We are incredibly excited about the expanded STEM opportunities for our students.
We hosted a Robotics Camp this August. EVERY participant had access to his/her own NXT Mindstorm robot as well as a computer with Mindstorm software to use throughout the week. The camp was led by Dana Aucoin, former teacher and current FIRST Lego League Senior Mentor for the state of Maryland.
We are proud to announce that we have assembled our inaugural team for the FIRST LEGO League competition. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to collaborate, learn more about computer science and physics, and to compete against other teams while developing innovative solutions to current societal issues. This year’s theme is TRASH TREK Challenge—exploring the fascinating world of trash. Mrs. Gateau and Mrs. Oleszczuk will mentor.
Last year, Mrs. Gateau—former 8th grade science teacher and current Media and Technology Coordinator—began a specials class for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students called “Information Literacy.” This class supported the iPad Program, taught research and information literacy, as well as introduced students to coding. We are pleased to announce that this class is expanding to offer more STEM-related curricula, specifically supporting enhanced project-based learning to supplement 7th and 8th grade science curricula.
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.