FIRST Kickoff 2012 and Important Dates

Team 858 Students and Parents,
I just wanted inform you on some important upcoming dates:

Next Team Meeting is Thursday, January 5th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

FIRST Kickoff will be January 7th,  2012
We want to see all students attend. Parents are encouraged to participate as well.
Team Members will need to register in Stims and make sure sign the consent form to attend the kickoff.  (Stims Link)

Eberhard Center
301 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI  49504

The attached Downtown map (Grand Rapids Downtown Campus Map) shows the Eberhard Center as building # 6.
Please park personal vehicles in Lot 15  (or use public/city parking on the north/west side of Eberhard Center) – Not lot 13.

  • 8:00 am – Doors open for registration.
  • 9:30 am – Opening Ceremony – Color Guard – Welcome from GVSU
  • 9:40 am – Announcements – Kit of Parts Info – Field Viewing Info.
  • 10:15 am – Short Break – Preperation for game announcement
  • 10:30 am – Broadcast Begins – Meet the New Hampshire Team – Greetings from Dean Kamen – Game Announcement.
  • 12:15 pm – Pick-up Kits – Break-out Rooms – Head Home

We will be leaving approximately 1:00 pm to return to Rogers High School for a Design and Strategy session.

Build Season begins on Monday, January 9th

  • Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Competition Schedule:

  • March15 – 17       West Michigan District – Grand Valley State University – Allendale Campus
  • March 22 – 24      Niles District – Niles Michigan
  • April 12 – 14         State Championship – Eastern Michigan University
  • April 25 – 28         World Championship – Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO

A tentative Schedule schedule has been attached for your convenience. (Tentative Schedule)