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DREAM Team and IMSA Fusion

This fall, Mechanics Grove School will enter into its sixth year as one of the only public schools in Lake County to sponsor a team in the world-renowned First Lego League (FLL), a competitive robotics league with over 30,000 teams all over the world!  Our team is called “The DREAM Team,” which stands for District 75 Robotics Engineering And Math Team.  In the past five years, the MG DREAM Teams have seen much success that includes trips to the state championships between 2014 through 2016, being named the 2014 FIRST Lego League Ambassador Team of Illinois and most recently awarded the 2016 Champion's Award.
There are two DREAM Teams representing MG, with each team consisting of a mix of ten 4th and 5th-grade girls and boys.  Team members, or "DREAMers," will utilize STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), problem-solving, and creativity to build a robot and program it to complete a set of missions.  DREAMers will also be required to research a current real-world problem based on the challenge theme of the year, create their own innovative solution and invention, and creatively showcase their idea as a team.  DREAM Team is much more than a "Lego club!"  
4th and 5th Grade students, if you would like to be considered for the DREAM Team, please fill out an application at the link below.  
IMSA FUSION brought to you by the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora, IL, is a nationally recognized, award-winning STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) program for young students who are talented, interested, and motivated in mathematics and science.  Students will work with others and have many hands-on opportunities to explore real-world science and math topics in greater depth than is possible during the regular school day.  
This year's course is:


Have you ever wanted to explore the world's oceans?  Through this course, students will become oceanographers and learn more of the world's oceans, engineer solutions to various aquatic challenges, experiment with growing crops through aquaculture, and even construct their own island!  

4th and 5th Grade students, if you would like to join IMSA FUSION, please register online at: