Julian competitive Club

This intensive program is for the experienced, dedicated technology student who has some experience with VEX Robotics and ROBOTC programming. Students work on teams to design build and program robots to play this year’s VEX Robotics Challenge game. Students then compete in competitions against other area schools. This year we will be participating in the new Chicagoland Robotics League. The culmination of the season will be the Battle of the Bots League Championship on March 2, 2019.

The Julian Competitive Club meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon (2018-2019 School Year).

Please fill out this application to join the competitive club.

Pay your Competitive Club fees here.


This year’s VEX Robotics Challenge game is Turning Zone. Check out the game video and game manual here.

ROBOTC coding: Check out these videos to help with coding.

Julian Robot Creed
This is my robot. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
I built this robot with only advice from others; it is mine from idea to design to fruition.
My robot without me is useless: It does only what I tell it to do. I becomes only what I make it to be. My learning is never complete.
The success of my robot will depend on me—my technical skill, tactical proficiency and attention to detail. with or without directions, I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the goals we have set.
My robot is my best friend. I must master it as I must master my life. We both know that what counts in this world is not how many points are scored, but how the game is played.
Before Robotics: Fetch the water, chop the wood.
After Robotics: Fetch the water, chop the wood.

High School Mentors

All high school students interested in mentoring for the Julian Robotics program need to talk to Mr. Walsh, D202 and complete the following:

Mentor Registration Form

HS Mentor Remind.com sign up instructions

Julian In-House League

This program is designed for the student new to VEX Robotics with little or no experience with ROBOTC programming or for the student who would like a less intensive/competitive experience or who cannot commit to the long season of our Competitive Club. Students are taught the basics of robot design and programming. They then work in teams to build and program a VEX robot to play in our In-House League competition, the Robot RumbleStudents meet one day a week from 3:30-5 pm and have 2 sessions to choose from:

  • Fall In-House League: Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm, 10/23-1/29; Robot Rumble: 1/22 (2018-2019 School Year)
  • Winter In-House League: Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm, 2/5-5/7; Robot Rumble: 4/30 (2018-2019 School Year)

There will be an interest meeting for the in-house league on Friday, September 28 at 3:30 in Ms. Valerie Brown’s room (B202).

After filling out an application, students will be placed in either the Fall or Winter session.  Applications are due October 18 and students will be notified of their placement on October 19.

Application here

For more information, contact Gretchen Junker.



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