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Focus on First

Focus on First


FIRST stands for: For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology. We are part of FIRST  which is our national sanctioning body.

Newton Schools FIRST Robotics Programs include the following:

Grades: 6th-8th Halsted Middle School FLL Team #4103 “Green Team” has been in existence for seven seasons now.

Grades 9th-12th Newton High School FRC Team #3142 “APERTURE”

Please link to our Newton FIRST Varsity Robotics Team here: now in our seventh season.

These teams are coached by Halsted Middle School Teacher of Technology,

Mr. James Hofmann. He can be reached at along with assistant coach Mrs. Darleen Nelson. She can be reached at


Instagram: @aperture3142

Twitter: @NewtonRobotics

STEM Lab evening classroom telephone at NHS (973)383-7573 ext. 3283


2015 FLL Teams 4103 Green Team & 13817 LitterBUGS.jpg


2015 FLL team #4103 Green Team  & #13817 LitterBUGS



2016 Team Aperture at Kick-Off at NJIT January 9th, 2016