Welcome to Biology!
Welcome to Biology I/Biology Honors!
My name is Ms. Morgan and I am your instructor. Biology is a required credit for high school graduation and I will help you achieve this goal. Remember I am here to guide you to success as we cover relevant and interesting topics that will be tested on the state's end of course exam.
Our classroom is a learning environment designed for each biology student to succeed. Your attendance, engagement and studious behavior is necessary at all times. Each day we will learn and practice biology concepts that allow you to do activities and labs with your peers! Ask questions, try your best, and get busy!
The Class Syllabus is located on this page and under the syllabus tab. Please refer to the syllabus for class policies and procedures.
671-4900 x 59495 best time to reach me: 8-8:45 am or 3-3:30 pm
Remind sign up: (Students and Parents)
Biology I Text @9hecfe to 81010 or to (786)398-4837
Honors Biology Text @7349g8 to 81010 or (786) 398-4837
6 duo tang (pronged paper folders), college-ruled notebook paper, graph paper, pencils, gel pens of many colors, 1 ream copy paper, 1 box tissues, 1 hand-soap, ear buds (not iphone buds)
color pencils, highlighter
We are a CAR-PD Classroom.......What is CAR-PD?
CAR-PD stands for Content Area Reading - Professional Development. The CAR-PD designation on a course indicates that the instructor is trained to incorporate reading strategies in the daily curriculum of the course. CAR-PD students learn the subject being studied as well as develop additional reading skills that will help improve their FSA Reading scores. CAR-PD strategies are research-based and have been shown to greatly improve student learning and reading ability.
The State of Florida sets the requirements for placing students in remedial reading classes. Students who have high level 2 reading scores can be eligible for CAR-PD classes (rather than having to take a year of remedial reading). This frees up an elective period in their schedule, enabling students to select an elective of their choice.
CAR-PD classes do not cover a watered down curriculum and are not "reserved" for students needing reading remediation. CAR-PD simply indicates that the teacher is CAR certified and is able to incorporate reading strategies within the course curriculum. These strategies are good for all students, not just those needing extra help in the area of reading.
Add Biology class to your Google Classroom!
On your MCPS student dashboard find the Google Classroom Icon. Click on it and add your biology class code:
Per. 1 Honors Biology hu1m4r
Per. 2 Biology I tj3bnjx
Per. 3 Honors Biology gy8fasd
Per. 4 Biology I 5h157y6
Per. 5 Honors Biology dtrqat6
Per. 6 Biology I 9a04g3
At the beginning of each grading period students are issued a punch card.
The punch card allows students to leave the room for personal issues such as:
restroom, going to another teacher's room, going to an administrative office,
seeing their coach, dropping off items, etc. If your student needs
to leave biology classmore than six times a grading period
please contact the registrar to add Health Issues to your child's profile.
Add this app to your phone!
Communication is very important in Biology I/Honors. Please consider the following:
I use call-em-all, an automated voice and text message service to contact parents regarding state testing, student grades, behavior and other information that is good to know regarding your student's biology class progress. This is optional and you may choose to opt out at any time.
Add your email address to your parent portal, teachers can send you a quick note while viewing your student's grades.
Sign up for the REMIND text service. Many teachers offer it and our students readily sign up. We can remind them of homework due dates and other important class information. To sign up for Biology REMIND see the syllabus.
Email each of your student's teachers (a direct link is found under faculty/staff on the Vanguard Web Page) and ask to be added to his/her contacts.
Register for E-Alerts from this site. Follow these instructions: E-Alert Sign Up
Absent? Check Current Unit Assignments Tab on my web page. Remember to go to the "make-up station" when you return to class.