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Welcome Back

  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>About Me </li></ul><ul><li>What’s New This Year? </li></ul><ul><li>Courses Offered by Mr. Messersmith </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Rules and Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Absences </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch and Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Usage </li></ul>
  3. 3. ABOUT ME <ul><li>Graduated from Millersburg Area High School in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Millersville University in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Began teaching here in January 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Interests include football, golf, the Redskins, shooting pool, football, computers, football, the Redskins, and the subject matter I teach </li></ul><ul><li>Reach me at: [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR? <ul><li>Brand new version of AutoCAD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most widely used drafting program in business today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade from a previous version, will allow us to do 3D modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New version of AutoDesk Revit </li></ul><ul><li>New version of AutoDesk Inventor </li></ul>
  5. 5. COURSES OFFERED BY MR. MESSERSMITH <ul><li>Architecture I </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Design </li></ul><ul><li>IT Essentials </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and Its Impacts on Humans </li></ul>
  6. 6. GRADING PROCEDURES <ul><li>Each day is two points. The accumulation of those points is your class participation grade. Losing one or both of the points is my discretion. </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s how you automatically lose both points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absent (field trips are acceptable or any other function for another teacher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to me ratting out another student for petty things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being disrespectful to others in the class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cheating on a project and/or other assignment is an automatic 0%. </li></ul>
  7. 7. GRADING PROCEDURES CON’T <ul><li>The work (drawings and some worksheets) done is class will be approx. 50% of your overall grade </li></ul><ul><li>Homework, tests, and quizzes will be approx. 40% of your overall grade </li></ul><ul><li>Class participation will be approx. 10% of your overall grade </li></ul>
  8. 8. CLASSROOM RULES AND EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>Be in the room, seated in your seat when the bell rings </li></ul><ul><li>Use the restroom and water fountain before class </li></ul><ul><li>If you come to class late without a pass you will be put down on the attendance sheet that goes to the office at the end of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for class – this includes bringing a pen/pencil, notebook, and homework </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave anything behind (notebooks, backpacks, other textbooks). This is not a locker room. I will throw stuff out that is in the way of others. </li></ul>
  9. 9. CLASSROOM RULES AND EXPECTATION CONT’D <ul><li>If you must use the bathroom during class, go during “down time” and only after receiving permission </li></ul><ul><li>Before leaving the room for any reason, get permission and a pass </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate without using profanity </li></ul><ul><li>Respect all students, teachers, and administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Use classroom supplies and equipment appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Leave your textbook at your seat at all times. If you need one for homework or study you may sign one out…see me to do so </li></ul><ul><li>If you need extra copies of a handout and/or worksheet you can either go to the library to get copies, or pay $0.10 a sheet here </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in your seat until the bell rings. </li></ul>
  10. 10. ABSENCES <ul><li>You are responsible for asking when you return what content and assignments that you missed. Any makeup tests, quizzes, or worksheets will be made up during your designated resource period. </li></ul><ul><li>Missed assignments are due the day following your absence </li></ul><ul><li>For extended excused absences, due dates will be negotiated. </li></ul><ul><li>If unexcused the work missed will count as a 0% (school policy). We get reports on these, so we do find out. </li></ul>
  11. 11. COMPUTER USAGE <ul><li>Don’t change the wallpaper/backgrounds!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>You received a network and computer usage form. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to use a computer in this room, you must have it turned into the office! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t download and install anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t change backgrounds/wallpapers!!! </li></ul><ul><li>No games! You will get a detention. </li></ul><ul><li>You may use the Internet when you have my permission. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t unplug or swap anything around without my permission. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t change any of the network settings. You will get a detention if you do. </li></ul>
  12. 12. COMPUTER USAGE CONT’D <ul><li>You may use jump drives or flash drives, however: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content on them must be school appropriate. If not, I will erase the inappropriate stuff off of it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please let me know when you are using one. That way I know if your work is on your network drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to back up your work occasionally. You may use my jump drive to do so. I’ll let you know where to save it. </li></ul>