with his/her team. This will give them time to talk "game".
Arrive at school: 7:00 a.m

Leave school: 7:15 a.m.

Arrive at the venue: 8:30 a.m.

Sign in and set up: 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Competition begins: 9:00 a.m.

Estimated competition completion: 4:00 p.m.