Esports Rocket League Middle School Competition

On July 9, 2020, Prairie Stem held their first Esports summer competition for middle school. Six students were divided into two teams to play Rocket League for first and second place cash prizes. They all did an awesome job! Blue Team won first place and Orange Team won second. See the pictures below, that were […]

Papillion and LaVista HAL Middle School Students Learn About Graphic Arts 3-12-2020

Graphic Arts was the subject of the day on March 12th, 2020 for the HAL (High Ability Learners). After learning about what graphic artists do and some career areas for graphic artists, the HAL students learned about chameleons and designed their own chameleons with similar background on paper. The HAL students then had the opportunity […]

Papillion and LaVista HAL Middle School Students Interested in Law Learn About the Congress

Office of U.S. Congressman Don Bacon’s Project Coordinator, Makenzie Cartwright spent a large portion of the day on 2/21/2020, teaching the HAL (High Ability Learners) students at Papillion / LaVista Middle Schools all about the U.S. Congress, Senate, committees, bill selection and election process. The students were separated into two groups, initially, and one group […]

Gretna Middle School Students Studied Drones at DoSpace

On 2-17 and 2-18-2020, two groups of Gretna Middle School students, one group each day, spent their day at the DoSpace to learn at drones. The students began their day with instruction time learning about difference types of drones, how people are using drones in the workplace today, current FAA laws, possible drone careers, and […]

On 1/27/2020, Papillion and LaVista HAL Middle School Students interested in Engineering Built Roller Coasters

Papillion and LaVista HAL Middle School Students Interested In Engineering Learned About Hovercrafts 1/27/2020-1/30/202027JAN HAL (High Ability Learners) from Papillion and LaVista Middle Schools, interested in engineering, spent a day learning about and constructing roller coasters. The HAL students were given written instructions and design ideas that they created their own roller coasters from. They […]

Girls in STEAM at LaVista Middle School 2019-2020

Working in collaboration with Facebook, Kiewit and Sherwood Foundations, community organizations (UNO, UNL, Collective for Youth, Girl Scouts, STEM Ecosystem, 75 North, Scott Scholars) and school districts (Westside and Papillion/LaVista) to bring STEM education/careers to students, specifically girls ages 8-14. The Girls in STEAM event is a 10-week program (1 event/week) where we engage, enrich […]