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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.


I have been informed that this Web page will be taken down over Winter Break. Until I get a new Web site, I will be posting notices on the left side of the Front board in class. Please read this section EVERY time you are in class. (Nov 20)


Anyone who needs help with their Gizmo Passwords, I will be available during class Nov. 21 & 27. AND after school Nov. 27. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE. (Nov 17)

You should now have notes for chapters 1 - 9 and 13  in your class notebook. Be sure to memorize those items listed on the Classroom News page.

Your next Gizmo is Covalent Bonds. For this Gizmo, all you need to turn in is the 5 Assessment questions. When you answer them, they will be sent to me electronically, you do NOT need to print them out. I suggest you "do the Gizmo" first yourself. This will help you get a better score on the Assessment.  You do NOT need to turn in the Exploration Guide. The grade will be for the Assessment questions ONLY. It will be due for all classes at 6am November 15th. (Nov 9).

I have posted the Ionic Bonds Gizmo. You only need to turn in the last page (page 4) of the Exploration Guide ("Extension: Chemical Families"). You MUST print out this sheet and answer it in blue or black ink. No hand written sheets will be accepted. Your entire grade will be based on this one sheet. Must be in blue or Black ink with the heading in the upper right hand corner. The due date is November 8/9.(Nov 1)

SCIENCE FEES : Fees will be collected starting October 30th via the OSP application found in the Parent Portal (Debit or credit on Mastercard or Visa only). Dates that I will take money (cash only - exact change) in class are:



Nov 20/21

Dec 14/15

Dec 20/21

Obligations will be written for students who have not paid by December 21st. (Oct 26)

The first District test will be November 6/7. Make-up will be November 9th at 2:40pm. You will need to bring a sharpened #2 pencil and a calculator to the test. I have posted  on the Classroom News page some topics to study. (Oct26)

Be sure you have written down your Gizmo passwords and have entered your email information. After Oct. 1st, I will not be able to access your log in information. (Sept 23)

For the first day of class, you have the following to do:

Bring to next class: signed contract and e-book form ( if you want the electronic book)

In your notes you need the following 5 items: Syllabus, Lab Safety, Uniform policy, Electronic device policy, and Discipline policy.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 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. 

Please note:

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.

Remember, you should have the syllabus, safety rules, and discipline plan in your notes. These are fair game for a quiz question.

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. 

Lunch applications: Students can apply on-line at

Starting on Monday, October 23, 2017, only students with a 2017-2018 approval for free meal benefits will be eligible to receive free lunch. Lunch costs $.40 for students approved for reduced-price meals and $2.25 for elementary students and $2.50 for secondary students who pay full price.  Households may have experienced a change in circumstances since Hurricane Irma.  To ensure timely processing and prevent an interruption of free lunch service to students who may now qualify for meal benefits, please encourage parents to complete an application for meal benefits as soon as possible before October 20, 2017.The application is on-line at

Empezando el lunes 23 de octubre del 2017 solo alumnos que han sido aprobado para el beneficio de almuerzo gratis o rebajado serán elegibles para este servicio.  El almuerzo cuesta 40 centavos para los alumnos aprobados para el servicio rebajado y $2.50 para alumnos secundarios que pagan precio total.  Muchos hogares tuvieron cambios como resultado del Huracán Irma, para darles la oportunidad a familias que apliquen para el servicio de almuerzo gratis o rebajado se ha extendido la aplicación hasta el 20 de octubre.  La aplicación está disponible en el internet al

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Insurance: Apply online at (non-athletes only). For those interested in sports, go to the Athletics office, room 131.




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.


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