Harrison High School
Harrison High School
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science department

Our Science Department helps our students to be effective and productive citizens in the local, national, and global communities. Our department is comprised of teachers with advanced degrees and multiple educational certifications.

We design our science education to prepare students to succeed regardless of their postsecondary goals, incorporating various opportunities for students to explore, investigate, and ask questions. We want students to be proud of the work they do, and we hold them accountable for their own learning. 

our curriculum

We use our experiences as scientists to help students understand what scientists do and why it’s important to master such skills. We design lessons that effectively instruct students in generating hypotheses, collecting data, and managing data. Students participate in activities in which they must interpret data and draw conclusions. Even though some students may say they aren’t going to be a scientist, in actuality, we are all scientists. Our future demands a citizenry that is informed and can think critically, and our department helps students become those citizens.

We care about the kind of person our students become. Our students explore science-related activities beyond the classroom, and we model this behavior as well. We sponsor two extracurricular activities: Science Olympiad/Science Team and the Helping Our Planet Earth (H.O.P.E.) club. We know that connecting with students and helping them become good citizens is just as important as the content we teach.

our teachers

Meet our dedicated teachers. Several members of our department have worked in science-related industries such as Kimberly-Clark or Colgate-Palmolive or in the health profession. Other teachers have participated in various summer research projects such as coastal sea turtle programs and working in the rainforests of Belize. Our teachers rely on education, collaboration, personal experience, and research to deeply understand the subjects we teach, as well as use our industry and personal experiences to make the subject matter relevant to our students. 

Below is a list of the science teachers and their blog pages. If the teacher has a Schoology blog, please e-mail the teacher for the “group code” for easy access.

Scott Schomer
Department Chair
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Paulette Allard
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Robin Berry
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Kathryn Chapman
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Nancy Curran
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Karen Heiges
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Shelley Howerton
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Carmen Johnson
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Lani Miller
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Leslie Mockalis
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Chris Shields
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Robin Smith
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Allison Tarvin
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Natalie Wright
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