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2013-2014

June 1, 2013
FHRL Open House/Registration for next season (Nature's Fury) 2013-2014
Sign up for FIRST LEGO League (FLL, age 9-14) and Junior FIRST Lego League(JFLL, age 6-9) teams. Spaces are limited, be sure to get there early!
Volunteer as a coach, and you can secure a spot on the team.

FHRL Open House/Registration (PS144Q)
93-02 69th Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375
9:00 am - 12:00 noon.

June 1, 2013
FTC interest Group Meeting 
Starting next Season, we will be forming 2 new teams for the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) League. Former FLL members who will be in 7th grade - 12th grade in September are welcome to try-out for the FTC team. Since it will be our first year competing in the FTC League, the selection process will be based on interview by coaches. All interested members must attend the interest meeting on June 1, 2013, 9:30 - 11:30am at PS144.
For questions regarding the choice between FLL and FTC, see here for more details.

FTC NYC Championship

June 2, 2013
Thank you to all the families that have attended our June 1 Open House. Registration will remain open on-line until June 15. All notification will be sent out by July 1.
Lost and Found: There were a few items found at the open house, water bottle(Jacob), black jacket, and electronic device. If they belong to you, please contact us to pick up the item. (email info@ForestHillsLego.com)

July 11, 2013
With the great number of people that signed up on our registration day, we apologize for falling behind in getting the team assignments completed. Please bare with us as we try to accommodate as many people as we can. More update and notification to come soon!

July 22, 2013
We will be having a coach meeting for people who have indicated interest in coaching. Meeting at FHYAA Club House 7:00-8:30pm
By invitation only.

August 20, 2013
JFLL Challenge has been released, check out this year's Disaster Blaster Challenge “Prepare. Respond. Recover.” -- Coming August 2013

Can Junior FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 DISASTER BLASTER℠ Challenge, over 22,000 children ages 6 to 9 from 12 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will learn how science, technology, engineering, and math impact our everyday lives while they get excited about future innovations. Brace yourself for DISASTER BLASTER! Each year, Jr.FLL presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the inherent creativity in young children. While exploring natural disasters, teams will learn about simple machines as they build a model made of LEGO® elements with a motorized part and learn to present information through a Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under Jr.FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

August 27, 2013
FLL Challenge has been released, check out this year's Nature's Fury challenge

YouTube Video


For the Robot Game setup, check out this video:

YouTube Video

Here is the video about the project challenge:

YouTube Video


September 7, 2013
Presenting the 2013-2014 FTC BLOCK PARTY!sm 

FTC block party

For more information on the FTC Challenge, please visit the FTC page.

September 21, 2013
  • FHRL season begins for FLL teams and Season I JFLL teams. 
  • NYC FIRST LEGO League Kickoff will be held on Sat. 9/21/13, 10:00 - 2:00pm at NYU Polytechnic, 6 metrotech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201.
November 16, 2013
Our Season I Junior FIRST LEGO League teams will be showcasing their projects and models. Sat. 11/16/13, 1:30 - 3:00pm at PS144 Cafeteria
Come check out all the fun models that our 6-9 years old JFLL teams have been building! This event is open to the public, all are welcome!

December 7, 2013
Meeting begins for our Season II Junior FIRST LEGO League teams.

January 25 7, 2014
FLL Queens Tournament will be held at:

    George J. Ryan Middle School (JHS216)
    64-20 175 Street, Queens, NY 11365

This is a free public event open to all, so come and cheer for all our Forest Hills Robotics League teams! Go FHRL!

Click HERE to View slide show from last year's Queens FLL Tournament

Jan 25, 2014  
Congratulations to all the FHRL FIRST LEGO League teams for a successful competition at the Queens FLL Tournament. Four out of six FHRL teams were  qualified and will be competing in the NYC Championship at Jacob Javits Center on April 5. Here are the awards that the teams won:
  • Flood Fighters: 
    • 2nd place Robot Performance Award
    • 3rd Place Champions Award
  • Girlbots : Robot Mechanical Design Award
  • Mindstorm Mechanics : Robot Design - Strategy and Innovation Award
  • BRobots: Project - Innovative Solution Award

One of our parents recorded most of the closing ceremony: 

YouTube Video

To skip to your team’s award...
  • 3:45: Flood Fighters
  • 5:15: Mindstorm Mechanics
  • 6:00: Girlbots
  • 9:30: Brobots
Queens FLL 2013

Feb/March 2014  
The FHRL FTC teams will be attending two FTC qualifier tournaments:
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 @ The Dalton School (Manhattan)
  • Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ Francis Lewis High School (Queens)
March 15, 2014  
Our Season II JFLL teams will be showcasing their Model and Robot about the "Disaster Blaster" challenge.

April 5, 2014  
Congratulations to our FLL & JFLL teams for winning multiple awards at the FLL Championship and JFLL Exposition in Jacob Javits Center.
  • Flood Fighters - 2nd Place for Robot Design - Mechanical Design
  • Mindstorm Mechanics - 3rd Place for Project Innovative Solution
  • Brobots - 2nd Place for Project Innovative Solution
  • Flaming Bots (JFLL) - Most Creative Presentation Award
April 5, 2014  
Come cheer for our FLL teams competing in the FIRST NYC Tournament

April 4-6, 2014,  9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St., New York, NY 10001
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Our FLL teams will be at Pit#17,18,19 and 20
  • Flood Fighters
  • Mindstorm Mechanics
  • Girlbots
  • Brobots

This year, our FLL teams will be competing at the same time:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00 - 10:40  All 3 Judging events
  • 11:02 - 11:10  Round 1 (Table 5/6/7/8)
  • 11:50 - 12:30  Lunch
  •  1:18 -  1:26   Round 2 (Table 9/10/11/12)
  •  2:14 -  2:22   Round 3 (Table 9/10/11/12)
  •  3:00 - 4:00 - Closing Ceremony

We will also have a JFLL team (Flaming Bots) participating in the Junior FIRST Lego League Exposition in the afternoon session.

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Team Registration & Setup

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome & Agenda Overview

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

EXPO – Showcase of Student Work

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Jr. FLL teams visit FLL teams

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Award Presentations

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Ceremonies with FLL Teams       

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Session 2 Concludes - Teams pack up       


August, 2014
2014 JFLL Challenge Think Tank announced

August 2014

What is the future of learning? FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find the answers.  In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS℠ Challenge, over 230,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn.  Get ready for a whole new class – FLL WORLD CLASSSM! - Click HERE to see more! 



The Challenge this year is all about Natural Disaster for JFLL & FLL
Forest Hills Robotics League is sponsoring 2 FTC Teams, 6 FLL teams and 8 JFLL teams.


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