Lakeshore Robotics Team Student Handbook
What is Lakeshore FIRST Robotics?
The mission of the Lakeshore Robotics Team is to help young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through their involvement in the FIRST® Robotics Program. The Lakeshore Robotics Team believes that this program should be the first step for students’ careers in science and technology. Students learn new skills through hands-on experience in all aspects of the production process, and students will learn from mentors who use these skills in their everyday jobs.
What is our Purpose?
We strive to inspire young people to learn about STEM and Marketing through exploration of a business like setting. FIRST expects us to run our team like a small business, and we do. All of our budget is raised by the students. The students build, design, wire, and program the robot. All this is to inspire students to develop a love of STEM and perhaps discover a passion.
Lakeshore Robotics Volunteer Policy
Because the community gives to us, we make it team policy to give back to the community. Students failing to meet the volunteer requirements are on grounds for suspension from the team. We wish to give back to the people who have given us so much, students who wish to be part of the team will be required to meet the following requirements.
Rules and Expectations
It is to be understood that the students on Robotics Team 4237 will hold themselves to a high standard and will follow all rules and expectations and understand that if they fail to do so they risk removal from the team.
Students on the Lakeshore Robotics Team will hold themselves to a high moral standard, follow all rules and expectations and do their best to represent the team in an appropriate manner.
Failure to follow the following rules will result in possible suspension or expulsion from the team.
Parents of Students
Lakeshore Robotics Team Travel Requirements
Student Leadership: Students are chosen by adult team leadership when positions become vacant. Student leadership is a privilege that can be taken away if it is abused. Permanent positions include:
Mentors: The team cannot function without mentors, whose purpose is to teach and mentor the students. Mentors are needed in all areas of the team, including Marketing, Web, Media, Programming, Build, Design, Strategy, and Electrical.
Fall Season Schedule
Monday Meetings once a week 6-9 pm, First meeting September 18th
Oct 9 Parent Meeting LGI//caf 6pm
Oct 13 Homecoming Parade
Oct 28 WMRI
Nov 11 Lancer-Bot-Mania FLL Event @ LHS
Dec 2 Sunset Coast Splash FTC Event @ Coloma HS
Weekly Meetings MTWT 6-9 Sat 8-9 mentor/leaders 9-3 Students
Jan 6 KICKOFF @ LMC
Feb 17 Week 0 Event - Coloma
Feb 20 Stop Build Day
March 8 St Joseph
March 15 Gull Lake
Apr 11-14 MI State Competition SVSU
Apr 25-28 Worlds Competition Detroit
Lakeshore Robotics Team Code of Conduct
I, __________________, by signing this code of conduct, certify that I will do my best of uphold the ideals of the Lakeshore Robotics Team and to represent the team in the best way possible. I understand that if I break any of the rules outlined in the handbook that I am on grounds for disciplinary action. By signing this form I verify that I have read the Student Handbook and am willing to be bound by its policies. I agree to take it upon myself to work with the team and to create a healthy learning environment for all students. My parent(s) or guardian(s) have read the handbook as well and understand that I need to hold myself to these standards.
Student Signature Date
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
Student’s Name:_____________________ Grade:________
Student's Phone Number:___________________
Parent Email Address:________________________________________________
Are you willing to help the team as a mentor? Yes___ No____
Are you able to provide a team meal? Yes___ No____