The Education Foundation partnered with CMCSS to host the 5th Annual CMCSS District-Wide Robotics Competition on April 9, 2017, providing incentives to the winning teams. The Competition follows the guidelines established by the The First Lego League (FLL).

Students compete in three areas: Research, Core Values and Robot Rounds. First, students are given a Challenge or problem to be solved by researching and creating an innovative solution. Secondly, students are judged in their application of FLL Core Values to their team procedures. Through these Core Values, students learn to respect each other’s opinion while working together for the best of the team. Finally, students learn about coding while programming a robot to complete a series of tasks in a given amount of time.

The local competition was held amongst 15 Varsity teams and one JV representing all seven middle schools and Moore Magnet Elementary. The program positively impacted the lives of 160 students.

The First Lego League middle school program in CMCSS provides students with an interactive way to learn science, technology, engineering and math. While programming, researching and solving realworld problems, our students are learning skills that will prepare them for the future workforce.

For the first time, Clarksville’s teams competed at a qualifying event held at Austin Peay State University on December 10, 2016. As a result, six middle schools and Moore Magnet Elementary advanced to the state competition held at the University of Memphis on January 21, 2017.

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