Tippecanoe School Corporation
KMS Student using a saw.
Neil Radtke

Students in Mr. Vandewalle's 8th-grade tech class have been working hard on their manufacturing unit. Mr. Vandewalle interviews students who apply for leadership roles and then allows them to plan, coordinate, and guide their fellow classmates as they create a special item that they will all take home. During this unit, students learn important skills such as cooperation, perseverance, and also what it takes to manufacture many of the items they use every day. It is a challenging unit for the students, but at the end, they all feel a great sense of accomplishment for a job well done. This unit is an annual favorite for KMS 8th graders.