We are the Panther-Bots, the Potomac Middle school VEX robotics competition club.  The Panther-Bots are divided into 4 teams, consisting of 4 - 5 members.  Each team is responsible for keeping an engineering notebook, building and programming their robot to play this year's game, and participating in all robotic events. 

Team Meeting Days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  Additional meetings may be scheduled when teams are preparing for tournaments. 

Team meetings will be held virtually until such time as in person meetings are allowed.

Robotics events and tournaments take place on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  A plan is being developed for PWCS teams to compete virtually.

New members are excepted in early Fall.  Space is limited.  Application online by clicking the link on this page.

Competitive robotics is a year round sport and lasts through parts of all of the sport seasons.  If you are in Robotics you may not be able to participate in any other sporting activities at school.  

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, High School students can now Letter in competitive robotics as part of the Virginia High School Sports League.

The PantherBots must be committed to excellence, not only in robotics, but in their academics as well!


The PTMS Robotics Team will hold a virtual interest meeting on Thursday, October 1st at 3:00 p.m.

Students interested in joining the Robotics Team are asked complete the PTMS Pantherbots Application 2020-21.  Click the link located on this page.

Meeting invitations will be sent to students have completed the application.

We look forward to meeting with you and introducing you to the world of competitive robotics!

2020-21 Vex Robotics Challenge "Change Up"

We are accepting applications for new members for the 2020-21 school year.  Click the link on this page to complete the application online. 

Robotics experience is not required.  There are many roles on a robotics team which include but aren't limited to: Builder, Programmer, Scout, Pit manager, and Historian.   

Robotics is a co-ed sport.  An individual robotics team may be all boys, all girls, or co-ed. 

If you have any questions about the Pantherbots, please contact Coach Correa at correaax@pwcs.edu

Search for more design ideas on YouTube by searching for "VEX Change Up Robots "


Upcoming Robotics Events


Team Mentors/ Parent Volunteers
I am always looking for parent and community mentors for our robotics teams. No experience is necessary. Contact me if you can spare some of your time.

  • PTMS Pantherbots Online Application 2020-21

  • Pantherbots Gear

Learn more about the platform used at the middle and high school level; find information about the current robotics challenge