Gans,Whitley

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Mrs. Whitley Gans
whitley.gans@desotoisd.org
972-230-1820 x218
7th Grade Science/ 7th Grade Pre-AP Science

Mrs. G

Certifications:
Core Subjects EC-6
Generalist 4-8

 

Bio


 

Whitley Gans, I am a proud graduate of Mansfield Summit High School. After graduating from Summit I completed my bachelor degree at Northwood University and Master's degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. I am enthused and have great admiration for what the future brings in science at West. 

My goals this year are to educate, and inspire.


2018-2019 Bell Schedule

1st Period

8:00-8:50am

 

2nd Period

8:55-9:40am

 

3rd Period

9:45-10:30am

 

4th Period

10:35-11:20am

 

5th Period

11:25-12:40pm

 

6th Period

12:45-2:00pm

 

7th Period

2:05-2:50pm

 

8th Period

2:55-3:45pm

 

*Conference/Planning is 2nd period. Please schedule in advance if requesting a conference.

Lunch Schedule
A- Lunch (11:25-11:55am)    

B-Lunch (12:05-12:35pm)   
C-Lunch (12:45-1:15pm)



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Welcome!  

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Welcome to an exciting year at DeSoto West Middle School.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child into my Science classroom. The time your child spends with us will be very rigorous, educational and rewarding. We look forward to an excellent 2018-2019 school year!

 

Your child will need the following supplies for my class: These items will be kept in the classroom.

  • 2 composition notebooks: non-negotiable
  • 2 bottles liquid glue: non-negotiable


 My classroom expectations are as follows:

  1. Be Prompt.
  2. Be Prepared.
  3. Be Positive.
  4. Be Productive.
  5. Be Polite.

I have no doubt that this will be the most exciting and rigorous science class your child will have as we work together to RISE UP! Please feel free to contact me whitley.gans@desotoisd.org with any questions or concerns that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and working with both you and your child this school year.

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Gans

West Middle School

800 N. Westmoreland Rd. 

DeSoto, TX 75115

Office: 972-230-1820 x218


Course Outline

 

BEGINNING UNIT:

 

Science Safety and Procedures , Scientific Method

UNIT 2:

 

Investigating Body Systems and Homeostasis(continued)

UNIT 8:

 

Factors Affecting Earth Systems

UNIT 3:

 

Investigating Plant Systems and Homeostasis

UNIT 9:

 

Investigating Characteristics of the Solar System

UNIT 4:

 

Investigating Genetics

UNIT 2:

 

Investigating Body Systems and Homeostasis

UNIT 5:

 

Investigating Adaptations in Plants and Animals

UNIT 6:

 

Investigating Flow of Energy

UNIT 7:

 

Investigating Organisms and their Environment

UNIT 1:

 

Investigating Cell Structures and Functions

 

 

 

This year DeSoto West Middle School has implemented the C.H.A.M.P.S. behavior system as a communication method between students, teachers, and parents. Please see the poster below detailing expectations.

Champs poster