Weekly Update

Update #21 (1/13/18)

Hello PHU family,

All classes: 
         School is closed Monday 1/15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
         The Hurricane Price and Lab Master award winner names from last semester will stay up all year.  We will add to it this semester.  Go to Kwanga.net --> Student Awards --> Hurricane Price (or) Lab Master:

A.P. Environmental Science:
         Check the lesson plans on kwanga.net.  Check the grade book on Focus/Portal.  We are working at an accelerated pace second semester.  There are seven relevant FRQs in this test bank.
         Download and read the Ch. 21 notes.  Continue to work in Albert.io and in your study guide books.

Check the lesson plans and binder log on kwanga.net.  Check the grade book on Focus/Portal.
         HOMEWORK:  Balancing Practice #1 should be completed by Tuesday.  If you have any questions, take a picture of your work and email it to me.  Do not fall behind, as there are four practices in this chapter, and they all should be completed by the end of class on Friday.
         Bring your notes and binder to class all week.
         HOMEWORK:  Make sure your binder is organized and that old assignments from sections 3-5 are removed.
         This chapter requires proficiency in the skills of ionic and molecular chemical formula writing, covered in chapters 7-8 from last semester.  Students must know our 20 polyatomic ion names and chemical formulas with charges, as well as the six major acid formulas and seven diatomic molecules. 
         Any student who passed last semester with a D should be receiving remedial help at school or outside school.  If a student has an outside tutor, he or she should be receiving my weekend email updates.
         TO NEW STUDENTS AND PARENTS SECOND SEMESTER:  You should have already received a welcome email from me.  Students, make sure you are comfortable with navigating kwanga.net.  All of our notes from last semester are online if you need to reference anything, but you are not required to print any notes from last semester.  You do need to set up your binder according to the log sheet online.  If you have not already brought in your old chemistry textbook to be exchanged for our textbook, do so on Tuesday. I check my email on the weekends, so let me know if you have any questions.

Enjoy the weekend.  Go Vikings!

Yours for Better Education,
Lori Bauck
Palm Harbor University High School
National Board Certified Teacher - AYA Science: Chemistry
"Check and Connect" faculty leader
(727) 669-1131  x1302

The VISION of PHUHS is to provide a learning environment that results in a graduation rate of 100% each year.

The MISSION of PHUHS is to educate all students by using effective systems that promote lifelong learning.


         Suggestions for chemistry student success:

  • Use kwanga.net to access course information on a regular basis.
  • Check email each weekend for update, or check the “weekly update” page on kwanga.net.
  • Spend 10 minutes per night reviewing any new material or reviewing old material with no distractions.
  • Print online “teacher notes” in advance, and take “student notes” in class.
  • Practice assignments assigned or begun in class should be finished at home so students can check them with the answer key in a timely manner.  Do not fall behind.
  • Be an active participant in class.  Ask questions when needed.  If you don't know what to ask, describe the concepts giving you trouble.
  • Work math problems to study for a math-based test.  Redo the chapter practices and problems in the notes, and check your work against the correct answers.
  • Go over the test review and oral “test hints” given during the notes.  Do not wait until the night before to study.  Study alone first with no phone or other distractions before you study in a group (if you choose to study in a group).
  • Access “chem web links” page on kwanga.net for interactive tutorials, videos, and worksheets.
  • Complete all optional assignments.  
  • Correct all assignments (“buyback”) to get some points back.
  • Keep binders in order at all times.
  • Make appointment to come in (6:30-7:00 a.m.) or (1:35 – 2:20 p.m.) for help.
  • After school tutoring on campus: M/W, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in room 19-103. Students should bring specific notes and/or assignments.


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Last Update: 13 January 2018