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Welcome to Biology! My name is Misty Copeland.  I am very excited about this school year and I look forward to being your Biology teacher here at Oak Ridge High School!  I may be contacted via the school’s main phone number 281-465-5000 or email at:

The Classroom N408

Red Days
Blue Days

The classrooms are scientific laboratories.  For all students’ safety, lab safety rules must be followed while in the room.  It is important that we treat not only others with respect, but also the materials and equipment found in this room. Students are not allowed to participate in lab unless they have returned a safety contract and have earned a 100% on the safety test.

Remind 101
        Text the appropriate code below to 81010
Remind codes:
        Red Day PreAP text @reddaypr to 81010

        Blue Day PreAP text @bluedaypr to 81010

  • Safety in the classroom at all times is essential and a primary priority. I expect students to follow the campus rules and procedures, safety rules, and classroom rules that I have posted in the room. To contribute to a safe environment I expect students to respect themselves, others, the classroom, its contents, and me.  
I also expect students to be active participants in all classroom activities to ensure high academic success.

Materials and Supplies
In order to be successful in Biology, students will need the following materials and supplies:
For daily individual use:
  • Binder (1.5 inch or larger 3 ring binder with pockets is best)
  • 5 pocket dividers (for binder)
  • 1 pk of college ruled notebook paper
  • Pen (blue, black or some other legible color) and pencil
The following items for classroom use (turn into your teacher the first week of school):
  • Note cards – 2 packets of size 6 x 4.  
  • One of the following products for classroom use:
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels    
  • Ziploc bags(sandwich, quart or gallon)


If students participate in class and use their time wisely, there should be little need for tutoring.  However, tutorials will be offered Monday through Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 by one or more Biology teachers.  You may attend the tutorial session that best fits your schedule.  You may also schedule a specific tutorial appointment with me, if necessary.  

Testing / Late Work Policy
See Oak Ridge High School campus policy.
  • If possible testing will be scheduled to minimize core subject test conflicts. Tests will be cumulative.
  • What is late work?
All assignments are due at the specified time. If the assignment is not submitted, it will be considered late.  Example: Vocabulary was collected at the beginning of class; if a student turns in vocabulary at the end of class it is considered late and will have a point deduction.

When absent it is the responsibility of the student to makeup all missed assignments.
  • Students can contact me before or after school, through email and/or my teacher website to identify all missed assignments.  See campus policy for exam day absences
Grading Policy
See Oak Ridge High School campus policy.
  • Minor Grades are worth 10%
                Includes: homework, check grades, and participation     
  • Daily Grades are worth 20%
                Includes: labs, lab class work, and quizzes
  • Major Grades are worth 70%
                Includes: exams and projects
Online textbook resources are available.  Please see my website for information about how to access the online textbook using your class code.

Students will be required to maintain a dedicated Biology Binder – this is the equivalent of an interactive science notebook.  The binder will be important in ensuring success in Biology.  Bringing your Biology Binder to class each day is a requirement.  Students will take a binder assessment at the end of each 9 weeks that will be included as a Major Grade in the 9 week average.  When done properly the binder serves as a useful tool in high stakes testing at the end of the year and in subsequent school years.
Flip Books
Students will complete and maintain a Biology Flip Book, consisting of 20 index cards, which contains summarized information from each unit.  The specific card information will be given and outlined by the teacher with the intention of providing an additional study guide for cumulative and End of Course testing.  The Flip Book will be taken as a Major Grade at the end of each grading period.


This year Biology students will be taking the STAAR Biology End of Course Exam.  For more information on STAAR, please visit to my class home page!

Please visit this page often as I will try to keep you informed of the activities in the class and also advise you of events and other information.

The Class links at left will help you navigate through the various pages in my website and the other links are important school and district pages.

Homework postings are of particular importance!


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Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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