Robert St. PierreHonors Chemistry and Advisory PeriodBS Speech and Hearing Science- Arizona State UniversityMA Educational Counseling- University of Phoenixstpierre@PhoenixUnion.orgSchool Phone Number: 602-764-4000 extension #44551
Hello! I will be teaching Honors Chemistry this year at Cesar Chavez. This will also be my 7 year of teaching here in Laveen at CCHS. I have taught for 18 years total, previously in the Casa Grande High School District as a science teacher, as well as in the Tempe Elementary School District as an 8th grade science teacher. In Tempe, I also served for three years as a middle school counselor. After all of my years in education, I still enjoy the art of teaching and trying to help students become better academically as well as helping them develop into responsible, respectful citizens. There is never a dull day in the classroom and I look forward to working with you (both students and parents).My classroom is in building 4 in room 4211.
School: Cesar Chavez Teacher:Robert St Pierre Phone number: 602-764-4000 ext.44551
Department: Science Course Title: Honors Chemistry Code: 5726000
No. of Credits: 1 Grade Level(s) 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Completed Biology and havingpassed Algebra 1-2 with a C average or better. Students must pass Chemistry 1with a D or better to enroll in Chemistry 2.
1. Course Description: Chemistry1-2 is a laboratory science course for academically able students, who maydesire to go to college, and who may want to pursue a career involving thesciences. This course stresses critical thinking skills and will act as a solidbase for college chemistry. Topics include: Data Analysis, the Periodic Table,Chemical Reactions, Chemical Bonds, the Mole concept, Compounds and Formulas,Phase Changes, Gas Laws, Acids and Bases, Solutions, Reaction Rates,Stoichiometry, the Nature of Science, and lab work using the scientific method.
2. Materials Required: ChemistryText: Modern Chemistry: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, a 3-ring binder, notebookpaper, pencils and black or blue pen, highlighter, calculator, and an 8 ½” x11” spiral wire bound notebook.
3. Grading System: A = 100-90% Classwork, Labs, Capstone Project and
B = 89-80% Activities= 35%
C = 79-70% Testsand Quizzes=45%
D = 69-60% CRT (End of Semester Tests) = 20%
F = 59% and below
Grades will be turned into theoffice every 3 weeks. You can also check your grade at any time on studentVUE. Accommodations and modificationswill be included per IEP and 504 plans. StudentVue/ParentVue can be accessedthrough the Cesar Chavez High School homepage. Returning students will have thesame password as last year. New students will receive their password duringadvisory class within the first two weeks of school. Parents may obtain theirpasswords by contacting the registration office. Additional information andresources for the class can be accessed at the teacher’s webpage on theCesar Chavez High School website.
4.Title I Program: Academic tutoring and testpreparation is available to all students. Additional support for passingclasses and graduating on time is the intent of these services. Support through Title I funding is availablein the areas of: math, reading and English. If interested, please contact the Principal Mr. Georgia 602-764-4010 orAssistant Principal for Instruction Dr. Delgado 602-764-4011 for additionalinformation.
5. Make-up Policy: Ifyou were absent you need to get the work you missed and get caught up. Ask meupon your return for the previous day(s) assignments. I will also post theassignments on the school website under my name and will have the accompanying worksheetsand handouts available on the site for you to print off as well. Every day Iwill post the objectives and homework on the board. You can come in duringadvisory to get help or before or after school (by appointment.) Assignmentsone day late will be marked 20% off. Assignments two days late or more will bemarked 40% off. Assignments that are later than two days must be completed inmy classroom during advisory or by appointment before or after school unlessgiven permission otherwise. Assignments not turned in before the end of thecurrent unit we are working on will not receive credit.
6. Attendance: “Absent” isdefined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-halfof the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)
“Tardy”is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bellhas finished ringing.(PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)
Studentsmay fail the class for the semester in any course, when reaching a total of 12excused/unexcused absences and after school-documented interventions have beenexhausted. (Student Procedures Handbook page 22)
Good attendance is necessary for students to succeed. If you have more than absences you can receive loss of credit for your classes and consequences for absences will be in accordance with school policy. If you are absent it is Your responsibility to get the work you missed. If you missed notes you must borrow them from a friend and copy them into your science notebook and/or come in during advisory or after school tutoring to get all your work made up.