Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Lanier Middle School. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your child’s teacher for Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC)/Science. I am excited about sharing and exploring various aspects of Science together with your child. I hope to encourage curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking as your child grows in his/her appreciation and understanding of the beauty, the power, and the relevance of science and technology in his/her life.
As a teacher, I recognize that parents play a vital part in the educational success of your child. Please review the syllabus with your child so you both understand the course objectives, expectations, and grading criteria. In addition, please read and sign my bulletin and Student Safety Contract with your child to ensure that he/she understands and will always follow classroom policies, procedures and safe lab practices. IPC/Science are lab-based class and safety is an absolute must. Please record any food allergies and other allergies in my bulletin's last page so I am aware of them for the labs and demonstrations we will be doing.
I greatly value your support and will do my best to build effective teacher/parent communication. Much of the content of the class, including a calendar, PowerPoint lectures, Projects/worksheets, lab handouts, and study guides will be posted at my website as a convenient resource for you and your child. I request you to please stay updated with GradeSpeed through out the year. It is an online grade book, that is available through the parent portal of the HISD website for you to review your child’s progress or conduct grades in his/her classes. If you have other questions or concerns, it would be most expedient to contact me by email at NBANO@houstonisd.org .
I look forward to partnering with you for a positive and productive year with the students. I thank you in advance for your support.
Ms Najma Bano