Team Rovera Wins 2nd and 3rd place!

The girls’ STREAM/Robotics Club, named “Team Rovera” (a female rover) competed in its very first robot competition this Saturday. The Triangle Math and Science Academy 5th Annual Line Following Invitational Competition included 11 teams from the local area. Each team built a LEGO robot to race on a line course with many turns and twists that the robot had to detect and navigate quickly. We entered two robots in the K-5 age group, and our girls took 2nd and 3rd place against some teams with far more experience. We are extremely proud of the ingenuity, teamwork, and sportsmanship that Team Rovera demonstrated.

Special thanks to Coach Chris and the Parents.

We would also like to thank Cardinal Charter Academy, Carolinas IT, & Chatham Hill Winery, Wine Bar & Event Venue for letting us meet and work on building our robots.

Spring 2018 Application

for those the might not have gotten the email.

– We have support for only 16 students (2 teams) based on the number of coaches.

– Initially, we will be offering 1 team (8 students) that will meet on Thursdays after school from 4–6pm and every other weekend on Sundays from 4-6pm.

-The group will start meeting on February 22nd and run thru May 31st.
If we fill up all 8 slots, I can look at adding an additional team that would meet on Tuesdays.

If you and your student are interested in a spot, please submit your student’s application as soon as possible if you have not yet done so. Apply now at

As I mentioned in a previous email the cost for the spring session has been restructured to $260. Payment will be required prior to the first meeting.

We look forward to seeing your daughter in our Spring Session.

Brick by Brick we are getting there

Had a GREAT Meeting with our coaches this past Sunday. We now have a schedule in place which we will announce in a couple days.

We also have Ms. Sandbank to thank for agreeing to let us use her class room during the week after school.

I also have to give a shout out to Dr. Draper for allowing us to organize and pull this off.

Teams forming soon!

I have been talking with some folks who wish to become coaches and I can not say a lot right this moment but their ideas, skills, background and passion are amazing. Once things are closer we will provide more details. Stay tuned.


Here comes the Student Application for the Spring 2018

The student application is online and ready to go.

Here is the link

We do ask that if you have a younger student, to help them fill out the form and correct any typos or help with any questions they might have on the form. Please let them supply the answers. BTW there is no right or wrong answer. Some of the questions help us figure out how to pair the students between the teams.

One of the questions is about “Gracious Professionalism”,  this might not be a word you or the student know and that’s ok. Here is the definition: Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s 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.