First Lego League

Posted on: Sat, 12/01/2018 - 18:20 By: jbartucz

The First Lego League is having their annual tournament right here in Rochester next weekend (Dec 8/9). It is a real blast - more than a hundred kids pack Willow Creek Middle School and are bubbling over with excitement about showing off their robots! Mark Schleusner is looking for volunteers for all kinds of positions and most of them are non-technical. If you can't volunteer, come out and cheer on the main competition in the auditorium between 9:30 am and noon! You can see all the positions here:

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester

Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:44 By: jbartucz

The Boys and Girls Club of Rochester runs an "Hour of Code" on the second Wednesday of every month for ages 8-14. Students choose their activities and mentors simply help them when they get stuck. No coding experience is required as most activities are visual puzzles and the students usually just need help understanding the instructions.

2018 Summer Update

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:01 By: jbartucz

It has been a BUSY summer at the RAYTC.

First, I want to thank everyone who has donated laptops, equipment and their hard-earned money to our fundraiser. In just 6 months, we have provided 62 students at 4 high schools with refurbished laptops and home internet access.

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:04 By: jbartucz

The Boys and Girls Club of Rochester is hosting their first "CoderDojo". The curriculum and instruction is all provided, but we need six volunteers each month to help the students with one-on-one attention. 

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We are just looking for adults who can model a desire to learn.

If you can spare 2 hours of your time on the second Wednesday of any month, please sign up here:

Lourdes Technovation Team

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:02 By: jbartucz

The Lourdes High School "Technocrats" is looking for a mentor.

Technovation[MN] brought the Global Technovation Challenge to Minnesota in 2014. The Technovation Challenge is the largest and longest-running global technology competition exclusively for girls to inspire the pursuit of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

RPSF Grant Award

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2018 - 19:40 By: jbartucz

The Rochester Public Schools Foundation has awarded a grant for T-Mobile Wifi HotSpots to be available for students in need at the John Marshall High School library. We are grateful for this award and look forward to helping students succeed.


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