Ms. Ketch

Welcome To Our Page

Posted: September 8, 2020

Welcome back everyone!  Here is my schedule for the first semester.  You can find the syllabus for each class by scrolling down from this post!

Period 2:  FI GMF 10

Period 3:  Biology 112

Period 4:  Biology 122

All my students will be invited to a class-TEAMS: please be sure to confirm your student login and password in order to be able to access the online content that will be posted regularly for your offsite learning days. TEAMS will be the main online platform through which I disseminate course materials, assignments and deadlines.  If you have any questions, you can reach me by email at Laura.Ketch@nbed.nb.ca.

Geometry, Measurement and Finance 10 (2020 - 2021):

Bobby Jo Hickey and Laura Ketch

phone:  (506) 523-7160

MATH 10 EVALUATION:

Onsite

Offsite

Participation

Tests: 25%

Quizzes: 20%

Problem of the week: 10%

Take Home Quizzes: 10%

Assignments: 25%

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Problem of the Week:

Ø    Problems will be posted to Teams, every Monday before 8:30am and will be due before 3:30pm every Friday.

              

Late Policy:

Ø    To get full marks, assignments need to be handed in by the assigned due date. 

Ø    For every date late, after the assignment due date, 10% will be deducted from the mark (up to a maximum of 40%).  Weekends count as one day. 

Ø    If a student is absent on a due date, a written excuse from a parent or guardian must be presented upon the student’s return, or the late-day deductions will apply. 

Ø    A student’s mark cannot be lower than 60% given that the student deserves a passing grade on the assignment to begin with.  Any work getting a mark of less than 60% will receive that grade. 

Ø    In order to be graded, all work must be handed in no later than 1 week after the given due date of the assignment.

 

Course Evaluation:

Ø    A demonstration of learning in January may consist of an exam, a cumulative project or assignment to be determined at a later date.

 

Extra Help:

Ø    A Team has been created on Office365 to allow students (during their home days) to have access to a Mathematics teacher for all questions they may have concerning their daily work. Any students enrolled in a 9 or 10 Mathematics course are encouraged to join the team in order to have access to a teacher when doing work/assignments at home. This team will be operational daily during Period 3.

Who: Ms. Conroy

What: Help for all 9/10 Mathematic students

When: Period 3

What: Questions, clarity, instruction etc……

Why: Give students working from home an opportunity to access Math help every day they are not in the building.

Where: Office365.com > Teams > Join Team > Team Code: qdxnva8

 

 

Course Text:  (Pacific Educational Press) MathWorks 10 New Brunswick Edition

 

MATH 10 CURRICULUM AND TIMELINE:

 

Chapter 1: System of Measurement and Conversion

 

Chapter 2: Unit Pricing & Currency Exchange

 

Chapter 3: Earning Income  

 

Chapter 4: Financial Services                                

 

Chapter 5: Trigonometry of Right Triangles

 

Chapter 6: Mass, Temperature, Surface Area, Volume and Capacity

                                               

AttachmentSize
File gmf_and_parent_letter_2020.docx22.85 KB

Syllabus – 2020-2021

 Biology 112                                                                                                     Mrs. L. Ketch

 Resources:      Textbook: Biology (Prentice Hall)

Students must have a notebook in which handouts can be placed, pens / pencils, a ruler and eraser / liquid paper.

 Units of Study:

            Unit 1: The Cell

The development of cell theory; Microscope techniques; A closer look at cells and cell organelles; The processes that move materials through the cell membrane; Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Unit 2:  Biodiversity

Principles of taxonomy; Characteristics of major groups; A more detailed look at the six kingdoms; Biodiversity within ecosystems

Unit 3:  Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium

Homeostasis; Circulatory system; Respiratory system; Digestive system; Excretory system; Immune system

 

************************************************************************************

 

Term Evaluations:     Tests and quizzes:  30%

    Assignments/homework:  35%

    Labs and Lab Reports:   20%

                                     Scientific Literacy:  15%

                                              

Both terms will make up 70% of the final mark, and the course exam will make up 30% of the final mark (subject to COVID regulations).                           

                   

A final mark of 60% is required in order to receive full credit for this course.

 

This is an academic course meant to start preparing students for post-secondary studies.  Students will be required to put in a certain amount of work outside class time.

 

Extra help:  Extra help is available during lunch as per schedule available in class – see white board.  See me if you wish to schedule a time for extra help.

 

Absences:  If you miss one or more classes, it is your responsibility to catch up on all missed notes and work. If you have missed a test, it must be written on your first day back to school unless another arrangement has been made in advance.  Medical excuses or written excuses for legitimate absences from parents are required to get extensions or to write a missed test / quiz (these can be applied to group work marks if necessary). 

 

Tardy Work:  All work (online and in person) must be completed on time and submitted by the due date.  Any assignment handed in later than the due date must be accompanied by a medical note or a written note for a legitimate absence from parents.   Late assignments are subject to the tardy assignment policy of the school. 

 

Group marks and Lab marks:  Attendance is a crucial part of group and lab marks assigned in this course.  If you are absent for one or more days used for group work or labs, your mark will be adjusted to reflect the number of days you were absent.

 

Notice will be given in class if it this syllabus changes.       

AttachmentSize
Microsoft Office document icon syllabus_biology_112_-_2020.doc35.5 KB

Syllabus – 2020-2021

 Biology 122                                                                                                     Mrs. L. Ketch

 Resources:      Textbook: Biology (Prentice Hall)

    Students must have a notebook in which handouts can be placed, pens / pencils, a ruler and eraser / liquid paper.

 Units of Study:

            Unit 1: Genetic Continuity

Mitosis and cellular reproduction; Meiosis and the production of gametes; DNA structure and replication; Protein synthesis and genetic mutations; Mendelian genetics; Inheritance; Genetic engineering

Unit 2:  Evolution, Change and Diversity

Evolutionary theory; Mechanisms and patterns of evolution

Unit 3:  Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium II

Digestive, Nervous, Endocrine and Reproductive systems

************************************************************************************

 

Term Evaluations:     Tests and quizzes:  30%

    Labs & Lab Reports:  20%

                                      Homework / Assignments: 35% 

                                      Essays:  15%

 

Both terms will make up 70% of the final mark, and the course exam will make up 30% of the final mark (subject to COVID regulations).

A final mark of 60% is required in order to receive full credit for this course.

This is an academic course meant to prepare students for post-secondary studies.  Students will be required to put in a certain amount of work outside class time.

 

Extra help:  Extra help is available during lunch according to the schedule – see white board in class for dates and times.  See me if you wish to schedule a time for extra help.

 

Absences:  If you miss one or more classes, it is your responsibility to catch up on all

missed notes and work. Medical excuses or written excuses from parents are required to get extensions or to write a missed test / quiz.  If you have missed a test, it must be written on your first day back to school unless another arrangement has been made in advance (these can be applied to group work marks if necessary).

 

Tardy Work:    All work (online and in person) must be completed on time and submitted by the due date. Any assignment handed in later than the due date must be accompanied by a medical note or a written note for a legitimate absence from parents.   Late assignments are subject to the school’s late assignment policy.

 

Group marks and Lab marks:  Attendance is a crucial part of group and lab marks assigned in this course.  If you are absent for one or more days used for group work or labs, your mark will be adjusted to reflect the number of days you were absent.

 

Notice will be given in class if it this syllabus changes.  

AttachmentSize
Microsoft Office document icon syllabus_biology_122_-_2020.doc30.5 KB

Posted: February 6, 2020

p. 159, # 1-7 (a completer pour vendredi, ou en cas d'une tempete de neige, pour lundi!).

Posted: January 28, 2020

Here are some important school-wide policies that apply to courses, grading, absenteeism and exams.  Please read over each one carefully and take note of how it applies to you!

Absenteeism and marks 

A legitimate absence is for school related activities, illness or bereavement.   Notes from home, signed by parents, need to be provided for such absences and presented to teachers directly.

 

Group marks 

Group marks will be earned based on your days present and working with your team.  For example, if a project takes ten class days to complete and the group receives a mark of 80%; but you were only there for 5 days you would receive a 40%.  Even if you have a legitimate reason for being absent the expectation is that you will make up for the time you missed by contributing to the group from home or working during study block when you are able.  Alternatively, if you know you are going to be absent you may choose to work alone if the teacher gives you that option. 

 

 

Labs 

If you are absent, during a science lab without a legitimate written excuse, you will receive a mark of zero and the teacher will not make up the lab for you.  If you have a legitimate excuse and it is within his/her ability to do, the teacher may allow you to make up the lab. 

 

Late assignment policy: 

  • To get full marks, assignments need to be handed in by the assigned due date. 

  • For every date late, after the assignment due date, 10% will be deducted from the mark (up to a maximum of 40%).  Weekends count as one day. 

  • If a student is absent on a due date, a written legitimate excuse from a parent or guardian must be presented upon the student’s return, or the late-day deductions will apply. 

  • A student’s mark cannot be lower than 60% given that the student deserves a passing grade on the assignment to begin with.  Any work getting a mark of less than 60% will receive that grade. 

  • In order to be graded, all work must be handed in no later than one week after the given due date of the assignment.  Term marks are final. 

 
 

 BLMS Attendance Incentive – 

Exams are normally worth 30% of students’ mark. To reach Academic Incentive, a student must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Miss 5 or fewer classes in that particular subject (only school related activities and bereavement are exempted excuses); AND 

  1. Be in good standing (not owing for assignments, projects, etc.) 

 

The subject teacher will then apply one of the three following options to the student’s advantage: 

  1. 15% Final Exam, 85% Class Mark 

  1. 50% Final Exam, 50% Class Mark 

 

Posted: January 28, 2020

Please see the attached files for my course syllabi. 

Posted: January 28, 2020

Welcome to semester 2 - here are the courses I'll be teaching in room 248:

Period 1:  FI GMF 10

Period 2:  Human Physiology 110

Period 3:  Biology 112

Period 5:  FI Science 10

There are some important changes to the bell schedule and the placement of the study block - please read over the letter that went home carefully, or see other notes in my feed for more details!

Pages

Image Galleries

Added: Thu, Oct 21 2010

Documents

Introduction to Environmental Science 120
Bio 122 - Essay 1 - Rubric
Bio 122 - Essay 1 Requirements
Bio 112 Exam Review - Part 3 of 4