Mr. S. Gradnigo’s ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Classes (rev. 06/2010)



Environmental Science is an inquiry, lecture and lab-based course designed to develop both an awareness of past and current environmental problems and issues, and to stimulate a sense of environmental wisdom which may potentially lead to environmental stewardship.  Students will learn about such topics as local, regional and national ecosystems; land use and management issues, pollution, problems due to biodiversity and human impact on our ecosystems, and global issues.  This course will include individual and group activities and projects focusing on identifying the source of environmental problems and their potential solutions.




1You are expected to arrive on time, and be seated in your assigned place prior to the ringing of the tardy bell.  All students who arrive after the 7:28 bell must report to the office before entering class.  Tardiness between classes is unacceptable and will not be tolerated!


2.  Follow all school, class and lab safety rules and procedures.

3.  Be respectful and courteous to your teacher, others and yourself.

4. Raise your hand to gain recognition and permission to speak or to go to get tissue for your nose..

5.  Everyday, you are to copy the objectives from the board into your binder or planner.  Note:   The objectives will tell you what you will learn and should be able to do by the end of the lesson.

6. Assigned work, quizzes and exams should be completed in black or blue ink on looseleaf paper.  All assignments must be turned in on time.  No spiral notebook paper with rough edges will be accepted.

You will place the assignment in the correct basket for your class section.

7. Place assignments and study guides and diagrams in your binder for exam study.  All lab work is to be done in your ECOLOG (journal).  You may have unannounced, but graded journal or binder checks, so keep all materials throughout the entire school year.  DO NOT throw anything away unless instructed to do so by the teacher.  You will be held responsible for all items not present during your journal or binder check.


8. Put all trash in the trash can.  NO  eating or drinking by students is allowed in the classroom!


9. You must bring all necessary materials with you to class. NO BORROWING from your teacher or classmates.


10. Cheating Policy:  Any practice of fraud, trickery, or deceit to improve one’s grade is considered cheating.  This includes copying another person’s homework, looking at another person’s test, copying an essay or paper word for word from someone else or directly from another source, or directly from a printed or published source (internet, book, magazine, etc.). 

A student who has stolen knowledge and/or has possession of knowledge, subject matter, or answers at any time is considered to be cheating.  Any student caught cheating in any way will receive a “0” for the assignment or test and his/her name will be submitted to the administration.  The second offense of cheating in any class will result in a “0” as well as an in-school suspension.


11.  Testing Make-up Policy:  Make-up tests will be given for excused absences only.  Students must contact the teacher immediately upon return following any excused absence to make the necessary arrangements to makeup any work missed during this period.   Please refer to Parish Policy regarding make-ups.