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State / Worlds Robotics Competition Information

State Robotics Competition


7:30- 9:00 Check In, Inspection, Skills, Judging

9:00 Opening Cermonies

9:15 – 12:00 Qualification matches, Skills, Judging

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Qualification matches, skills, judging

2:00 Alliance Selection

2:30 Finals Matches

4:00 Awards Ceremony


Items to note ….

  • There will be several entrances.
  • Upon entering, find your table and drop your robot off. Then collect all Release Forms and turn them into the Check-in / Registration Table.  This is typically found in the concession area of the arena.
  • Once your team has checked in, go immediately to inspection. If your robot doesn’t pass inspection, you will want as much time as possible to adjust it.
  • Robot Skills are unlimited. Use your time wisely.  Robot Skills rankings will play a huge role in this year’s game.
  • There will be a concession stand. I don’t know if they will be selling lunch.  There are several fast food restaurants close by.



Middle School Teams Competing in State

Team Team Name Organization
375A Bumpus RoboBucs Bumpus Middle School
10059A RoboWarriors Centre Middle School
10059B RoboWarriors Centre Middle School
10226B Team Bubbles Sanford Middle School
10226Y BAMB-Y Sanford Middle School
10451A HMS 8 Handley Middle School
10451B HMS 7 Handley Middle School
10740A OM Alpha Robotics Oak Mountain Middle School
10740B Grape Juice Oak Mountain Middle School
10740C Apple Juice Oak Mountain Middle School
10740D Panda Oak Mountain Middle School
10740E Oak Mountain Schools Oak Mountain Middle School
10740F All Da Ladies Oak Mountain Middle School
10740G The Nerd Herd Oak Mountain Middle School
10740H Oak Mountain Schools Oak Mountain Middle School
10740S Oak Mountain Schools Oak Mountain Middle School
10740W Oak Mountain Schools Oak Mountain Middle School
31337A The Nutria Rats Mountain Brook Robotics
31337C Mountain Brook Robotics-C Mountain Brook Robotics
31337D Mountain Brook Robotics-D Mountain Brook Robotics
31337E Mountain Brook Robotics-E Mountain Brook Robotics
31337P Mountain Brook Robotics-P Mountain Brook Robotics
35973M GMS Robotics Gaylesville High School


We currently have 10 out of the 30 teams!  Congratulations!

Awards / Worlds Qualifiers


The following awards are scheduled to be presented.  All awards qualify for Worlds!


  • Excellence Award
  • Teamwork Challenge Champions (2 teams)
  • Design Award
  • STEM Award
  • Robot Skills


****We have been told that Alabama will send 7 middle school teams to Worlds.  This includes the 6 teams who receive the awards listed above, PLUS the top Robot Skills Team that has not already qualified for Worlds.




Worlds Information – TIME SENSITIVE!!!!

VEX IQ Worlds will take place in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).  Teams from all over the world (not just the U.S.) are already booking hotels.  Many hotels are already at capacity.  Therefore, I have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Four Points Sheraton that is 1 mile from the KEC.  Each room has 2 queens and sleeps 4 people.  The total cost per night (including tax) is $155.53 per night.


This block of rooms is only ours until Friday, March 3rd.  Before Friday, if you feel your team could qualify, you will need to call (888) 877-4445, ext 51119 and let them know you would like to put one of the rooms in your name.  You will need to give them the Traveler ID # 501681 & Oak Mountain Middle School # 10740. At the time you reserve the room you will be required to place a $50 deposit down.  After our state competition, if you do not qualify, you can call and release your room and they will refund all but $10.


Please note these important dates:

  • Call and reserve your room by Thursday, 3/2/17
  • Final Payment Date: 3/21/2017
  • Last day to cancel: 3/20/2017 for $10 cancel fee
  • No refund on or after 3/21/2017






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Robotics Club Information

Thank you to everyone who attended the Robotics Club Meeting on 8/16/16.  I hope the information was helpful.

For those who were unable to attend, please click the link to view the contract we reviewed last night.  If you are interested in joining our robotics team, please complete the last page of the contract and return it before the end of September.

We will plan to meet in the next few weeks to form teams for all of our students.  I will post that information on this site as well as on the parent email.

OMMS Robotics Club Contract 3


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Safety Test

Please complete the Safety Test below.  Remember, you must make a 100 in order to participate in the activities in my class this year.


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PLTW Acknowledgement Form

Please click the link below.  The form provided must be signed and returned.


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PLTW Syllabus

Welcome to Oak Mountain Middle School!  Hope you had a great summer.

Please read over the syllabus for your PLTW course and then print out the Acknowledgement form and return it to me by 8/12/16.


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