STEM

  • Activities that involve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics!

    Computer Game Club
    Students are given a chance to socialize with friends while playing computer games.

    When: Thursdays, all year
    Where: Room 203
    Sponsor: Ms. Slaughter

    Girls Who Code
    Students will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot. Club girls join a safe and supportive environment of peers & role models and learn to see themselves as computer scientists.

    When: Wednesdays, all year
    Where: Room 206
    Sponsor: Mrs. Creath

    iProduction
    Learners will write, record and edit the content for our YouTube Channel, including Daily news reports, Weekly programs, and develop other ideas for the channel.

    When: Wednesdays, all year
    Where: Room 216
    Sponsor: Mr. Heisel

    iReporting
    Learners will produce and curate stories, photos, videos, blog posts, podcasts and more for the Hixson website and associated social media accounts.

    When: Tuesdays, all year
    Where: Room 216
    Sponsor: Mr. Heisel

    Robotics Club
    Robotics Club offers students the opportunity to get hands-on experience engineering and programming robots. This club uses LEGO MINDStorm robots paired with a computer coding software to program the movement of the robots. Students will learn how to program and build a robot to solve a problem. Students can also design and build challenges for their robots to solve and join teams within the club for some friendly competition.

    When: Wednesdays, all year
    Where: Room 220
    Sponsor: Ms. Martin

    Stock Market Club
    Students will invest an imaginary $100,000 into the stock market via the computer to see who earns the most money each semester. Students will play against other middle schools in this region.

    When: Wednesdays, all year
    Where: Room 203
    Sponsor: Ms. Slaughter

    Time with Screens!
    The library will be open for anyone wanting to use the TV Screens for game play, group work, or individual work. You can come in a group or by yourself, we will also be exploring new Apps in the Chrome store each session.

    When: Tuesdays, all year
    Where: Library
    Sponsor: Mrs. Tumminello