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Welcome to Biology. Mrs. Holden Room 1.520. About the Instructor. Email: [email protected] UGA Graduate – Go Dawgs ! Former Biotechnology Researcher Worked to genetically engineer chickens to produce chemotherapy drugs Doctoral Student Mom to Ellie Girls Soccer Coach.

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Welcome to biology

Welcome to Biology

Mrs. Holden

Room 1.520


About the instructor
About the Instructor

  • Email: [email protected]

  • UGA Graduate – Go Dawgs!

  • Former Biotechnology Researcher

    • Worked to genetically engineer chickens to produce chemotherapy drugs

  • Doctoral Student

  • Mom to Ellie

  • Girls Soccer Coach


Co instructor
Co-Instructor

  • Ms. Kim

  • University of Georgia


Course expectations
Course Expectations

  • Biology moves at accelerated pace

  • High level of content

  • Students are expected to:

    • Read each chapter assigned on own and review all course material as needed

    • Study, use resources at home

    • Complete all assignments, projects and labs on time

    • Be about learning and achieving

    • Use Office Hours if necessary


Spring semester
Spring Semester

  • Genetics

  • Evolution

  • Classification

  • Viruses

  • Organismal Biology

  • Body Systems


Class materials
Class Materials

  • 1.5 Inch 3 Ring Binder

    • 3 Tab Dividers

    • Loose leaf college ruled paper

  • Blue/Black Ink Pens

  • Pencils

  • Composition Book AKS Log Book

  • Colored Pencils (Optional)

  • Calculator (Optional)


The notebook
The Notebook

  • 1.5 Inch 3 Ring Binder w/ 3 tab dividers

  • Bring Daily; Keep organized

    • 1. Class Information – syllabus, lab safety contract, assignment lab, articles & references

    • 2. Lecture Notes – kept titled, dated and in order

    • 3. Numbered Assignments & Labs –keep in order; use assignment log to keep track


The textbook
The Textbook

  • We will have a class set of books

  • You have ONLINE access to the text PLUS additional resources through My eClass

  • Access My eClass through the GCPS website https://myeclassgcps.com/app/StudentPortalLogin/

  • Use your GCPS student id # and password to log on

  • LOTS of resources!


Grade breakdown
Grade Breakdown

  • Grade reports emailed every Friday

  • Grade Breakdown

    • 30% Tests

    • 5% Project

    • 20% Labs

    • 15% Homework Quizzes

    • 5% Midterm

    • 20% EOCT (Early May)

    • 5% Lab Performance Final


Office hours make up work content help
OFFICE HOURS/Make up Work & Content Help:

  • 645am – 715am daily

  • After school by appointment 215pm -315pm

  • Make up work is due within 5 days of the excused absence.

  • Come for help if needed!!!


Mchs webpage
MCHS Webpage

  • Daily schedules will be posted on my webpage located on our schools website at www.MillCreekHighSchool.org and will be updated regularly.

  • Assignments and other information may be linked to the site from time to time.

  • If you are absent, check the site!


Reassessment policy
Reassessment Policy

  • Instructor will review the top missed questions for each test

  • Students will have the opportunity to review their tests

  • Top missed questions will be reassessed on later assessments


Biology class rules
Biology Class Rules

  • 1. Be on time for class. MCHS Tardy Policy Applies!

  • 2. Be Prepared at the Bell – all materials out and ready.

  • 3. LATEWORK – ONE DAY LATE = 20% off; after that its not accepted.

  • 4. All papers should have your name. Papers without a name will not be graded. See No Name Folder.

  • 5. There will be an academic penalty for cheating or allowing others to cheat from your work.


Biology class rules cont
Biology Class Rules Cont.

  • 6. Show Respect. Classroom disturbances of any kind will not be tolerated.

  • 7. Please do not ask to leave the room except for emergencies.

  • 8. The following are not allowed in this classroom:

    • Food & drinks (except water)

    • Hats

    • Cell phones, IPODs and other items as stated by the administration in the student handbook*

  • 9. Keep This Room Clean!

  • 10. Lab Safety must be followed. Inability to follow lab safety rules may result in a zero grade and disciplinary action.


Class procedures
Class Procedures

  • MCHS Tardy Policy Applies

  • Non-Tardies/Electronics - 1st Infraction – Verbal Warning & Parent Contact

  • 2nd Administrator Referral

  • Instructor reserves the right to change the consequence per infraction!

  • Lab Safety is a MUST!


Restroom locker passes
Restroom/Locker Passes

  • 3 Passes a semester

  • Only if an emergency

  • No wandering

  • Emergency illness is an exception

  • Use your passes wisely!


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