All Middle Schools Now Accepting FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Applications

All Middle Schools in the Olympia School District are now accepting applications for this year’s Varsity Robotics Teams.  Just like varsity sports, these after-school teams are an opportunity for experienced students to take their Robotics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to the next level as they tackle in the international FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition.

Teams will work on this year’s challenge,Nature’s Fury.  The teams will design, build and program autonomous robots to complete several time-sensitive Robot Game missions, as well as research, develop and present their Project solution to an engineering problem.  This video describes Nature’s Fury Robot Game, while this video shows a robot completing the missions from the previous year’s game (Body Forward).  The process for developing the research Project for Nature’s Fury is described in  this video.

Application are due Friday, September 13 and are available in hardcopy at each school and  online here in Word format or here in pdf format.  Note: the application includes several parts (written responses, teacher recommendations, parent permission), so don’t wait until the last minute to apply.   If you have any questions, please contact your school’s FLL Teacher-Coach:

Jefferson: Jeremey Ring (
Marshall: Malinda Lamm (
ORLA: Steve Youngs (
Reeves: Mac Jones (
Washington: Ray Gutierrez (

or Randy Steele (

We look forward to another exciting season and strong showing by this year’s FLL teams.