Team Updates


posted Oct 15, 2018, 10:56 AM by Glenelg Robotiators

Show the flyer for the Ledo's Pizza night. Show the cashier at the Clarksville Ledo's!

2018-9 Leadership

posted Jun 23, 2018, 5:16 PM by Glenelg Robotiators

Recently, Team 888 held elections for a new slate of officers and said good by to their old ones. The election results are as follows:

  • Kevin Contreras, President
  • Charlie Tribble, Vice President
  • Vito DiValentin, Build Lead
  • Jack Simmons, Outreach Lead
  • Nicole Patsy, Business Lead
  • Emily Quisenberry, Systems Lead
That said, we want to give a big thank you to our 2017-8 leadership team. Additionally, we want to wish all the seniors (marked with a *) the best of luck in college. We know they will do great things as FIRST and Team 888 alumni, and we can't wait to see them again as junior mentors.

  • Melissa Kelley*, Co-Captain (University of Maryland)
  • Kevin Contreras, Co-Captain
  • Griffin Holt*, Build Lead (University of Maryland)
  • Chris Desrochers*, Systems Lead (University of Maryland)
  • Cole Lahmann*, Outreach Lead (University of Maryland)
  • Mariel Frith*, Business Lead (University of North Carolina)
  • Charlie Tribble, Communications Lead

Ledo's Pizza on Tuesday 4/10/18

posted Apr 7, 2018, 3:49 PM by Glenelg Robotiators

Attacched is the Flyer you can present to the cashier at Ledo's for the Robotics fundraiser night. Don't foget that 20% of your order goes towards the team!

Gracious Professionalism at the Chesapeake District Championship

posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:37 PM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated May 28, 2018, 9:32 AM ]

Team 888 won the Gracious Professionalism award at the FRC Chesapeake District Championship hosted at the University of Maryland.

Gracious Professionalism Award

posted Apr 2, 2018, 11:56 AM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated May 28, 2018, 9:33 AM ]

At Oxon Hill in Southern Maryland, 888 won the Gracious Professionalism Award. This award celebrates outstanding demonstration for FIRST
Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism and working together both on and off the playing field. 

Engineering Inspiration Award

posted Mar 6, 2018, 10:08 AM by Glenelg Robotiators

At the week 1 competition at Battlefield High School in Haymarket VA, 888 won the Engineering Inspiration Award. This award, "Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect
and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community." We our very proud of the team for winning this prestigious award and we have full confidence that we will go far this season. 

Build Season is Done!

posted Feb 22, 2018, 5:04 PM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 5:36 PM ]

The 2018 FRC Build Season is complete. The Robotiators have put in nearly two months of non-stop work and dedication to get their robot to work. Here is the robot all bagged up and waiting for the first session of unbag time:

Now that the Build Season is done, we will be attending competitions in Haymarket, VA, and Oxen Hill, MD. All students who want to attend should check the Resources tab, where they can find a PDF of the permission slip. Make sure to get these back to Mr. Gerstner as soon as possible if you want to come. See everyone there!


posted Feb 17, 2018, 5:02 PM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated Feb 17, 2018, 5:03 PM ]

That's right, it's time to order spritwear. We have lots of new items availible this year. Check out the 888 magnet, lanyard, or coffee mug at the link blow:

Make sure you get your orders in as soon as possible so we can get your spiritware to you as soon as possible. All orders will be shipped to Glenelg, and will be handed out to students there.

Only 10 Days Left of Build Season!!!

posted Feb 11, 2018, 5:33 PM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated Jun 23, 2018, 5:17 PM ]

With only 10 more days to put finishing touches on the robot and getting it tested, we wanted to provide Robotiators and their families with a full team update.


Our schedule for the remaining days of the season is as follows:
Monday (2/12) 2-4 pm
Tuesday (2/13) 2-8 pm
Wednesday (2/14) 2-4:30 pm
Thursday (2/15) 2-4:30 pm
Friday (2/16) (No School) 9am-5pm. If mentors have Professional Development in the morning then 12:30-5pm
Saturday (2/17) 9am-5pm
Sunday (2/18) Small group at STEM Action Center 10-4 (only allowed 10 people per team as there are 20 teams already signed up)  No lunch will be needed for Sunday since we'll be offsite.
Monday (2/19) (No School) 9am-5pm
Tuesday (2/20) 2-8pm BAG UP!!!!

Total Shop Hours Remaining: 40-45 Hours

Immediately following Build Season we will still be meeting everyday after school to finish organization for the following Unbag time of 6 hrs on Saturday (2/24) 9-4 and potentially Sunday (2/25).

Unbag Schedule:

Before each of the two district events there is a 6 hour unbag period that the team is able to make any corrections or adjustments before the event

Saturday (2/24) 9am-4pm
9am-10am Prep for 2 Hr. Unbag
10am-12pm 2 Hr. Unbag
12pm-1pm Lunch and Prep for second 2 Hr. Unbag
1pm-3pm 2 Hr. Unbag
3pm-4pm Prep for bringing robot to STEM Action for Preinspection on Sunday 2/25 (Time frame still to be determined, but sometime around 10am-4pm)

Sunday (2/25) Approximately 10am-4pm
2 Hour Unbag while at STEM Action to test on the playing field once again

The second unbag for the second event will probably be on Saturday, March 9th at school.


All our upcoming events can be found on the Upcoming Events tab. They are as follows:

Battlefield High School
Saturday & Sunday, March 3rd-4th.  At Haymarket, VA---Battlefield High School--15000 Graduation Dr, Haymarket, VA 20169.

Bus transportation for Saturday and Sunday.  Pickup @ Glenelg @ 6:15 am pickup @ Battlefield High School @ 7:30-8pm, return to Glenelg around 9:30 pm on SaturdaySundaywill be around 7:30-8 pm.

Oxon Hill High School
Saturday & Sunday, March 17th-18th.  At Oxon Hill, MD---Oxon Hill High School—6701 Leyte Dr, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Bus transportation for Saturday and Sunday.  Pickup @ Glenelg @ 6:45 am pickup @ Oxon Hill High School @ 7:30-8pm, return to Glenelg around 8:30-9 pm on SaturdaySundaywill be around 7 to 7:30 pm.

University of Maryland

District Championship March 29th - March 31st College Park, MD--Xfinity Center at University of Maryland (UMD)

Bus transportation for ThursdayFriday, and Saturday.  Pickup @ Glenelg @ 7:25 am on March 29thFriday and Saturday pickup at 7:00 (There is no school on Friday).  Pickup @ Xfinity Center @ 7-8pm. Return to Glenelg around 7:45-8:30 pm on Thursday and Friday.  Saturday will be around 7 pm.

World Championship April 24th-29th Detroit, MI
Still finalizing travel plans for this event.



Please sign up for providing a meal for the team on either of the remaining build days. We no longer need food for Sunday 2/18 because we will be at STEM Action for scrimmage, but need for the Saturday 2/24 for Unbag.

The team will need lunch and dinner for the Saturday and Sunday events, the signup for those events will be forthcoming.

The Saturday and Sunday lunch will be premade sandwiches by a parent, I will get the supplies. If a single parent can make the sandwiches for the Saturday and Sunday it will be easier than trying to break supplies apart. The parent can then either bring to the event to distribute or we can possibly just bring with us in the morning to distribute during the day at lunch. Please let us know if interested in assisting.

The dinners on Saturday and Sunday will be ordered from a nearby place, pizza has worked best on Sunday because that time frame can vary based on each event. The Saturday dinner is still to be determined, again if anyone interested please let us know.


Other General Announcements:

All students need to complete their STIMS and parents need to complete the Consent and Release Form, we still have people that need this completed. You CAN NOT attend FIRST events without this complete. 

The team is always in need of new sponsors if your company would like to sponsors the team it would be greatly appreciated. Check out the How To Sponsor Us page for more information!

Hotel for Detroit:
The team is still working on this. Check back soon for updates.

Spiritwear & Merch!!!!:
Items for sale are being finalized, and the link should be on the website this week!!! Make sure to check out some of the new items you can get this year like the hat or lanyard!

Will YOU be at our competitions?

posted Jan 30, 2018, 3:27 PM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 3:28 PM ]

All students need to let us know if they will be attending out competitions for the 2018 season. Please fill out the survey below so we can get a head count of who is going and guarantee you a spot on the bus. Remember that for Worlds in Detroit if more people sign up to go than we have spots available on the bus (since we will only be getting one coach bus), the decision will be made by how many hours you put in during the season. That's just another reason why it's very important that you are coming to meeting and getting work done!

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