Heat Advisory

Due to the heat advisory in the forecast for today, HCS will be operating under our heightened awareness weather protocols.  The Heightened Awareness protocols will remain in effect throughout the duration of the heat advisory. Our schools will take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our students by limiting outdoor activities and keeping students hydrated.  Our middle and high schools will be utilizing the Alabama High School Athletic Association guidelines for outdoor heat for all our students involved in any extracurricular activities, such as sports, band, etc.

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FIRST FTC # 7838 Crimson Typhoon Robotics Team

More than robots! FIRST is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st Century work-life skills. Robotics is about learning and innovative problem solving. "is a part of ethos of FIRST. It is a way of doing things that encourages high quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions"
FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for students who want to compete head to head using an exciting sports model. Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete on a 12' x 12' field, in an Alliance format, against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform,powered by Android technology and programmed using Java.


Ms. Janice Luchner

Ms. Elizabeth Goodson

How to Join / Membership Requirements: 
To join the FTC #7838, obtain an application form from Ms. Luchner, room 154. The members are required to attend at least 2 afternoons after school,
Other Info: 
Teams, including Coaches, Mentors, and volunteers are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles, such as rapid prototyping. Awards are given for the competition, as well as community outreach, design, and other real- world accomplishments.

Link to National Organization: