Weekly Update

Update #15 (11/17/17)

Hello PHU family,  

All classes:
         I will be out of state, hopefully enjoying the snow, as of tomorrow.  Because of the week off, I will not be sending an email update on 11/25.
         As I reflect on the school year so far, I am thankful for many things related to my profession.
-- I am thankful for my wonderfully interesting students who enrich my life.  Be yourself, and know that the world will become a better place for having you in it.  Love you all!      
-- I am thankful for my students’ parents and guardians who are supportive and collaborative.
-- I am thankful for a positive school environment which allows me to thrive professionally.

A.P. Environmental Science students:
        Check the lesson plans on kwanga.net, and check Focus/Portal or the binder log for upcoming assignments.
        Read the following documents online.  If the links below do not work, find them on kwanga under Ch. 7/17.  You will have some time in class on 11/29 and 11/30 to work on these assignments.
·       Desalination info from USGS
·       Tampa Bay Desalination Plant Article
·       Tampa Bay Desalination Plant Article - older info
·       General Information - Desalination Article 
     Water Loss Drop by Drop, adapted from Molnar
Water Diversions, adapted from Molnar - due 12/4

Chemistry students, parents, tutors:
         Check the lesson plans on kwanga.net, and check Focus/Portal or the binder log for upcoming assignments.  
         Any students who missed the chapter 7 test will take it the day we return, 11/27, in class. Students who were going away early were reminded to take the test before they left.  Thanks to those who did.        
         HOMEWORK:  Print the chapter 8 notes and bring them to class on Wednesday 11/29.
         HOMEWORK:  Students should finish Chem Formula Practices 1 and 2 except for the highlighted items.  The documents are located in a separate section between chapters 7 and 8 on the notes and handouts page. 
         It is not too early to do the optional science articles and reading counts assignments for this quarter.  The links are found in the notes and handouts "general" section, or click here:
         The semester exam review has been uploaded for months now.  It is an optional assignment due on or before Friday 12/15.  If you are absent that day, you need to email it to me. http://www.kwanga.net/chemnotes/CHEM%20SEMESTER%20EXAM%20REVIEW.pdf
         You should make your exam "help card" and turn it in on or before 12/15 – no exceptions; hard copies only.  Students who do not make a card will take the exam without it.  If you would like to write on a periodic table, print a new one to bring to the exam.  If not, you can use the laminated class set.       

         Enjoy the break!  <3

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: 17 November 2017