Ferguson, Michael - Science

Mr. Ferguson
Meet the Teacher Video 

My name is Tom Ferguson and I teach Earth Science and Biology here at TC Roberson High School. I am excited to have you in my class this year and I look forward to getting to know you.

This is my 17th year teaching science and my 14th here at TC Roberson.  My wife also teaches science here at TC Roberson and I have kids that attend Roberson district schools. I love being a part of this community. I love gardening, cooking, spending time with my family and friends, playing soccer and baseball, playing the guitar and maybe a few video games. I have a cat and eight chickens.

I have taught all of the science classes at some point in my career and I am happy that I am teaching Biology and Earth Science this spring.

I am excited to get to meet each of you. and get to know you online and in person (eventually). Our first few weeks will be all virtual. I will include the zoom link in the assignment on google classroom. I will enroll you in the class

As of now the Zoom times will be the same as last semester. We will meet together as a class on Zoom and then you will work independently on assignments over the course of the day. Attendance is mandatory during the synchronous instruction and the normal attendance policy will be enforced. If you must miss class it is your responsibility to communicate with me and make up the work. I will be available during the afternoon for office hours where I can help with assignments and answer any questions you may have. Grading will also be more stringent during the fall semester.  We will have daily assignments, quizzes, projects, tests and a final exam that will count as 25% of your grade.  

Our main tool will be Google Classroom. I will email the code and you will be able to log in and access the class material. There is not much there at this point, but I will add to it as we go through the school year. Google Classroom is how I will deliver assignments and other content for the class. It is also one of the ways that I can easily communicate with students and parents. We will use Remind for communication as well and I will post instructions for how to sign up for my remind classes on my website and on google classroom. Good communication is going to be essential for this to work. You can also just send an email or pick up the phone and call. Our semester begins on January 5th, I will send out an invitation to join my class on January 4th with information on how to join my google classroom. Enjoy your break.