Class of 2020 May be the First to Graduate High School
with Seven Years Experience in Robotics and Technology
In 2013, the East Troy Middle School was one of the first in the State to offer Robotics as part of their daily curriculum. This implementation and growth of the robotics programming results in the class of 2020 having the opportunity to take Robotics all three years of middle school. They also have an opportunity to continue their technology education throughout their high school career by enrolling in courses such as Exploring Technology, Robotics, and PLTW. These high school courses and many others will be utilizing our soon to be certified Fab Lab (one of only a few in Wisconsin). They will also have an opportunity to work with a Fanuc 6-axis training robot.
Middle School Robotics Curriculum
Robotics is a required course for 6th grade students and an elective course for 7th and 8th grade students. During the three years, students follow a STEAM based curriculum designed around First Lego League's (FLL) core values. By incorporating team work, robotics programming, and project based activities, students learn to collaborate, communicate, problem solve, and think creatively to achieve tasks.
First LEGO League Uses ETMS as an Example for the Nation
Representatives from FLL (First Lego League) visited ETMS to see how the program was being developed so they would be able to incorporate it into other schools across the nation.
ETMS Robotics Receives $30,000 Grant
MS Robotics Program a Highlight of the District
“The Robotics program has moved East Troy Middle School into 21st century learning. I am extremely happy we have teachers at our building that took the opportunity to step outside the traditional learning methods of teaching and embrace our district’s initiatives." -Peter Syens, ETMS Principal. Click HERE for the full article.