Course Syllabus

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Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,

In this course, we will explore the major concepts in biology, emphasizing problem solving, laboratory exercises, and application of biology to everyday life.  More specifically, we will focus on how biology relates to the human body. 

Skills that will be emphasized in this class will be learning to write using scientific language, learning to use problem-solving skills, and learning to perform experiments using the scientific method.   

In order to experience success in this course, you must develop good, active listening skills AND be able to take notes in class.  Furthermore, it is important that you advocate for yourself as a learner.  This entails asking questions about material that you do not understand when that content is covered in class.  Ms. Booker and Ms. Spangler are both available for extra help during the school days and before or after school by appointment. Please ask either of us during class or send an email at or  to set up an appointment for extra help.

Our class will meet in Room 337 this year.

We look forward to working with you this year.  Don’t forget that we are here to help you succeed in Biology.  We hope this will be a rewarding year for all of us!

Best regards,

Chelsea Booker and Carolyn “Beanie” Spangler

Course Overview & Expectations

Biology 11 CP

Textbook:  BIOLOGY written by Miller and Levine

Teachers: Ms. Booker and Ms. Spangler


Classroom: Room 337


  • Charged Laptop
  • Headphones
  • Notebook OR Loose leaf paper in a binder (provided)
  • Pen/Pencil

Grades are determined by total points. Generally, assignments will fall into one of the following categories and their point value will be in the range provided:

  • Quizzes and Tests: 10 to 50 points
  • Labs and Projects: 20 to 50 points
  • Activities: 5 to 10 points
  • Exit Tickets: 5 to 10 points

NOTE: The grading system is subject to change with notice to students.

*Late Work Note: Please make every effort to submit work on the day it is due. If there are extenuating circumstances, please reach out to either Ms. Spangler or Ms. Booker prior to the due date. NO LATE WORK will be accepted after the final assignment of each unit is due.

Classroom Expectations: The community of learners in our classroom must work respectfully, collaboratively, and openly so that each student may have the opportunity to learn and share effectively. As a class, we will create norms to uphold as a group that adhere to the core values.

    • Academic excellence
    • Cooperative and caring relationships
    • Respect for human differences
    • Commitment to community

It is important that you understand the policies and rules outlined in the WHS Student Handbook apply to you AT ALL TIMES during this class.  

We will be posting all academic information on Canvas. We recommend that you add the Canvas app to your phone and allow push notifications so you can be aware of any class updates (sent through the announcement feature in Canvas).

Academic Honesty/Integrity

Please be clear that cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and the school policy will be followed.

Parent/Guardian-Teacher Communication

Parents/Guardians should feel free to contact either of us at any time via school email at or,  as email is the best means of communication for both of us during the school day.

Course Summary:

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