STEM / STE(A)M & Computer Science
The Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to offering STEM and computer science (CS) opportunities to all of our students. Thanks to partnerships with organizations such as TSIN (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network), the West TN STEM Hub, REC Foundation, Code.org, and STEMI, JMCSS faculty and students have access to instructional resources, professional learning opportunities, competitive STEM / CS events, and so much more!
JMCSS Student Opportunities in STEM & Computer Science
Student Learning Opportunities at Home
TDOE STEM / STE(A)M School Designation
Congratulations to Isaac Lane Elementary, Rose Hill School, JASA, JCM-Early College High, and Liberty Tech for being selected into the 2022-2023 Innovative Leaders Institute. Additionally, congratulations to West Bemis Middle School and Isaac Lane Elementary for being selected for the 2022-2023 Computer Science Innovative Leaders Institute and JCM Middle School, Liberty Tech, and the JMCSS Department of Innovation for having representatives selected for the Instructional Coach Innovative Leaders Institute. We are excited to see these administrators and teacher leaders expand learning opportunities for our students!
Please contact Molly Plyler, Director of STEM & Computer Science (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of Innovation, if you have any questions regarding STEM / STE(A)M or computer science resources, professional development, or extracurricular opportunities.
You can find additional information regarding new JMCSS STEM or CS projects online at www.jmcss.org/innovation or on Twitter @JMCSSInnovation.
In the News
South Side Students Building Solar-Powered Tiny House
Welding, automotive, and carpentry students contribute to build from the ground up.
TVA, JEA Award JMCSS $14,000 in STEM Grants
Educators at Rose Hill, JASA, Community Montessori, and Arlington Elementary to develop science, technology, engineering, and math projects.
Arlington Hosts VEX IQ Tournament and Advances to the State Championship
Inaugural event highlights district's growth in STEM education.
Principal’s Challenge Spurs Cybersecurity Class to Action
Liberty Tech students analyze and present findings to school board members.
JMCSS STEM & Computer Science Initiatives
Check out this episode of "For the District" as Molly Plyler shares the district's STEM and Computer Science initiatives.
eSports Team Sign-Ups Happening Now
Sign up now to compete on the JMCSS High School eSports team!
Arlington Winter Classic VEX IQ Robotics Tournament
On February 11th, the district will host 17 elementary and middle school VEX IQ robotics teams from across middle and west Tennessee for the Inaugural Arlington Winter Classic Tournament.
Updates in JMCSS Innovation
For the District Podcast with JMCSS Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Teresa McSweeney
BioSTEM Innovation Institute
BioSTEM Innovation Institute at North Side High School White Coat Ceremony
Innovation Impact Institute at JASA Adds ESports & Drone Racing
The STEM & Digital Entrepreneurship Institute at JASA Adds ESports & Drone Racing for Students
New STEM Innovation Hub Coming to Malesus
Read more about the STEM Innovation Hub in the Chronicle.
JMCSS Receives $90,000 Middle School STEM Grant
JMCSS is set to receive $90,000 for electric car kits, tools, and training for Middle School STEM