Congratulations go out to the Exira-EHK Spartan Bots who advanced to State in First LEGO League Competition to be held at ISU on January 18th! The 7th Grade Accelerated Math class participated in this year’s First LEGO League (FLL) Challenge. The Exira-EHK students engaged in this amazing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) opportunity. First LEGO League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The program was built around theme-based Challenges (this year’s theme called City Shaper) to engage children in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the First Core Values, which emphasizes teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.
First Lego Leagues is a new curriculum program for the Exira-EHK students and teachers who competed on December 14th (Saturday) in Oakland, IA. The top 3 teams of 12 advance to State at ISU. Our team called the “Spartan Bots” competed in a Research Presentation Project round, a Lego Robot Mission round, and a Core Value Presentation round to a panel of judges. Our team members were students Jacey Smith, Anna Potts, Iryland McCarthy, Shelbi Partridge, Alex Hansen, Gideon King, Harlee Fahn, Josh Nelson, Gracie Olsen, Brayden Burnison, and 2 coaches Connie Jessen and Lisa Dreier. We are so proud of this team!