The STEAM Club offers engaging learning opportunities in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math for PYLUSD students!
The bedrock of our activities is centered on 21st-Century learning and life skills with a focus on the Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communications.
The Academic Team's Mission is to provide hands-on, engaging enrichment programs that inspire students to become confident and creative innovators and collaborators at home and at school.
We offer meaningful educational experiences, promoting STEAM, supplementing teachers, state curriculum and turning knowledge into impactful action. Through our vast array of community partners, student interns, and parent experts/volunteers, our students gain technical, engineering, and communication skills, investigating real-world problems in a supportive environment.
Learn more about our programs below.
Fun Fact: Our STEAM logo is designed by a PYLUSD Alum!
Connect by learning, doing, and leading at the CWC Learning Labs where students' confidence grow through the development of communications and leadership skills in an active learning and safe environment.
Collaborate the VHS Girls Up Club to investigate STEM topics through experimental design using everyday materials. Experiments will cover basic physics and chemistry, exposing the girls to STEM and inspiring them to pursue science.
The Fall Season First Lego League challenge, theme is Masterpiece. Registered 4-6th grade students will engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering -- building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions in a robot game. The 2023 FLL Challenge Teams are filled. Interested in bringing FLL Robotics to your school in 2024?
Have you ever wondered what careers might interest you? Are you curious about what you can do today to prepare for tomorrow? PYL Alumni will share their experiences, insights and challenges from high school, college and careers to inspire PYL students & upcoming graduates. From the Inside dates for 2023-2024 will be posted in the fall. From the Inside is a Virtual Event on Zoom .
The First Lego League Explorer robotics program allows students to explore STEM in a hands-on manner, integrating a robot game, coding, and core values. This program is led REACH Foundation Coaches, former Elementary School Teachers and professionals.
Special Thanks to the Gene Haas Foundation and Sunrise Rotary of Yorba Linda for supporting FLL 2023.
Congratulations to our team Travis Trailblazers for being one of the few rookie teams to advance to the regional competition! Out of over 400 teams in the SoCal region, only 200 of the teams advanced. The Travis Trailblazers score of 215 points was among the top 25% of all teams in the region and our team left with the All Star Rising Award which is given to the most promising team at the qualifier competition. In 2023, the Foundation has expanded to three PYL teams, representing students from Travis Ranch, Fairmont, Woodsboro and Linda Vista to compete at University of California, Riverside.
Learn to Code & Change the world! Coding classes through thecoderschool of Yorba Linda for ages 7+ are back in person featuring small group learning experiences in Game Development and Web Design Development, using Python, SCRATCH, and HTML. Watch for more information for Winter and Spring classes.
Communicating with Confidence is an exciting, student-led, technology-assisted program designed to engage and prepare students to communicate with confidence. In the Labs at Fairmont, Woodsboro, Golden & Mabel Paine Elementary this year, students have demonstrated improvements in communicating, taking initiative, and leading with confidence. Ask your principal about bring the Learning Labs to your school.
REACH Foundation offers Internships to select students who want to make an impact in their community. This a hands-on, work experience opportunity for PYL students. High School and Middle School students can apply for an annual internship, gain volunteer hours and build their resume with the REACH Foundation, just like a real job. Students can work within an existing REACH Foundation program or present a proposal for a program they would like to lead.
With a goal to give young girls in our community opportunities to investigate STEM through weekly experimental designs using everyday materials. Experiments will cover basic physics and chemistry, exposing the girls to STEM and inspiring them to pursue science. We hope to also build relationships between the volunteers (high school girls pursuing STEM) as role models and mentors for the younger elementary school students. This program provides the basis for future STEM studies, develop more inquisitive mindset, gain skills in the "lab" setting, and build teamwork while working on the experiment.
Meeting: 1 day/week
Time: 1 hour
Length: 8 weeks
Class Size: 20 students max
Grades: 4 -6
Check out two headline articles about our program:
Travis Trailblazers had a phenomenal performance at the regionals this weekend. The team finished the competition with a 3rd place Core Values Award which is given to the team that best display Core Values in the entirety of the competition. Also Nikita Gupta, a REACH Foundation Intern mentored under Gisele Nguyen VP Academics within the Academics Programs, received the Coach/Mentor Award for the mentor of the team who best exemplifies FIRST Core Values. The Travis Trailblazers score of 215 points was in the top 40% of the 39 teams present at this competition. Although this marks the end of the 2022 season, the fact that a rookie team was able to advance to the regional competition and leave with two awards this whole season is a huge accomplishment in itself! Most important of all congratulations to our Travis Ranch students Claire, Geoff, Abby, Nolan, and Christian for your great performance!
Special Thanks to the Gene Haas Foundation for supporting FLL 2023