Brooks OPEF VEX Robotics Recruitment & Key Dates

Brooks OPEF VEX Robotics 2016-17 Recruitment

District 97 middle school students (6th-8th grade) who are interested in participating in the Brooks OPEF VEX Robotics Club this year must attend a Student Interest Meeting after school from 3:30-4:15 pm on either September 7 or September 8 (parents need not be present). This includes both returning and new members. Coaches will explain the program and application process and answer any questions.

Key Dates

  • Required Student Interest Meeting

Wednesday, September 7 OR Thursday, September 8 at 3:30-4:15 pm, Design Dept.,  room, D202

This year’s application process will be explained.

  • Completed online application is due no later than:  Friday, September 9

Access the online application here or on the Brooks VEX Robotics website.

  • Tryout Groups posted:  Monday, September 12 (on door of room D201)
  • Group A tryouts:

9/14, 9/21, 9/28

3:30-4:30 pm, rm. D202

  • Group B tryouts:

9/15, 9/22, 9/29

3:30-4:30 pm, rm. D202

  • Teams posted:  Wednesday, October 4 (on door of room D201)
  • Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting:  Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm in the Commons

All  team members and a parent or guardian must attend.

Brooks VEX Robotics begins the week of October 11:

All teams meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 pm in addition to occasional Saturday meetings or competitions.

The season ends with the Illinois Middle School State Championship, usually the 1st Saturday in March.

Marc Bishop
Brooks Head Coach

John McDowell
Brooks Head Coach

Mary Beth Hausken
OPEF VEX Robotics Coordinator


For more information about our award-winning program, visit the OPEF VEX Robotics website.