Weather Related School Alert: All Garrett County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, because of the predicted inclement weather that includes possible heavy snowfall and ice accumulation. Code Orange and liberal leave in effect for employees. Administrative offices will open at 10:00 AM. Should a change in code status for employees be necessary, the announcement will be made by 8:00 AM.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629

Upcoming Events

GaCo LogoThe purpose of every GaCo event is to help insure youth in and about Garrett County are "STEM Ready." Please come out a greet are team when ever you have an opportunity and bring friends, family and neighbors. All of our and FIRST events are free and open to the public.

Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19, McDonogh School - Northern Maryland District Event
GaCo will be competing with their robot along with 38 other teams from the Chesapeake FIRST District. If you've never been to a FRC Competition before - this is the one to come to. Let us know in advance that you are planning to attend and we'll look out for you!

Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmand, VA - Chesapeake District Championship
GaCo will be competing with their robot along with 58 other teams from the Chesapeake District which includes the states of Maryland and Virginia as well as DC.

Friday, April 14, GCPS Central Office, Downtown Oakland - GaCo's Eggstravaganza, LEGO Easter Eqq Painting, Giant Euclidean Egg Constructions, Garrett County LEGO Map + get your shoes shined for Easter! Good Friday, 10:00a - noon.


Miss an event or you just want to come out and see what we are all about? We meet as a team the first and third Mondays of every month at the GEARS facility in Accident, Maryland (116 Industrial Drive) from about 6:30p to 8:00p. We always welcome visitors to find out more about our program - every meeting is an "open house!"