Board Member &
Sports Fan Mark North
MNPS: The First Choice for the Beauty and Grace of Public Education
They're a piece of every child's imagination, and several of our Metro students learned to build and control them this summer at Robocamp 2012. But no need to fear: these robots are built for peace.
Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School held RoboCamp July 9-13. Teachers from Bailey, Litton Middle School and Stratford STEM High School led rising 5th-7th graders through the process of building a robotic arm to use in a competition at the end of the week. The students also learned to solder on a circuit board for an electronic siren. A trip to the Nissan factory in Smyrna provided students the opportunity to see robots in action. The students stopped at Home Depot on the way back to school for an “Inventor’s Tour” of the Home Depot in East Nashville where they explored alternative uses for different materials in the store. The competition on Friday put the students’ robotic arms to the test as they competed as teams and individuals.
Thanks to all the educators who made this free summer camp possible and to all the campers who had an amazing time building robots!
UPDATE: Litton Middle School will remain at the Dalewood campus for the remainder of the 2011-12 school year. Unexpected delays in the renovations happening at the Litton building mean the school cannot move this month, as was previously expected.
Litton families moved to the Dalewood building more than a year ago while renovations started at their school. The construction process has been delayed, largely due to an unexpectedly high amount of rain this fall and winter.
The Isaac Litton Lions will be back in their home den this January. The school moved to the Dalewood campus more than a year ago while the Litton building underwent a series of renovations. But the time has come to move back home!
The newly renovated Litton Middle School building will officially open on January 17, 2012. The school was originally scheduled to move over the winter holidays, but an extra-rainy fall delayed construction just a little bit. The move will now happen over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend, with students reporting to the Litton Middle building on January 17.
We're so happy to have the Lions back where they belong, and hope the new renovations just add to their successful school year!
Here is a map of the Isaac Litton Middle School building, opening on January 17, 2012:
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