EnrichED FAQ

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, three programs operate under our umbrella; Caledonia Odyssey of the Mind (OM), Caledonia Robotics and Caledonia RAD Drone.

*Due to a lack of volunteers, Caledonia Odyssey of the Mind (OM) will not be operating under EnrichED during the 2023-24 season.

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

  • VEX GO               2nd-3rd grade
  • VEX IQ                4th-6th grade
  • MS VEX               7th-8th grade
  • HS VEX               9th-12th grade

RAD Drone

  • MS & HS RAD    7th-12th grade

KICK-OFF MEETINGS

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

  • VEX GO              August
  • VEX IQ                April/May
  • VEX                    April/May
  • RAD Drone         N/A
  • OM*                    September/October

HOW TO REGISTER

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

TEAM REQUESTS

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.

2023-2024 RATES

  • VEX GO                        $70
  • VEX IQ                         $85
  • MS VEX                        $100
  • HS VEX                        $115
  • RAD Drone                   $50

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. 

2023-24 SCHEDULES (ALL dates subject to change)

VEX GO Robotics 

  • April 27              Information Night
  • Sep-Nov            Team Practices
  • Nov 10               Final Event

VEX IQ Robotics

  • April 27              Information Night
  • Sept-Jan            Team Practices 
  • Nov-Jan             Tournaments (team’s choice)
  • March 1&2*       State Tournament @ Monroe
  • May 1-3*            World Finals @ Dallas, TX

VEX Robotics

  • April 27               Information Night
  • Aug-Feb            Team Practices
  • Oct-Dec              Leagues Meets (optional)
  • Oct-Feb              Tournaments (team’s choice)
  • February 23*      HS State Tournament @ Kettering
  • TBD                   MS State Tournament 
  • April 25-29*        World Finals  @ Dallas, TX

RAD Drone

  • Oct-Nov              Registration
  • Jan-March          Team Practices
  • Jan-March          Tournaments (team’s choice)
  • May 17*              Regional Championship @ Kettering

 * only for teams that advance