by Dr. Quintin Boyce & Dr. Deedee Falls
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2012-2013 academic year at Bioscience High School! As always, we are committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all of our students. As a community, we will continue to encourage student learning and provide experiences that will help students maximize their potential. This year, we have spent time developing a new mission and vision statement, which captures the direction in which our learning community continues to move…
Bioscience High School provides a rigorous, collaborative and relevant academic program emphasizing an innovative, problem-based curriculum that develops literacy in the sciences, mathematics, and the arts, thus cultivating critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and compassionate citizens, who are able to thrive in our increasingly complex and technological communities.
In addition to recrafting our new mission and vision statement, the summer break provided us with time we needed for faculty and staff to continue to develop grade level experiences that will translate into authentic and collaborative opportunities for all of our students to engage in this year.
In addition, for the 2012-2013 academic year, we welcome four new faculty members at Bioscience: Ms. Neda Javidan, who will be teaching Biology/Chemistry and Forensic Science; Ms. Nadia Smith who will be teaching Biology/Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Inventing the Future; Mr. Jared Washburn, who will be teaching sophomore, junior, and senior level math courses, and Mr. Ryan Heisel, who will be teaching freshman and sophomore humanities and our Publications course.
Another exciting change at Bioscience, starting this year, is a restructuring in the school administration. It has become apparent that a high performing small school, wanting to move from good to great, could benefit from having more than one person with administrative authority. Each year our student, parent, and staff population has increased, which has demonstrated the need for an additional administrator on campus to continue to provide an exceptional quality of customer service. Dr. Boyce, a Bioscience science teacher and administrative intern for the last several years, will move into an interim co-principal role with Dr. Falls. This opportunity will allow us to engage in more community outreach, something critical for the continued success of the school, while maintaining a culture of collaboration and learning at the school.
As the year progresses we will continue to provide you with up to date information in a number of formats and through a number of venues. Check our websites frequently, http://biosciencehs.org/ and http://news4bioscience.wordpress.com/, and talk every day to your student. We are counting on you to become an integral member of the Bioscience community. Our learning partnership is successful only with the support of every staff member, the involvement of every parent, and the commitment of every student.
Bioscience Administrative Team – Dr. Falls and Dr. Boyce