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Welcome to Biology Class!


I’m so excited to get back to a “normal” classroom. I’m excited to get back to hands-on labs. I’m excited to watch games in-person. But I’m most excited about working to make biology fun, interesting and relevant!


Check back often for updates and reminders. You may also get information about my class from the Remind app. This is a requirement for students and a suggestion for parents. See the instructions below for joining the Remind Class for the class you are enrolled in.


This begins my 25th year in education! I have taught biology, physical science, health, PE and French!  I spent 18 years coaching softball, volleyball and basketball and hold state championships in 2 of the 3.  My husband and I have 3 kids and a bonus daughter and the most amazing grand baby EVER.  We love to travel and do anything outside! Our family goal is to be able to zipline in all 50 states (we're at 14 right now) and as many countries as possible (only 3 right now). My "free" time is spent umpiring college and high school softball and officiating volleyball.  We have been active at HighPoint Church since moving to the area 8 years ago.

Bartlett City Schools


Biology I Honors


Course Syllabus


Instructor: Mrs. Parker

Email: [email protected]


This will be unlike any class you’ve taken so far. Biology is very demanding, fast-paced and intense. The topics are challenging, and for most people require a big investment in time and thought. Enrolling in Biology means that you are ready to undertake the challenge of learning new study habits as well as new ideas. The learning curve in the first few months will be steep but well worth the climb. With respect and open minds, we will delve into interesting class discussions that will challenge your mind as well as your personal beliefs. In order to maintain a well-balanced year, carefully examine your academic load and outside activities. Your success in and enjoyment of this class will directly reflect the amount of energy and dedication you invest. Many of you are used to earning A’s on tests with very little study time involved. The end of “easy A’s” may be the toughest adjustment for you. Together with a lot of hard work we can all have a fun and successful year in Biology. I am excited to have you in my class and look forward to us learning together!



Communication is vital to the success of all students. ALL STUDENTS will be expected to check their Remind, Canvas and Bartlett issued email every day for information regarding assignments and/or other class information. Failure to do so will result in students missing assignments, instructions, or question and answer sessions to clear up misunderstandings.



Textbook and Study Resources:


As of now, you will be utilizing your Bartlett student email (please check it every day), the Remind app/website (you can access from your computer—please see instructions for joining Remind at the end of this syllabus), and the 3-4 following websites.


Clever (used to access Canvas and Edgenuity):



Canvas is our district’s Learning Management System. I will be using this system to push out information and documents to you. You will be using this system to access course material and return assignments.


Edgenuity (Online Curriculum material):


Performance Matters (Assessment Platform):



Course Topics and Percentage Goals:

Tests:  50%   

Quizzes: 20%  

Projects (includes lab work): 20% 

Classwork/Homework:  10%


Laboratory Work:

Students are required to complete lab(s) set forth by State of TN. Students are expected to read each lab carefully before coming to the laboratory and are responsible for following all correct laboratory and safety procedures



There will be different projects throughout the semester(s) that may require students to use Keynote, iMovie, or office/apple programs.



Grading Scale                      

90 -100  A     

80 - 89   B      

70 - 79   C      

65 - 69   D      

0   - 64   F       

Students are allowed to redo assignments to show mastery of an objective if it is appropriate for the standard being taught. The student will need to make arrangements with the teacher to redo assignments after school or during their teacher’s office hours.  The student is responsible for making and keeping those arrangements.


I expect that when working in groups, parts of your projects in group work will be the same. But conclusions of your projects and any written essays or reports must be original. The effort you put into cheating/copying can be put into learning the material. Scores will be divided by how many people do the same work. Parents will be called on the first offense.




Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. I have very high expectations of you and low tolerance for time wasted on behavior issues. All school handbook policies will be enforced.


Additional Help:

Please feel free to let me know if you need extra help and I will make appropriate arrangements. Please request additional help via email or in person stating what topics you would like me to review.



Course Curriculum Order (in alignment with Biology Book):

Unit 1: The Nature of Life

Chapters 1 and 2

Unit 2: Cells

Chapters 8-11

Unit 3: Genetics

Chapters 12-16

Unit 4: Evolution

Chapters 17-20

Unit 5: Ecology

Chapters 3-7

Needed Supplies:

  • headphones
  • Notebook paper (college or wide width)
  • Pencil/Pens
  • Fully charged laptop each day!
  • $10 lab fee


Additional supplies are always welcome and greatly appreciated!! If you would like to bring some supplies, the following are what we use the most:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Kleenex

This is an Amazon link to my class supplies! This is not a requirement, simply there for those who would like to help out:





1st period (7:00am-8:00am): PLANNING PERIOD

2nd period (8:05am-9:00am): Biology I Honors

3rd period (9:05am-10:00am): Biology I Honors

4th period (10:05am-12:00am): Biology I Honors

  • A Lunch: 10:05-10:30am
  • B Lunch: 10:35-11:00am
  • C Lunch: 11:05-11:30am
  • D Lunch: 11:35-12:00am

5th period (12:05pm-1:00pm): Biology I Honors

6th period (1:05pm-2:00pm): Biology I Honors

1. Arrive on time with required supplies.
2. If it's not yours, don't touch it.
3. Treat others with respect


 text @Kparkersm to the number 81010

You will receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @kparkersm to (901) 881-9470.

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