About the STEM Program

STEM shifts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning away from the traditional teacher-centered model and instead synthesizes these four disciplines around problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. Students develop deeper understandings by engaging in a situation in order to find a solution.  
 
Our after-school STEM offerings provide students in Grade 3 through Grade 8 additional opportunities for STEM exploration outside of the regular math and science classrooms. Topics include coding, preparation for math competitions, robotics, engineering, and more. 
 

STEM Season 1

August 26–October 11, 2019
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Registration opens on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m.
Contact Carolyn Henry with questions.

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  • MONDAYS: FLL Robotics Team

    Monday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    First Lego League introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Joining robotics team is a long-term commitment to after-school practices as the team prepares for the regional competition in December.
  • TUESDAYS: Robotics Club

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Grades 3
    4
    Cap size: 16
    In this class students in third and fourth grade will have an opportunity to learn about robotics using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 software and robots. Students will learn to program and move their robots in an environment that will prepare them for robotics competitions, while also providing them the freedom to explore, create, and play.
  • WEDNESDAYS: Structural Engineering

    Wednesday 3:00–4:00 p.m.
    Grades 5
    8
    Cap size: 16 
    In this course, students will learn basic engineering concepts as they design, test, and build structures in an ongoing competition.
  • THURSDAYS: 3D Printing

    Thursday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    Cap size: 12
    In this class, students will explore and use the school’s 3D printer to design and print objects from their imaginations. Students will spend time learning about the design software so they can create objects that meet a variety of purposes. This class is limited so please sign up early.
  • FRIDAYS: Math Counts

    Friday 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Grades 5
    8
    Cap Size: 24
    Students will work with a variety of math problems and concepts to prepare them for the Math Counts competition and increase their understanding. A great class for a student looking to participate in competitions, be exposed to new concepts or improve their math skills.

STEM Season 2

Dates: October 22 – December 6 
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Registration opens Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

Contact Carolyn Henry with questions.

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  • WEDNESDAYS: Engineering: Mechanics and Design

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    Cap size: 10
    Students will use design thinking to create and test solutions for a variety of challenges.
  • THURSDAYS: Robotics Club Course II

    Thursday 3:00-4:00
    Grade 4
    Cap size: 8
    This course will provide opportunities for students to build on their prior EV3 experience by designing attachments, using sensors, and writing programs to solve multi-step challenges. The prerequisite for this course is Robotics Course I.
  • FRIDAYS: Math Club

    Friday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    Cap Size: 25
    Students will focus on problem-solving skills such as noticing patterns and solving puzzles in a fun and collaborative environment.
Questions? Contact Carolyn Henry.