Dragon Start Days (9 AM)
August 13, 27
September 3, 10, 24
District Late Starts (10:10 AM)
Labor Day - No School
End of Term 1
Bioscience High School offers a full, integrated curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students participate in innovative learning environments that include team-teaching, use of technology, and student-centered learning. Instructors design lessons with collaborative efforts, and integration across multiple disciplines is a common theme found in every course offered. Bioscience High School develops specific upperclassmen pathway courses that are tailored to student interests, some of which include, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, biotechnology, engineering, and forensics. In addition, strong humanities, arts, and fitness curricula are offered to promote well-rounded learning experiences for students.
The City of Phoenix, Bioscience High School, and the US Green Buildings Council of Arizona are hosting an event for this worldwide service day, Saturday, September 27. Our event will focus on preparing the Community Learning Garden, in the backyard space offered to us by a local resident. • If you or your club is interested in helping with the event, please contact Ricky Tsang (email@example.com) or Nancy Ochoa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. • If you are interested in donating funds, equipment, materials, etc. to the project, please contact Clarissa Smith, BHS Sustainability Officer (email@example.com), Ms. Palacios, or Ms. Farney. We'll be building cedar grow boxes and working to clear out weeds, rocks, and other debris from the backyard. We could use tools (shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, hoes, work gloves), equipment (for weed removal and tilling), and building materials / tools (for grow boxes, tool shed, benches, counters, etc.). Or if you'd like to donate water and refreshments for our work crews on the 27th, that would be greatly appreciated.
As a parent/guardian of a Bioscience High School student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.
USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food. Click headline for more info.
Thursday evening we held our first Bioscience Site Council meeting for the 2014-2015 academic year. This message is a thank you to all of you who were able to attend, and an update for those who were not able to join us. The purpose of our Site Council is to engage in dialogue and discussion about critical issues facing the school and our Mision. For more information, click on the headline above.
With another exciting year underway, the Bioscience staff is pleased to announce the opening of our “Learning Lab” every day from 2:35-3:30. The Learning Lab will serve students' academic needs in multiple areas: a collaborative area for group work, a quiet area for independent work, multiple content specific areas for student questions and extra time with specific teachers. The Learning Lab will be open daily (Monday-Friday), and all Bioscience students are expected to take advantage of the opportunity. For more information, click on the headline above.
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In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, we would like you to know that you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers. Specifically, you may request the following...[click the message title to read more]