Falcons Robotics

Jr. First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Grades 2-3


This robotics team is geared towards younger elementary students and is a precursor to the FLL team. This will be the teams’ third year of competitions at Expo. The Jr FLL has expanded and FRCS will have two Jr FLL teams. Team members work on basic teamwork skills and team building challenges, build a robot using Legos, and program the robots to have at least one moving part. The 2017-18 season is called Aqua Adventure.Information about team tryouts for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted in June. September tryout dates will be posted the first week of September.

For more information about Jr. FLL click here.

Jr. FLL Grades 2-3 Coach/Contact: Please email your questions about this program to Coach Rotondi

Meetings, Where/When:

Team 1 (W.A. Bots.) – Thursday

Tuesdays and Thursdays thru May 2018; Room 178 , 3 – 4 pm.

Tuesdays as needed.

Team 2 (Dynamic Dolphins) – Friday
Wednesdays and Fridays thru May 2018, Room 178, 3 – 4 p.m.

Note:  Parents will be notified via email when changes to the schedule are necessary.

Teams will meet twice a week as needed during the season. 

Neither team meets on days when school is not in session.


First Lego League (FLL) Grades 4-8 

fllThis is the original FRCS Robotics team.  Its members have gone to fll4competition a number of times, and is open to students in grades 4-8.  Ten of our students will qualify for the competition this year.  The team focuses on students taking the initiative in problem solving, presentation skills, as well as designing, building and programming Lego Robots that will do multiple tasks, in a timed environment using sensors and effective programming to score points on the game board.  The challenge for this year is called Animal Allies.  For more information about FLL click here. 

FLL Grades 4-8 Coach/Contact: Please email your questions about this program to Coach Rua

Meetings, Where/When:

  • FLL Grades 4 and 5 –  Mondays and Wednesday  3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 204 (MS/HS Computer Lab)
  • FLL Grades 6 – 8          Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Date and Competition for 2017-2018 December 9, 2017
    Room 204 (MS/HS Computer Lab); Tuesday’s & Friday’s; 3:00 – 4:30pm 
  • FLL Parent Informational Meeting; as needed

Scheduled Competition, When/Where: UMASS Dartmouth – 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth  02747


8:10 am – Students arrive and check in with Ms. Rua.
9:00 am –   Matches and Judging will begin
12:00 –  1:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm –   Match completion
2:00 pm –   Award ceremony
 Parking – please use Parking lots 13 & 14  (turn right on Ring Road when you enter campus).
The event will be taking place in the Science and Engineering Building.  As you come from the parking lot, you will walk past the Charlton School of Business, and the Carney Library will be directly in front of you.  The door to enter for the event will be on the left side of the library  (and there will be a sign).  The registration desk will be right as you enter the door, and each team will receive a packet with your match and judging schedules, along with a map of the building so you know where to go during the day.  There will be students from FRC team 5846 to direct you to your pit area.
Lunch – There are a few options:
On campus:
Wendy’s – in Campus Center (across the quad from the library)
Coffee and light food in library on the first floor
Off campus:
Mirasol’s Cafe
Casual, colorful Latin American cafe providing coffee, sandwiches & salads served over the counter.
Dunkin’ Donuts
There is a store in the West End of New Bedford that will deliver to campus
·        Phone #:(508) 999-2911
TGI Fridays
0.8 mi · 455 State Rd
Palace Pizza
0.8 mi · 493 State Rd
Lebanese Pita Pocket
0.8 mi · 519 State Rd
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
0.9 mi · 500 State Rd
0.9 mi · 405 State Rd
Comfort food · Quick bite
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1.0 mi · 349 State Rd
Ayur Shri Indian Cuisine
0.9 mi · 387 State Rd
Papa Gino’s
1.1 mi · 329 State Rd
Buffalo Wild Wings
1.0   mi · 186 North Dartmouth Mall



First Tech Challenge (FTC) Grades 9-12


The First Tech Challenge is the FRCS Falcons #8532 High School Robotics team.  Returning for their fourth year as a team the FTC will once again attempt a run for the State Championships! With their new head coach Mr. Santos at the helm, the team is looking again to posting a winning season.

The First Tech Challenge takes robotics building to the next level, with the use of stock hardware in building its robots and android phones for programming them, the FTC is a precursor to industrial design application of robotics building.  Past teams have created innovative solutions for competitions.  They now have a second robot to take to competitions!  This year’s challenge is called First Relic Recovery. For more information about First Tech Challenge click here. 

FTC Grades 9-12 Coach/Contact: Please email your questions about this program to Coach Santos

Meetings, Where/WhenRoom 108; Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays; 3:00 pm – 4:30pm (Occasional Saturday meetings and Friday times to be extended as needed when competition approaches)

Scheduled Competition, When/Where: Jan 6, 2018 11 am – 9 pm Lexington High School, Lexington, MA

FTC Event Reminders