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Parent Information

Welcome to the Parent Information Page for the Seaford Middle School Engineering and Technology Class

On this page you will find information about the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade courses

Grading Policy
  • This is a project based class and we work under the idea of student mastery.
  • The only way for a student to fail this class is to not put forth effort and turn in  their projects.
  • Each day a student is given a grade of 1-4 depending upon their effort in class:
    • Students receive a 4 if they work more than 75 % of the class period
    • Students receive a 3 if they work more than 50% but less than 75% of the class period
    • Students receive a 2 if they work more than 25% but less than 50% of the class period
    • Students  receive a 1 if they work less than 25% of the class period
  • Because we master a project before we move on, students receive an A on each project. If a project is submitted that is not of quality to indicate mastery it is returned to the student with notes as to the improvements that must be made before it is submitted again.
  • Students are expected to complete a minimum number of projects in a grading period.
  • Students who complete just a few projects but received 4 for their class participation most days will be considered as meeting the minimum number of projects required.

Google Apps
  • We use Google Apps for our projects so that students can learn to collaborate in a atmosphere much like they will use when they go to work.
  • We use our own Internet Domain, www.smsteched.net.  Students are assigned a log-in and password so they can collaborate and save their projects to Google Drive.
  • They are also assigned an e-mail address.
  • This address can only send and receive e-mails within our classes or their teachers.
  • The e-mail is managed by Gmail but is administered by myself.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact me.  I will be glad to provide you with their login information if you desire.

Contact Information

Giffin Bowen
302-629-4587 ext 3115
gbowen@seaford.k12.de.us
302-536-8052 (text or voice)