STEM Education: Opportunities & Offerings

Our Comprehensive Plan

STEM in Action

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    Disney Codeillusion 
    Cullman Middle School
    CS Discoveries 
    STEM Technologies I, II, and III 
    Health Explorations 
CMS STEM students working on robots
  • The CTE STEM Exploration program is integrated into a broader Cullman City Schools STEM initiative that spans from Kindergarten through 12th grade. At Cullman Middle School, students can elect to take STEM Technologies I and II. Students in Mr. Haynes's class learn how to build and code robots for hands-on learning. They are exposed to one of the world’s premier programming languages using a hardware microcomputer. Students apply new coding skills and concepts to engaging projects with Vex Robots.

Two girls in CMS robotics club holding their robot
CMS Boys with their robot preparing for competition
  • Robotics Club Sponsor List:

    Kristina Kallhoff - WES
    Coming Soon - EES
    Jonathan Haynes - CMS and CHS
  • Cullman High School
    Principles of Engineering - TSA
    Foundations of Engineering and Technology
    Robotics Systems
    Exploring Computer Science
    AP Computer Science Principles
    AP Computer Science Principles - A
    Foundations of Health Science
    Human Body Structures and Functions
    Therapeutic Services
    Health Science Internship
    Medical Terminology - Dual Enrollment with Wallace State Community College
    Health Science Senior Career Pathway Project


CMS students in STEM class building robots
Two CMS students working on robot on classroom grid

  • The Cullman Middle School Robotics Club further develops students' coding and engineering skills. The club seeks to cultivate an environment in which students will design, build and compete in VEX IQ Competitions. Students brainstorm solutions to problems throughout the season, document their engineering design process, design and build robots, and compete at two regional tournaments. Students learn to work as a team, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn to communicate with teams from other schools. The CMS Robotics Club meets every Tuesday afternoon in preparation for its first competition which is less than a month away. We have four teams registered to compete at the Curling Wreaths Tournament at Liberty Middle School in Madison, AL on December 3rd and at the "Cutting it Close" Tournament at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville on January 28th. Teams that qualify at regional tournaments will have an opportunity to compete at the VEX IQ State Championship at Auburn University where they will have a chance to qualify for the VEX IQ World Championship held in Dallas, TX.

  • Other STEM Instructors:
    Anna Anderson - CCPS
    John Drake - CHS
    Jennifer Tidwell - EES, WES
3 members of the CMS Robotics Team
4 members of the CMS Robotics Team