NEW MILFORD, NJ - Montclair's Mount Hebron Middle School students presented the Finch Robot to a group of teachers at New Milford High School's EdScape annual conference for educators on Saturday.

Finches are a product of BirdBrain Technologies and Carnegie Mellon University. They are small robotic birds used to introduce students to coding.

Mount Hebron is the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) magnet school in Montclair. At EdScape, the students demonstrated the strong critical thinking skills and technology that characterizes the STEM curriculum. Dr. Jill Sack, Mt. Hebron Principal, came out in support of the students.

Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

This is one of many events the school has sponsored. Mount Hebron students regularly present to the community. “Our ETC (engineering, technology and computing) club at Mt. Hebron has 30 members and continues to grow, such that it may result in new elective offerings going forward,” said Dan Taylor, STEM Coordinator.  He added, “Mt. Hebron strives to create an energetic and creative environment where students can come together to collaborate and share the excitement of learning.”

Under the guidance of Taylor and Ursula Woltz, a parent and computer science professional, they also offer an after-school enrichment program to Watchung students. 

For more information about this and other program see