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Roaring Lion Brainiacs

Eligibility: 4th and 5th Graders

Teacher/Sponsor: Mrs. H 

Meetings:  Before School

The Roaring Lion Brainiacs use higher order thinking skills to solve the Robotic Challenges. The students participate in at least one of the First LEGO League Robotics Competitions.

Throughout the year, your child might work with teammates on tasks such as:

  • Building a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot and attachments
  • Programming the robot to move on its own and perform missions
  • Learning about engineering and physics concepts.
  • Testing different designs and making adjustments
  • Choosing a real-world problem to research
  • Inventing a solution to the problem the team chose.
  • Presenting the team's solution to other people.

LEGO Mindstorm NXT Robotics

Kids program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their Project.  More about LEGO Mindstorms


The FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL combines the engineering challenge of a robotics competition with real-world problem solving and inventing.  Learn more about the FIRST LEGO League.

Roaring Lion Brainiacs News

E. A. White Students Take Robotics Championship 

The Roaring Lion Brainiacs took first place and earned the Champion's Award in the overall competition December 1, 2012.  Read the DDESS Press Release.

Brainiacs Reminders


Our Mission

We Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

We aspire to provide an environment for student excellence in academics, behavior, and leadership that result in lifelong learners who contribute to a global society.

Our Purpose

We work together to create a Strong Mind, Healthy Body, and Giving Spirit so that we can be the best we can be.

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1 Kindergarten - 3rd grade students will improve in reading comprehension across the curriculum. 4th and 5th grade students will improve in writing across the curriculum.

Goal 2 All students will improve in language usage across the curriculum.