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. 
Each year presents new opportunities for me and each student. If your student has been in this class before, there will be some changes. My expectation is for each and every student to be very capable of meeting every challenge and assignment. They are all more than capable and I look forward to seeing how well the assignments push each student forward.

All Grades (10-14)
- This week the students will start their week with the Tower Vocabulary quiz on Monday Sept 10th. If your student doesn't have the words they are posted on this website under the "Useful Links" drop down. Please make sure they have their notebooks or they will need to  schedule a make-up time during their lunch or Homeroom.  Once done they will be working on the next lesson beginning with a short lecture on how to run a robot and how to use the Mindstorm software. The rest of the week with be self-paced as each student will learn to program a robot to accomplish various movements.
 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.