Eagle Engineers is entering its third year of existence. The club meets throughout each week to collaborate, design, build and drive a working robot. Students learn through a hands-on approach by building, programming, and compete in the VEX IQ tournaments during the school year. The Eagle Engineering Team is made up of 5th grade students and lead by Coach Beltz, Mrs. Ayars and Mrs. McCartney.
We offer a variety of after school clubs. Each club meets on Thursdays and are lead by different members of our staff.
GirlStart aspires to be the national leader in designing and implementing innovative, high quality informal STEM education programs that inspire girls to transform our world. We first partnered with Girlstart during the 2017-2018 school year and will do so for the 2018-2019 school year.
Girlstart is an after school club that reached out to our 4th-5th grade girls with free STEM education programs every week throughout the school year on our campus. The program encourages young women to be “brave, creative, and curious.” The free club seeks to enhance and supplement girls’ science learning in the classroom through engaging activities that introduce important STEM concepts in a hands-on and informal environment.
Engineering is Elementary
Northlake was the first elementary school in Garland to pilot Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum. EiE was implemented at Northlake in August, 2015 as a supplement to the regular science courses the prekindergarten through fifth-grade students take. Each grade has two projects it works on for the year, which are based on real-world problems. One such project is trying to find new ways to filtrate water in third world countries.
Thanks to a generous grant from Raytheon, EiE as well as two STEM labs have been a part of our culture for the past three years. The program originated at Museum of Science in Boston as a means to support educators and students with the curricula needed to foster professional development and engineering literacy. EiE has been a perfect fit for Northlake for the previous three years, with plans for many more in the future.