Career and Technical Education Center at Heintz
John Bartucz
Mr. Bartucz
      Mr. Bartucz 
      Computer Science

Welcome to Puzzle-solving class!

Course Description: Every course I teach covers different material, but there are some common underlying threads. The aspects of Computer Science that we will study can be thought of as puzzles. Once we understand what the problem is, we can try to find a solution. And once we've found one solution, maybe that will give us ideas on how we can do it better (cheaper? faster? automated?). And maybe finding the solution to one puzzle will lead us to understand different, more complex puzzles. Using computers to help us solve problems is the foundation of Computer Science.

Classroom Expectations: Our classroom is a shared experience and a team effort. Be on time. Students are expected to be in the classroom, ready to work before the bell rings. In return, I will be in the classroom and ready to teach. Be prepared. Students should have all of their materials and be ready to learn. In return, I will have new materials ready for you and assignments graded in a timely manner. Be respectful. Students should be polite and courteous to their peers and teachers. In return, we will be respectful to the students and to each other. Be responsible. Students are responsible for their behavior and their work. It is the student’s responsibility to ask questions, to get their work done and to participate in class. When all of these expectations are met, we create a positive learning environment for all staff and students.

Daily Work: 

We will do most of our work in class. I am hoping that you will find the projects interesting enough that you want to work on them at home.

If you miss class, it is your responsibility to find out what work you missed and get homework submitted on the day you return. 

Communication: I will communicate regularly with students and parents and I hope that you will feel comfortable communicating with me.  The best way to reach me is via email and I will usually respond within a day. Parent nights are the best time to meet in person, but should an emergency arise, please email or call the school and we will do our best to make arrangements.

For a list of our classroom speakers and more websites and information, please see the links to the left of this page.

I look forward to an exciting new year!


John Bartucz

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