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District Robotics Teams Hosting Heartland Regional Event

The USD 232 FRC Robotics Teams, Team 1810 Catatronics and 9316 Cub-atronics, are hosting the Heartland Regional Event on March 15 and 16 at Mill Valley High School (5900 Monticello Rd, Shawnee, Kansas). The event runs from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days.  The Heartland Regional will have 36 teams from the KC Metro, as well as teams from other parts of Kansas and Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, and Mexico.

Event is free and open to the public.  

The district's teams consist of 70+ students in grades 9-12 from both high schools. Students work in subteams to design, build, wire, and program a robot in 6–8 weeks to perform a select set of tasks. They also work on game strategy and analysis. To showcase their accomplishments, teams compete in sports-like challenges at regional or district events.  These challenges help foster the FIRST Core Values, which emphasize sportsmanship, respect for the contributions of others, teamwork, learning, and community involvement. The Core Values help our students express Gracious Professionalism and Cooperation.  Gracious Professionalism is the way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.  Cooperation means that teams help and cooperate with each other, even as they compete. 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen.  FIRST has robotics programs for ages 4-18. These include FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge.  Both of these groups will have teams showcasing their robots at the event on Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12 noon.


Schedule for Heartland Regional

Friday, March 15

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Opening Ceremonies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Competition begins with Qualifying Matches

1:00 - 5:00 PM - Competition continues

5:00 - 5:30 PM - Awards Ceremony


Saturday, March 16th

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Opening Ceremonies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualifying Matches continue

12:00 - 12:30 PM - Alliance selection for Finals

1:00 - 5:00 PM - Finals and Awards 

2024 Heartland Regional Robotics Competition