About The Program

THE TEACHER

Mr. David Mellor
Agriscience Educator/FFA Advisor,
Natural Resources & Agriscience Program
South & West Washtenaw Consortium (SWWC)
Saline High School
Room B-233
1300 Campus Parkway
Saline, MI, USA 48176
Phone: 734-401-4222

PHILOSOPHY:

I believe in the 3 circle model of teaching agricultural sciences. Students are able to apply what is learned in the classroom to real life situations outside of the classroom by having individualized hands on experience programs (SAE) that fit their career goals and interests. These individualized SAE Projects or Programs enhance and extend classroom concept learning while providing the student with the ability to take ownership and customize their learning in the areas of: placement, entrepreneurship and research.

The FFA component provides the opportunity for recognition, awards, travel, scholarships, and the hands-on development of communication and leadership skills highly valued by employers.

Combined, all three (Classroom/Lab - SAE - FFA) improve retention of subject matter while developing the individual as a whole person better prepared to succeed in the world of work or post secondary studies.
Ag Teacher's Creed

I am an agricultural educator by choice and not by chance.

I believe in American agriculture; I dedicate my life to its development and the advancement of its people.

I will strive to set before my students by my deeds and actions the highest standards of citizenship for the community, state and nation.

I will endeavor to develop professionally through study, travel and exploration.

I will not knowingly wrong my fellow teachers. I will defend them as far as honesty will permit.

I will work for the advancement of agricultural education and I will defend it in my community, state and nation.

I realize that I am a part of the school system. I will work in harmony with school authorities and other teachers of the school.

My love for youth will spur me on to impart something from my life that will help make for each of my students a full and happy future.


CLASSES OFFERED:
  • Course #352  Ag-1 - Agriscience Biology Click Here
  • Course #816  Ag-2 - Botany - Plant, Turf & Landscape Science Click Here
  • Course #825  Ag-3 - Zoology - Pre-Vet Livestock & Companion Animal Science Click Here
  • Courses #816A & #825A  Ag-4 -Advanced Research in Agriscience
GRADING:
  • 50% - Classroom/Laboratory Assignments
  • 25% - SAE Ag Experience Project & AET Project Records Click Here
  • 25% - Student Leadership Organization Participation (FFA)
What is this all about?
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The Agricultural Education Mission

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

The Three-Circle Model of Instruction

AgEd Three Circle Model

Through agricultural education, students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career success. Agricultural education instruction is delivered through three major components:

1) classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning) 50% OF GRADE

2) supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning) 25% OF GRADE

3) student leadership organization National FFA Organization. 25% OF GRADE

Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

To accomplish its mission, FFA:

  • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
  • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
  • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
  • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
  • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
  • Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
  • Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
  • Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
  • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourages excellence in scholarship

Motto

The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.



Saline High School Agriscience Program named 2010 Education Excellence Award- Michigan's Best - High School Science Program by the
Michigan Association of School Boards

2013 IN THE NEWS:
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FFA IN THE NEWS
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TEACHER REFLECTIONS
 A link to a recap on the past year.

STUDENT DATA TABLES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE


NameAgriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences
CIP01.0000
CEPD43
PSN16153
FY2014 - 2015

Primary Instructor's NameDavid Mellor
Date
Primary Instructor's E-mailmellord@salineschools.org
Primary Instructor's Phone Number734-429-8000 ex. 2343
OCTE Program NameAgriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences
School Program Identifying Name
(if different)
CEPD43
Program Serial Number (PSN)16153
CIP Code01.0000
 
Administrator's NameJody Gielinski
Administrator's TitleCTE Director
Expiration Date of Contract
(Contracted Program)
Program BuildingSaline High School
Program Street Address1300 Campus Pkwy.
CitySaline
StateMichigan
Zip Code48176
Administrator's Emailgielinsj@salineschools.org
 
CEPD Administrator's NameJody Gielinski
CEPD Administrator's Emailgielinsj@salineschools.org
CEPD Administrator's Phone734.429.8061


 



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