Week 24 Summary – Computer Science

Dear Secondary School Computer Science Parents,

The weeks seem to be passing by far too quickly as it is already the end of week 24. This week has been mostly in-class lab time and testing.

The 7th grade classes had their ERB tests this week. Both classes on their respective days were dedicated for ERB testing, so no Computer Science classes for them this week. Next week, we will take up the practical coding test.

Fun with ERBs

Fun with ERBs

The 8th and 9th grade classes were given their new Mission Objectives: Mission Objective 3 – Sensor Payload and Mission Objective 4 – Hazard Avoidance. The due date for each Mission is Week 28 as shown on the project timelines for each (PT-1 and RET-2). My expectation for the teams are to remain as focused as possible to meet the deadlines. Students who are working individually have an alternate project timeline which is just as aggressive. Parents, please review the timelines with your student to make sure they are on track. Those students who are assigned Mission Objective 3 should have any 3D printed parts ready to print next week. For those students assigned to Mission Objective 4, the hazard avoidance methods the students create will need rigorous testing, so the majority of the time will be spent testing their various algorithms.

The CS-101 advanced class was an in class lab where we worked on Exercise 1.5. There is more new material to learn for this exercise as most of it is knowing how to use some of the graphics methods that are explained in the course textbook. I will leave this up to the students to familiarize themselves with these Java methods. This exercise will be due in Week 26.

Thank you,
Douglas Lee
Secondary School Computer Science
17811 Waterview Pkwy | Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: 469-250-0001

Dallas International School educates students of all backgrounds to contribute to a dynamic world with its internationally renowned curriculum, multiple language instruction, and exposure to diverse cultural views.

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