We are the Panther-Bots, the Potomac Middle school VEX robotics competition club.  The Panther-Bots are divided into 5 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.

Robotics events and tournaments take place on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  

New members are excepted in August.  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, 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!


2020-21 Vex Robotics Game
Coming Soon... April 25, 2020

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

2019-2020 Vex Robotics Game

Tower Takeover CHALLENGE 2019-20


 Check out these robot designs!


Search for more design ideas on YouTube by searching for "VEX Tower Takeover Robots "


Upcoming Robotics Events

Saturday, October 12th - PWCS VEX Fun Day at Potomac Middle School in Dumfries, VA

Sunday, November 24th - Northern Virginia VRC Tower Takeover Qualifier (MS & HS) at USPTO Alexandria, VA

Saturday, December 14th - Battle of the Bridge at Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, VA

Saturday, January 18th - Eastern PW Qualifier at Metz Middle School in Manassas, VA

Saturday, January 25th - USPTO Tower Takeover Qualifier (MS Only) at USPTO Alexandria, VA

Saturday, February 1st - Western Qualifier at Bull Run MS in Gainesville, VA (Teams A and F)

Saturday, February 8th - Battle at the Hill at Stone Hill MS in Ashburn, VA (Teams A and B)

Sunday, February 23rd - Orange County Clash at Locust Grove MS in Locust Grove, VA

Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 7th - Virginia State Championship
(if teams qualify)

Congratulations to Team A and Team D for earning an invitation to States20!

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.


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