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Title: Welcome to Biology O-200


1
Honors Biology K-101 Back-to-School Night
2015-2016 Mr. Nguyen Please sign in by
your childs name at the tables in the back of
the room
2
Survey for Second Period
  • Please complete the survey to help us get
    feedback on how we are doing as a school.
  • Surveys are completed electronically
  • Computers are available this evening in the
    library

3
Who is Mr. Nguyen?
  • I have a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry
  • I hold two credentials to teach in California,
    which includes
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 2

4
Why Honors Biology?
  • Offers the advanced student an educational
    program that covers in depth content knowledge.
  • Emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Majors themes include
  • Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Health

5
The Common Core (CCSS)
  • Implications in the Science Classroom
  • Integration of Literacy
  • Student practice using academic vocabulary
    through listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Focus on Application
  • Can students apply concepts to solve a novel
    problem?
  • Inquiry Driven Instruction

6
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
7
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Implications
  • Focus on Depth of Knowledge
  • Application of Content knowledge
  • Inquiry Driven Instruction (students learn
    through discovery)
  • Student-centered learning

8
Grades
  • Exams 50
  • Quizzes 10
  • Assignments 25
  • (Homework/Classwork/Labs)
  • Final Exam 10
  • Participation 5
  • A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79
  • D 60-69 F 59.4 and below

9
Suggested Daily Materials
  • Highlighter
  • Something to write with
  • Different colored pens

10
Textbook
  • Dragonfly BookBiology
  • -kept at home
  • -covered and properly cared for

11
Homework
  • 3 Purposes
  • Re-enforces and applies Science Standards learned
    in class.
  • Prepare students for exams/quizzes.
  • Informs the teacher whether students are
    understanding important concepts or whether
    re-teaching is necessary

12
Late Work
  • Late work is not accepted without a pass.
  • LATE passes
  • -1 pass per assignment
  • -6 passes per quarter
  • -turn in before the unit is finished for full
    credit
  • Warm-ups cannot be made up you must be present
    to participate

La Serna High School Semester I 2008-09 LATE HW
PASS 2 Name___________________________ Date___
_________________________ This pass entitles
the owner to turn in 1 LATE Homework assignment
worth 10 points for FULL CREDIT. This pass must
be used within one day of when the assignment was
due. Ms. Martinez WILL NOT accept late homework
without a pass! Use them wisely.
13
Make-up Work
  • All make-up work is accepted for EXCUSED ABSENCES
    ONLY.
  • How many days? For as many as the absence. ex
    Absent 2 days 2 make-up work days.
  • Exams/Quizzesmust be made up the next day during
    Advisory.
  • Unforeseen circumstances?
  • -e-mail me ?

14
Make-up Labs
  • many labs require my supervision
  • done during Advisory (Period 8)Request Day
    Pass
  • an alternative book assignment may be done
    instead

Teachers, after student has attended your
tutorial/study hall for a day, please place this
form in the box of the current tutorial/study
hall teacher to prove the student did in fact
attend.
Tutorial/Study Hall Day Pass I, (Name)
______________________, am requesting permission
to ATTEND another subject-area tutorial/study
hall on (date)__________ for the following
reason _________________________________________
______ Current Tutorial/Study Hall
Teacher_________________________
_______Approve Signature ___________________ __
_____Deny Desired Tutorial/Study Hall Teacher
________________________ _______Approve Signature
__________________ _______Deny
15
Tardy Policy
  • 1st and 2nd Tardy Student will receive a
    warning.
  • 3rd Tardy Parent will be informed via a phone
    call home and student receives N
  • 4th Tardy Parent will be informed via a phone
    call home, student receives U, and assigned a
    detention
  • 5th Tardy Will result in a referral and possible
    drop
  • Any tardy after the conference may result in
    the student being dropped from the class.

16
What is Tutorial?
  • During 1st half of lunch
  • A quiet place for students to work
  • One-on-one Teacher assistance
  • Opportunity to get work done

17
Class Rules
  • Be Courteous
  • Be in your assigned seats by the time the bell
    rings
  • Be Prepared
  • Cell phones must be either turned off or put on
    silent/vibrate

Students are members of a professional learning
community that values diversity and multicultural
education.
18
Choice Slips
  • A Choice Slip makes your child accountable for
    his/her behavior.
  • 50 participation points/semester (part of 5 of
    grade)
  • -10 points will be deducted from participation
    points.
  • Signed by a parent and returned within 3 day,
    only -5 points will be deducted

Choice Slip
Date_____________________ I,____________________
_____________________, of Period _____, made a
poor choice in Ms. Martinezs class today
because 1. ? I came in tardy to class. I
violated the schools Tardy policy. Tardy 1,
2, 3 (citizenship N), 4 (citizenship
U/Detention), 5 (Dropped from class) 2. ? I did
not add up my notebook points correctlythis is
academic dishonesty 3. ? My cell phone went off
in class OR I was texting OR My phone was
confiscated and sent to the Deans office--it can
be picked up after 3pm by a parent. 4. ? I used
inappropriate language in class__________________
__ 5. ? I did not use appropriate classroom
behavior. 6. ? I allowed talking to interfere
with others and their right to learn. 7. ? I did
not respect others and their right to learn. 8. ?
I did not use appropriate behavior during lab. 9.
? I violated La Sernas dress code. 10. ? I
cheated on an assignment/exam--please see course
syllabus for consequences. 11. ?
Other______________________________ 12. ? Forgot
to bring my Biology Notebook to class. Parent
Signature (Forged signatures will result in
serious consequences) X_________________________
___ Phone ( )_______-__________ Only -5
points will be deducted from grade if returned
within 3 days.
19
Campus Wide Rules
  • No Cell Phones
  • -only during Nutrition and Lunch
  • No MP3, i-pods, etc.

Cell Phones
MP3
20
Quizzes
  • -Usually every Friday.
  • -Informs the teacher whether students are meeting
    the goals and objectives for the week.
  • -Provides students with feedback on their
    performance for the week.
  • -Absent? Make it up Monday, schedule an
    appointment, or receive a zero!

21
Unit Exams
  • -Usually every 2-3 weeks.
  • -Covers lecture, labs, and homework.
  • -Absent? Make it up the next day, make an
    appointment within the week, or receive a zero!

22
Contact List
  • Your child has selected 6 Biology Contacts
  • 6 Contacts 6 phone numbers they can call for
    help after class.
  • DONT ACCEPT ANY EXCUSE THAT THEY COULDNT DO
    THEIR HOMEWORK BECAUSE THEY DIDNT KNOW HOW.
    They should have asked someone for help.

23
Suggestions for Parents
  • Ask and Check to see if work (hw/cw) was done and
    check for stamps.
  • Check your childs La Serna planner.
  • Ask them what they learned in Biology each day.
  • Encourage students to come in for help during
    advisory/tutorial for extra one-on-one help.
  • Let students know you are proud and recognize
    their hard work when they do well.
  • Check grades on Aeriesupdated every 2-3 weeks.
  • DO NOT accept excuses for failure.

24
Teleparent
  • www.Teleparent.net
  • FREE, automated telephone service
  • Communication from teacher to parent (ex exams,
    grades, tardies, etc.)
  • Phone calls are between 6pm-9pm.
  • Can use your cell phone insteadcontact the front
    office.

25
Biology Tutors
  • Extra help is available after school hours.
  • Tutors are teacher recommended.
  • Tutors are students who earned letter grades of
    A both semesters of Honors Biology last year.
  • Please e-mail me for a list of tutors.

26
Cheating Policy
  • Cheating of any sort WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
  • ex copying hw, copying answers during an exam,
    talking during an exam, FORGED parent signatures,
    etc.
  • Consequences
  • 0 on the assignment,
  • Parent notification
  • the incident will be recorded and placed in
    permanent records
  • Automatic U in citizenship.

27
LSHS Aeries Gradebook
  • Grades updated every 2-3 weeks.
  • Scores of Zero indicates missing work.
  • Passwords will be mailed to the primary e-mail
    account used at registration. Have a new e-mail
    address? Contact the Guidance office.

28
What if I have questions?
  • The best way to reach me is by email
  • johnl.nguyen_at_wuhsd.org
  • Or you may call me at (562) 698-8121 extension
    6260
  • Many questions can be answered by information on
    my website http//www.wuhsd.org//Domain/881
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