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Welcome to Biology. Mrs. Kathleen Douma Kathy.douma@eu.dodea.edu. Introduction: Mrs. Douma. Have taught for 8 years – Lakenheath High School Bachelor’s Degree Microbiology, Montana State University Master’s Degree in Education University of Phoenix Home State is Montana

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welcome to biology

Welcome to Biology

Mrs. Kathleen Douma


introduction mrs douma
Introduction: Mrs. Douma
  • Have taught for 8 years – Lakenheath High School
  • Bachelor’s Degree Microbiology, Montana State University
  • Master’s Degree in Education

University of Phoenix

  • Home State is Montana
  • 20 year career in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Married , Mr Douma teaches sixth grade at the Middle School
  • One son, Zeke, 1nst Lt U.S. Army, 10thMtn Division deployed to Afghanistan in July 2013

Things I enjoy….

  • Traveling, hiking, reading, scuba, animals, quilting, flowers, cooking, and…..



Please bring the following to every class:

  • Three Ring Binder –for Biology only
  • Composition Notebook/Journal
  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Eraser
  • Planner
  • An inquiring mind

Everything else belongs in your backpack. Backpacks are to be placed near the door on the east side of the classroom.

  • Students are required to come prepared for class.
  • Address the morning agenda immediately when you sit down. DON’T WAIT FOR THE BELL!
  • You must be in your seat when the bell rings or you will be counted as tardy.
  • Remain in your seat until the bell rings.
  • Do not pack up until you are directed by Mrs. Douma
  • I will dismiss you.
assessments grading
  • Assignments will not always receive a point grade in Gradespeed.
  • You will be graded on your ability to demonstrate understanding.
    • Laboratory Write up
      • Design of experiment to solve a problem or answer a question
      • Data Analysis and Conclusion or interpretation of outcome
    • Un-announced Quizzes
    • Vocabulary or Unit Tests
    • Journal Reflection
    • Project or Presentation
seating plan procedure
Seating Plan Procedure
  • Your seat will be assigned.
  • If you require a seat change, please talk with me.
classroom procedures
Classroom Procedures
  • Use the garbage can and recycling bins.
  • Washroom is off limits during class time. Ask permission.
  • Cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, etc. are not allowed. Leave them in your backpack along with your headphones.
  • Be on time and prepared with


  • Listen to the announcements.
  • No eating or drinking except water.
  • Remember you are in a science lab

Safety is a primary issue

my expectations
My Expectations
  • Be on time and ready for class.
  • Work should be neat, tidy and readable.
  • The purpose of assignments is to help you learn the material. Not doing your assignment will most likely guarantee failure on your assessments.
  • If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed.
  • If you need extra help please ask. Your grade is your responsibility, not mine.
  • Courtesy and respect are to be extended to all.
attendance make up

You are expected to be familiar with the attendance policy in the student handbook

  • Late work may be turned in up to one week after the due date.
    • Missing work is recorded as a zero
    • Late work is worth 50%
    • Incomplete assignments will not be graded
  • Excused absences have one day for every missed day to complete work, unless other arrangements are made.
  • If you miss a class it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed…NOT at the beginning of next class.
  • If you need extra help please ask for a seminar pass. Your grade is your responsibility!
fire drill procedure
Fire Drill Procedure
  • Leave belongings behind.
  • Exit quickly and quietly.
  • Stay together as a class.
  • Meet at the designated

muster point for


  • Re-enter the school when

directed by your teacher.