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Fort Couch Middle School

After School Non-Competitive Robotics

For the 2023/2024 school year, the Fort Couch Middle School after school, non-competitive robotics club will be using LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime Sets. 

The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set, part of the LEGO® Learning System, is the go-to STEAM learning tool for grade 6-8 students. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, including the option to explore text-based coding with Python, SPIKE Prime helps students learn the essential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow... while having fun!

JOIN THE FORT COUCH ROBOTICS CLUB!

For the 2023/2024 school year, there will be 2 cohorts of students for the Fort Couch Middle School after school, non-competitive robotics club.  Each cohort will meet once a week from 3:45 - 5:00 PM in the LGI.  Cohorts are capped at 20 students each.
 

1st Semester

  • Meetings held on Thursdays

  • Fort Couch Library Design Lab

  • 3:45 - 5:00 PM

  • September 14th - November 16th
     

2nd Semester
Meeting day and start date are being finalized.

 

To join the Fort Couch Middle School, after school, non-competitive robotics club you must sign up on the JOIN page for the appropriate semester and day.  Students may only sign up for one semester (one cohort) of the after school, non-competitive robotics club due to high interest.  If both cohorts fill quickly, there is a possibility of creating an additional cohort.  Please join the waitlist once existing sessions are full.  Cost is $100 per student.

NEW STRUCTURE FOR 2023/2024!

Fort Couch students who are looking for a more intense robotics experience can join a FIRST LEGO League Challenge team through USC Robotics.  These teams will meet for several hours a week in the evening/weekend for the first semester and are required to have a volunteer parent coach leading each team.  Please visit the the USC Robotics competitive robotics page related to FIRST LEGO League (FLL) for more information.  Cost is $150 per student.

ABOUT THE COORDINATOR

I'm Andrew Bowers and I am excited to lead the Fort Couch Robotics Club! My passion is igniting young minds in the world of technology. For the past eight years, I have been fostering creativity and problem-solving skills for Fort Couh students through hands-on projects in Social Studies, ELA, and CAPS (our new elective). My goal is for the robotics club to be a blend of technical instruction and teamwork challenges where students solve exciting real-life problems in the world of robotics.

If you have any questions about the after school, non-competitive robotics experience at Fort Couch Middle School, please reach out to Mr. Bowers at abowers@uscsd.k12.pa.us.

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