Robot Revolution is a robotics program held annually across District 112, culminating in a district-wide competition. Teams of students in fourth grade and up design, build and program a LEGO robot that must complete a variety of themed challenges. Teams work from September through December tweaking and refining their designs to prepare for our district competition held at Northwood Junior High. In 2019, over 200 students from District 112 competed in the culminating tournament. 2019 also marked the first year the Robot Revolution became a signature Foundation program, having originated as a Foundation Grant under the direction of Northwood STEM teacher and 112 Education Foundation teacher-trustee, Bill Steinbach.
Reel 112 Film Festival
The Reel 112 Film Festival is held annually at the Landmark Renaissance theater in Highland Park. The festival features short films made by District 112 middle school students, often as part of the CMA (Communication/Media Arts) curriculum. Student filmmakers walk the red carpet, participate in a panel about their filmmaking experience, and watch their films on the big screen. The Foundation and the CMA teachers partner with Facets Multimedia to help students develop an understanding of filmmaking, story development and cinematography.