Welcome to Mr. O'Connor's Web Page
It's hard to belive but I've been teaching at Su Valley since 1999. My degree is a Bachelor's of Science from Florida State University in 1990. I was born in New York City and lived there for 16 years, Florida for the next 11, then roved the western U.S. as a National Park ranger for seven years, including four years in Denali National Park, moving to Alaska permanently in 1997.
If you'd like to see the syllabus for a particular class, please click on one of the course links in the schedule below.Students will be following the outline of the APEX course in Life Science and Biology. Grading details that are specific to this year can be found in the syllabus for each class.If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call or email.Name: Ed O'Connor
- In Seventh Grade Life Science, we'll be going deep into our new understanding of DNA and how it becomes who we are.
- In high school Biology, we will be going into greater detail in how organisms follow the instructions in DNA to grow, function and reproduce.
- The Robotics class will move from basic circuit components, to soldering circuits together, making simple music synthesizers and working with Arduino microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi single board computers as well as basic coding.
Email Address: Ed.OConnor@matsuk12.us
Phone number: (907)733-9337
- Seventh Grade Life Science
- High School Biology
- High School Robotics
CLASS SCHEDULEPeriodClass (Links to Syllabus)1 Week A Seventh Grade Life Science 2 Biology 3 Seventh Grade Life Science4 Week B Biology5 Biology6 High School Robotics Friday office hours 1:00 - 3:30 (484) 841-4411
Classwork, homework, tests quizzes and projects will be averaged on a non-weighted basis. A point in any category (i.e. tests, classwork, etc.) has the same value as any other.
Work that is missed due to an excused absence is not considered late and has the same number of days of the absence to make up.
Excused absences of longer than one week will require a meeting with Mr. O’Connor to make a plan to get up to speed on the missed work.
For more details on grading, please click on the class link to that class's syllabus.