Allen Clupny


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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 (Apr 16  - Apr 27)
- 7/8th Grades - The students are now working on battling robots or "SumoBots". In this project they will design, build and program a robot to Sumo Wrestle (sort of) another robot in a ring platform. They will be learning about loops and switches (which is the "decision making part of the program). Each day the students will work on developing their design skills as well as those for programming.
- 6th Grade - The Drafting Bot project is in full swing. The students are designing, building and programming the robots to "draw six different Geometric Shapes. 
_  PARCC testing is in full swing. Please encourage you students to take their time and do their best work. 
- Finally, the school year is rapidly winding down, so encourage you students to finish well and complete each of their class assignments. This is when it can get difficult for them to concentrate.
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 If your student does their work everyday they will succeed. It's about being consistent.
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 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. 
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