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2016-2017 DERT Information

Meetings / Time Commitment

        Fall / Pre Season School start- December 15

Fall Meetings – most Thursdays 6-8

STL Offseason – October 1

DERTy Bootcamp – October 29 & 30

Build Season January 7 – February 21

Kickoff – January 7

Meetings - MTThF  5-8:30 & Saturdays 10-6

               - W 6-8 for Mechanical and Electrical only

DERTy Diner – MTThF Dinners and lunch on Saturday – parent provid

DERTy Snack and Study – MTThF after school until 5

Competition Season February 21 - April 2 (could push to end of April with Champs berth)

        Meetings - MTThF  5-8:30 & Saturdays 10-6

                 - W 6-8 for Mechanical and Electrical only

DERTy Diner – MTThF ends at first competition

DERTy Snack and Study – MTThF after school until 5 ends at first competition

Late Spring/Summer April - August

        Meetings - once a week-ish most likely Thursdays

        Year End Family Celebration (early May)


Requirements to attend




Hours Needed

Outreach Events

Central Illinois Regional

Bradley University

March 16-18



Iowa Regional

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar  Falls

March 23-March 25 (spring break!)



There are requirements for meeting attendance and outreach event attendance in order to be allowed to go to the competitions. They are outlined in the table above. Please direct any questions to

Registration on USFIRST

Students and parents need to sign up on

Contact Information 

Each student should fill out the team registration form

Our website:  Our Slack Page

Includes announcements and calendar and contact info. You can always email

Social Media

Please like us, tweet us, plus one us or otherwise help us “make it loud”

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YouTube -

Twitter - @DERT2040

Google+ -

Team Fees



Date Due


DERTy Bootcamp (10/29-30)

If attending



Team Fee



If joining after 10/20, due asap

DERTy Diner Fee



Refunded after providing a meal

2nd (travel) Regional Fee

If attending



Central Illinois Regional Fee  

If attending




Sucker Sales

We sell suckers at home football games and some other events. Students who work the event,


Restaurant Nights

DERTy Diner

Dinner is served MTThF during build season. A complete meal is provided by the student families. has the resources you need. The calendar is maintained by the Signup website. Approximate numbers are a full meal for 45 with entree and side with a non-meat option for about 8. Allergies/food concerns are also posted there.  If you bring a complete meal, diner fee will be refunded

Students will be asked to let us know when they will be at dinner a week ahead of time via the Signup website. Students should register their attendance by midnight the prior Thursday.


The website is usually the best place to start. If you have joined Slack, you can ask questions there. You may also email