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Ms. Amanda McAndrews-Junior High Science

Hi! I'm Amanda McAndrews, the new Junior High Science teacher at St. John Fisher. In 2015, I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Science. Since then, I have taught 4 years in the classroom, had the opportunity of working with the Museum of Science and Industry, and traveled across the United States getting real world experiences to use in the classroom. I not only love teaching Science, but I also love sports, traveling, playing with my dogs, and spending time with my family. I am anxious for the year ahead with such an enthusiastic, compassionate, and proud community here at St. John Fisher. 

Week of December 16th

Posted on Dec 17, 2019

We have a wonderful week ahead of us full of Christmas Magic and Cheer!

In 7th grade, the students have a test on Genetics(vocab, punnett squares, pedigrees, mutations, and short answer) on Wednesday!

In 8th grade, the students will be presenting their Shark Tank Inventions. On Wednesday and Thursday the students will begin their next unit on the water cycle by learning about our frozen water, GLACIERS!

Week of December 9th

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

Welcome back after a long weekend! 

After 8th grades quick unit on Rocks, they are taking a break to dive into the engineering, technology, and marketing world. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15. The students will be coding for 10 minutes every day and then they will be working on their Shark Tank projects. They will present their product or service in front of 3-5 Sharks. 

***If you are interested in being a shark for an 8th grade class this Thursday or Friday (8- 8:50, 9:40-10:30, or 11:10-12) please email me at ***

In 7th grade, the students also be partaking in coding but geared towards the topic of genetics. They will continue their unit of genetics with more punnett squares, Variation, and  mutations.