The Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation is currently funding new FIRST robotics teams at Cluster schools. Apply for a grant to start FIRST LEGO League, Jr., FIRST LEGO League, or FIRST Tech Challenge program. In addition to financial support, HCSTEMM can help coaches and teachers navigate FIRST systems, connect with experienced local coaches for advice and mentorship, and serve as a pass-through non-profit organization for team sponsors and donations.

FLL Jr: Kindergarten through Grade 3
FLL: Grades 4 through 8
FTC: Grades 7 through 12
FRC: Grades 9 through 12

Visit the FIRST website for more information about this program. The theme for 2019-2020 is Star Wars!

Send an email to if you have questions about how to start a team, or if you want to submit an application. Explain your interest in the program and how it will help your students.

Our Robotics Teams

HCSTEMM is excited to add the PHHS Patribots (FRC #4738) to its roster! The Patribots compete at the FIRST Robotics Challenge level. You can go see them at the Regional Championships March 7/8 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Patribots at their 2019 competition.

FIRST LEGO League team, The Dapper RoboNoodles (FLL #37377), included students from Lewis Middle and Pershing Middle. The team won a first place “Core Values” trophy at the Southern California Regional Tournament at LEGO Land.

The Dapper RoboNoodles and the Dailard Dolphins at the SPAWAR qualifying tournament at Eastlake High School in 2018.


The Wizalos (FTC #14129), a community FIRST Tech Challenge team of students from Lewis Middle and Patrick Henry High School won a Judge’s Award this season for their grace and persistence working with a bad motor.

Euclid League Finals at Francis Parker High School.

Back to the Design Board, team!