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Schedule, Contact, and School Information
Room: A.109
Phone: 512.858.3433

Teaching Schedule:
Period 1: Technology Explorations 9:00-9:49 am
Period 2: Introduction to Design and Technology 9:54-10:50 am
Homeroom: 11:25-11:45 am
Period 3: Technology Explorations 11:50 am - 12:39 pm
Period 4: Conference 12:44 - 1:33 pm (Best time to call)
Period 5: Introduction to Design and Technology 1:38 - 2:27 pm
Period 6: Technology Explorations 2:32 - 3:21 pm
Period 7: Technology Explorations 3:26 - 4:15 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings
8:30 am - 8:55 am

Class Information
Introduction to Design and Technology
Technology Exploration

Important Documents/Files:
Engineering Design Journal PPT
Classroom Expectations (updated throughout the year)

Required supplies ( in addition to grade level supplies) for all grade levels:
  • 1 Hardbound journal/composition book (Quad 4x4, 9.75” X 7.5”, minimum 100 pages or 50 sheets)
  • 2 rolls Masking Tape .70"/18mm (any narrow brand)
  • 1 Transparent Tape
  • 1 White school glue
  • 1 Ruler – metric and standard
  • 1 pkg. Colored pencils
  • 1 Flash drive minimum 1 gigabyte
  • Scissors

Students will also be required to supply materials as needed for class projects. Students who fail to supply needed project materials will be graded accordingly.

**Please keep your email address in Skyward up-to-date. Email is my primary method of communication with parents.

Check this website and your email often for changes and updates.

Week at a Glance and Homework Assignments

Dec. 15 - Dec. 19

Introduction to Design and Technology: Study hall for finals. Students should be prepared with reviews from core classes.

Technology Exploration: Same!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support this semester. I have a great group of kids and parents.

Final exam information is here.

Note: Due to the nature of this class, weekly schedules are subject to change .

Robotics Club News
Sign up for Robotics is now live on our website!

Important Links:
BEST Website
Capitol BEST
Central Texas FIRST

Watch us on YouTube!

Students need their journals by Tuesday, Sept. 2

Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, Sept 4 beginning at 7 pm and ending at 8:30 pm

Wish List
Washable markers
Mini hot glue gun sticks
Popsicle or craft sticks
Drill Bits: Any sizes standard and up to 1" paddle bits
Hand saws: coping, hack, rough and fine cut cross-cut
Nails, sheet metal screws, nuts, and bolts. Any size.
Scrap PVC in manageable lengths: 1/2" up to 3" schedule 40 or regular
Wood blocks: 2x2, 2x4, etc.
Cordless drills
Small table top scroll saw
Home Depot/Lowe's gift cards

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