Trail Ridge Middle

STEM Coordinator
Toni Hoehn

Trail Ridge Middle School was opened in 2005 and currently has approximately 670 students enrolled in grades 6-8. Class sizes average less than 30 students per class. TRMS is a STEM Focus school which focuses on the Design Thinking Process and integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math throughout the day.


Trail Ridge Middle News

On January 11th, 2016, Trail Ridge Middle School hosted a P-TECH Dinner catered by Las Palmeras.


During the week of December 7th to the 11th, all 700 students at Trail Ridge Middle School participated in the internationally recognized Computer Science Education Week.

Trail Ridge Middle School hosted its 4th Annual Grizzly Robotics Challenge on December 5th, 2015. There were 27 teams including both middle school and high school levels.


The Longmont Youth Council recently sponsored a citywide contest looking for innovative and creative one-minute videos displaying how to positively take action and spread the word against vandalism. Six young ladies from Mrs.

Trail Ridge STEM Summer Academy is an interactive opportunity which includes classes such as FloViz, eTextiles, Pump It Up, Video Game Design, To Infinity...and Beyond, and more. Each course offers a student takeaway that are unique to the learning for that session.

Join us in the Digital Commons at Trail Ridge Middle School this month for a PowerTalk on January 7, 2015. PowerTalks are our version of TEDtalks. We invite local experts into our school to give a 20-30 minute presentation with a Q&A session.

Have you heard of SSLT, STEM student leaders, or something similar? We are actually called the STEM Student Leadership Team, and we are here to incorporate student voice into STEM decisions at our school.

On December 6th, 2014, Trail Ridge Middle school held their 3rd Annual Grizzly VEX Robotics Challenge. Thirty middle and high school teams from around Colorado gathered to compete in the Vex Robotics Competition - Skyrise.

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re well on our way to changing this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history.

Recently, Timberline and Trail Ridge STEM Coordinators held a two hour Design Thinking training for any teachers in the Skyline feeder system. Please read on to find out more about our training.


Anatomy in Clay is all about opening our students’ eyes to how amazing our bodies truly are.  “How can all of this stuff fit in here?” is a question I have been asked often during this fall quarter.

Students in Mr. Fortes' iDesign class have been engaged in Design Thinking Projects all quarter. They quickly recall the five steps of the process when asked... Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. But do they really know what those titles mean?? 

Because of its STEM focus, Trail Ridge decided to institute a block of STEM electives in the middle of each day for students to explore the different aspects of STEM education and STEM careers.

This is the 2nd annual Grizzly Robotics Challenge! We are pleased to host this at Trail Ridge Middle School, a great venue that accommodates up to 33 teams. Both middle and high school teams are invited to attend and compete!! 

Trail Ridge Middle Projects

Mrs. Thaler's Advanced Language Arts classes read three short stories by the author, Gary Soto.

Through the Race to the Top grant and the Department of Education, Anna Mills (6th grade Science teacher) designed a STEM pro

As we all know, water quality around the world is an important issue.

Exploring the World’s Phenomena with Scientists

January 14, 2015

By Anna Mills

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago.

Contagion simulations in Ms. Mollie Kelleher's Scalable Game Design class began as you might expect... with the zombie apocalypse.

Students in Marnie Steele's 7th grade Honors Science class have been exercising their scientific minds when it comes to understanding th

At Trail Ridge Middle School, every student takes a STEM elective class each quarter.