Welcome to our official website!  We are pretty proud of it!  Who are we to be exact?  We are Flurb; a high school robotics team from St. Clair who partakes in a competition called FIRST.  Once a year, we are given a challenge, and plan and build a washing-machine-sized robot to tackle it.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the St. Clair High School FIRST Robotics Program is to connect students with real-world applications of Technology and Engineering, train them in building, fabricating, and coding, and give them a confidence that can only come from first-hand experience that they would not get anywhere else.

Vision Statement:

Engineering inspiration and innovation.


Our Team Culture:

We help each other.
We build each other up.
We support each other.
We ask when we need help.
We work toward a common goal.
We fail forward.
We expect Mr. Tenniswood to ask if we have our homework done.
We are the team others want to emulate.
We focus on one match at a time. We do not look ahead.
We have the best spirit in the arena.
We do homework during practice. Academics come FIRST.
We practice professionalism at all times.
We dance. (Except Matt unless we are in the world finals then he dances.)
We cheer.
We participate in Mrs. Tenniswood’s crazy team building activities.

“There are no failures, only lessons.  No failure is permanent. Everything is iterative. Life is iterative. Celebrate failures in life, as you would in design. Fail, learn, improve.”


From St. Clair High School, Flurb is a small but prosperous robotics team that had its rookie year in 2016.

In 2016 we competed at the FIM Southfield district and FIM Marysville District events.

In 2017 “Flurb” competed at the FIM Waterford district and the FIM Marysville District with a robot called “Junior”.

In 2018 “Flurb competed at the FIM Southfield district, FIM Gull Lake, and the Michigan State Championships. The 2018 season was our most successful yet. We made it the Semi-Finals in Southfield, the Finals at Gull Lake, and the quarterfinals at the Michigan State Championships.  The quarterfinals at the Grand Rapids Girls Competition. The finals at the Bloomfield Hills Girls Competition. “Nancy” was the robot we competed with this year

In 2019 we are registered for the FIM Marysville and Gull lake district events. We plan on adding more events as the season gets closer. We do not know what this years game will entail, but are very excited about the possibilities Destination: Deep Space will bring.



Steven Tenniswood
Team 5843 Lead Mentor