News & Updates

Mrs. Huff- Academic Biology

May 31-June 3

The end is near!!


Quarterly 4 is your last assignment! It is a very short multiple choice test covering Ecology. The second part is a feedback survey for ME, it will not affect your grade!

Mr. Denelsbeck would also like you to complete a survey for each of your teachers. Please use THIS LINK to complete the survey on my teaching and your experience with Biology this year.

Thank you and have a wonderful summer vacation! Don't forget to sign into moodle up until June 7th for attendance purposes :)

-Mrs. Huff

May 23, 2016

Keystones are over!!!

The year is almost over!!!

5 lessons and the end of the year assessment are all that stand between you and summer!! Remember, even if you finish early you still NEED to LOG INTO MOODLE up to JUNE 7th!

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May 16, 2016


The BIOLOGY exam is WEDNESDAY, May 18!!

GO BACK AND REVIEW your PACKET and WATCH the recorded chats!!


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May 12, 2016

Chat today with Ms. King @1:30!!!

May 11, 2016

Only a few Review days left!!!

1 week until the exam!!!!

Review chat today with Ms. King!!!

9:45 HERE!!!

May 9, 2016

Chat Today @10:30


May 6, 2016

CHAT TODAY @9:45!!!


May 5, 2016

Chat today with Mr. Berman @1:30!!!

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May 4, 2016

Chat Today!! 9:45...Mitosis!!!
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May 3, 2016



May 2, 2016


The Keystone exam is only 11 school days away!!!!!!!!

April was a long month of studying (we are not done yet),

but it will pay off come testing time!!

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April 28, 2016

Yes, there is another chat happening today!!

Ms. Tope will be going over:

  • BIO.A.4.1 Identify and describe the cell structures involved in transport of materials into, out of, and throughout a cell.
  • BIO.A.4.1.1 Describe how the structure of the plasma membrane allows it to function as a regulatory structure and/or protective barrier for a cell.
  • BIO.A.4.1.2 Compare the mechanisms that transport materials across the plasma membrane (i.e., passive transport—diffusion, osmosis, facilitated diffusion; and active transport—pumps, endocytosis, exocytosis).
  • BIO.A.4.1.3 Describe how membrane-bound cellular organelles (e.g., endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus) facilitate the transport of materials within a cell.

The chat is at 1:30 CLICK HERE TO JOIN

April 27, 2016

KEEP GOING!!! You're doing great with the review!!!

There is an evening chat today with Ms. Lancenese @5 :)

Reviewing Homeostasis and feedback loops

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April 26, 2016

There will be a REVIEW CHAT TODAY @9:00am!!

I will go over the following:

BIO.A.1.1.1 Describe the characteristics of life shared by all prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

AND... The ANSWERS to review questions 1-6!!!

Hope to see you there!!

April 25, 2016

PALCS High School Year End Picnic is MAY 25th from 11:30-2:00 at West Goshen Community Park!!!

sign up below:

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April 22, 2016

There will be a REVIEW CHAT TODAY @9:45!!

I will go over the following:

BIO.A.1.1 Explain the characteristics common to all organisms.

BIO.A.1.1.1 Describe the characteristics of life shared by all prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

Hope to see you there!!

April 18, 2016

UPDATE: Progress check is April 26th.

Lessons for progress check 1 will only count up until tomorrow 4/19/16.

This weeks lessons 4/20 - 4/22 will be included in the next progress check.

Review Chat today is with Mr. Berman @11:30.

April 14-15, 2016

Mrs. Huff is out. Please moodle message any questions and I will get back to you Monday. Remember to check the chat schedule on the calendar.

April 13, 2016

There will be TWO review chats on MACROMOLECULES offered today!!

Ms. Tope @9:45am

Ms. Lancenese @5pm

**Remember attend as many as you would like/can. All chats will be recorded and posted HERE. Each week a link will be given out for EXTRA CREDIT for attending and viewing chats. All the extra credit will be added at the end of the review. Join a chat to find out more!

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April 12, 2016

The first chat kicked off yesterday! Did you miss it? Click the link below to watch the recording-Ms. Lancenese reviews the format of the exam and some test taking tips!

Today @9am Ms. Tope will start the actual review with the properties of water and its importance!

April 11, 2016

Keystone Review Kicks off TODAY!!

Complete the Practice Keystone Exam and take a look at some of the questions found in the "packet." Ms. Lancenese will have an evening chat tonight from 5-6 to explain how the exam and review will go. If you cannot make the chat I will post the link to her recording tomorrow. But, remember you will earn extra credit for chat attendance! Check the calendar for dates/times and topics! click the link below to join her zoom tonight!

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April 8, 2016

Remember you have choice for your ECOLOGY ASSESSMENT!

Choose either option 1 OR option 2 :)

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April 7, 2016

Optometrist and lead researcher on the project, Associate Professor Scott Read who is the director of research at QUT's School of Optometry and Vision Science, said children need to spend more than an hour and preferably at least two hours a day outside to help prevent myopia from developing and progressing.


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April 6, 2016

Did you miss the chat?! YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS!!

Keystone Review STARTS MONDAY!!

April 5, 2016

A new resource is now available to you if you have a PALCS ipad!!! Check it today!!

April 4, 2016

You have a choice when it comes to your Ecology Assessment....




Clarification of each will be discussed in chat on Wednesday @9:45..Hope to see you there!

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April 1, 2016

It may be April Fools Day, but this is no joke...MP3 Assignments ARE DUE TODAY!!!

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March 31, 2016

What is your grade going to be this marking period?! GET THOSE ASSIGNMENTS IN!!! You have until MIDNIGHT TOMORROW :)
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March 30, 2016

Miss the chat today?? Watch for some important information on upcoming assignments. Don't forget the MARKING PERIOD ENDS FRIDAY!!!

March 29, 2016

Welcome Back!! Hope everyone had a great break :)

Marking period 3 ends April 1st!! (This is no joke :p)


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March 18, 2016

one last thing before spring break....



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March 14-17, 2016

Quarterly Assessment Week!!! ASK QUESTIONS!!! and STUDY STUDY STUDY!!!

Quarterly Exam Schedule:

Monday 3/14 - Electives & Foreign Language

Wednesday 3/16 - Social Studies & English

Friday 3/18 - Math & Science

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March 11, 2016

Check this out! I am definitely not a Brady fan, but this kid combined his interest with science!

March 10, 2016

Bio Students. READ THIS!!!

If you have completed a gizmo assignment in the past you already have an account!


The code should only be used for your FIRST GIZMO (ExploreLearning Account).

I see many of you have multiple accounts. If you do not know your log in info please ASK ME!!

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March 9, 2016



Topic: Symbiosis Assignment Help & Nutrient Cycles

March 8, 2016

March 7, 2016

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March 4, 2016

It's that time of the marking period where we take our quarterly exams. Science is one of the last tests of the week so make sure you save some of your energy to do your absolute best.

Here is the Quarterly Exam Schedule for all of your courses:

Monday 3/14 - Electives & Foreign Language

Wednesday 3/16 - Social Studies & English

Friday 3/18 - Math & Science

The quarterly exams will CLOSE 48 school hours after they open. The Science exam will stay open all through the spring break BUT please know, I will not be available during spring break to answer any questions or concerns you have. If you feel you may need me for anything, then you should try to get your exam done before the end of Friday 3/18.

Science Quarterly Exam will

Close on Monday, 3/28 @ 11:55 PM

March 2, 2016

Missed chat?

Watch the recording:

February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!!!

Remember Progress check ends tomorrow!!!!

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February 23, 2016

You should be working on your evolution assessment. Zoom room will be open tomorrow at 9:45 for questions!! Hope to see you there :)
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February 18, 2016

Remember the second progress check is March 1st! All assignments required for this check have been posted :)
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February 17, 2016



Topic: Evolutionary Theory & Evidence @9:45

February 12, 2016

NOTICE: If you DO NOT SHARE your google submissions with me by moving them into the shared google folder you will receive a ZERO!! Make sure you change the share settings (Can Edit) and move all documents into the google folder. MESSAGE ME if you DO NOT KNOW how to do this.

February 11, 2016

Keep on going!! Ask questions if you have them :)
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February 10, 2016



Topic: Evolutionary Theory @9:45

February 9, 2016

Progress check closes at midnight tonight!!

February 5, 2016

Students and Parents are encouraged to read the document at the link below. This link will provide answers to your questions about recent changes in the keystone protocol. PLEASE KNOW THAT STUDENTS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO TAKE THE KEYSTONES!!!

February 4, 2016

A little DNA> RNA Valentine for you!!
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February 3, 2016

Progress check closes 2/9, make sure you get your assignments done :)

Who doesn't LOVE science?!!

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February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog Dog!

**He did NOT see his shadow...early spring!

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February 1, 2016

Happy February!!

MAP Testing this week.

I will only be available via moodle chat :(

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January 27, 2016

Miss our chat today? Watch it and others here:

January 25, 2016

Finish working on Genetics assignments this week. Our CHAT WEDNESDAY will review ALL GENETIC CONCEPTS!

January 22, 2016

Have fun and stay warm this weekend in the snow!! Check out this formula scientists have developed to make the "perfect snowman!" Make a snowman this weekend, post it and use #palcssnowmancontest so we can all see!!!

January 21, 2016

Happy start to Quarter 3!!! Can you believe it?! The year is flying by :) Stay strong and get those assignments completed. Remember there is a KEYSTONE exam for this course in the SPRING!! New quarter means a fresh start on your grades :)

January 19, 2016



January 15, 2016


Remember you have all weekend to complete the Q2 test, it will close Tuesday!! No Extensions!!

January 14, 2016


Since it opens on FRIDAY, you have the WHOLE WEEKEND to work on this assessment! Don't forget, it will close Tuesday!!!!!

January 12, 2016

Chat tomorrow will be a REVIEW for the Quarterly assessment that will open Friday!! Looking forward to seeing everyone there :)

January 8, 2016

It's never too early to start studying!! The Quarterly Assessment (1/15) will cover the following units and anchors:


  • BIO.A.3.1.1 Describe the fundamental roles of plastids (e.g., chloroplasts) and mitochondria inenergy transformations.
  • BIO.A.3.2 Identify and describe how organisms obtain and transform energy for their life processes.
    • BIO.A.3.2.1 Compare the basic transformation of energy during photosynthesis and cellular respiration
    • BIO.A.3.2.2 Describe the role of ATP in biochemical reactions.

ASSESSMENT ANCHOR: BIO.B.1 Cell Growth and Reproduction-

  • BIO.B.1.1 Describe the three stages of the cell cycle: interphase, nuclear division, cytokinesis
    • BIO.B.1.1.1 Describe the events that occur during the cell cycle: interphase, nuclear division (i.e., mitosis or meiosis), cytokinesis.
    • BIO.B.1.1.2 Compare the processes and outcomes of mitotic and meiotic nuclear divisions.
  • BIO.B.1.2 Explain how genetic information is inherited.
    • BIO.B.1.2.1 Describe how the process of DNA replication results in the transmission and/ or conservation of genetic ` information.
    • BIO.B.1.2.2 Explain the functional relationships between DNA, genes, alleles, and chromosomes and their roles in inheritance.

January 6, 2016



Topic: Introduction to Genetics

January 5, 2016

Good Morning! Some of you may have noticed some NEW HEADINGS in your lessons :)

The first new section is PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: use this section as a review to make sure you understand what has been covered so far. This information will be helpful in completing that days assignment.

Next is QUESTION OF THE DAY: just something to think about when completing the lesson, this will help you link the content to your everyday life!

The last new section is CLOSURE: this is what is REQUIRED to get credit for completing the lesson. Read this section carefully and complete the assignment described/linked.

Like before, Extending/Refining is OPTIONAL, something that may be helpful in taking your knowledge to the next level :)

January 4th, 2016

Happy New Year!! Welcome back! Hope everyone had a restful break :) TODAY is your last chance to turn in past assignments for mp2 progress check 2! Let's get those assignments in!! Start the new year off with great grades :)

December 21, 2015

Progress Check2 MP2 has been moved to January 4th. Please go back and make sure ALL assignments are completed :)

December 15, 2015

Attention Parents the Quarterly testing schedule has been changed. The testing schedule is as follows:

Testing for Elective Subjects Monday 1/11/16 No work due for any classes but lessons will be available to your students and they are expected to review the lessons.

Regular Lessons Tuesday 1/12/16: 1 short assignment per class is allowed.

Testing: English & Social Studies 1/13/16 No work due for any classes but lessons will be available to your students and they are expected to review the lessons.

Regular Lessons Thursday 1/14/16 1 short assignment per class is allowed.

Testing: Science & Math 1/15/16 No work due for any classes but lessons will be available to your students and they are expected to review the lessons.

Reminder these tests are Common Assessments, they are not designed to be difficult but to measure what your student understands in the class. These tests should take no longer than 40 minutes for the average student. These tests will be OPEN FOR 48 HOURS ONLY!