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            We're all about safety and "hands-on" learning at Saunders Middle School!!

Please select the proper grade level / course after clicking the "Course Syllabus" or "Target Calendars" link to the left.  There is course specific information for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

                                            **UPDATE**
I hope everyone is doing well!  I sure do miss seeing my students each day.  Below, I have information related to grades and assignments prior to the closure.  There is some info for all, and some info separated by grade level / course.  Please be safe and healthy.  Feel free to email me with any questions that you may have. There is a link with my contact info at the top left of the page.

For all classes:  
-All assignments were graded and returned to students prior to school closing.
-All grades for completed assignments have been entered into the digital gradebook.  Missing grades are due to either class absence (which should be noted in the comment section of the gradebook) or failure to complete / turn in.
-While I am unable to post copies of assignments on this page due to copyright laws,  I CAN email a copy directly to students upon request.
-The same copyright laws apply to the presentations that accompany several of the assignments.  While I can't post them to this site, internet searching may lead to the information... ;) (please let me know if you are unable to locate them)
-Completed assignments can either be scanned or photographed, and emailed to me.
-There is a link to "Target Calendars" at the top left of this page.  For each course below, I will let you know what target was the last to be taught / evaluated.  As it stands now, no new grades will be assigned beyond that point.

For 8th Grade "Engineering Systems":
-I can not believe that I don't get to see you again!!! Thank you for all of your hard work during your time at Saunders!! Best of luck in High School!!  Please stay INSPIRED to learn.....
-The last target taught / evaluated was "Week 2 Day 2" on the 8th grade target calendar.  I'm sorry that we were unable to finish our robots... :(

OPTIONAL (ungraded) ASSIGNMENTS for 8th grade:
1-Give me your thoughts on Artificial Intelligence (AI)  Do you think it's a good thing?  Why, or why not?
2-What do you imagine for the future of robotics in 10 years? 20 years, 50? etc.

For 7th Grade "Engineering Innovations":
-I can not believe that I don't get to see you again!!!  Please stay INSPIRED to learn.....(or else I'll go Dr. Scott on you...HA HA!!!)  I hope to see you in 8th grade.
-The last target taught / evaluated was "Week 2 Day 3" on the 7th grade target calendar.  I'm so bummed that we don't get to crash the egg mobiles!!! :(

OPTIONAL (ungraded) ASSIGNMENTS for 7th grade:
1-Create your own Rube Goldberg machine.  Take pictures, or better yet, take a video!!
2-What invention do you feel was the most influential / important? Why?
3-What product do you feel has seen the most change (innovation) since it's original invention?

For 6th Grade "Introduction to Technology":
-I can not believe that I don't get to see you again!!!  Please stay INSPIRED to learn.....  I hope to see you in 7th grade.
-The last target taught / evaluated was "Week 2 Day 3" on the 6th grade target calendar.  I'm so sad that we don't get to design, make, and race our CO2-powered racecars!!! :(

OPTIONAL (ungraded) ASSIGNMENTS for 6th grade:
1-Create a safety poster for one of the rules in the "Safety Package". (link at the top left of this page)
2-What product of technology do you feel has been the most influential / important? Why?
3-Pick your favorite product.  Tell me how you imagine it changing in the future.