Welcome to the World of Agriculture! My name is Amanda Traylor and I am starting my 9th year as an Agriculture Science teacher and FFA advisor at WHS. I began my time here as a student teacher in the spring of 2007 where I student taught under Mrs. Yancey. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science. During the 2007-2008 school year, I taught at Parmley Elementary school and began teaching at WHS in 2008. I am proud to be a part of WHS and an advisor to the Wildkat FFA! My husband and I call Willis home, he is a "native" and we are raising our two children, Kolby (15) and Kail (5), here.
1st: Principles and Elements of Floral Design
4th: Advanced Animal Science
5th: Advanced Animal Science
6th: Veterinary Medical Applications and Veterinary Practicum in Agriculture
7th: Veterinary Practicum in Agriculture (will be off campus most days)
Tutorial Schedule (when Wildkat Lunch is not available):
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:25-3:15
Thursday: By appointment only
Friday: No tutorials (Vet Shadowing)
Meet Willie, the newest member of the Vet Lab!!! He/she is the product of a lot of research and time from the Wildlife and Advanced Animal Science classes over this school year!
In late September, the Wildlife class, with help from the Advanced Animal Science class, placed 30 Bobwhite Quail eggs in the incubator. They researched, planned, and monitored the eggs until late October, when they hatched 28 baby Bobwhites!
During November and December the classes cared for them, researched some more and monitored growth. At Christmas Break, we re-homed 22 of the adolescent Bobwhites and kept 3 males and 3 females.
The students have studied mating habits, witnessed the first mating call and were happy to see our first eggs laid in February. Today, May 3rd, they were surprised to see a brand new baby, hatched from the eggs that were laid here in the lab. Over the last 8 months, the classes have witnessed the life cycle come full circle!!