This year our school is trying out the Option C feature that allows for electronic posting of report cards. This feature is fairly new to the Option C report card manager. The electronic report card processing is not done locally at our school but is managed by Option C at their Wisconsin headquarters. The processing can take up to several hours depending on the number of schools requesting electronic processing. Due to the time difference Option C does not start processing operations until 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time. When processing requests are received prior to Noon they go into a computer queue and are handled on a first come first serve basis. As a result of this processing can be delayed up to 24 hours from the request being made for electronic report card processing and posting. Since this is our first year using this service we have had to learn how to make the requests for processing and how to set up the processing time requests. For the first trimester of the 2017-2018 school year there will be some delays in this process. We expect to have this resolved prior to 12/8/2017 and will notify you as soon as this process is complete. Please note you will need to access Option C using your normal parent login information. Your First and Last Name with no spaces and the first letter of each capitalized is your username or userID. Your passwords are normally randomly generated, but if you have forgotten your passwords you may request a password reset by calling the school office. Thank you for your patience in dealing with this new effort on our part.
Important Link for Middle School Students for 12/05/2017 -- Please use this link for your Video for your Language Arts Class:
Please note that all children in grades PreK4 through 8 must have their own headphones to use with any of the computer systems in school. Likewise students in grades 3 through 8 are requested to have their own Flash Drive mobile storage devices so that they can save their created data files for both school and home use. All students in grades 5 through 8 are required to have a GMail Email address so that they can use the Google Documents environment for assigned class activities.
Since all of our classrooms have mobile labs and we have set up a new STREAM /Maker Space area in our former computer lab, the majority of Computer class activities will take place in the classrooms rather than in the former computer lab. In addition, since these mobile labs are available the teachers may have their students use these mobile devices with their students at any time during the week and do not have to wait for the computer teacher to come to their classroom to use the equipment. Teachers are encouraged to use the devices frequently and in some cases students are using them on a daily basis. It is our goal that the technology we have in the school is an closely integrated tool for teachers and students to use in their learning experiences. If you have any questions in this regard, please feel free to speak with me at any time.
Things we have added to the STREAM / MakerSpace Lab area:
1. Lego WeDo 2.0 Robotic Kits
2. K'NEX Wind and Water Energy, Solar Energy, and Simple Machines Kits Along with 10 other K'NEX Building Kits
3. Bristle Bot Robotics Kit
4. Drone Craft with Remote Control and Camera
5. Makey Makey Boards for both local projects and Internet Based Projects
6. Computer Enable Microsopes and Project Slides
7. STEM science Kits from Ann Arbor Interactive Science Museum, Longwood Gardens, The Milk Industry Council, and the Center for Biofuels Education
8. Beginners Soldering Kit and Workstation
9. Dremel Power Tool set
10. 3D Pen Printer
11. 3D Printer
12. 3D Cad Design Tablet and Design Computer System
13. Hand Tool Project Kit
14. Electronics Parts and Materials for Project Building
15. AreoGraden Hydroponics Growing Station
16. Student Created Indoor Growing Stations
17. Aquarium and Underwater Camera Equipment
18. Snap Circuits Design Kit
19. Hot Melt Glue Guns and Project Materials for Craft Projects
20. Hackerspace Workstation for equipment and materials deconstruction and exploration
21. Computer Coding Stations with access to a variety of Coding Tools and Activities
22. Pocket Laminator
23. STEM Science kits for Earth Science, Magnets, and Biology
24. Google Cardboard for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Science and Cross Curricular Explorations
25. Bloxels coding kit
26. 3D Pen Printer
27. Kano Computer Kit
28. Piper Computer Kit
29. Smart Robot Car Kit
30. Little Bits Classroom Electronics Project Kit
NOTE: Two Silouette 3D Printers were added for use by students in Grades K through 5 during the 2017-2018 school year.
A Mod-t 3D Printer will also be added along with other STEM Project kits
Tech Wizards Changes
Due to the lack of interest in the coding classes after school this year, there will be no Tech Wizards Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
Library -- This year Library classes will focus on specific informational texts that will support the STREAM and Maker Space Projects that students will be working on in each grade. Projects will be designed for one Trimester only. The first Trimester will focus on projects for the Middle School and grades 3 through 5.
MAKERSPACE AND GENIUS HOUR RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS: (All documents below are PDF files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open)
GLOBAL DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND OUR ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
(The above link contains security and storage management tips for teachers and students)