First LEGO League Cougars Teams Have a Great Season!
Our First LEGO League (FLL) robotics teams were celebrated for some big wins at Flag this fall, and, for the first time, Curtis sent a team to the Southern California First LEGO League Finals.
Both the 5th and 6th Grade teams had very successful seasons this year. In the qualifying tournament at La Cañada in November, the 5th grade Curtis Cougars team won the Judge’s Award for the top scores in Robot Design, Research, and Core Values. The 6th grade Cougars team won first place in Core Values and 3rd place in Robot Performance, which qualified them for the finals.
Just a couple of weeks later, at the finals, the 6th Grade team won first place in the Core Values category. The Core Values Award "celebrates a team that is an inspiration to others. They are empowered by their FLL experience and display extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit. They are able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals, through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management. And lastly, they show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field.” The Curtis team also scored "Exemplary" in the Research category and "Accomplished" in Robot Design.
Thank you to our team coaches/mentors, Dr. Linda Schaffer and Mark Gutierrez, for organizing and running an FLL tournament at Curtis in October. This was the first time Curtis hosted an FLL tournament and it was a huge success, with 22 teams from around the city competing. We are grateful to Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Gutierrez for working to provide our students with a rich STEM learning opportunity in FLL that teaches coding skills, teamwork, communication skills, problem solving, resilience, and much more!
The Curtis Cougars FLL LEGO team is open to students in grades 5 and 6 who are enthusiastic about digging into the challenging and fun world of robotics!