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STEM Opportunities


STEAM Saturdays - grades K-3


Calling all students in grades K-3! Bishop Leibold School would like to invite you to join us for STEAM Saturdays during the 2018–19 school year. You will enjoy a morning exploring Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. Sessions are $15/each and $48 for all four sessions. Our first session will take place in September 2018. Registration Information can be found here

BLS Summer Robotics Camp- grades 4-8

Join us for a unique Lego® Mindstorms Robotics Camp to learn to program and engineer task-specific robots.  Engaging their robot in friendly competitions with other robots and performing fun challenges is the goal of each two-person engineering team. There is a certain satisfaction in learning how math can be used to make a machine follow your commands – it’s both fun and labor-saving! Hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind camp.

Science F.E.S.T

ScienceF.E.S.T. Nearly 100 science projects created by Bishop Leibold Junior High students will be demonstrated and discussed.  F.E.S.T. stands for Families Exploring Science Together.  This happens once a year and all families are welcome! Attendees can engage in hands on activities at over 15 stations. 


Lego Robotics Team

Bishop Leibold is proud to have a Robotics Team that competes in the FIRST LEGO® League. The team is formed of interested 6-8 Graders who meet after school once a week for three months in the fall preparing for December competition. 


STEMpm Science Club

STEMpm is designed to more fully explore all disciplines of the STEM mission, extending the emphasis from Science and Math to projects involving Technology and Engineering, and is open to all students in Grade 4-8 with an interest in these areas of study. 


Hands-on learning, experimentation, critical thinking, the application of mathematics, and teamwork focusing on the scientific method are important components of every monthly session. For grades 4 through 6, the sessions are held in the fully-equipped Science Center at the East Campus. Due to the rotating curriculum, a student in STEMpm for five years will never have the same session twice. Junior High STEMpm students take a variety of off-site tours through their two final years, including sessions at Wright State Medical School, The University of Dayton Research Institute, Motoman Robotics and Kodak. A small aircraft flight through the Young Eagles Program is a favorite trip of our STEMpm 8th Grade students. 

STEMpm students are strongly encouraged to develop their personal interests in the sciences, explore a wide variety of professional careers within these fields, and pursue the challenges of continued focus in Math and Science in their high school courses. 


Most of the students beginning STEMpm as Fourth Graders stay in the program all five years. The program serves approximately 120 students each year, and the retention rate is approximately 90% from year to year. The scientific equipment acquired for STEMpm through program grants or donations in purchased sets of 30, and thus is available for any BLS classroom teacher to borrow for their classroom instruction. 


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