Longfellow STEM Lab

Transforming Spartans to change the world.

About our STEM Lab

Hello and welcome to our new and improved STEM Lab newsletter! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Ms. Anna Olguin and I am the STEM lab facilitator for 6th and 7th graders. It is a pleasure to teach your student. Our STEM Lab is a 21st century learning lab designed for the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It is a fully integrated classroom system that includes hardware, software, scientific and media equipment, and hands-on construction kits. Students create projects in various topics such as: circuitry, robotics and control technology, mechanics and structures, and digital communication to name a few.

Students will gain important skills in our STEM Lab that will also help in their future careers. These skills include, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, time-management, self- reflection, communication of ideas and self-direction. Please feel free to explore and ask questions if you have them.

Robotics Team Information

Due to the large number of students interested in robotics this year, we will have specific meeting days for 6th-8th graders.

Bermea/Holt 6th grade Robotics meetings:
Monday morning 7:30-8:30 am

Wednesday morning 7:30-8:30 am

Olguin 6th grade robotics meetings

Monday afterschool 4-6 pm

Tueday afterschool 4-6 pm (until mid-February)

Olguin 7th/8th grade robotics meetings

Wednesday afterschool 4-6 pm

What other technology classes are offered at Longfellow Middle School for 6th, 7th and 8th graders?
Our 6th and 7th graders currently take 1 semester of technology a school year. Classes for 6th and 7th graders are STEM Lab (Ms. Olguin) or Tech Apps (a robotics and coding based course with Mr. Bermea or Mr. Holt). As an 8th grader at Longfellow, students will take a year long technology course that is either Principles of Applied Engineering or Principles of Information Technology. Both courses will gain students a high school credit.

Competitions Spartans have taken part in

FIRST Lego League

NASA STEMnauts Competition