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The photos above are from Mr. Dickson’s AP Biology classes. Students extracted jellyfish “glow” genes to transfer using plasmids through genetic recombination for the AP Biology Investigation 8 Biotechnology: Bacterial Transformation lab.
Students learn French culture through food, personal experiences
French students at West Haven High School and some friends enjoyed two “Dinner and Movie Nights” so far this year, with another planned for May. In October, they watched “My Afternoons With Margueritte,” in French with English subtitles, about the friendship between an illiterate man and an elderly woman.
In December, they watched “The Hedgehog,” the story of a bright, sensitive young girl who makes the tenants in her Paris apartment building the focus of her video-making hobby.
The students enjoyed good company, pizza, snacks, and got to sample delectable French desserts made by Samantha Romano, former student of Ms. Reichert, who owns Sammi’s Sweets.
French teacher Ms. Reichert and her students are excited that on March 27, 2018, in response to a parent survey sent home about culture, the mother and the grandfather of two French I students, Annabel Obas and Jenna Massaro, will be guest speakers.
Annabel’s mother will share her experiences about her native French- speaking culture of Haiti, and Jenna’s grandfather will speak about his life when he lived in France.
Students transitioned through stations on electricity in magnetism. In the pictures above, the students observe magnetic fields using bar magnets and iron filings, create series and parallel circuits, and create a compass using a magnetized needle floating in water.
The WHHS SeaPerch Team is gearing up for the upcoming competition on March 23rd at CCSU. The team of students are required to design and build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that will compete in an assortment of challenges. Students utilize skills from their Project Lead the Way Engineering classes which follow curricula that teaches them engineering principles while incorporating science, mathematics, and technology.