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Jr. FIRST LEGO League

COVID-19 UPDATES

Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, certain Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, canceled or closed. For a complete list of postponements, cancelations or closures, visit the COVID-19 INFORMATION page. We will continue to update the list as the situation progresses.

Junior FIRST LEGO League teaches the benefits of teamwork, sparks interest in science and technology and introduces basic design skills through a hands-on approach with the fun of LEGO building. It also provides a culture of sharing and learning from others.

Jr. FIRST LEGO League is an exciting opportunity for the youngest budding scientists. It encompasses the core values of all FIRST programs to inspire, excite and introduce kids to the wonders of science, technology and engineering.

The goal of Jr. FLL is to provide an experience that will capture young children’s inherent curiosity and creativity and direct it towards discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them through understanding, thought, planning and technology.

As one of the many programs housed in the 7,000 square foot Science, Technology and Math Academy, the FIRST family of programs inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and build engineering and technology skills.

You Provide

  • Completed application, including the following:
    • Copy of school grades (last grade report received)
    • Student homework assignment (written or typed)
      • What if you could build a better world? Describe the top five things you would like to improve in your community, and why.
    • Application must be submitted by parent/legal guardian.
      • (Guardianship paperwork may be required if applicable.)

Note: incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled Chickasaw citizen
  • Entering K-2nd grade or ages 6-8

Other Information

Deadline to apply is Aug. 31

Team Qualifications:

If selected, students must comply with the team handbook including, but not limited to, the guidelines below:

  • Team sizes are kept small to have better interaction with the project, and are filled on a first come, first served, basis.
  • Student must attend at least 60 percent of all meetings and functions. In order to allow everyone an equal opportunity, students who miss any of the first two out of three meetings will be dropped and be replaced with student(s) on our waiting list.
  • Students are expected to help with all team activities. Each member plays a vital role in the success of their team.

Team Meetings/Events:

  • This is an after school program that meets Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Our season length varies, but usually begins mid-September ends mid-December.
  • Competitions typically take place Saturdays. You will be notified prior to each event.
  • Due to the age of our FLL-JR students, parent involvement is welcomed and heavily encouraged.

Travel Qualifications:

  • Students will need to demonstrate a high level of dedication to the ideals of FIRST, the Chickasaw Nation STEM Academy, and their team.
  • Students must submit grade reports prior to any event, before the posted deadline. To be eligible for travel, student must have a minimum current GPA of 2.75 (or equivalent) with no ‘D’ or ‘F’ letter grades (or equivalent).
  • Student will need to wear their team shirt (provided), and khaki pants (not provided), during all team events and qualifiers.
  • Overnight stays are rare, but at least one parent must accompany their student during any event where overnight lodging is needed.
  • No student is automatically included on the travel team. Members must comply with the guidelines above in order to earn a spot on the travel team.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(580) 272-5579

Fax:
(580) 272-1223

Email:

Location

Science, Technology and Math Academy
301 Seabrook Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 272-5579