2018 Power Up logoTeam 4549 attended FIRST FRC Kickoff at the University of Minnesota on Saturday January 6, 2018. We learned a lot! We’re gearing up and build season has begun:

Here are the videos about this year’s competition Power Up, if you want to get familiar:

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season (Whole Page with Videos)

https://firstfrc.blob.core.windows.net/frc2018/Manual/2018FRCGameSeasonManual.pdf (Manual)


More details from Ms. Anderson:

Hey everyone!  Build season for us starts at tomorrow’s practice.

We had a great group of people on kickoff day, and got a ton out of the strategy session put on by the MN GoFirst crew.

Our meeting tomorrow will be a strategy session.  We’ll watch the kickoff videos together, and then Sommerdai, Christa, Clare, Eddie and Audrey will share what we learned, and will help to lead a white-board discussion.  Even if you don’t plan to do any building, your thoughts are valuable.


If you want to get a sneak peek at the videos or game manual, here’s the link



Schedule for January and February: (build season)

Mondays  2:40 – 5:30 (or as long as you can stay)

Wednesdays  2:40 – 5:30

Saturdays  10:00 – 2:00


Duluth Trip: (let me know if you’re interested)

Wed March 7 – Sun March 11  (Yes, you get to miss school Thursday and Friday!)

Students in grades 9-12 can travel with the team

Tentative student cost:  $150

We’ll stay in hotels, 4 students per room.


U of M Tournament: (let Ms. Anderson know if you’re interested)

Wed March 28 – Sunday April 1 (Missing school again!)

Everyone can go

No cost – we’ll take a bus each day from SSP to the U of M.


Snack schedule:

January 10 Wednesday Alex W

January 13 Saturday

January 15 Monday

January 17 Wednesday Audrey