WELCOME!  This website is designed to help Mrs. Averett's students be successful.  Here you will find course information, online resources, class notes, assignments and worksheets for your Biology, Honors Biology or Advanced Topics in Science class.  General Information for all classes can be found here. 

Mrs. Averett

It is my passion to ensure that all students have some appreciation of the beauty and  wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of
science and engineering to
engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers of scientific and technological information related to their everyday lives; are able to continue to learn about science outside school, and have the skills to enter careers of their choice, including (but not limited to) careers in science, engineering, and technology.  (National Research Council)
     To accomplish this goal it is my desire to help students become aware of seven crosscutting concepts that span the various disciplines of science, to learn how to participate in eight fundamental scientific practices  and to learn about the core ideas in the life sciences.

The above picture was taken at the Diamond
Botanical Gardens in a rain forest on the island of St. Lucia  (December, 2008)


Do more than exist, live.

Do more than touch, feel.

Do more than look, observe.

Do more than read, absorb.

Do more than hear, listen.

Do more than listen, understand.

Do more than think, ponder.

Do more than talk, say something.

-John. H. Rhoades

Extended  Deadlines: 

The deadline for all late, missing and absent work assigned between September 19th and October 14th is October 21st

*This will take us to the end of the 1st quarter.  It officially ends on the 18th but my official last day for graded work will be the 14th.  This will give students a week to make up all missed items and have them submitted with time to grade before grades need to be posted by the morning of the 24th for report cards.  
  • You will need to make up all assessments in Voluntary Tutoring during JAM no later than given date. 
  • Please sign up for Voluntary Tutoring in a timely fashion to ensure all items will be completed on time.  Remember, Voluntary Tutoring is only available for Freshmen on Mondays and Thursdays.  Plan accordingly. 
  • If you are enrolled in RTI during JAM or are an FMP it is your responsibility to discuss this with Mrs. Averett and schedule an alternative time to complete missing assessments. 
  • All work from these dates must be made up and submitted by this deadline to receive credit.

Class Materials:

Due Monday August 22

Students will need to have all materials by Monday 22 August 2016.  Students are encouraged to bring all items the first day of school if at all possible.

Materials include:

  • Three inch 3-ring binder.  Suggestion: Office Impressions Economy Round Ring View Binder, 3" Capacity, Black  $4.50 at Walmart
  • Loose notebook paper to be kept in the binder.  Approximately $2.50
  • 15 Tab dividers - Suggestion:  Wilson Jones Insertable Tab Dividers, 5-Tab Set $0.65 at Walmart
  • Writing utensil(s)  - one pack of pencils and one pack of pens.  (Please write your name and period in ink on each package)
    Suggestion:  BIC Cristal Ball Pen, Medium, Blue, 10-Pack $1.32 at Walmart and Wood Pencils No.2, 10pk, Yellow $1.89 at Walmart
  • Colored pencils - pack of 24 different colors.  (Please write your name and period in ink on each package)  Suggestion:  Crayola Long Barrel Colored Woodcase Pencils, 24 Count $2.97 at Walmart 
Students are encouraged to bring all class materials beginning the first day of school if at all possible.  Students will need to have all materials by Monday August 18, 2014 at the latest.    ***Starting a new school year can be expensive.  If these materials prove to be a financial burden please let me know!  By working together we will make sure every student is prepared and ready to succeed this year!

Contact Information

Natasha Yust Averett
National Board Certified Teacher
Science Department Chair
Randall K Cooper High School
2855 Longbranch Road
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone:  (859) 384-5040  Ext:  15203
Fax:  (859) 384 - 5049
Twitter:  @averettbiology
Twitter:  @naverett

I am available from 2:40 - 3:30 on:  

Friday August 19th
Friday August 26th
Friday September 2nd
Friday September 9th
Friday September 16th
Friday September 23rd. 

Content and study skill tutoring is available weekly after school with Mrs. Averett beginning at 2:40pm.  You do not need to sign up for these tutoring sessions - they are open to all of my students. 

Quick Quizzes, Quests and Tests must be made up during Voluntary In School Tutoring during JAM everyday except Wednesdays.  Freshman are only eligible for this service on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Media Center Availability

The school Media Center (library) is open daily from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m daily.  Students can access computers, printers, email, internet and additional resources before and after school.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. 

-Martin Luther King Jr.