• Name: Ms. Hughes
    Subjects / Classes Taught: Environmental Science
    Degree(s): BS in Biology, Post Bach in Education, Masters in Plant Biology and Environmental Resources, ELL Endorsed, and a  Masters in Administration and Leadership
    Certifications: Secondary Biology, English as a Second Language (ESL), General Science
    Experience: This is my 19th year teaching and my 13th year here at Alhambra. I've taught 5th, 7th and 8th, High School and University level classes in science.

    Welcome to Ms. Hughes's Environmental Science Class
    Room # 2017
     
    I have office hours daily from 7:30 - 8am and from 3:10 - 3:30pm daily for tutoring, extra help or just finishing or making up assignments. I am also here late one day a week for SOS Planet and for students to come in and work. I also leave my room open daily for 6th lunch so students can come in to work. Please come in if you have been absent and make up your work or any missing assignments before it's too late.
     
    • Textbook: Pearson Environmental Science: Your World Your Turn
    • You must have a notebook. Please make sure it is set up correctly. See me for questions on set-up
    • Please refer to the Plan for Success for rules and guidelines
    • Expectations: Do your best on each and every assignment. Re-do them if you get a low grade.  Re-do's are due the next day after I pass the assignment back
    • Classroom Policies/Rules: Be respectful, spit out your gum, be on time, be prepared with school supplies and no perfumes or colognes or other scented sprays etc due to severe allergies and out of respect for other students.
     My extra curricular responsibilities:
    • KKIS tutoring time: 3:05-3:30 daily in my classroom 
    • Clubs sponsored: Students for a Sustainable Planet Club Thursdays after school in room 2017.  Come join us and get volunteer hours for your government class, job applications or college scholarship applications or do it just for fun and to help the environment :-)
    • Wellness Ambassador
    • Advisory Committee
     
     

    PLAN FOR STUDENT SUCCESS 2018-2019 

    School: Alhambra                                                                     Teacher: Hughes

    Department   Science                                                                 Course Title:  Environmental Science 1-2  

    No. of Credits            1/2      Grade Level(s)          10-12          Prerequisite(s)         Biology

    1. Course Description:  Course Description: Environmental Science 1-2 Meets PUHSD and Arizona Science Standards graduation requirement of PUHSD and the science laboratory admission requirements of Arizona universities. Environmental Science 1-2 is a laboratory science course designed to explore the interrelationship of humanity on the local and global environment. Emphasis is on helping the student make decisions based on facts about our ability to live in harmony with the environment. This course is activity-oriented and includes such topics as ecological relationships, use and consumption of our natural resources, energy and problems resulting from population growth pollution and global change and sustainability.

    2. Materials Required:  Materials Required: A composition book either with lined or graph paper, a good supply of pencils. No Pens unless okayed by your teacher. It would also be good to have on hand colored pencils, markers and highlighters and glue sticks as general supplies.

    A= 90-100%

    Activities (Participation, homework, classwork, bell work, etc.)

    20%

    B= 80-89%

    Assessments (Tests, quizzes, lab reports, PBAs, projects, etc.)

    65%

    C= 70-79%

    CRT (District Midterm & Final Exam)

    15%

    D= 60-69% 

    Total

    100%

    F= 59% or below

     A Capstone project for honors classes is required

     

    3. Grading System:           Grading System: Grades are based on points earned and are calculated by dividing points earned by the total points possible multiplied by 100%. The grade distribution is as follows:   

     

    Accommodations and modifications will be adhered to per IEP and 504 Plans.

    4. Title I Program: Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services.  Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of: math, reading and English  If interested, please contact the Principal, Mr. Coria, or Assistant Principal for Instruction, Ms. Cardenas for additional information at 602-764-6015.

    5. Make-up Policy:   When students have been absent, it is their responsibility to discuss make-up assignments with teachers without delaying or disrupting classes.  When a student is absent, the student has one class day per absence to make up the work for full credit. After that time it will become late work and full credit may not be given upon completion.

    Tutoring: ** Students having difficulty in science have the opportunity to go to tutoring from 3:10-3:30 every day in the science department.  **If a students’ grade falls below a 60% they will be assigned tutoring. Students will also have the opportunity to go to content specific completion labs on Saturday mornings from 8-11 am.

    6. Attendance: “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)

     “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)

    Students may fail the class for the semester in any course, when reaching a total of 12 excused/unexcused absences and after school-documented interventions have been exhausted. (Student Procedures Handbook page 22)

    Please see the Alhambra High School website for access to teacher pages to get additional class information or make-up work. 

    7.  Class Rules:                      All school and district policies and procedures will be followed

                                                                1.  Show respect: for yourself, other students, and the teacher 

                                                                2.  No gum or tagging/defacing school property

                                                                3.  Come Prepared (Paper, Pencil, Notebook, Etc.)

                                                                4.  Stay on Task 

                                                                5.  Use Appropriate Language at all times

    ** Please do not use any type of scented body products in the classroom due to severe allergies and migraines.