Category Archives: Occupational Education

2023 PSCS Yearbook (Yearlong) (Sieglinde)

Hope to work with a motivated group of 5-10 students who want to spend time this year learning how work together as a team, to collect photos and create a repository, and then, ultimately in Spring Term, pull it all together into a book. I’ll work with you on using the Adobe Suite, taking photos, and creating a school yearbook that represents all of us, captures our memories, and has a cohesive feel. We’ll start off slow in Fall Term (CID Guidebook?!), move into more work in Winter, then we’ll need everyone to get real busy in Spring.

We’ll need

1-2 editors

2-3 Photographers

2-3 Layout Managers

Cut It Out! (Scobie)

MakerMade M2 CNC KitMakerMade M2 CNC Kit
Who wants to be on a small team (6 students max)  who help develop, install, and learn about the new computer-controlled plywood-cutting robot I’ve ordered for the shop?  This class will include:

  • Unboxing a kit that lets us build and install a CNC router capable of cutting any shape into a plywood or other panel up to 4 x 8 feet!
  • Designing a way to install this tool and cutting rack onto the east wall of the shop
  • Testing and calibrating the machine
  • Setting up a dust collection system for the machine
  • Practicing digital drawing and design in Sketchup in order to develop the skills to design projects for the machine
  • Learning the software that drives the tool path, and how to convert technical design drawings to tool paths.
  • Developing helpful videos for teaching others to use the cutter
  • Trying out early projects
  • And, more important than any of these things: naming the machine! :-).

Shop Life (Scobie)

If you like making things, fixing things,  and  being competent with tools, you should always take as much Shop Life as you can possibly get your hands on! Here’s what we’ll be doing:

  1. Learning about tools and the skills to use them effectively and safely.
  2. Working on improving, organizing, stocking, and cleaning our ever-developing shop.
  3. Contributing to the school and our larger community with fixes, furniture, and projects.
  4. Completing projects that result in gifts you can give to yourself or others.

Danny Woo Community Garden (hannah)

Danny Woo Community Garden is beautiful terraced land, sloping above the CID, providing garden plots for members of our wider community. We will head up there to volunteer – pulling weeds along the pathways, tending the compost, and caring for the chickens.

The times we can go volunteer at the garden are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-3. So, this class might end up happening as two (or three?) sessions depending on how scheduling happens. You do not have to attend both (or all) sessions to receive credit.

College Prep (juniors and seniors) (hannah)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

This class is for Juniors and Seniors who are preparing for collegiate life beyond PSCS. We will look at schools, keep track of deadlines, and work on applications including essays. This is a space for organization, accountability, and personal college work support.

My intention is to run this class once a week, during the short slot at the end of the day on Wednesdays, if we stick with the schedule from last year.