Course Update

Agriculture Science and Technology

Adobe Live Session - Thursday Nights

Thursday, Mar 7th, 7:45-9:15pm

This is an online event.

Agriculture Science and Technology A - 7:45pm

Plant Hormones, Photosynthesis and Respiration

This week we will be discussing Plant Hormones, Photosynthesis and Respiration. Come learn how hormones affect plants and help them bloom and grow, make fruit ripen, and even cause cell death. The processes of photosynthesis and respiration are somewhat complicated, and not explained as well in your content as I would like. Come listen and let me help you understand.




Agriculture Science and Technology B - 8:30pm

Chemistry in Agriculture

This week is a must see Adobe Session! Chemistry is not the easiest topic to understand, especially if you have never had a chemistry course! If this describes you, you really want to come to or listen this adobe session before your test next week.

Remember: The first 10 min of every Adobe session will be for you to ask questions. Don’t waste this valuable opportunity!



Remember: The first 10 min of every Adobe session will be for you to ask questions. Don’t waste this valuable opportunity!

Extra Points Available

Are you wondering how to earn extra points? You can attend the live Adobe sessions, or listen to the recordings and submit a brief (1 paragraph) summary. Attendance is worth 2 points, summaries are worth 1 point.
Shug would love to see you, but will settle for summaries. Feed them to her before the next Live Session.
Points will accumulate over the semester and will be added to a test grade.

GAVS Winter Break Policy

GaVS does not have a winter break. If your school has a winter break, you are still responsible for submitting GaVS work on time, according to the schedule. You may work ahead, so you can take time off for your winter break, but no extensions for work will be granted.

Spring Break - April 1-5

Spring Break is just around the corner! This week is the ONLY week, GAVS is scheduled to be on break. Please plan accordingly. Also, read the information above about the Winter Break Policy.

Parent Knowlege Base

Anything that you need to know about your student and their GAVS course is located in the Parent Knowledge Base.


The direct link to the Knowledge Base page is: http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs- parent-info

Accessing My Parent Auditor Account
http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/47/14/accessing-my-parent-auditor-account


Using Your Parent Auditor Account
http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/48/14/using-my-parent-auditor-account


Ms. Skinner's Biography

Name: Emillie Ruth McChesney Skinner


Birthday: July 22 (Exactly 3 months after Earth Day!)


High School

Baldwin County High School

Graduated May 1995


College Degrees

Georgia College and State University May 1999

Bachelor of Science – Biology, Minor in Chemistry

University of Georgia December 2006

Master of Science – Horticulture


Favorite Colors: Blue and Lavender



Favorite Ornamental Plants: roses, especially David Austin and old fashioned roses


Favorite Food Crops: vegetables and fruits



Current Favorite TV show: Covert Affairs and White Collar (USA Network)


Favorite Quote:

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

~Native American Proverb