I am very happy to welcome your child to Life Science for the 2018/19 school year. This will be my eleventh year in the district and sixteenth year teaching middle school science. Time flies when you’re having fun! I genuinely love teaching and am looking forward to another exciting and successful school year.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, learning, and exploring with my hubby and three little boys (2, 5 & 7 years old). Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or feedback throughout the school year at amanda.higgins@sanjuan.edu.
    Schoology/Google Classroom  
    I currently use Schoology and Google Classroom as tools to instruct, communicate, and share documents, links, and videos with my students. They provide an innovative learning management system and virtual classroom.  If your child has access to the internet at home, we will put it to good use. However, for those who do not, we are lucky enough to have ipads and chromebooks on campus for classroom use.

    Weekly Email UpdatesAlways remember...
    Use the following pictures to locate your period and sign up for a text reminder every Monday from Mrs. Higgins regarding upcoming homework, projects, and tests for the week.  I promise it will only take about 2 minutes of your time and will keep you organized for the rest of the year in science. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to sign up. This communication tool will help in times of absences and eliminate any questions about due dates. Find the period that you have Life Science below and follow the instructions to sign up for text or email notifications. Feel free to add as many devices as you like. 
    Grab your phone, click on your period below, and follow the simple instructions.
    Life Science Topics to Explore
    • Lab Safety/EquipmentScience Rocks
    • Cell Structure and Function
    • The Human Body
    • Reproduction of Organisms
    • Plant Structure and Growth
    • Genetics and Heredity
    • The Process of Evolution
    • The History of Life on Earth
    • Hands-on Activities/Labs 

    Suggested Supplies for Science

    • A spiral notebook for science notes, labs, etc. (70+ pages – 1 per semester)

    • Pencils and/or pens (I don’t mind pen if you don’t make too many mistakes)

    • A set of colored pencils or pens (6 color minimum)

    • A glue stick or tape to add worksheets and labs to your notebook

    • $15 lab donation (optional, but more $$ = cow eyeball dissection, cheek cell microscope lab, sheep heart dissection, build 3D plant/animal cells, bacteria swab, and many more : ))

    Wish List - Much Appreciated!!
    Candy (individually wrapped - snickers, jolly ranchers, tub of licorish, etc...) 
    Disinfectant Wipes
    Post-it Notes 
    Colored Copy Paper
    Used or New Tennis Balls 
    Online Textbook

    Life Science - Focus on Life Science
    You will need to copy and paste the following access code...
    Access Code: E52B00E90D
    Click here: Life Science Book
    Life Science Textbook  

    Honors Life Science - Biology

    Use the following username and password. Remember that it is case sensitive!
    Username: AndrewCarnegie
    Password:  Scots#1
    Click here: Honors Biology Book 
    Honor Biology Textbook
    GradebookAlways remember...
    Parents - Check your student's grades here! If you do not have the password, please visit or contact our front office 971-7853.
    Students - Check your grades here! If you do not have your password, your HR teacher will provide it as soon as we have them or visit the front office.

    Helpful Hints From the District
    The Q Student Portal now asks students to login using the same network credentials they use to log in to Google Apps for Education, Schoology, their Network Account, and Naviance. This change decreases the need for students to have separate logins to access different District integrated web resources and will make it easier for instructional staff to assist students gaining access to these applications when they have forgotten or changed their system password (this change will also help improve security and unauthorized access to user accounts). *The old PIN and Password combination for Q Student Portal is no longer required and will no longer work.

    All students in San Juan have a personal network account created using a standard username convention based on student name and student ID as outlined below:

    Last name first name initial last four of student ID (there may be exceptions based on student's official registered information, e.g., nicknames, family names, length, etc.)

    The student username is the same as the first part of the student email address. The default password is their birthdate in MMDDYYYY format. Example: If a student's email is rouseyr0911@student.sanjuan.edu then the student's user name will be rouseyr0911. If their birthday is 01/01/1999 then their password will be 01011999 (students are strongly encouraged to change their passwords until mandatory password changes are implemented).

    Staff and students/parents may email the Technology Services SIS Help Desk for support at helpdesksis@sanjuan.edu. Technology Services staff will email the username and password to the student's parent's email address or to the student's own personal email address if it is on file in Q. 
    We recognize that many families wish to provide supplies for their own student or donate materials for the entire school community and are welcome to do so at any time. The supplies listed are suggested materials and are not required of any student or family to fully participate in the school's academic program. All required materials and supplies will be provided by schools to students at no cost.





Last Modified on August 19, 2018