Welcome: Welcome to the Urbandale Middle School Computer Department Website. My name is Lindsey Bakker and I have been teaching Computer Classes at UMS since 2001. I live in Urbandale with my wife, Durinda, who is a 5th grade teacher at Des Moines Christian. Prior to teaching in Urbandale, I taught Computers for two years at Charles City Middle School, after graduating from UNI in 1999.
Currently 6th and 8th grade students at UMS have Computer Class for one of their related arts classes.
Class Website – The majority of my class content can be found on my Scholar (formerly known as Moodle) class web pages. You can access the 8th grade Computer Class website by clicking here and the 6th grade Computer Class website by clicking here (must be logged into Scholar first). These web pages will be updated throughout the course as a learning resource for my students. Feel free to check out my class web pages if you have access to Scholar.
Washington D.C. Trip Update: In June of 2018 I took my 17th consecutive trip to Washington D.C. with students from U.M.S., including the final 10 years in charge of the trip. After that trip, I turned over the leadership of the D.C. Trip to Stephanie Hart, a 7th grade Science teacher at U.M.S., and Ryan Williams, a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at U.M.S. Sixth grade students will now first hear about the trip at the beginning of their 7th grade school year rather than in my 6th grade Computer Class.