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Aquatics Science Teacher
Phone: (936) 276-2001 EXT: 83049
Tutoring Schedule: Everyday from 2:40- 3:30 pm
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Meet the Teacher Video
I have a BS in Biology from Sam Houston University and have been teaching for 20 years. This is my 9th year at Montgomery High School. I have lived in the area since I was 6 years old. In my 20 years of teaching I have taught Aquatics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, IPC, Algebra I and II, Geometry Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. I was married for 12 years before my husband passed away January 2019. I have three children and two grandchildren. My oldest son graduated from MHS in 2012. My hobbies include hiking, photography and reading a good book.
Below is my class schedule. The code to join Google Classroom is next to each class period.
IIf you are a remote learner your Google Meet time is on Wednesday or Thursday as follows depending on schedule.
1st - 840 6th - 1030
5th - 1230 7th - 1230
4th - 210 8th - 210
Please do not work ahead. I have already uploaded the materials needed for future dates but have the work may not be uploaded as of yet. Many worksheets, quizzes and projects are scheduled but will not appear until the date they are assigned at 7:00 AM in the morning.
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2nd Period: PLC
3rd Period: Aquatics kd6rrzx
4th Period: Aquatics x5tnp4v
5th period: Planning Period
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7th Period: Aquatics isvokoo
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In Aquatic Science, students study the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in aquatic environments, including impacts on aquatic systems. Investigations and field work in this course may emphasize fresh water or marine aspects of aquatic science depending primarily upon the natural resources available for study near the school. Students who successfully complete Aquatic Science will acquire knowledge about a variety of aquatic systems, conduct investigations and observations of aquatic environments, work collaboratively with peers, and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Homework / Daily Work: Will be given daily and checked daily. This average counts as 20% of your grade.
It must be done in regular pencil. Labs should be done in blue / black pen.
Notebooks: Keeping graded papers is the student’s responsibility. Students will need to place all graded
papers into their 3 ring binder science notebook. Once a six weeks they will be taking a notebook test. I keep
all tests. For all other assignments, students must have the original paper in order to contest a grade.
Labs / Quizzes: At least 3 each six weeks. The lab / quiz average will count as
20% of the six weeks grade. Labs should be done in blue/black pen.
Tests / Projects: Will occur at least 2 times during a 6 week period and will
count 60% of your average.
Only tests specified by teacher may be re-taken (labs, orals, formative assessments, etc. do not qualify) as stipulated in syllabus.
Only those who score less than a 60% may retake a test.
Maximum grade on a re-test is 75% .
Test may only be re-taken once and higher grade will be the official grade.
If student failed due to cheating, student loses opportunity to re-take that exam.
Re-test must be taken within 4 calendar school days after tests are returned (even if student is absent as grades can be checked on-line) regardless of absence.
Re-tests must be taken at a prearranged time with teacher. If student missed the pre-arranged time, then opportunity for re-testing is forfeited.
The student must do test corrections before they will be allowed to do the retest.
Test cannot be re-taken if at the end of the 6 week grading period.
The re-test may be different from the original – but will cover the same material.
Re-testing is a privilege, not a right.
Test correction guidelines
Students scoring between 60% and 69% may do corrections for a maximum score of 75%
The students must copy the entire question, the correct answer (with all needed work), and an explanation of why the answer is correct in order to gain back half the points missed on the original test up to a MAXIMUM score of 70%.
Test corrections are graded for accuracy and cannot be redone.
Not all tests may have test correction points offered.
Test corrections must be done at a prearranged time with teacher and cannot be taken home.
Test corrections cannot be given if at the end of the 6 week grading period.
Test corrections must be completed within 4 calendar school days after tests are returned (even if student is absent as grades can be checked on-line).
Please refer to the MHS Student Handbook for the Re-testing Policy and MAKE-UP WORK Policy in their entirety.
Class / Lab Rules –
Bring your supplies (notebook with blank paper, pen, pencil) daily.
Closed toed shoes and goggles MUST be worn in the lab at all times!
No students may enter the lab area without permission and supervision.
Do all your work in regular pencil, unless told otherwise. Labs are done in blue/black pen.
Do your homework daily. Work will not be accepted late.
Regular attendance is very important to good grades in this class.
Be courteous to everyone. Rude behavior will not be tolerated.
Make-up work is the responsibility of the student. Get your missed
assignments before or after school. Do not interrupt class to get make-up
I am very strict on tardies and will uphold the school policy.
Food and drinks are not permitted in the classroom at any time.
11. Profanity and cursing will not be permitted in my classroom. No Euphemisms, will be allowed.
NO WORK – NO CREDIT on all assignments. I do not accept just answers.
The process is more important than the answer.
You must do your own work, no coping. Copying someone else’s work is cheating and if I observe this occurring I will pick up both papers and you will both receive a zero for cheating. (Have respect and pride in yourself and DO NOT let someone else take credit for your work.)
Safety Contract will be filled out on line this year. You can find the link on the school website under useful resources.
Lecture/Notes Video Links
Unit 1: Safety
Safety Review Video
History of Aquatic Science and Careers
History of Ocean Exploration
Unit 3: Properties of Water and Water Cycle and Nutrient Cycle
Water Cycle lesson - diagram
Properties of water - power point
MAC Link (Montgomery Aligned Curriculum)
Tank maintenance contract
online acknowledgement form tank contract
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