The Thompson School District is dedicated to providing elementary and middle school students with access to engaging extracurricular robotics programming and enrichment opportunities. Our school clubs meet after school 1-2 times a week, allowing students to work collaboratively in teams. Using LEGO® SPIKETM Prime robots, they delve into coding, design thinking, and creative problem-solving.
Throughout the season, students have the exciting opportunity to participate in competitive events, such as the FIRST® LEGO® League (grades 6-8) or a district-sponsored scrimmage (grades 4-5). These competitions serve as a platform for students to showcase their acquired skills and knowledge. Each year, a new challenge is presented, ensuring that students face fresh and stimulating problems to solve.
Just like in team sports, our robotics program emphasizes the value of teamwork. Students rely on one another's strengths and contributions to successfully program their robots and tackle the challenges at hand. This collaborative approach fosters a sense of camaraderie and encourages students to support and learn from each other.
By combining hands-on experience with robotics, teamwork, and friendly competition, our program provides students with a comprehensive learning environment that promotes critical thinking, technological proficiency, and the development of important interpersonal skills.
If your student is interested in participating in LEGO robotics, please contact your school’s administrator.
If you have questions, please contact TSD Robotics Coordinator, Tabitha Nickerson.