All 5th and 6th Graders, please join us for Panther Robotics Night!

The Nerdy Narwhals and the Technosaurus Rex robotics teams of Langston Hughes Middle School are looking to give, 5th and 6th graders interested in STEM, an intro to robotics! Panther Robotics Night is all about giving upper elementary school students a chance to learn about what we do at our meetings, and how we compete in robotics competitions. There will be fun activities, games, and prizes at the end!

Join us on either April 12th from 4:30PM to 6:00PM -OR- April 15th from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.

Please register by completing the simple form at this link:  Registered 5th & 6th grade students will receive one or more emails to their school email account ([email protected]) with a link to the BBCU session where the event will take place along with any other updates.


VIEW THE FLYER HERE: Panther Robotics Night Flyer

Additional information:

The Langston Hughes Middle school FIRST Tech Challenge “Panther Robotics” teams “Nerdy Narwhals” and “Technosaurus-Rex”, are hosting two virtual Robotics interest nights, the first from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on Monday, April 12th, and the other from 5:30pm to 7pm on Thursday, April 15th, to get upper elementary students excited for and interested in STEAM and FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge), and we would like to invite you, the 5th and 6th grade students of Elementary school name, to join several other FCPS elementary schools in learning about STEAM and robotics!

Our middle school is home to two robotics teams, which are collectively known as the Panther FTC Robotics Club. Team 14052, “Nerdy Narwhals,” is an all-girls 7th and 8th grade team from Langston Hughes Middle School. We are one of the few all-girls middle school teams to be competing in FTC, and are working on getting more girls interested in engineering and computer science. Team 6633, “Technosaurus-Rex,” is an all-boys 7th and 8th grade team, also from Langston Hughes Middle School. The two teams design, build, and program robots to be controlled in competitions and complete certain tasks to win points. To learn about this year’s game, please visit this link ->

In a typical year, both teams would visit feeder elementary schools during their individual science nights to teach younger students about robotics, and get them interested in engineering and STEAM. But, as we know, this has not been a typical year, and due to the pandemic and online learning, we are not able to do that in person, so we have moved to organizing an online robotics night.

All 5th and 6th graders, whether they will be attending Langston Hughes Middle or not, are invited and welcome to join us on either April 12th at 4:30pm or April 15th at 5:30pm.  We would love to have you join us for some STEAM and Robotics fun.

Again, simply complete the FCPS Google Form by clicking on this link  (  An invitation with the virtual online link will be sent to those who sign up.  The online event will be moderated by one or more Hughes MS teachers and staff members, including our Coach and Hughes MS technology education teacher, Mr. Davis.  We are hosting the event on two nights so that kids from every school will have a chance to attend, though it will be the same material both times. Students who are interested only need to go once, but can go to both if they would like!

During our “Panther Robotics Night”, we will explain who our teams are, what we do during our meetings, what FTC/FIRST is, a description of the different competitions that you can enter and compete in, an introduction to robotics and STEAM engineering, and much, much more!  This includes, but is not limited to, interactive activities for the students such as slideshows, games, and a time for any questions they may have.

Please email our coach, Mr. Davis, at [email protected] for any questions you may have.  We hope to see you there!

Thank you,


Langston Hughes Panther Robotics Club and its FTC Teams

14052 Nerdy Narwhals and 6633 Technosaurus-Rex



Posted by Herndon PTA Secretary in Events, Uncategorized.