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Nathan Sutton, Principal
Chris Ailster, Assistant Principal
129 Bulldog Lane
South Shore, KY


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6th Grade Science/8th Grade Honors Science

Hello, welcome to my webpage! My name is Doris Cattell. I am the 6th grade science teacher, and I have 8th grade honors science, as well. I attended Ohio University, and I have a bachelor's degree in middle childhood education-math and science. In 2016, I received my Master's degree in GEOSCIENCES from Western Governor's University, which is basically Earth and space science.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email me at Also, my planning period is sixth period. I hope you find this webpage both helpful and informative. I am looking forward to an AWESOME year! 

What We are Doing...

 Month of March:
6th Grade: 
 *We are working on the Weather and Climate Unit
*Next unit=Plate Tectonics 
 8th Grade:
 *We are working on the Sexual and Asexual Reproduction Unit 
Month of February:
6th Grade:
*We are finishing up the hydrologic cycle with a unit test. All sixth graders have projects due on the hydrologic cyle. Their projects are due on Friday, Feb. 9th. They were able to choice their projects and can work with partners. 

Next Week=
 8th Grade:
 *Our new Unit= Genetics and mutations  
*We are finishing up adaptation over time unit. 
*Next unit= Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
 6th grade = Unit 1: Ecosystems
Students are working on completing the station labs for this unit. Students will be doing open-notes quiz. Then they will take the test . If time permits, they will be doing holiday labs. 
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Following is a  list of supplies needed for all my scientists:
1. 2+ composition notebooks
2. Loose leaf paper
3. Pencil pouch (suggest one that snaps into binder)
4. Lots of pencils
5. Red pen
6. Erasers
7. Dry erase markers (for student use)
8. Small pencil sharpeners (for use with colored pencils)
9. Colored pencils
10. $10 lab fee (used to purchase supplies for labs)
11. scissors
12. Optional - highlighters
The following items are shared with the class. If you can bring some of these, great!! If you can't, don't worry about it.
* Heavy weight ziploc bags
* Paper towels
* Tissues
Students must bring binders with pencils, markers, and paper to class every day.
See you soon!!


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