||Mr. Russ' Home Page
Please down load the syllabus and other class files in the Resources section and keep them in your notes.
Visit this page often as it will continue to be updated very often. Check the board in class each day for updates and announcements.
Please read all the material on this page, Classroom News, and Resources.
The Charles and Boyles law Gizmo has been posted. Please run the Gizmo as per the Exploration guide. When you are finished, please answer the Assessment Questions. Be sure you are logged into the correct Gizmo account ( my name should be showing on the screen/tab). The grade will be based only on the Assessment questions, so be careful. No resets. It is due May 3/4 per the Gizmo Grading guidelines.(April 20)
On April 20th, I will be posting an "extra Grade" assignment. This will be OPTIONAL. It will be posted between 2:30 and 6:00pm. It will be due on the 21st before 7:15am. You must answer one question, type the answer, and print the page. This paper is what will be due. More information will follow.(March 29)
Several elements have the same symbol as the Postal Code of one of the states. List the Element Symbol, Atomic Number, State Name, and Element Name. Sort the list by Atomic Number.
The answer must typed on 8-1/2 X 11 white paper, one side, in black ink. First type the Question, followed by the answer following the format in the question -- left to right. The element symbol must be written correctly.
If you do not turn in a paper, your grade will be "X". If you turn in a paper, your grade will be as follows:
No error = A, One error= B, two errors=D, and three or more errors= F. If the list is incomplete, you will receive an "F", so be careful. The grade will count as a TEST grade. No hand written paper will be accepted. Standard class heading rules apply. Your printed paper is due to me between 6:15am and the ringing of the 7:15am bell tomorrow, April 21st. No late work will be accepted.
Collision Theory Gizmo has been posted. It is due April 4/5. You need to turn in the completed Exploration Guide and answer the Assessment questions. Read the complete Gizmo Guide at the bottom of the classroom news page. (March 23)
When I post a test ( district or chapter), I also post the make-up date and time. IF you miss the test for any reason, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to attend the make-up. IF there is some other problem, you need to contact me prior to the make-up time about other arrangements. If you do not, it is on you.
A tutoring flyer has been posted on the Resources page (near the bottom).
Remember, you should have the syllabus, safety rules, and discipline plan in your notes. These are fair game for a quiz.
Uniforms that are deemed inappropriate by the administration (i.e. too short, too baggy, not tucked in, etc) will result in students changing to school issued uniforms in addition to the listed outcomes. Excessive violations may result in the termination of extra-curricular activities.
Updated Electronic Device Policy for 2016-2017
Using or displaying an electronic device (i.e. cell phone, I-Pod, etc) during school hours will result in the confiscation of the device in addition to the listed outcomes. Electronic devices will ONLY be returned to the parent or legal guardian of the student 24 hours after the device is confiscated.
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Lunch applications: Students can apply on-line at http://freeandreucedmealapp.dadeschools.net
Insurance: Apply online at www.healthspecialrisk.com (non-athletes only). For those interested in sports, go to the Athletics office, room 131.
For new students, please read:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. Your syllabus will be reviewed on the first day of class. Please print a copy of the syllabus, Discipline Plan,and safety rules from the Resources page and keep it in your class notebook. A basic list of materials you will need can be found below. Please have these items on the second day of class.
Class notebook. Three ring binder with paper. Paper must be 8 1/2 x 11 or 10 1/2 x 8 ( college ruled or wide ruled) only.
Blue or black pen
A number 2 pencil and eraser
One letter size file folder
Calculator. A scientific calculator is strongly recommended. A graphing calculator is NOT required, but can be used. Basic scientific calculators can be purchased for about $15 at Walgreens or Office Depot.
For the second day of class:
Please bring back the "Contract" page signed by you and your parent. This is for a grade.
Also, bring in the Electronic Book form signed. If not, you will be issued a text book.
Important Student Log In information -- Please read
To meet Federal and local security compliance laws and rules, the account process for student passwords is being re-established. This compliance is being managed through a new updated release of the district's existing password management solution.
Lab resources on Resources page.
Gizmo grading information can be found on the Classroom News page.
Student Log On Accounts are now active. These are your OWN accounts. You must follow this procedure or you will be instantly locked out.
Access to your school e-mail account can be found in your student portal.
If you need to have your password reset to the default value, see me privately.