• Life Science Syllabus 2018-2019

    Mr. Nenes

    Rm. 702

    Phone: 928-773-8200

    *Please call before 7:30 am or after 2:30 pm only.

     

    Course Description:

    Life Science is a remediation science course designed to enhance and strengthen student use of technology, laboratory techniques, problem solving and critical thinking skills.  Students will enhance their understanding of science in their everyday lives while working on their ability levels in note taking, reading for content and time management. Life science will take a thematic approach to investigate basic science, life science, chemistry; by using general scientific processes and the inquiry method.

     

    Classroom Management:

                Expectations;

    Students will –

                Show respect to themselves others and others property.

                Put forth 100% of their effort 100% of the time.

                Be in class and ready to learn when the bell rings.

                Have high expectations for themselves and the people around them.

    Failure to follow the above expectations will result in;

                Student’s given the opportunity to self-correct (warning).

                Teacher will have a personal conference with the student individually.

                Teacher will attempt to contact the student’s parents about behavior.

     

    Academic Honesty

                Cheating WILL NOT be tolerated.  If the student is caught cheating (including but not limited to plagiarism, copying someone’s paper, letting someone copy your paper, cheat sheets, and use of technology to transmit or receive information with the intent of academic dishonesty) the resulting grade on said assignment will be zero.

    Consider this statement your warning.

    Assignments/Absent/Late Work

    • Late work will be accepted with a reduction of credit given. Anything turned in four days or more after the due date will not be accepted unless mitigating circumstances can be demonstrated.
    • Students absent will be given the number of days they were absent to complete the work they missed.
    • Procedures and policies for make-up work due to an excused or unexcused absence are listed in the student handbook.

     

    Grading will be recorded as such: (set by district)       

    • A+          90-100 %                Homework/Attendance  = 20% (Practice)
    • B+          80-89  %                 Class-work/Labs +
    • C+        70-79  %                 Tests/Quizzes = 80% (Measurement/Performance)
    • D+         60-69  %                          

    F                   below 59 %             Final Exam 15% of overall grade (set by district)      

     

     

    Attendance: See attached handout on attendance

     

    Tests/Quizzes: Tests will be taken in class on the day assigned. If you know that you will be absent due to school excused athletic, scholastic or other related functions you are encouraged to make arrangements to take the test PRIOR to your absence when possible. In any case you will be expected to take the test the day you return to class. In the case of medical excuses you will take the test in the time allowed for excused absences – please refer to student handbook for number of days required for make-up work. The Final Exam will be comprehensive in nature (covers all material during the semester) and will be worth 15% of your class grade.

     

    Participation: Participation in the class will be noted throughout the semester. Lack of participation includes tardiness, unexcused absences, behavioral problems, failure to participation in class discussions or activities, or any other events that distract from learning or participation in classroom activity.

     

    Tutoring: DO NOT hesitate to ask for help. I will do my best to get you the help you need. If you are struggling and need extra help, I am available before or after school and during my prep period. There is no excuse for not taking advantage of my time before or after school, but it is your responsibility to make arrangements with me prior to dropping in. I have after school duty and meetings weekly. In addition the school offers tutoring in many subjects on a daily basis and students are encouraged to take advantage of those services as well.

     

     

    Behavior: You are quickly approaching adulthood, and adult behaviors will be expected of you. I expect that you not talk while I am talking and I will refrain from talking when you are talking.

    Inappropriate language, notes to friends, drawing, throwing of objects, tampering with chemicals or other equipment, or other inexcusable actions will be dealt with and will depend on the offense. Class time is the time where you are in my class to learn about science. If you are practicing off tasks behaviors in class you are wasting my time and the time of others in the class. Please take this as seriously as I do.

     

    Class Expectations:

    1. Students must follow the safety guidelines outlined in the safety contract and all rules listed in the Student Handbook.
    2. All electronics including cell phones, ear buds, chargers, ipads, or computers are not allowed in class unless given permission for a particular task. They are to be put away so they are not seen. If they are able to be seen then they will be taken and given to the front office, only a parent or guardian will be able to retrieve them.
    3. Inappropriate use of computers, lab equipment, and chemicals is prohibited.
    4. Voices are to be kept at a quiet level during class and labs.
    5. Food and all drinks with the exception of water are prohibited.
    6. Daily directions must be followed to ensure the safety of all students.

     

    Student Signature________________________________ Date___________________ 

     

    Parent Signature_________________________________ Date___________________

     

     

    Life Science Syllabus 2018-2019

    Mr. Nenes

    Rm. 702

    Phone: 928-773-8200

    *Please call before 7:30 am or after 2:30 pm only.

     

    Course Description:

    Life Science is a remediation science course designed to enhance and strengthen student use of technology, laboratory techniques, problem solving and critical thinking skills.  Students will enhance their understanding of science in their everyday lives while working on their ability levels in note taking, reading for content and time management. Life science will take a thematic approach to investigate basic science, life science, chemistry; by using general scientific processes and the inquiry method.

     

    Classroom Management:

                Expectations;

    Students will –

                Show respect to themselves others and others property.

                Put forth 100% of their effort 100% of the time.

                Be in class and ready to learn when the bell rings.

                Have high expectations for themselves and the people around them.

    Failure to follow the above expectations will result in;

                Student’s given the opportunity to self-correct (warning).

                Teacher will have a personal conference with the student individually.

                Teacher will attempt to contact the student’s parents about behavior.

     

    Academic Honesty

                Cheating WILL NOT be tolerated.  If the student is caught cheating (including but not limited to plagiarism, copying someone’s paper, letting someone copy your paper, cheat sheets, and use of technology to transmit or receive information with the intent of academic dishonesty) the resulting grade on said assignment will be zero.

    Consider this statement your warning.

    Assignments/Absent/Late Work

    • Late work will be accepted with a reduction of credit given. Anything turned in four days or more after the due date will not be accepted unless mitigating circumstances can be demonstrated.
    • Students absent will be given the number of days they were absent to complete the work they missed.
    • Procedures and policies for make-up work due to an excused or unexcused absence are listed in the student handbook.

     

    Grading will be recorded as such: (set by district)       

    • A+          90-100 %                Homework/Attendance  = 20% (Practice)
    • B+          80-89  %                 Class-work/Labs +
    • C+        70-79  %                 Tests/Quizzes = 80% (Measurement/Performance)
    • D+         60-69  %                          

    F                   below 59 %             Final Exam 15% of overall grade (set by district)      

     

     

    Attendance: See attached handout on attendance

     

    Tests/Quizzes: Tests will be taken in class on the day assigned. If you know that you will be absent due to school excused athletic, scholastic or other related functions you are encouraged to make arrangements to take the test PRIOR to your absence when possible. In any case you will be expected to take the test the day you return to class. In the case of medical excuses you will take the test in the time allowed for excused absences – please refer to student handbook for number of days required for make-up work. The Final Exam will be comprehensive in nature (covers all material during the semester) and will be worth 15% of your class grade.

     

    Participation: Participation in the class will be noted throughout the semester. Lack of participation includes tardiness, unexcused absences, behavioral problems, failure to participation in class discussions or activities, or any other events that distract from learning or participation in classroom activity.

     

    Tutoring: DO NOT hesitate to ask for help. I will do my best to get you the help you need. If you are struggling and need extra help, I am available before or after school and during my prep period. There is no excuse for not taking advantage of my time before or after school, but it is your responsibility to make arrangements with me prior to dropping in. I have after school duty and meetings weekly. In addition the school offers tutoring in many subjects on a daily basis and students are encouraged to take advantage of those services as well.

     

     

    Behavior: You are quickly approaching adulthood, and adult behaviors will be expected of you. I expect that you not talk while I am talking and I will refrain from talking when you are talking.

    Inappropriate language, notes to friends, drawing, throwing of objects, tampering with chemicals or other equipment, or other inexcusable actions will be dealt with and will depend on the offense. Class time is the time where you are in my class to learn about science. If you are practicing off tasks behaviors in class you are wasting my time and the time of others in the class. Please take this as seriously as I do.

     

    Class Expectations:

    1. Students must follow the safety guidelines outlined in the safety contract and all rules listed in the Student Handbook.
    2. All electronics including cell phones, ear buds, chargers, ipads, or computers are not allowed in class unless given permission for a particular task. They are to be put away so they are not seen. If they are able to be seen then they will be taken and given to the front office, only a parent or guardian will be able to retrieve them.
    3. Inappropriate use of computers, lab equipment, and chemicals is prohibited.
    4. Voices are to be kept at a quiet level during class and labs.
    5. Food and all drinks with the exception of water are prohibited.
    6. Daily directions must be followed to ensure the safety of all students.

     

    Student Signature________________________________ Date___________________ 

     

    Parent Signature_________________________________ Date___________________