Several 4th and 5th grade Flatwoods Elementary students are preparing for their inaugural VEX IQ Robotics Challenge. Our students will be competing against robotics teams from other elementary schools to try to design and program robots that will earn as many points as possible in the hub-stacking game. Flatwoods was only one of three schools in our system to receive the VEX IQ Robotics grant which fully funded the robots for the competition.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program makes fruit and vegetable snacks available at no cost to all children in participating schools. The program began in 2002 as pilot program in a small number of schools and has since become a permanent program that was expanded to cover selected schools in all 50 states as part of the 2008 farm bill. Flatwoods Elementary is a participating school. All students receive fresh fruit and vegetable snacks daily at no cost.