Monthly Archives: May 2016


Mission Objective #5 – EM-1 2

Our year-long projects and missions are finished. As a preview to our Launch Party, I put together the results of Rover Testing.   Our Mission Objective “Design, engineer, construct and program an autonomous robotic rover to navigate the length of an unknown flat terrain landscape while avoiding standard sized obstacles, collect and report environmental data to […]


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Week 34 Summary – Computer Science

Dear Secondary School Computer Science Parents, I am sitting here in the computer lab as I write this summary email. The last coding party of the year for those students who have last minute changes and modifications are being completed. The end of week 34 means the end of classes for us. The majority of […]


Week 33 Summary – Computer Science

Dear Secondary School Computer Science Parents, Week 33 and we are down to the last week of meaningful classes. One last week for any evaluations to be completed and entered and then the year will start winding down. The 6th grade classes this week has their last assignment for the year…create the flowchart for our […]

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Welding Lab Field Trip to MVC

The welding instructors with the 8th and 9th graders: Ron Henderson, me, Holly Stevens, Dwayne Roy and Sandy Wyche, Executive Dean from Career and Technical Education (CATE). It was an eventful time last Thursday. A selected group from our 8th and 9th grade Computer Science classes were treated to a field trip to the Welding […]


Week 32 Summary – Computer Science

Dear Secondary School Computer Science Parents, The end of week 32 and the days are counting down too fast. In our 6th grade classes, we have finished flowcharting our Bagel Program. It’s been a valuable exercise because I am hearing some ideas from the students in understanding and thinking about the problem in a procedural […]

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Week 31 Summary – Computer Science

Dear Secondary School Computer Science Parents, Week 31…at this time of year the students are feeling the pressures of all the assignments, exams and tests that seem to be packed into the month of May. This week, the 6th grade classes continued with Bagel Programming. I think this is the first time the students were […]