Ms. Ella Breakbill
Welcome Parents and Students
to the 2020-2021 school year.
On this webpage, you will find links to online platforms that house class documents, lessons, syllabus, and other class information.
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Degrees and Certifications:
1999 B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University
2015 MEd. University of Houston
General Areas of Certification:
Science Grades 6-12
I would like to welcome you and your child to Ponchatoula High School. All of us can look forward to another year filled with exciting learning experiences. Please consider this syllabus an overview of the policies and procedures present in my classroom. The Ponchatoula High School Handbook and the Tangipahoa Parish Handbook are being introduced to your child during the week. These handbooks guide our conduct in our school and in the classroom.
Environmental science is a great class to teach. Environmental Science is the study of human interaction with the natural world, and therefore incorporates knowledge from both the natural and the social sciences. The material is interdisciplinary and has a lot of real-world application. Unlike most other science classes, the teacher must spend a great deal of his/her time working with students' affective domain. How do you feel about the importance in the topics you are covering?
The best way to teach this course may be to focus on the facts, present the information in as objective manner as possible, and try to encourage critical thinking, analysis, and informed opinions based on science. The resources in this section hopefully can be a means to that end.
I look forward to meeting you soon and I hope you will email me to introduce yourself and/or ask any questions or express concerns.
Environmental Supply List
Two-inch Binder containing paper with tab dividers (5) and clear pocket pages (10).
Label tabs: Bell Work, Notes, Vocabulary, Journal and Worksheets.
Pencils, black ink pens only, red pen
Highlighter (any color)
$10 lab/class fee if face-to-face class meeting
Extra Credit: None at this time, due to covid-19.
Your child is expected to participate in the following activities. All activities will be assessed.
1. Daily Bell Ringers
2. Thinking Maps
3. Cooperative Groups
4. Practice Test
5. Journal Writing
8. Daily/weekly activities
9. Current events
10. Class quizzes, tests, six weeks exams and projects
Parish Grade Scale
93- 100 A 4 POINTS
92 - 85 B 3 POINTS
75 - 84 C 2 POINTS
67 - 74 D 1 POINT
0 - 66 F 0 POINTS