Carmen Usery
Science
662-893-3344 ext. 354 voicemail
Carmen Usery
Welcome

Welcome to Accelerated Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology.  Each of these classes has a $20 lab fee to provide lab dissection specimens.  Both courses are lab-based and the activities are 25% of the class grade.  Please arrange to pay this fee by the end of February 2020 so that materials can be ordered.

My Daily Schedule: Fall 2019
1st Block - Accelerated Biology I
2nd Block - Accelerated Biology I
3rd Block - Human Anatomy and Physiology
4th Block - Planning Period

My Daily Schedule: Spring 2020
1st Block - Accelerated Biology I
2nd Block - Human Anatomy and Physiology
3rd Block - Accelerated Biology I
4th Block - Planning Period

Supply List 

(1) Textbook issued from the library

(2) Great set of coloring pencils (at least 24 count)

(3) Three-ring binder

(4) Pen or Pencil

(5) Highlighters

About the Teacher

 I am a 1989 graduate of Tupelo High School.  It's ironic that I'm a teacher because I really didn't enjoy school when I was a student.  However, I had fabulous teachers that inspired me to continue the example they set before me.  I love the interaction I have with students and the opportunity to be an influence in their lives.

After high school, I attended Mississippi University for Women.  I graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

I then attended the University of Mississippi to complete coursework in education/teacher certification and received my teaching license in 1997.  I recently completed course work through Arkansas State University to become endorsed in AP Biology. I do prefer college football over NFL.  The W didn't have a football team so I'm a Rebel fan.  My family and I are very enthusiastic St. Louis Cardinals fans too!

My teaching career began in 1998 at Starkville Academy in Starkville, MS

In August of 2000, a wonderful opportunity was given to me to teach at Olive Branch High School.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my 19 years at OBHS.  One joy of teaching in this community is the chance to teach brothers and sisters and make the connection to entire families. It's hard to believe this is the 22nd year in my teaching career. Subjects I have taught include: 8th grade Earth Science, ACT Prep, Biology I, Zoology, Physical Science, Botany, AP Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Remind Feed
The links below are for three different classes.  If students are in Accelerated Biology I, they can join Bio1spring20 or Bio3spring20.  If students are in Human Anatomy and Physiology, they will join HAP2spring20.  
Weekly Lessons
Please check for daily and weekly topics or lessons that will be posted.  I will include links to websites, videos, interactive tutorials, virtual labs, and science articles for students to read.  These assignments will begin Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Class Documents

Suggested Websites and Videos
Accelerated Biology I

Please sign into www.usatestprep.com to receive assignments.  I am so THRILLED with your progress on usatestprep tasks!  The current assignments will close tonight 3/31/2020.  Please complete them today.  New assignments will post in your account tomorrow.  They should be completed by Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Missing all you tremendously!! 

 

OBHS membership ID on usatestprep is "olivebranchms". 

Human Anatomy and Physiology
 

Please sign into www.usatestprep.com to receive assignments.  I am so THRILLED with your progress on usatestprep tasks!  The current assignments will close tonight 3/31/2020.  Please complete them today.  New assignments will post in your account tomorrow.  They should be completed by Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Missing all you tremendously!! 

 

OBHS membership ID on usatestprep is "olivebranchms".