Mr. Ron Thomas

Phone: 252-444-5112

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Biology - St. Mary's College of Maryland

Mr. Ron Thomas

Hello,

My name is Ron Thomas - "Mr. T".  I have been teaching for 21 years. I am certified by North Carolina to teach all of the Secondary Sciences. My schedule this year includes Biology and Honors Biology. This is my 7th year at Havelock High School. I am also the Head Coach for Men's and Women's Tennis.

 

  • Biology

    Ron Thomas

    ronald.thomas@cravenk12.org (Links to an external site.)

    Hybrid Instruction Syllabus Platform:

    CANVAS - You will access all of your courses through your "rapid identity" landing page. All of the information, links and materials needed for class can be found there. 

    Plan B schedule (partial remote instruction)

    (S) = Synchronous (planned meeting times where you should plan on being connected to the teacher/class digitally)

    (A) = Asynchronous (work you can complete according to the time parameters set for that individual assignment)

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

    1st Period Biology 8:00am - 8:45am (S)

    2nd Period Honors Biology 9:30am - 10:15am (S)

    3rd Period Biology 11:00am - 11:45am (S)

    Wednesday:

    7:30 - 2:30pm (A)

    Office Hours:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:00 - 1:00pm.  Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00pm.  Please email me during these times and I will literally be checking emails and responding to your concerns ASAP.  If we need to set up a "video chat" for enhanced communication we can schedule it at this time.

    YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO BE "PRESENT" DURING EACH SCHEDULED CLASS TIME.

    You are expected to turn your camera ON during Zoom sessions. Instructions will be given on how to set up a generic background for privacy.

    Grading Percentages:

    Classwork/Homework: 20%
    Projects: 30%
    Quizzes: 20%

    Tests:30%

    NCFE Exam: 25% of FINAL grade

    Make-Up Work:

    All digital resources are posted daily to our class web page. When you are absent it is YOUR responsibility to check on missed assignments and turn in all late work. 

    Late Work:

    If you fail to turn in an assignment on time, you will only be given 3 school days to turn it in. The assignment will not be accepted after 3 school days and will be scored as a "0".  This includes homework, papers, projects, and labs.

    Communication is the Key

    My goal is to make Distance Learning as straightforward as possible. I can assist you with problems that I am aware of.  As we go along, please email me at the above address with any questions or concerns.

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  • Havelock High Daily Schedule

     

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  • Use your student "rapid identity" landing page to access the Canvas Icon (Red Circle). If you are a new student and don't have a student account please email me at ronald.thomas@cravenk12.org and I will send you a link to class meetings until your account is activated. 

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  • PD Playlist
    Havelock High Biology
    Week of: October 19 - October 23

    Class Goal: Introduction to Protein Synthesis: Understanding the role of DNA and
    RNA in replication, translation, and transcription.
    Class Schedule: 10/12-10/16
    Monday: Review of Replication (Introduce Transcription)
    Tuesday: Protein Synthesis: Transcription
    Wednesday: Catch Up Day and Reflection (Teacher office hours).
    Thursday: Protein Synthesis: Translation
    Friday: Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation in Detail

    Learning Target(s):

    This week we will…
    NCSCOS Standard(s): Bio.1.1 Bio1.2
    1. Understand the role of DNA in Protein Synthesis.
    2. Analyze the processes of protein synthesis

    I can…
    ● demonstrate protein synthesis
    ● explain replication
    ● identify the parts translation and transcription

    Vocabulary: DNA, RNA, Nucleus, Ribosome, mRNA, tRNA, Codon, Anti-Codon,
    Replication, Translation, Transcription
    Resources for
    Learning:
    You can explore
    some, or all of these
    resources.

    Canvas
    Zoom
    Flipped lessons

    Required Student
    Activities:
    You must complete
    these activities to
    apply what you
    learned.

    Reading
    Chart Making

    Assessment of
    Student Learning:

    Quizziz
    Daily Checks

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