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Topic Regular Chem Honors Chem and AP Chem
The one and only class rule
You cannot take away from another student learning.
That includes the teacher, your classmates, visitors, substitute teachers, or even yourself.
Syllabus
Read and follow the guidelines in the syllabus!
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Regular syllabus.
Read and follow the guidelines in the syllabus!
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Honors syllabus.
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the AP syllabus
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Supplies
You must bring your supplies every day!
Composition Notebook
NON-graphing calculator
Red pen, black/blue pen, and two pencils
Scissors
Colored pencils or markers
Glue stick (NOT tape!!!)
Eraser
Loose leaf, college ruled binder paper

*Supplies can be provided if needed, please let me know if there is an issue obtaining them!*


You must bring your supplies every day!
Composition Notebook
3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers
Lab Notebook if it is a lab day
NON-graphing calculator
Red pen, green pen, black/blue pen, and two pencils
Scissors
Colored pencils or markers
Glue stick (NOT tape!!!)
Eraser
Loose leaf, college ruled binder paper
*Supplies can be provided if needed, please let me know if there is an issue obtaining them!*
Extra help?
PLEASE always ask for help soon before you get too far behind!
I will do my best to be available at brunch most days of the week, as well as the second half of the lunch period several days a week. I am not available before school, and rarely after school. It is expected that you utilize the Access Periods to recieve extra help, make up exams or labs, ask questions you were unable to ask during class, etc.
Organization?
More than just a place to take notes!
Interactive notebooks are becoming more common especially in science classes. It is a way of recording new information (input) and processing it in a deeper, often creative way (output). They provide a way to process the information you just learned so it can better transition into long term memory. They also provide a more logical way of organizing your class materials. Plus, it is more fun than a normal three ring
binder! :-) It might seem strange at first, but after a while you will wonder how you ever kept a normal notebook! Keep in mind, that if I did not see significant student success due to the notebooks I would not spend the time to do them! Take pride in your work and your notebook.
Rainbow Packet method to stay organized!
The single best suggestion I have for how to be successful this year, is for you to stay organized. We will cover SO much material, and SO many topics, that keeping track of it all in a way that is efficient and effective is SO important. You will be given guidelines on how to organize things such as warmups, notes, homework, study materials, etc. A traditional 3-ring binder divided up into notes, homework, quizzes, etc is not an effective way to organize your materials for this class. We study information based on TOPIC, so the Rainbow Packet method was developed to have an easy way to organize our materials based on topic instead of type.

It is not optional to follow my requirements. If you don't care for the methods, then after this year you will never have to use them again! ;-) If you are unsure of how to follow the requirements, or you are struggling with following them, come see me! I would love to help you!
What's with
the tickets?
Doing well means going beyond just the requirements...
Doing well in school, or in life means going above and beyond what is expected of you. At DVHS there is no extra credit allowed, so this is a fun way to encourage excellence. Tickets can be earned for doing a problem on the board, helping another student, coming in for help during Access Period, or doing an excellent job on an assignment. The tickets can be redeemed for various things including bathroom passes, late homework passes, fun prizes, sitting at a lab bench for lecture, etc.