FAQs

Caledonia EnrichED is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of educational enrichment opportunities at Caledonia Community Schools through the collaboration of parents, educators, and the community. Currently, two programs operate under our the umbrella; Caledonia Odyssey of the Mind (OM) & Caledonia Robotics.

PROGRAM BREAK DOWN

OM - with approval, OM students can compete at a higher Division

  • Primary            1st-2nd grade
  • Division I          3rd-5th grade
  • Division II         6th-8th grade
  • Division III        9th-12th grade

Robotics

  • Jr FLL            1st-3rd grade
  • FLL                4th-5th grade
  • MS VEX        6th-8th grade
  • HS VEX         9th-12th grade
  • FRC               9th-12th grade (in partnership with Code Red Robotics)

KICK-OFF MEETINGS

Informational kick-off meetings are held prior to each season to educate parents on each Caledonia EnrichED Program, as follows:

  • OM                September/October
  • Robotics        May (for fall season)

HOW TO REGISTER

Online registration opens the night of the information meeting for a limited number of weeks. Links can be found for each program on the Caledonia EnrichED website.

TEAM REQUESTS

With the exception of the HS VEX program (whose participants form their own teams), each registration form provides team members the opportunity to request a friend and, for those returning, to remain on the same team. While these requests are considered, they are not guaranteed.

COACHING

Teams will not be formed until 2 coaches (or 1 coach/mentor, in the case of HS VEX program) have been named for each team. Coaches are required to complete a background check.

EQUIPMENT & SHIRTS

All materials and equipment for teams, necessary to participate in competitions, will be provided, or funded by, each program. All Caledonia EnrichED team members are also provided with a t-shirt. The opportunity to purchase extra shirts for family members is often available for those interested.

FEES

Payments will be accepted online via Paypal or by check, made out to: "Caledonia EnrichED" and mailed to PO Box 194, Caledonia, MI 49316. Please do not send or deliver money to school. All returned check fees will be the responsibility of the issuer.

2018-2019 RATES

  • Jr FLL                           $40
  • FLL                               $75
  • VEX                              $100
  • OM Primary                  $35
  • OM Division I                $50
  • OM Division II & III       $65        

SCHOLARSHIPS

Caledonia EnrichED provides a limited number of scholarships to families who demonstrate significant financial need. Families may self-refer or be referred by school personnel or Caledonia EnrichED members. To be considered, please have a parent or guardian complete the following form.

PRACTICES

Each team’s practice schedule and location is determined by the coaches, with input from the team.

SCHEDULES

OM 2018-19

  • Oct/Nov- Feb         Team Practices
  • February 16           Regional Tournament (all OM teams)
  • March 16               State Tournament (only Div I-III teams who advance)
  • May 22-25             World Finals (only Div I-III teams who advance)    

Jr FLL Robotics 2018

  • Sep-Nov                Team Practices
  • November 16         Show Me Showcase

FLL Robotics 2018-19

  • June/July                   Optional Team Building        
  • Aug/Sept-Nov            Team Practices
  • Nov 17 or Dec 1         Regional Tournament (teams choose the date that works best)
  • Dec 8 or Dec 15         State Tournament (for teams that advance)

VEX Robotics 2018-19

  • Aug-Feb             Team Practices        
  • Oct-Dec              Leagues Meets (optional)
  • Oct-Feb              Tournaments & Skills Only events (team’s choice)
  • February 24        HS State Tournament (only for teams that advance)
  • March 02            MS State Tournament (only for teams that advance)
  • April 24-27          World Finals (only for teams that advance)