Science Department Welcome to Ninth Grade Students

June 13, 2019

A Welcome from the AHS Science Department (En Español)

This summer, Fairfax County Public Schools and Annandale High School will continue with the many opportunities available to students to encourage student success! We at Annandale High School Science Department want to make sure that your transition to high school is a smooth one. A few things to remember as you leave Middle School and start your High school journey as a 9th grader.

There are two 9th grade science courses this year, Biology and Environmental Science. Regardless of the course that you are enrolled in for 2019-20 school year, our expectations are the same: “We are here to encourage, teach and support you, the student.”

All students are encouraged to stay abreast of current events by reading newspapers, magazines, reputable internet sources, and more.  Be prepared to discuss bioethical topics, stem cell research, measles outbreak, global warming, vaping, and so much more!  Extracurricular reading is an integral part of your success at AHS.  

Take advantage of the many resources available at https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/ to ensure that you have a strong start as a Freshman Annandale Atom!   Although the first day of school is Monday, August 26, 2019; many activities start before that date.  Please check the school website and stay updated with what’s happening at Annandale High School with News You Choose ….sign-up with the following link:     https://bit.ly/2wQkkKY

Summer Learning Programs

  • Many students take the summer to sharpen their skills, to learn something new, or to take part in fun camps and institutes. Our summer enrichment camps, institutes, and classes include: STEM, Tech Adventure Camp, and Test Prep. There's something for everyone! Use this link for summer enrichment:     https://bit.ly/2Kc2MSu
  • Use this link to find other Summer Opportunities:    https://bit.ly/2X5Vju6
  • We encourage you to participate in Fairfax County Public Library's summer reading activities  https://bit.ly/2KTiPAZ

Scientific Enrichment Activities @ Annandale High School

  • All classes will participate in the Science Fair at some level.  Your science teacher will give you details on your individual requirements; you may have the opportunity to compete in the AHS Science Fair!!!  Note: All honors Biology students are required to develop a Science Fair Project. Work towards developing your project will begin in August, with the AHS Science Fair being held in February 2020, to showcase your research.   Some suggested websites for more information:  https://bit.ly/1CaBQVZ
  • An extracurricular science club, that allows you to have fun in STEAM subjects and compete for individual and team prizes is the Science Olympiad Club. This is a new club and 2019-2020 will be our first year of competition. Follow the link below for more details.                                             Plan to be a Science Olympiad supporter or Team member!   https://www.soinc.org/         

We would appreciate your support. Parent volunteers are needed to assist in the schoolwide Science Fair and Science Olympiad. Plan to volunteer!

Questions & Comments should be directed to the Science Department Chair = Isaac Boakye <@email>; Biology Team Leader - Prarthana Purohit  <@email>

***Remember to always check the school website for updates!!!  https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/   

 

Una Bienvenida del Departamento de Ciencia de AHS

Este verano, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax y Annandale High School continuarán con las muchas oportunidades disponibles para fomentar el éxito de los estudiantes. El Departamento de Ciencias de Annandale High School queremos asegurarnos de que su transición a la escuela secundaria sea fácil. Algunas cosas que debe recordar al salir de la escuela secundaria y comenzar su viaje a la escuela secundaria como estudiante de 9º grado.

Hay dos cursos de ciencias de noveno grado este año, biología y ciencias ambientales. Independientemente del curso en el que esté inscrito para el año escolar 2019-20, nuestras expectativas son las mismas: "Estamos aquí para alentarlos, enseñarles y apoyarlos, al estudiante".

¡Aprovechen los muchos recursos disponibles en https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/  para asegurarse de que tenga un buen comienzo como Freshman en Annandale Atom! Aunque el primer día de clases es el lunes 26 de agosto de 2019; Muchas actividades comienzan antes de esa fecha. Consulte el sitio web de la escuela y manténgase actualizado con lo que está sucediendo en Annandale High School con las noticias que elija .... Inscríbase con el siguiente enlace: https://bit.ly/2wQkkKY

Programas de aprendizaje de verano

  • Muchos estudiantes aprovechan el verano para mejorar sus habilidades, aprender algo nuevo o participar en campos e institutos divertidos. Nuestros campamentos, institutos y clases de enriquecimiento de verano incluyen: STEM, Tech Adventure Camp y Test Prep. ¡Hay algo para todos! Utilice este enlace para el enriquecimiento de verano:   https://bit.ly/2Kc2MSu
  • Use este enlace para encontrar otras oportunidades de verano:  https://bit.ly/2X5Vju6
  • Lo invitamos a participar en las actividades de lectura de verano de la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Fairfax https://bit.ly/2KTiPAZ

Actividades de enriquecimiento científico en Annandale High School

  • Todas las clases participarán en la Feria de Ciencias en algún nivel. Su profesor de ciencias les dará los detalles sobre sus requisitos individuales; ¡¡¡Tal vez tengas la oportunidad de competir en la Feria de Ciencias de AHS !!!

Nota: Todos los estudiantes de Biología con honores deben desarrollar un Proyecto de la Feria de Ciencias. El trabajo o proyecto a desarrollar iniciara en agosto, con la Feria de la Ciencia de AHS que se realizará en febrero de 2020, para mostrar su investigación.