Capac FIRST Lego League (FLL)

Working with Administration, Metal and Soul wrote and received grants from the Four County Community Foundation (4CCF) in the Fall of 2018 to integrate the FLL Discover and Explore programs into the schools STEAM curriculum. We received an addition grant from 4CCF in the fall of 2020 to continue the program for this season. STEAM teacher Mr. Mark Whitney, together with Coach/Mentor Mrs. Antilla, coordinate and run the teams as part of the STEAM rotations. Students in grades Kindergarten and 1st participate in the FLL Discover program and the 2nd and 3rd graders participate in the FLL Explore program. Metal and Soul team members rotate to help mentor the teams during the school day. Each program completes with an evening EXPO for family, friends and community members. Students work hard on their projects and compete for awards.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make a few changes in order to run the programs successfully and safely. Our Metal and Soul members were not able to mentor in person due to school district restrictions, however they communicated with the students through videos and acted as judges for our Virtual EXPO. We had 18 FLL Discover teams and 16 FLL Explore teams this season.

2020/2021 Capac FLL Discover and Explore

A special THANK YOU! to the FOUR COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION for their generous grant that made this years programs possible.

2020/2021 Capac FLL VIRTUAL EXPO

Below are the links to all of our team interviews for the 2020/2021 FLL Virtual expo. Team interviews have been organized by program and each program is organized by teacher to make it easier for parents to find their child’s team. Please watch the introduction video before viewing the individual teams.

VIRTUAL EXPO INTRO

2020/2021 Capac FLL Discover Teams

(Y5,Kdg. and 1st grades)

By Teacher

MRS. LANGMESSER: TEAMS 1-4 (KDG)

MRS. JOHNSON: TEAMS 5-8 (1ST GR.)

MRS. ASHLEY: TEAMS 9 & 10 (YOUNG 5’s)

MRS. BAUR: TEAMS 11-14 (KDG.)

MRS. KOPTYRA: TEAMS 15-18 (1ST GR.)

FLL DISCOVER AWARD WINNERS

Teamwork Awards

“Working with others can sometimes be a challenge.  Cooperation, compromise and quick decision making helps a team get the job done. The following Teams have earned the “Teamwork Award”

Mrs. KoptyraTeam #16 The Kiddie Carts & Team #18 The Climbing Lizards

Payton v., Avery W., Madison P., Lilly S., Myla C., Reese D., Chase T., Henley L., & Ava N.

Mrs. JohnsonTeam #6 The Motorcycle Monkeys & Team #7 Team Panda

Aiden M., Amelia M., Liam T., Adley Z., Austin T., Chanel B., Dominick B., Peyton S., Samantha M., Anabel L.     

Mrs. Baur– Team #13 The Fast Monster Trucks and Team #14 The Ollie Skateboards

Zachary W., Emily J., Mathew J., Jaxson C., Henry C., Leilani B., Castiel W., Matteo M., Evan G., Iker E.

Mrs. Ashley- #9 The Dinosaurs & #10 Rainbow Dash

Heather U., Julia D., Hunter U., Sutton P., Joey E., Harleen M., Wyatt L., Taylor O., Benjamin P., Trevor K.

Mrs. Langmesser- Team# 1 The Speedy Tigers & Team#2 The Fire 4-Wheelers

Andres M., Aubrey M., Serena W., Sophia D., Anthony H., Connor B., Gabriel L., Renesemee S., Paxton V., Abel C.

Outstanding Leadership Awards

“Being an Outstanding Leader isn’t about being in charge. A true leader inspires their team to complete any challenge while working together and having fun. We saw many great examples of Leadership this year. The following students are being recognized for their “Outstanding Leadership” displayed while tackling this year’s Challenge. They are:

Mrs. Koptyra- Aiden M., Austin T., Jade W., Ava N.

Mrs. Johnson- Henley L., Jade N.

Mrs. Baur- Cadence K.

Mrs. Ashley- Joey E., Julia D.

Mrs. Langmesser- Serena W. 

FLL DISCOVER 1st Grade Project Award

This Team Clearly understood the problem they needed to tackle and worked together to build a detailed display of their solution. They worked well as a team while being examples of FIRST’s core values. With a score of 13.16 points out of 24, the FLL Discover 1st Grade Project Award goes to : Team #18  The Climbing Lizards from Mrs. Koptyra’s Class

 FLL DISCOVER Kindergarten Project Award

This Team quickly built a large detailed model of their solution. They worked together and helped each other out while building and creating their board.With a score of 10.62 points out of 24, the FLL Discover Kindergarten Project Award goes to : Team #1  Speedy Tigers from Mrs. Langmesser’s Class

 FLL DISCOVER Grand Champion Award

The FLL Discover Grand Champion Award goes to the highest scoring team out of all the Y5’s, Kindergarten and 1st grade classes:  

This team impressed the judges with their clear explanation of how they worked together to decide and build their solution.  Describing each detail of their Lego display and its purpose.They used excellent communication to ensure that every task was completed and showed examples of FIRST’s core values  With a score of 13.85 points out of 24, the FLL Explore Grand Champion Award goes to : Team #6  The Motorcycle Monkeys from Mrs. Johnson’s Class

2020/2021 Capac FLL Explore Teams

(2nd and 3rd grades)

By Teacher

MRS. PERUSKI: TEAMS 1-4 (2ND GR.)

MS. MOUSSEAU: TEAMS 5-8 (3RD. GR.)

MRS.PABST: TEAMS 9-12 (3RD GR.)

MRS. ALLEN: TEAMS 13-16 (2ND GR.)

FLL EXPLORE AWARD WINNERS

Teamwork Awards

 “Working with others can sometimes be a challenge.  Cooperation, compromise and quick decision making helps a team get the job done. The following Teams have earned the “Teamwork Award”

Ms. Mousseau- Team #5 Squad UP & Team #6 The Lego Sisters

Jaxson D., Olivia S., Travis I., Allie F., Adam U., Nora M., Alaina C., Bryelle L., Carter R.

Mrs. Pabst-Team #11 School Group

Audrey C., Sage S., Frankie P., Christan H.,

Mrs. Allen- Team #15 Fun Engineers & Team #16 Scientists Minds

Palmer P., Lucas H., Natalie W., Emma D., Sophia R., Christian R., Conner T., Paige D., Brooklyn W., Logan I

Mrs. Peruski- Team #1 Team Scratch & Team #4 Time Friends

Outstanding Leadership Awards

Being an Outstanding Leader isn’t about being in charge. A true leader inspires their team to complete any challenge while working together and having fun. We saw many great examples of Leadership this year. The following students are being recognized for their “Outstanding Leadership”.

Mrs.Mousseau- Travis I., Allie F., Nora M., Alexander G.

Mrs.Pabst- Camden B., Sage S., Alyssa T.

Mrs. Allen- Andrew C., Emma D., Paige D., Kensley D., Natalie W. 

Mrs. Peruski- Margaux C., Landon P., Maviel S.

FLL EXPLORE 3rd Grade Project Award

This team worked diligently to build an impressive Legol display. Paying attention to details gave them an edge due to their thought of clean energy to power their device. Thinking outside the box made the judges decision a breeze. With a score of 17.5 out of 30 the FLL Explore 3rd grade Project Award goes to:                                    Team #5 Team Squad Up from Ms Mousseau’s class

FLL EXPLORE 2nd Grade Project  Award

This team built a neat lego display that was easy for the judges to understand. They were able to describe how they used the FIRST Core Values and easily demonstrate how their code worked.With a score of 15.43 points out of 30, the FLL Explore 2nd Grade Project Award goes to: Team #14 Creator Scientists from Mrs. Allen’s Class

FLL EXPLORE Grand Champion Award

 The FLL Explore Grand Champion Award goes to the highest scoring team out of all the 2nd and 3rd grade classes:  

This team wow’d the Judges! Their quick and effective decision making proved that they were the leaders. Just like a family, they had each other’s backs and worked together to create a simple Lego display and a project board that was neat, organized informational and grabbed the Judges attention.  They clearly described their block programming in detail and executed it with precision.  With a near perfect score of 29.2 points out of 30, the FLL Explore Grand Champion Award goes to : 

Team #6 The Lego Sisters, From Ms. Mousseau’s class

CONGRATULATIONS to

ALL our Award Winners!!!!

OUR 2020/2021 SEASON PHOTO GALLERY

Rating: 5 out of 5.

2019 Fall FLL Jr. EXPO

We are so proud to say that ALL Kindergarten thru 3rd graders in Capac Schools participate in FIRST FLL programs.

Team #9- “Lego Meteor” Talks with the Judges about their project at the 2019 Fall Capac Kindergarten. & 1st grade FLLJr. EXPO
Team #10- “Alien” demonstrates their display for the Judges at the Fall Capac Kindergarten. & 1st grade 2019 Fall FLLJr. EXPO
Students wait for their opportunity to share with the Judges at the Fall Capac Kindergarten. & 1st grade 2019 Fall FLLJr. EXPO
Students share with friends and family at the 2019 Fall Capac Kindergarten. & 1st grade FLLJr. EXPO
Coach Mr. Whitney, gets the students pumped up for the Awards Presentation.
Coach Mr. Whitney, gets the students pumped up for the Awards Presentation.
The winners of the Kindergarten Design Award
Proud of his teams Award
Hard work pays off
The winners of the First Grade Design Award
Our Event Champions!

2nd & 3rd Grade FLLJr.

Our 2nd & 3rd graders are already working on their build and project for our Spring EXPO