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Registration for School Year 2023-2024 is now open

Please click on the following link to register:


Welcome to the EMS Coding Club! Here's why coding is very important for middle school students.

  • Coding is the new literacy. Learning to code helps students understand how technology works and how it shapes our world.
  • Coding prepares students for the future jobs market. Coding is a valuable skill that can open up many career opportunities in various fields, such as computer science, data science, engineering, design, and more.
  • Coding develops problem-solving skills. Coding challenges students to break down complex problems into smaller and simpler steps, and to use trial and error, debugging, and testing to find solutions. 
  • Coding is fun and engaging. Coding allows students to create their own projects, games, apps, animations, and more. Coding also lets students express their creativity and personality through code.

100+ students have participated in the EMS Coding Club in the last 2 years. This year, we plan to expand past coding and include algorithms and some data structures!


  • No prior coding experience is required but if you have any, we can give you more advanced coaching and assignments.
  • We will meet virtually every Wednesday 5pm to 6pm.
  • We will have a few in-person meetings as well.
  • We will invite guest speakers so students can listen firsthand from professionals working in the field.
  • Please note that students will be required to bring their own device to participate.
  • We would like parents to volunteers a few times during the year (not every session) so that sessions always have at least one parent volunteer other the coach in each session.

For your specific questions, please contact or the club chair Kaushik Pushpavanam at

Our Instructor/Coach will be Emily He

Information and Dates

  • Information for Parents & Students:
  • Registration Deadline - 10/03/2023
  • Club Start Date - 10/04/2023 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Club Meeting - Every Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Club Activities

What a typical club meeting will look like?

  • 10 min Project background or Algorithm Problem
  • 35 min Coding or Algorithm Design
  • 10 min Sharing
  • 5 min Reflection


 We will be encouraging and preparing students to participate in coding competitions. Students may compete as individuals or/and as a part of a team. Some competitions that we are looking at are:

American Computer Science League (ACSL)

Bebras Computing Challenge

Club Chair

Kaushik Pushpavanam


Washington State PTA 2022-2023 SILVER Membership Growth Award Recipient 2022-2023 Washington State PTA 100% Staff Membership Award Recipient

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