Welcome to the Richmond Hill Middle School STEM Program!
Beginning, the fall semester of 2020, Richmond Hill Middle School will launch a comprehensive STEM program. The STEM program will expose our students to project-based learning, affording them an alternative path to high school level Math and Physical Science in eighth grade. Students of the STEM program will attend connections courses targeting the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by solving real-world problems. The application of these skills will also serve as a valuable component of our core academic classes. In addition, the extended learning time component of each day will serve as a time for the STEM students to prepare for national STEM competitions, operate an aquaponics system, and complete a project-based learning curriculum.
The STEM program of Richmond Hill Middle School will promote a cooperative learning environment through project-based learning experiences. Through these experiences, students will be expected to conduct research, develop solutions, collect data, evaluate, and present outcomes to teachers and community experts. Students will also be required to maintain relationships with our community partners in order to brainstorm innovative solutions.


Rising 7th & 8th Grade STEM Application Due 1/31/2020
Rising 6th Grade STEM Application Due 2/14/2020
Rising 7th and 8th Graders: 2nd round of engineering challenge and questions 2/26, 2/27, 2/28
Rising 6th Graders: 2nd round of engineering challenge and questions March
Acceptance into the Program 3/30/2020
RHMS STEM Program summer Preparation night May


STEM-Tastic News

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Winner

STEM Grant
RHMS has been named a GA State Winner for the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest. The 7th grade Imagineer team, consisting of students from Ms. Broome, Ms. Vitello, Ms. Avant, and Mr. Barnwell, were notified today of their selection, and have now earned a $15,000 Samsung Technology Award for their school. Their team at this phase of the competition is now in the top 100 out of over 2,000 teams nationally.
The students' submission for the project focuses on using Bluetooth technology to develop an app that aids the visually impaired in navigating buildings or settings where other technology, such as the GPS on smartphones may not be practical. A user for the prototype, known as The Sightless Environmental Beacon App, or S.E.B.A (pronounced see-bay) that is currently in development would allow the user to receive a vibration notification and audible directions telling them how soon and in which direction essential areas such as their classrooms or bathrooms may be as they navigate the school.
At this round, students have until February 20th to develop their prototype and submit a video detailing the process to Samsung, for a chance to be named one of 20 National Finalists and earn $50,000 in technology for their school. National finalists are flown to New York to pitch to the finalist judges with a chance to be named a national winner, and earn $100,000 in technology for their school.