Welcome to Ms. Russell's Fort Vancouver web page. The purpose of this page is to help students and parents and gaurdians to access class work, calendars and resources easily you can contact me at:
corey.russell@vansd.org

My available hours are: Monday-Friday 7AM

                                       Monday, Thursday, & Friday 2:15-3:30PM

 

Schedule:

  1. PREP
  2. Biology
  3. Biology
  4. Integrated Science
  5. Integrated Science
  6. 21st Century Literacy

Integrated Science

Integrated science focuses largely on physical science and earth science, which includes disciplines such as chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, and astronomy.  Students will develop many scientific thinking skills through hands-on lab activities in preparation for other advanced science courses.  Students are expected to develop self-regulatory skills that will aid them in succeeding in not only high school, but life.  Labs, student collaboration, in-class activities, projects (research, poster, etc.), assessments and content practice (homework) will be a significant part of the course work.

Biology
Biology is an introductory level course that focuses largely on chemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology concepts. Students will develop many scientific thinking skills through hands-on lab activities in preparation for other advanced science courses. Students are expected to develop self-regulatory skills that will aid them in succeeding in not only high school, but life. Labs, student collaboration, in-class activities, projects (research, poster, etc.), assessments and content practice (homework) will be a significant part of the course work.
21st Century Literacy


Welcome to Ms. Russell's Webpage!


I am originally from Montana, the Big Sky State, where I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology from Montana Tech.  When I moved to Vancouver I decided to follow through with my ongoing desire to teach.  I enrolled at Washington State University of Vancouver and walked away with a wooden apple and a Masters in Teaching degree.  I love the outdoors, my 2 dogs (pictured down), and teaching.  As a teacher, I take it upon myself to guide students to becoming self-regulatory, meaning they are striving for success by their own choice.  I hope to see inquiry in the classroom, that is that students themselves become curious to learn more.  Lastly, I strive to model & teach life skills to students so that they can become positive contributors to our community.

This will be my second year as a part of the Fort Vancouver family, and it is just that, family.  Last year, I entered this school hearing just about every negative comment from the community: "Ohhhh you're teaching at Fort" or "I'm sorry that's a rough school I've heard".  Yet, I was still hopeful and optimistic about my experience.  After the first year, I reflected on this experience and realized that yes, Fort IS unique.  It's unique for its over 32 languages spoken, its unique for its positive teaching staff, it's unique for strong teacher/student relationships, and its unique because it feels like a family, a really BIG family of about 1,300 students and over 90+ staff members. 

Why do I love to teach at Fort?  Because I love being a part of this unique family.


My favorite you tube clip:

An inspirational video to help us all keep life in perspective...ENJOY!

"This is Water":           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiyY4t7WbnU

Science Resource Websites:

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Current Earth Science News

CLICK HERE --> http://www.sciencenews.org/index/interest/id/2517/topic/Earth_Science

 

Current Biology News

DNA Strand

CLICK HERE --> http://www.biologynews.net/



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