SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
Check back here for more information on when our program will be gearing up for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Ms. Quail and Mrs. Hammers
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Quail and Mrs. Hammers
Ms. Quail is a 7th grade Life Science teacher. She has taught in Stafford County for 5 years. She is originally from Frankfort, New York (near Utica).
Mrs. Hammers is an 6th grade Math teacher. She has taught in Stafford County for 19 years. She is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland.
Students interested in applying for the RTMS SeaPerch program should see Ms. Quail in room 216 to pick up an application packet ASAP. Applications and teacher recommendations are due back to Ms. Quail no later than Friday, December 7. Late applications will not be accepted. A list of students who have been accepted into the program will be posted outside room 216 on Monday, December 10. We will meet from 3:15 until 5:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on December 11. The program culminates with a regional competition in the early spring.
Our RTMS SeaPerch teams will compete at the SeaPerch Regional Challenge on Saturday, March 17, at the Fredericksburg Academy. All participants have received a copy of the schedule from Ms. Quail and Mrs. Hammers.
2018 RTMS SeaPerch Club tee shirts are on sale now! Check out the link below to see the two options, place your order, and pay for your purchase. The Navy/Gold option is available only in adult sizes; gray/navy comes in both youth and adult sizes. The store closes on Saturday, March 24, so place your order now! Shirts will be delivered to school by April 6.
Our SeaPerch meeting on Wednesday, March 7 has been rescheduled for Monday, March 5!!!
There will be a pool practice at the Jeff Rouse Aquatic Center on Saturday, March 10. Exact times TBA.
The SeaPerch Regional Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 17, time and location TBA.
Congratulations to all students who were selected to participate in the 2017-2018 SeaPerch program at RTMS. We will meet after school from 3:15-5:00 pm in room 216 on the following dates: December 13 & 20, January 10, 17, 24, & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Please have you r ride here promptly at 5 pm. We anticipate that there will be a few Saturday pool practices and will let you know when the date, time, and location has been set. The SeaPerch Regional Challenge will take place on Saturday, March 17, location and time TBA.
SeaPerch applications are available from Ms. Quail in room 216 and Mrs. Hammers in room 109. Applications and teacher recommendation forms are due back to Ms. Quail or Mrs. Hammers no later than the end of the day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A list of selected students will be posted outside room 216 on Friday, December 8. The first meeting will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017.