2024 Vex IQ Summer Camp For Incoming Grades 4-6
Registration Starts Saturday April 13th at Noon
Registration Info Here

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VEX Robotics At Jenison Schools

Jenison Robotics Teams Win Top Awards At 2024 State Of Michigan Championships!


Jenison Robotics had 4 High School, 4 Middle School, and 6 Elementary School teams qualify for the 2024 State of Michigan VEX Championships.

Congratulations to the Jenison Junior High School team 457A "The Speedy Turtles" that won the Excellence Award at the Michigan Middle School State Championship Over Under Tournament!  This is the top award, and this qualifies them to compete at the World Championship in Dallas, Texas in late April!

Two other Jenison Junior High Teams will be joining them

  • Team 457E "Purple TermiNATErs"
  • Team 457F "Fruit Foundation"

Congratulations, and good luck at World's!


2023 Vex IQ 
For Students In Grades 4-6

VEX IQ Details

  • Learn to design, build, program, and test a robot to compete with other robots!
  • Get involved with various robot related skill challenges and competitions
  • Practices are twice a week, except for league weeks, where practice will be once a week.
  • Volunteer Parent Coached, we can't do this without your help!
  • Compete in 4 league night competitions beginning in October and ending in November.
  • Compete in a full day tournament here at Jenison Junior High - December 9th, 2023
  • Teams will be made based on grade, number of participants, and number of coaches!
  • Parental involvement is encouraged throughout the season. We need parents to volunteer at either 2 league nights or for half the day at our Jenison Tournament.
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The following Middle School teams are now qualified to attend to the 2024 World Championship in Dallas Texas!
457a The Speedy Turtles

Team 457A
"The Speedy Turtles"

Congrats to team 457A - They won the Excellence Award at the Michigan Middle School State Championship Over Under Tournament!
457e Purple Terminaters

Team 457E
"Purple TermiNATErs"

Congrats to team 457E - Winners of the "Build Award" at the Michigan Middle School State Championship Over Under Tournament!
457f Fruit Foundation

Team 457F
"Fruit Foundation"

Congrats to team 457F - on winning the "Amaze Award" at the Michigan Middle School State Championship Over Under Tournament!

Congratulations To The Elementary School Teams That Won Awards At "The VIQRC Full-Volume ES MI State Championship" Held March 2024

Award Winners:

  • Team 1443A "Best Team Name" - Winners of the "Teamwork Champion Award"
  • Team 1990A "Rad Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies"  - Winners of "Teamwork 5th Place Award"
  • Team 1990D "The Glitch" - Winners of the "Build Award"

World Championship Fundraiser

This year the Jenison Robotics Program located in Jenison, Michigan has three junior high school teams qualify for the Vex Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas in April. These young men and women have worked countless hours, building, engineering, programming, driving, strategizing, documenting, and pouring into their robots and team to be some of the very best in the state, earning them a chance to compete on the World’s Vex Robotics Stage!

As with any global competition, a cost is associated. It will cost approximately $31,588 for registration, travel, uniforms, hotels, meals, and expenses to send these amazing young people to Dallas for a chance to fulfill their dreams. We are asking all of you to partner with us and support these remarkable individuals.

The competition is quickly approaching and is held the last week of April. Our teams will be perfecting their robots, practicing, re-engineering, and re-programming during this time. They will also be doing traditional fundraising at this time (pop can drives, burrito sales, local restaurant fundraisers, etc.) We hope to raise at least $15,000 (half of our goal) from this effort. Financial support for this event is strictly raised from fundraising efforts.

Thank you for considering supporting these amazing young men and women. Any donation made is tax-deductible.
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What Is VEX?

VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. The VEX Robotics Competition is the biggest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world, currently with over 16,000 teams competing in over 40 countries.

The VEX Robotics World Championship now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest robotics competition on Earth. Over 20,000 participants from 1,100 teams representing 30 nations travelled to Louisville, KY in 2016 for the chance to be crowned world champion! For Spring 2019, Jenison has qualified and sent 5 teams to these World Championships!

VEX Robotics partners with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing student interest and involvement in STEM programs. The REC Foundation manages the VEX IQ Challenge (for elementary school students), the VEX Robotics Competition (for middle-school and high-school students) and VEX U (for University students). This continuum of programs enables students of all ages to use VEX to compete against their peers around the world. 

Become A Jenison Robotics Sponsor!

Jenison had over 200 kids, and 34 teams compete in the 2021/22 season. We also sent 5 teams to the World Championships, but need your help! Help sponsor the program today!
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What is a VEX Competition?

A VEX competition is an event where the robots play against each other in a match of skill. The robots do not damage each other.

The Jenison 4th-6th grade student teams are entered into VEX IQ competitions that see students work TOGETHER with other teams robots, to maximize their score. Typically, the teams robots will get a chance to run several Partnership Challenge, and Skill Challenge matches, with the robot that gets the highest accumulated score at the end of a competition receiving recognition. Teams do not "lose" matches, but recognition is given out to teams that display certain skill sets including, design, creativity, and teamwork.

The Jenison 7th-12th grade student teams are entered into VEX VRC competitions. Standard Matches are played between red and blue robot alliances that compete against each other to score points. Alliances are randomly formed of two robots each. Typically, the teams robots will get a chance to run several Standard Matches, and Skill Challenge matches, with the robot that gets the highest accumulated score at the end of a competition receiving recognition. Teams can also receive recognition for displaying certain skill sets including, design, creativity, and teamwork.

There are also "online" and other STEM related projects that the teams of all grades can participate in as well.

The Fall
2023-24 VEX Challenges

Grades 4-6

"Full Volume"
2023-2024 VEX IQ Challenge

For Grades 4-6, the VEX IQ program forms teams to compete in VEX IQ Challenges. We also offer a one week "summer camp" each year.

The VEX IQ Fall season starts at the beginning of September, with team practices to build and test the robots. The 4-week leagues start in October, with a league championship tournament in November. There is also a separate, all day tournament scheduled for late November, which all teams participate in.

Registration for Fall 2024 will be at the beginning of the school year.

Grades 7-12

"Over Under"
The 2023-2024 VEX VRC Challenge

For Grades 7-12, our VEX VRC program forms teams to compete in VEX Robotics Competitions (VRC). Applications are available each Spring.

The teams start working on their robots early August, with the first competitive "league nights" starting in early October.

The teams compete in their league championships, and at least two all day tournaments.

Applications for Fall 2023 are due May 15, 2023.
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