STEM at Old Mill Middle South

  • Old Mill Middle South school offers an exciting and vibrant STEM Magnet Program.  We look forward to working with your students to engage them as responsible, active learners and grow their 21st century skills in a dynamic, student-centered learning environment. We appreciate family and community support in promoting strong home-school-community connections.  We also value all interested stakeholders, especially adult family members, sharing their professional expertise as both volunteers and chaperones. Please join us in our STEM-based initiatives and experiences. 


    Old Mill Middle School South Named National Certified Magnet School for Outstanding STEM Program. With this award, Magnet Schools of America (MSA) recognizes OMMS to be among the most exemplary magnet school programs in the nation for their high-quality, innovative curriculum and instructional programs that promote choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students. [AACPS Press Release, 11/10/23] 

    Old Mill Middle School South Alumna and USNA 2024 graduating Computer Science senior, Abigail Ward, named 2024 Rhodes Scholar.  Only 32 students are chosen annually from the United States to serve as Rhodes Scholars. They are chosen not only for their outstanding academics, but for their character, commitment to others,  and for their potential for leadership in their chosen career fields. [Rhodes Trust Press Release, 11/11/23]  

    Old Mill Middle School South STEM Magnet Program and BMAH Magnet Program Alumnus, Anagh Asatvan, returned to OMMS while on winter break (12/21/23) to share good news with Ms. Hartman, STEM Department Chair, and his former teachers. Anagh earned a perfect score on his Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), has received multiple acceptances from medical schools around the country, and will graduate from the University of Maryland (UMD) this coming spring (2024).




    STEM Teachers strive to incorporate STEM Values in their instruction as they work with students in this new virtual learning environment.  The objective is to teach students to use their knowledge, find resources and develop skills to solve problems, make new products and create opportunities in the world. 

    Congratulations to the following Old Mill Middle South teachers:

    • Mr. John Kiser, our PLW Technology Education who was awarded as TEEAM teacher of the year in 2019
    • Art Teacher, Ms. Alicia Tester, was recognized in 2019 by the Henry Ford Foundation for her excellent integration of STEM and Art at OMMS

STEM Documents & Forms