Hilltonia Middle School is entering its second year of STEM education. The first year consisted of the establishment and implementation of a STEM club. The overwhelming success of this club has encouraged teachers to expand STEM into the classroom with help from a newly created STEM department. Hilltonia will utilize the Vernier grant to purchase technology to support several innovative activities they have developed. These activities include The Amazing Race Halloween – a GPS navigated journey to various Halloween themed STEM activities, and CSI Hilltonia – a forensics investigation into the disappearance of the principal’s dog.