Tech & Robotics

Tech & Robotics


MMS Tech/Robotics Awards





SeaPerch Regional Round Two March 2018

The Furious Fins, Aqua Turtles, Tenacious Tunas, and Sea Dragons all swept the Middle School class away at the MKE SeaPerch Regional! The Tenacious Tunas received an invitation to the International SeaPerch competition in Massachusetts, meaning they will be joining the Sea Dragons in June!

1st Place Middle School Overall Sea Dragons
2nd Place Middle school Overall Tenacious Tunas
3rd Place Overall Aqua Turtles
4th Place Overall Middle School Furious Fins

Aqua Turtles are the On deck team. MMS has the best SeaPerch Middle School teams in the state of Illinois and Wisconsin out of 83 competing Middle School Teams!


Great Lakes Navy SeaPerch Robotics Regional


March 2018

Shout out to Coach Jaime for bringing out the best in each of the teams that competed!

Engineering Notebook- 
2nd-Aqua Turtles 
4th- Sea Dragons
5th-Tenacious Tunas
11th-Furious Fins

Obstacle Course-2nd Sea Dragons
Puzzle Platform- 2nd Sea Dragons
Middle School Champs Trophy-Sea Dragons


Naval Air Forces' Distinguished Visitor Embark Program


Demonstrating such success at this year’s competition and due to her outstanding leadership, Ms. Jaime Wszelaki earned the attention of her mentor, who nominated her for the Naval Air Forces' Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark Program and, deservedly, she was accepted.

Here are some highlights:

  • Fly to San Diego Navel Base
  • Navy C-2 Transport plane ride to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
  • Spend 26 hours learning, touring, and sleeping on the aircraft carrier
  • As a “Distinguished Educator”, she will dine with the commanding officers

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National STEM Challenge Award

July 2017

The gaming designs of 10 year old Zoe P. (left) of Milwaukee and 11 year old Himani C. (right) of Waukesha emerged from 3,000 student entries to become winners in the middle school division of 5th through 8th graders in the National STEM Video Game Challenge competition in New York City, NY. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

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FIRST LEGO League WI Qualifying Tournament

November 2015

Elemental Robots - Champions Award for the team that embodies the FLL experience and embraces its core values


  • Teamwork Award recognizing inspiration and extraordinary enthusiasm
  • Gracious Professionalism Award recognizing high-quality work, mutual respect, and value for each other and the community
  • Research Award recognizing innovative solutions and comprehensive research
  • Judges Award recognizing unique qualities, effort, and overall dynamic performance

Navy Regional Competition in Great Lakes, Illinois

March 19, 2016

The Tenacious Tunas and their submarine, the USS Macaroni, qualified for the SeaPerch National Competition. Read more.

U.S. Navy SeaPerch National Competition May 20 & 21 The team finished 39th in the world with an astounding 320,000 participating at the national challenge.





FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament

 November 1, 2014

Champion's Award - recognizes the team that most embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.

Adult Coach/Mentor Award - to Jaime Wszelaki for her wisdom, guidance, and devotion being most evident during the team's discussion with the judges.

MMS was also nominated for the Robot Design Award in recognition for their all-around mastery across the Mechanical Design, Programming and Stragegy & Innovation categories. This team uses outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices to develop a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. The MMS Team integrated a color sensor into their LEGO EV3 MINDSTORMS robot and built an arm that was used in multiple missions to push/pull, grab loops, and turn on switches.





FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament

November 17, 2013

Won the Presentation award which recognizes a team that most effectively communicates the project’s identified problem and their proposed solution.

The MMS team was nominated for 5 out of 11 awards:

  • Champion's Award

  • Innovative Solution Award

  • Research Award

  • Teamwork Award


Event Date Details
Education Challenge Grant Winner                                                                                 2012                         

Milwaukee Montessori School was one of the first recipients of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation’s Education Challenge Grant. Educators received a grant to launch and implement Digging Peace! Demonstrations of Learning in 3D Gaming Environments, a video game-based program that recognizes the power of entertainment software to engage children in deep learning.

Using Minecraft, a 3D building game, and The Peace Game, a history and problem-solving game developed by award-winning teacher and educational consultant John Hunter, the Digging Peace! Demonstrations of Learning in 3D Gaming Environments program will provide students in grades 4 - 8 with a 3D game environment to demonstrate learning in history, science, language arts, and mathematics. It will also provide a critical link between academics and arts programs by enhancing the school’s existing game design curriculum.

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