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Hart Middle School plans launch of engineering academy

Original post made on Apr 16, 2014

Hart Middle School will host an open house April 29 in preparation for its launch of an engineering academy in the 2014-15 school year.

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Comments (13)

Posted by Hart Parent, a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

So happy to see this offered to our kids. Hope girls and boys will participate alike.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 17, 2014 at 7:46 am

Whoa horsey...is that cool of what? yup...wish I could sign up!


Posted by cosmic-charlie, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 17, 2014 at 8:08 am

I am a long way removed from middle school. I remember shop classes starting in the 7th grade.
Are shop classes offered anymore in middle school or even high school these days. I am on board with this proposal, but is it a substitute for hands-on fabrication with hand and machine tools in a shop setting?
Cad/Cam systems are certainly what's happening now, and I couldn't be a bigger fan for the use of computers in manufacturing. But there is something about the smell of shellac in the morning...


Posted by Parent, a resident of Hart Middle School
on Apr 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

Who will over see this new academy, APT? Just wondering since APT is on it's next principal removal at Hart. Good to know the union can oversee its teachers and PUSD admin as well. At least APT moves faster than PUSD HR.


Posted by Mom, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Is Pleasanton Middle School offer anything like this or is thinking of it? Sounds like a great opportunity.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Creative problem solving,real-world problems...? Hart had it in him...the kids! Understanding the documentation and design process and how those areas apply to everyday use...to teach...explore options...alternatives...not taking no, for an answer. No free lunches here. Thank you Cheri Weinhagen!


Posted by Wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

This is great please roll this out so all students have this opportunity!


Posted by Tired of APT', a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm

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Posted by truth, a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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on Apr 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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Posted by Tired of APT, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

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Posted by Poor Name, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

The idea of this academy is good, but the name is unfortunate. Engineering is a profession, and it is not learned in middle school or high school. So, they should not be calling it an engineering academy. You don't see such things as doctor academy and lawyer academy. It would have been much better for them to call it technology academy or science and technology academy.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Engineering is an exact science...if it meets your needs. Medicine and Law are not exact sciences. Perhaps one of these young adults ( girl or boy ) attending Hart Middle School, will be that person, whose idea creates a new technology, in-turn, provides you a profession, that supports your life ( family) financial future. Sorry...not a very good anology. IMO Personally, I don't care what they call it...sigh.


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