"Today we are the shapers of the world tomorrow."
In 2009, the program was expanded to provide a Basic Programming course at the remainder of the District's three elementary schools: Cody, Pleasant View, and Riverdale Heights.
The program continued its expansion in 2010 with the
addition of Advanced Programming courses at all elementary schools and a robotics drop-in opportunity at Pleasant Valley Junior High. The Junior High also established their first FIRST LEGO League team.
In 2011, Basic and Advanced Programming were added at our newest elementary school, Hopewell, and a second FLL team was formed at the Junior High.
The Robotics Program continued to grow with the addition of two FIRST Tech Challenge teams at Pleasant Valley High School for the 2013 season.
Robotics Opportunities at Riverdale Heights Elementary:
Introduction to Robotics - 4th grade
Basic Robotics - 5th and 6th grade
Advanced Robotics - 5th and 6th grade
FIRST LEGO League - 6th grade
Peer Coaching - 6th grade
Riverdale Heights Robotics in the Community
Riverdale Heights Robotics in the News
December 19, 2013
December 15, 2013
The Parent Trip on WVIK 90.3 FM
January 14, 2012
December 20, 2011
November 14, 2011
January 20, 2011
January 17, 2011 (IA State Daily)
January 17, 2011 (QC Times)
December 12, 2010
November 17, 2009
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to our robotics program!
Visit the LEGO Mindstorms site for ideas,
resources, and support for your EV3 robot.
The Boy Scouts of America and LEGO Education have developed a new Robotics Merit Badge. Requirements for the badge can be found at the Boys' Life Merit Badge Resource Center.
The Girl Scouts FIRST Robotics Participation Patch is available for any Girl Scout who has participated in the FIRST LEGO League. Check out information about this and other STEM opportunities for Girl Scouts at the Girl Scouts website.