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Hello everyone!
This is my first year at Willis High School and my first year teaching Chemistry. I graduated from Anderson-Shiro Jr./Sr. High School. I then went on to Sam Houston State University and graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I'm very excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to get started!
Chemistry can be a rigorous course, but I am here to help facilitate learning and will answer as many questions as you have! I can be reached during my conference period or during tutorial times by e-mail or phone. If I do not answer, no worries! Leave me a message and I will get back in touch with you as quickly as possible. My e-mail address and phone number are listed to the right of this page.
Conference:  7:05 am - 7:55 am 
1st Period - Conference
2nd Period - Chemistry
3rd Period - Chemistry
4th Period - Chemistry
5th Period - Chemistry
6th Period - Chemistry
7th Period - Chemistry
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during "A" lunch. I am also available after school by appointment. 
Late Work Policies: 
  • 10 points will be deducted each day that the assignment is late. 
  • The highest grade possible on late work will be a 70. 
  • If the work is not turned in by the end of the 9-week grading period, the grade becomes a zero. 
  • Late work must be complete to be accepted.
  • If a major grade is late, 5% is taken off per day that it is late. (This does not apply to tests.)
Absent Work:
  • It is YOUR responsibility to pick up make-up work. Make-up work will be left by the front door next to the turn in tray. 
  • If absent for a quiz or test, the student will have to make it up upon their return. This will usually be an alternate quiz or test!
Additional Notes:
Do NOT plagiarize!
Do NOT be afraid to make mistakes!
PLEASE ask questions!
PLEASE BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)! There will be some days when devices are needed and you are more than welcome to bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to class. But if we are not using them as a class, I should not see your phone out.  Also, while you may bring your device to class, this does not mean you can have them in every class and you will be responsible for the device at all times
Below is a copy of the textbook we will be using this year. Every chapter is made available to you on my page; each chapter is in its own pdf. 
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Project Instructions

You will be required to present. The presentation should last 4-5 minutes. If you choose to use Powerpoint or Google slides, your presentation must have at least 9-10 slides, plus the slide with references. 
Make sure to include as much information as possible. The list provided here, is just a basic list of information that you must have. You can always add more. After all, there is no such thing as too much when it comes to this project. 


2nd Period will present Wednesday May 24th, 2017 from 8:00-9:50 
3rd Period will present Thursday May 25th, 2017 from 8:00-9:50
4th Period may present beginning Wednesday at 1:30 and must finish presenting on Friday May 26th from 9:00 - 10:00 
***This split is due to 4th period being in class for such a short time during the final exam schedule. I would like 4th period to have the same amount of time as all of my other classes to be able to work on their project in class. If students are finished and would like to present early by Wednesday, they may. Otherwise they MUST present on Friday May 26th.***
5th Period will present Friday May 26th, 2017 at 10:05-12:25 (lunch will occur from 10:45-11:15).
6th Period will present Friday May 26th, 2017 at 12:30-2:20
7th Period will present Thursday May 25th at 12:30-2:20
Students will be given information regarding to the project beginning Friday May 19th.

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Nickie Hale
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