Science Notebook

SUHSD Curriculum & PD Science Newsletter

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Congratulations on your Retirement Steve Rodecker!!!

It's great to see someone as deserving as you finally reach the point of retirement. May you enjoy the "doing" of retirement as much or even more than the "doing" throughout your career. Your SUHSD family wish you all the best.

Congratulations to all of our Science Teachers Retiring this Year!!!

May all the years ahead bring you great joy and relaxation. Happy Retirement!

Special Thanks to Site Curriculum Specialists

On behalf of the district curriculum specialists, we would like to thank each of the Science site curriculum specialist for their work this year!

Thank You!

Adrienne Marriott (BVH), Claire Perez (SYH), Johnathan Chase (SUHI), Martha Amador (BVM), Roufieh Carmody and Tracy Seiler (GJ), May Lualhati (NCM), Rachel Meisner (CPH), Jewyl Clarke (ELH), Gisela Villarreal (MVH), Shannon Chamberlin (CPM), Kari Koch (ELM), Guadalupe Trejo (MVA), Steve Rodecker (CVH), Irina Pcheinikova (MOH), Juan Contreras (ORH), Gina Saclauso-Caro (CVM), Sara Chai (MOM), Julie Walker (RDM), Jessica Nascimento (HH), Katie Kennedy (OLH), Bobbie Collins (SOH), Teresa Martin (HTM), Lisa Bertoson (SOM), Teresa Martin (HTM), Kristina Fox (Options), Faith Manary (PAH), Chris Rankin, Anna Krasnow and Jason LaRussa.
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Kaia Yeager from RDM

Congratulations to Kaia Yeager an 8th grader at Rancho del Rey Middle School who took first place at the GSDSEF for Engineering. She went on to represent Sweetwater Union High School District at the California State Science Fair. A special thank you goes out to Ms. Susan Tu for the encouragement and support she provided along the way.

Congratulations Kaia Yeager!!!

2015-2016 Science Instructional Guides

All subject specific Instructional Guides are available. The most updated version is posted in the Curriculum and Professional Development Canvas Course. Please click here to go to the Canvas Course.
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Science Opportunities for Teachers

See below for upcoming science conferences and other opportunities for professional development.

Attention LSSI Teachers!

The LSSI-ABE San Diego Team is hosting a one-day refresher course on the ABE labs, including an industry visit. The workshop will provide LSSI alums an opportunity to improve upon their skills and knowledge within specific lab sequences:

-Tools of the Trade and What is Genetic Engineering? (think Insulin and Diabetes) -Lab 1

Pipetting, Gel Electrophoresis

-Gene Cloning: Making and Verifying Recombinant Plasmids-

Labs 2-4

Plasmid DNA, Restriction Enzymes and Gel Electrophoresis

-Getting Recombinant Plasmids into Bacteria and Bacteria Multiplication to Make Protein -

Labs 5 and 6

Bacterial Transformation and Protein Purification

We plan to tailor this workshop to fit the needs of its participants. In your RSVP email reply, please include which labs you would like to focus on: Lab 1, Labs 2-4, or Labs 5-6.

Date: Wednesday July 22, 2015

Time: 8-5pm

Location: San Diego Miramar College, Science Building S5-102

Email: to RSVP

Lunch is provided.

Limited Space is available so please sign-up today!

Thank you,


Project Coordinator

Life Sciences Summer Institute

HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-cut the NGSS

HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-cut the NGSS

Professional learning for High School Biology Teachers

Audience: High School Science & Biology Teachers & Teacher Leaders

Date: Monday & Tuesday - June 22 & 23, 2015

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Quantum Learning Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056

Fee: $15.00


-Light Breakfast & Lunch will be provided-

This two day workshop, presented by HHMI Biointeractive in collaboration with NCPDF, is available to high school biology teachers. See the attached flyer for more information.

Advanced HHMI BioInteractive Resources that Cross-Cut the Practices of Science

The goal of this one-day summer workshop is to highlight free multimedia resources including virtual labs, animations, short documentary films, and hands-on activities from HHMI Biointeractive that pertain to advanced topics in Biology, including AP, IB, and undergraduate courses.

Audience: AP & IB Biology and College Freshman-Level Biology Instructors

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Quantum Learning Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056

Fee: $10.00


-Light Breakfast & Lunch will be provided-

This one day workshop is presented by HHMI Biointeractive in collaboration with NCPDF. See the attached flyer for more information.

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2015 AP By the Sea Summer Institutes

This year they are offering three 4-day institutes: Monday through Thursday in June and July.

Please visit the Faculty and Sessions Information for the course you plan to attend to learn about the week’s specific activities in your session and find faculty contact information.

Dates: June 22-25, July 13-16, July 27-30

Location: University of San Diego

Click here for more information.

Click button above for Special Education newsletter.

Special Services Newsletter is HERE!!!

Click the Special Education Newsletter red button above to access the Special Services Newsletter. For more information, please contact Christine Fax-Huckaby.

Click on title above to go to the Next Generation Science Standards Website.

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District Science Contacts

SUHSD: Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
Science Notebook
Volume 2, Issue 5, June 5, 2015