Robotics

Welcome to BEST Robotics!

The 2017 Crossfire competition at Game Day.

Need to know Information

**How to sign up

Students, if you want to participate in the BEST Robotics Club for the 2018 season, please sign up using the following Google Form. Note, you will have to log in with your school email. If you don’t have one, please see your teacher or Mr. Moseley. Space is limited. We will have a selection process based on certain criteria such as grades, interest, availability, etc.

What is BEST? 

The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) program is a sports-like technology competition that hopes to inspire and motivate students towards studies and careers in engineering, science, and technology. Collin County (CoCo BEST) is one of several hubs throughout the state and nation, but the closest one to Miller Grove School.

Robotics Coaches

  • David Moseley, Technology Director
  • Robert Smith, Maintenance Director
  • Laura Smith, Jr. High Math Teacher

The 2018 Miller Grove Robotics Club has started it’s third season with the BEST Robotics Competition as a member of the Colin County (CoCo) BEST Hub.

Junior High and High School students may participate in robotics as long as they are passing all subjects and are willing to work hard, learn and contribute, but space is limited. The team will be selected the first two weeks of school. More information to come.

Robotics Practice

Starting August 23 we will be meeting for practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch.  Bring your lunch, or we can turn in a count to the cafeteria for them to have to-go lunches ready. If you want to participate in robotics, you need to be at practices. If you have a conflict with athletics or another club, don’t try to do both if you don’t have time. Remember, this is only for six weeks and things move very fast. After the first week we will start meeting after school as well, and as it gets closer to the end of the competition, we will be working some nights as well. It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun as well. 

Behavior and Expectations

Robotics is a professional club. You are expected to act decent, follow directions, be helpful and follow good sportsmanship. We will not tolerate horseplay, laziness, rudeness, or poor sportsmanship in practices or at events. You are representing your school and you are representing yourself. If your grandmother or your pastor wouldn’t approve of your actions, we don’t need them in robotics. We will have a three strikes and you’re out policy that we will discuss during practice.

Calendar of Events

The BEST Robotics competition is a 6-week long competition. Please review the calendar of events below.

Date Event Location Details
Sat. August 25 Game Reveal https://www.youtube.com/user/bestrobotics Live game reveal at 11 am on YouTube
Sat., Sep. 1 Season Kick-Off John Paul II High School, Plano 8:30am to noon
Sat., Oct. 6 Practice Day Denison High School 9am to 4pm. Each team gets 30 min slot to practice. Sign up for slots occurs at kickoff.
Fri., Oct. 12 Game Day Check-in Allen High School 6pm to 9pm

Compliance check & initial presentations

Sat., Oct. 13 Game Day Allen High School 8am to 5 pm
TBA UIL State BEST & Texas Best Robotics Regional Championship TBA We don’t know yet if we will be participating in the UIL competition.
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