Royal Oak Middle School

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Royal Oak Middle School

Home of the Royal Oak 'Runners

303 South Glendora Avenue
Covina, California 91724

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Royal Oak Middle School is now a Project Lead the Way School!

Royal Oak is proud to open up its STEM Academy with its Gateway to Technology class.  Students will learn and apply STEM knowledge with courses in Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics

Design & Modeling
Students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.

Automation & Robotics
Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

Through topics like robotics, flight and space, and DNA and crime scene analysis, middle school students engage their natural curiosity and imagination in creative problem solving. PLTW’s Gateway program is a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond, challenging students to solve real-world challenges, such as cleaning oil spills and designing sustainable housing solutions. Using the same advanced software and tools as those used by the world’s leading companies, students learn how to apply math, science, technology, and engineering to their everyday lives.

Gateway is divided into eight independent, nine-week units, assuming a 45-minute class period. The Gateway program is designed to be taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum. Schools that offer the program implement both foundation units and may add any combination of the specialization units.

 



2015 Theme: Leadership and Legacy in History

History Day L.A. encourages students to prepare posters, exhibits, papers, web sites, performances, and documentary presentations on a historical theme. These projects will be judged by community members and history-social science professionals. Winners from all categories are invited to compete at the state level; state winners proceed to compete at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Participation in History Day L.A. provides opportunities for students to improve academic achievement and develop important 21st century skills in preparation for college, career and citizenship – critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication and creativity and innovation. As an authentic performance assessment measure, teachers can utilize History Day projects to easily assess the knowledge and skills of their students.

If you have any questions regarding this prestigious and challenging opportunity, please contact Mr. Brian Hook at bhook@cousd.net.   

Challenge yourself to go above and beyond the rest.  It's a lot of hard work but the preparation will assure your success in Honors/AP/IB courses at the high school level and beyond and might gain you a trip to Sacramento or Washington D.C.!


The Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair provides a yearly setting for middle and high school students to show off their investigative skills and creativity to compete for medals, special awards and scholarships. Students not only receive recognition for their projects but the Science Fair nurtures student interest in various scientific and engineering fields.  The fair, the oldest and largest event of its kind in the western U.S., brought together some 900 student participants from private and public schools throughout the county during its March 27-29 run at the Pasadena Convention Center.  

Royal Oak Middle School is one of the few public middle schools in the surrounding communities of Covina, Glendora and San Dimas that participates annually in this challenging but rewarding experience.  If you have any questions pertaining to this unique experience, please contact Mr. Rob Mancilla at rmancilla@cousd.net.  Be a winner and challenge yourself to go above and beyond the rest.  It's a lot of hard work but the preparation will assure success in Honors/AP/IB courses at the high school level and beyond.