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FLL State Championship

Seven teams from PWCS attended the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on December 7-8, 2019.  These teams qualified to attend the state championship by winning at a local tournament.  Congratulations to all the FLL teams and a big shout out to the seven state championship teams - we are so proud of you and your coaches!!

2020欧洲杯积分Teams heading to states include:

  1. Buckland Mills
  2. Old Bridge  
  3. Pattie
  4. Rockledge
  5. Rosa Parks
  6. T Clay Wood
  7. Westgate

FLL State teams 2019


Northern Virginia's Regional SeaPerch Challenge 2019

2020欧洲杯积分On March 15, 90 underwater robotics teams competed for 8 spots to the International SeaPerch Challenge at the University of Maryland in June 2019.  We are very proud of the 8 PWCS teams to represent our school district. The teams and schools include:

  1. SJ Clams (Stonewall Jackson HS)
  2. Dumplings (Stonewall Jackson HS)
  3. Четыре Медведя (translated means 4 Bears in Russian) (Forest Park HS)
  4. The Sirens (Patriot HS)
  5. Fluffy Seals (Patriot HS)
  6. Sea Benders (Patriot HS)
  7. High Tide (Patriot HS)
  8. Angry Ducks (Patriot HS)

Half the SeaPerch winners - SJHS and FPHS 2nd half of SeaPerch winners all from Patriot HS 1st place SJ Clams from SJHS 2nd place SJHS Dumplings Pool Overview

VEX IQ and VEX State Championships 2019


  • Excellence Award - 3615C (Triangle ES) * World Championship Invitation
  • Teamwork Champion Award - 3615C (Triangle ES) * World Championship Invitation

Other State Awards

  • Teamwork 2nd Place Award - 3615G (Triangle ES)
  • STEM Research Project Award - 10300D (Ashland ES)
  • Judges Award - 11579A - (Glenkirk ES)



  • Tournament Champions - 1231C, 1231D (Benton MS)  * World Championship Invitation

Other State Awards

  • Robot Skills Champion - 1231D (Benton MS)
  • Amaze Award - 1231D (Benton MS)
  • Judges Award - 92315C (Potomac MS)
  • Build Award - 14A (Marsteller MS)



  • Semi-Finalists  - 4303A, 4303C (Forest Park HS) * World Championship Invitation

Mentor of the Year - Mrs. Karen Cinnamon

Triangle VEX IQForest Park HS

Benton Tournament ChampsMentor of the Year Karen Cinnamon

FLL State Championship 2018

Congratulations to our PWCS teams traveling the FLL State Championship on 12/1-12/2 at James Madison University.

  • Alvey
  • Bristow 
  • Loch Lomond
  • Marshall
  • Mini Jackets (based out of OP)

Alvey FLLLoch Lomond FLLBristow Run

Mini Jackets

FLL State Championships

Congratulations to the FLL elementary school teams that went to the FLL State Championship on Dec 2, 2017. We are very proud of you!

FLL State teams from PWCS 2017

  • Alvey
  • Henderson
  • Marshall
  • Old Bridge (3 teams)
  • Penn

VEX and VEX IQ World Championships

2020欧洲杯积分 The several PWCS teams won a spot to the VEX and VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations to the teams that won awards at the World Championship against 44 different Nations!

  • VEX IQ - Glenkirk ES - Design Award
  • VEX MS - Benton MS - Design Award & Build Award
  • VEX HS - Woodbridge HS - Design Award

We are very proud of all the teams that went to Worlds and represented our school district. The schools included:

  • Ashland ES
  • Glenkirk ES
  • Triangle ES
  • Benton MS
  • Gainesville MS
  • Graham Park MS
  • Forest Park HS
  • Patriot HS
  • Woodbridge HS

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FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Teams Meet Real Rocket Scientists for a Tour of Orbital ATX

On Wednesday, November 16th - 26 students from the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams 2068 - MetalJackets (Osbourn Park HS) and 4472 - SuperNOVA (all-count team) were invited to tour the manufacturing facility of Orbital ATX located in Dulles, VA. 

The teams were very excited to tour this location as Orbital sponsors the teams and has mentors that help during the robotics build season. The tour did not disappoint, the students loved it and asked really outstanding questions! They represented OP and PWCS to the highest of honor. We were there with teams from Fairfax and Loudon County. The robotics kids saw:

  • Five satellites in various stages of completion - all that will be in space in the next year
  • Command Central where the Directors sit during the rocket launches from Wallops Island (they just had a launch 4 weeks ago)
  • Real-life video from the International Space Station - with a robotic arm holding a rocket that will be released in three days to disburse satellites into space
  • A clean-room to see how where they test the rockets and satellites with hot, cold temps plus vibrations to simulate space travel and exploration

Our future engineers got to meet real-rocket scientists, hear where they went to school, what they majored in, and totally got to get their space questions answered.  What an amazing opportunity for PWCS students to see first-hand what careers are open to them in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

satcommand centerFRC teamsSuperNOVA - ClearnroonMJ cleanroomCommand Centralrocket

Our VEX Robotics Teams Have Already Started the School Year With Lots of Wins!!


Potomac School  Regional Tournament, Oct 29, 2016
  • Woodbridge SHS - 1575D - Excellence Award
  • Patriot HS - Design Award
  • Woodbridge SHS - 1575X - Judges Award
  • Forest Park HS - 4303C and 4303X - Innovate Award
  • Woodbridge SHS - 1575D, 1575X, 1575A - Tournament Champions

Sci-Tech Regional Tournament @ GMU, Nov 12th, 2016

  • Woodbridge SHS - 1575X - Excellence Award
  • Forest Park HS - 4303C - Design Award
  • Woodbridge SHS - 1575X - Robot Skills Award
  • Hylton HS - Judges Award
  • Woodbridge SHS - 1575X, 1575D, 1575W - Tournament Champions

FPHS - DesignWSHSWHSFPHS Innovate Award

TWO Elementary FLL Teams Travel to State Tournament - 
Many Others Won Awards at FIRST LEGO League Tournament

Hosted by Osborn Park's FIRST Robotics Team - MetalJackets team 2068.

On Saturday, November 5th more than 300 hundred elementary students from PWCS and area school districts will compete in FLL tournament Saturday. Congratulations to Cedar Point Elementary and Rosa Parks Elementary. Both of these teams will be moving onto the FLL State Tournament at James Madison University on December 2nd - 3rd. 

cedar point FLL Rosa Parks FLL

OPHS robotics
We are so proud of all our teams that competed!! PWCS won many of the awards handed out on this day! 
  • Tyler ES - 953/954 (Super Tom Cats)- Judges Award (Helping Hand)
  • Rosa Parks ES  (RosaBots)- 2133 - Judges Award (Team Spirit) and State Qualifying team
  • West Gate ES  (Bionic Bulldogs) - 12312 - Judges Award (Perseverance)
  • Cedar Point ES (Robotic Cheetahs) - 23731 - Judges Award (Energy) and State Qualifying team
  • Occoquan ES (TheO!)- 19848 - Judges Award (Rookie Team)
  • Ellis ES (Ellis-SOAR-us Robotics) - 27081 - Judges Award (Risk Takers)
  • Sudley ES (Racin Roborunners) - 4421 - 1st Place Robot Design

Osbourn Park High School's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team (2068- The MetalJackets) was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award for all the years of supporting younger robotics students.

2020欧洲杯积分The FLL robots are not maneuvered by remote control like many other robotic platforms. Instead, the FLL robots are driven by a computer program that these fourth and fifth graders have written themselves. 

PWCS elementary schools offer FIRST LEGO League robotics as a before- or after-school team activity. Many of these groups are making names for themselves in competitions, thanks to the coaching they are getting from middle and high school students, sponsors, parents, and teachers.

Robotics builds critical engineering skills for students, such as problem-solving, design, and logistics, as well as teamwork. Robotics is considered the pipeline to STEM careers. 

Robotics–the process of building and programming robots–tops the list of special offerings to interest and engage students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that are vital to future work opportunities.

Robotics builds critical engineering skills for students, such as problem-solving, design, and logistics, as well as teamwork. Robotics is considered the pipeline to STEM careers.

  • Every PWCS school has a robotics program—elementary, middle, and high school. During the school day, students explore STEM skills by doing things such as launching rockets, building and programming underwater robots, or refining their interest in engineering by participating in “Project Lead the Way,” a nationally recognized engineering program. The PWCS robotics program is also recognized and supported by local technology businesses.
  • PWCS high school robotics teams have grown into World-Class competitors, and middle school teams also compete on the world stage.
  • The PWCS Office of Career and Technology Education integrated robotics into the eighth-grade curriculum in 2012. The underwater robotics program SeaPerch is integrated into the Foundations of Technology curriculum as a 12-week activity.
  • PWCS elementary schools offer FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics as a before- or after-school team. Many of these groups are making names for themselves in competitions, thanks to the coaching they are getting from middle and high school students, sponsors, parents, and teachers.

For more information contact:

Denyse Carroll, Robotics & STEM Initiatives Specialist
SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools

Meet Our Teams
   Triangle Elementary School's - VEX IQ team