Allen Clupny


Welcome to Rio Rancho Middle School Automation and Robotics

Hello, My name is Allen Clupny
Just a bit of information about me. I am a retired member of the U.S. Air Force. While there I was an electronic and mechanical technician working on various aircraft systems and sub-systems. Additionally, I worked at Intel in equipment maintenance, process and operations. All that to say I'm new to teaching, but not technology concepts. This is my second year at RRMS teaching Robotics. I am grateful for all the teachers and administration who continue to help me become the teacher best suited for your students. 

All Grades May 7 - May 24)
- 7/8th Grades -Well...Things are winding up and down rapidly here in Robotics. Accept for the RRMS Spring SumoBot on the 14th, the students are done with their robots. Until the 18th the students will be working on the computers doing course. These courses create situations through mazes where the student must think logically to complete any given maze. 
_ During Finals week the students will have an open notebook final exam which will cover the concepts learned throughout the semester.
- 6th Grade - The 6th graders are finishing their battling robots or Sumobots. There will be a competition depending in when the finish the bots. Once complete, they will also be on Code,org lessons to enhance logical and process oriented thinking.
- They too will have a comprehensive final; open notebook.
ALL - Thanks for another year of learning for me and the students. I appreciated all the parent support when called upon.
 If your student does their work everyday they will succeed. It's about being consistent.

 This class is designed to be more like a job. As any (employee), students are expected to work well every day, all day. In that vein of thought, daily grades will be worth 50 points and tests will be worth the same. (However, the Final and PowerPoint presentation are worth 100 points.). 10 points will taken after a student is notified the first time he/she is off task. Additional points (10 each time) will be taken with each time a student is off task.I will have posters on the wall to remind students off these facts in the next couple of weeks.