Dr. Matt QuigleyContactemail from students about class: mquigley@jamesmadisonprep.net
General School email: mquigley@madisonprep.org Phone: 4803452306 ext 217 Fax: 4803450059 Office HoursTutoring is available during Study Hall each day. Please ask for a study hall pass to see me for help.
Classes/DutiesEarth Science
Chemistry Introduction to Oceanography SelfReliance Health ExtracurricularsCoach for the Academic Decathlon Team
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS BY CLASS:
Earth Science:

20222023_earth_science_syllabus.docx 
Announcements:
Research Paper Due Friday, June 2nd.
4th Hour Final Exam is Tuesday, June 6th.
6th Hour Final Exam is Thursday, June 8th.
Research Paper Due Friday, June 2nd.
4th Hour Final Exam is Tuesday, June 6th.
6th Hour Final Exam is Thursday, June 8th.
Assignments for the week of 03/20/23:
M: Final Exam Review. HW: Read Section 9.3 and do Chapter 9 Assessment 5  9, 12, 14 17, 22  24, and 27; and STP 2, 3, and 4 on pages 275  277.
T: Section 9.3 Review WS
W: Read Section 9.4 and do Chapter 9 Assessment 1; STP 6, 7, and 8 on pages 275  277
Th: Section 9.4 Review WS.
F: Review for quest over Chapter 9 Sections 9.3 and 9.4. HW Chapter 9 Word Wise worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 03/27/23:
M: Chapter 9 Sect. 9.3 and 9.4 Quiz. HW: Read 12.1 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 28, and 29; and STP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 on pages 359  361 due Wednesday, 3/29.
T: None
W: Section 12.1 Review worksheet.
Th: Quiz over Section 12.1. HW: Read 12.2 and do Chapter Assessment 3, 6, 16, 17, and 31; and STP 8 on pages 359  361 and Section 12.2 review worksheet.
F: No HW.
Assignments for the week of 04/03/23:
M: Read 12.3 and do Chapter Assessment 4, 8, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, and 31; and STP 6 on pages 359  361.
T: Section 12.3 Review WS
W: Radioactivity Lab.
Th: Finish radioactivity lab..
F: No School
Assignments for the week of 04/10/23:
M: No School
T: ACT Aspire
W: Radioactive decay lab
Th: Read 12.4 and do Assessment 5 and 11; and STP 9 on pages 359  361. Section 12.4 review WS.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 04/10/23:
M: No School
T: ACT Aspire
W: Radioactive decay lab
Th: Read 12.4 and do Assessment 5 and 11; and STP 9 on pages 359  361. Section 12.4 review WS.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 04/17/23:
M: Chpt. 12 Review
T: Chpt. 12 Test. HW: read Chpt. 13.1 and do Chapter Assessment 2, 13, 22, and 24; and STP 2, 3, and 6 on pages 389391.
W: No HW
Th: Section 13.1 review WS
F: Read 13.2 and do Chapter Assessment 4, 5, 16, 20, and 21; and STP 1 on pages 389391.
Assignments for the week of 04/24/23:
M: Section 13.2 review WS
T: No HW
W: Read Section 13.3 and do Assessment 3, 6, 7, 14, and 19; and STP 5.
Th: Section 13.3 review WS
F: Determining Geologic Ages lab worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 05/01/23:
M: Read Section 13.4 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 8, 9, 10, 18, 27, and 29; and STP 4 and 7.
T: Review Chapter 13
W: Review Sheet.
Th: Chapter 13 Test. HW : Read 22.1 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16; and STP 1, 2, and 3.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/08/23:
M: Section 22.1 Review WS and read section 22.2 and do Chapter Assessment 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 24, 25, 26, and 27; and STP 4, 5, 6, and 7.
T: Section 22.2 Review WS
W: Read Section 22.3 and do Chapter Assessment 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30.
Th: Section 22.3 Review WS
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/15/23:
M: Review for Chapter 22 Test
T: Chapter 22 Test. HW: Read section 23.1 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 2, 3, 11, and 13; and STP 1 and 2.
W: Section 23.1 Review WS
Th: Grand Canyon Field Trip
F: Grand Canyon Field Trip
Assignments for the week of 05/22/23:
M: Read Section 23.2 and do Chapter Assessment 4, 5, 14, 15, 16, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33 and 34; and STP 3
T: Section 23.2 review WS
W: Read Section 23.3 and do Chapter Assessment 6, 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, and 30.
Th: Section 23.3 Review WS
F: Read Section 23.4 and do Chapter Assessment 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 28, and STP 4, 5, and 6.
Assignments for the week of 05/30/23:
M: Memorial Day. No school.
T: Read Section 23.4 and do Chapter Assessment 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 28, and STP 4, 5, and 6.
W: Modeling the Solar System Lab.
Th: Chapter 23 Practice Test
F: Final exam review
M: Final Exam Review. HW: Read Section 9.3 and do Chapter 9 Assessment 5  9, 12, 14 17, 22  24, and 27; and STP 2, 3, and 4 on pages 275  277.
T: Section 9.3 Review WS
W: Read Section 9.4 and do Chapter 9 Assessment 1; STP 6, 7, and 8 on pages 275  277
Th: Section 9.4 Review WS.
F: Review for quest over Chapter 9 Sections 9.3 and 9.4. HW Chapter 9 Word Wise worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 03/27/23:
M: Chapter 9 Sect. 9.3 and 9.4 Quiz. HW: Read 12.1 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 28, and 29; and STP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 on pages 359  361 due Wednesday, 3/29.
T: None
W: Section 12.1 Review worksheet.
Th: Quiz over Section 12.1. HW: Read 12.2 and do Chapter Assessment 3, 6, 16, 17, and 31; and STP 8 on pages 359  361 and Section 12.2 review worksheet.
F: No HW.
Assignments for the week of 04/03/23:
M: Read 12.3 and do Chapter Assessment 4, 8, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, and 31; and STP 6 on pages 359  361.
T: Section 12.3 Review WS
W: Radioactivity Lab.
Th: Finish radioactivity lab..
F: No School
Assignments for the week of 04/10/23:
M: No School
T: ACT Aspire
W: Radioactive decay lab
Th: Read 12.4 and do Assessment 5 and 11; and STP 9 on pages 359  361. Section 12.4 review WS.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 04/10/23:
M: No School
T: ACT Aspire
W: Radioactive decay lab
Th: Read 12.4 and do Assessment 5 and 11; and STP 9 on pages 359  361. Section 12.4 review WS.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 04/17/23:
M: Chpt. 12 Review
T: Chpt. 12 Test. HW: read Chpt. 13.1 and do Chapter Assessment 2, 13, 22, and 24; and STP 2, 3, and 6 on pages 389391.
W: No HW
Th: Section 13.1 review WS
F: Read 13.2 and do Chapter Assessment 4, 5, 16, 20, and 21; and STP 1 on pages 389391.
Assignments for the week of 04/24/23:
M: Section 13.2 review WS
T: No HW
W: Read Section 13.3 and do Assessment 3, 6, 7, 14, and 19; and STP 5.
Th: Section 13.3 review WS
F: Determining Geologic Ages lab worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 05/01/23:
M: Read Section 13.4 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 8, 9, 10, 18, 27, and 29; and STP 4 and 7.
T: Review Chapter 13
W: Review Sheet.
Th: Chapter 13 Test. HW : Read 22.1 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16; and STP 1, 2, and 3.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/08/23:
M: Section 22.1 Review WS and read section 22.2 and do Chapter Assessment 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 24, 25, 26, and 27; and STP 4, 5, 6, and 7.
T: Section 22.2 Review WS
W: Read Section 22.3 and do Chapter Assessment 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30.
Th: Section 22.3 Review WS
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/15/23:
M: Review for Chapter 22 Test
T: Chapter 22 Test. HW: Read section 23.1 and do Chapter Assessment 1, 2, 3, 11, and 13; and STP 1 and 2.
W: Section 23.1 Review WS
Th: Grand Canyon Field Trip
F: Grand Canyon Field Trip
Assignments for the week of 05/22/23:
M: Read Section 23.2 and do Chapter Assessment 4, 5, 14, 15, 16, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33 and 34; and STP 3
T: Section 23.2 review WS
W: Read Section 23.3 and do Chapter Assessment 6, 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, and 30.
Th: Section 23.3 Review WS
F: Read Section 23.4 and do Chapter Assessment 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 28, and STP 4, 5, and 6.
Assignments for the week of 05/30/23:
M: Memorial Day. No school.
T: Read Section 23.4 and do Chapter Assessment 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 28, and STP 4, 5, and 6.
W: Modeling the Solar System Lab.
Th: Chapter 23 Practice Test
F: Final exam review
ChemiSTRy
20222023_chemistry_syllabus.docx 
Announcements:
2nd Hour Final Exam on Monday, June 5th
3rd Hour Final Exam on Tuesday, June 6th
2nd Hour Final Exam on Monday, June 5th
3rd Hour Final Exam on Tuesday, June 6th
Assignments for the week of 03/20/23:
M: Review of 2nd Trimester Final Exam.
T: ACT Testing.
W: Review of 2nd Trimester Final Exam.
Th: Read section 6.1 and do problems 6.1, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.13, and 6.15.
F: Read section 6.2 and do problems 6.3, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.24, and 6.27.
Assignments for the week of 03/27/23:
M: Read section 6.2 and do exercises 6.3, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.24, and 6.27.
T: AZSCI
W: Read section 6.3 and do exercises 6.4, 6.5, 6.31, 6.32, and 6.33.
Th: AZSCI
F: None
Assignments for the week of 04/03/23:
M: AZSCI
T: Spectroscopy lab.
W: Read section 6.4 and do problems 6.35, 6.41, 6.44, and 6.45.
Th: Read Section 6.5 and do exercises 6.47, 6.48, 6.49, and 6.50.
F: No School
Assignments for the week of 04/17/23:
M: Read 6.8 and do problems 6.65, 6.66, 6.67, 6.71, and 6.73.
T: Read Sect. 6.9 and do exercises 6.70, 6.72, and 6.97.
W: Electron Configuration WS
Th: Review Chapter 6
F: Chapter 6 Test
Assignments for the week of 04/24/23:
M: Review Chpt. 6
T: Chpt. 6 Test. Read Sections 7.1 and 7.2 and do exercises 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 7.11, and 7.13.
W: Read Section 7.3 and do exercises 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.19, 7.21, and 7.23.
Th: Do exercises 7.25, 7.26, 7.28, 7.29, 7.32, and 7.34.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/01/23:
M: Read Section 7.4 and do exercises 7.35, 7.37, and 7.39.
T: Read Section 7.5 and do exercises 7.40, 7.41, 7.43, and 7.49.
W: Read Section 7.6 and do exercises 7.53, 7.54, 7.55, 7.57, and 7.59.
Th: No HW
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/08/23:
M: Read sections 7.7 and 7.8 and do exercises 7.65, 7.67, 7.69, 7.71, 7.73, 7.74, and 7.76.
T: No HW
W: Alkaline Earth Metals Lab
Th: Finish Alkaline Earth Metals Lab
F: Chapter 7 Test Review
Assignments for the week of 05/15/23:
M: Chapter 7 Test. HW read section 8.1 and do exercises 8.1, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, and 8.11.
T: Read section 8.2 and do exercises 8.2, 8.3, 8.13, 8.15, 8.16, 8.19, and 8.21.
W: No HW
Th: Grand Canyon Field Trip
F: Grand Canyon Field Trip
Assignments for the week of 05/22/23:
M: Read Section 8.3 and do exercises 8.4, 8.29, and 8.30.
T: Read Section 8.4 and do exercises 8.33, 8.35, 8.36, 8.37, 8.39, and 8.41.
W: No HW
Th: Read Sections 8.5 and 8.6 and do exercises 8.45, 8.46, 8.47, 8.48, 8.50, 8.51, 8.53, and 8.55.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/30/23:
M: Memorial Day. No school.
T: Read Section 8.7 and do problems 8.57, 8.59, 8.60, and 8.61.
W: Read section 8.8 and do problems 8.65, 8.67, and 8.69.
Th: Chapter 8 Practice Test
F: Final exam review
M: Review of 2nd Trimester Final Exam.
T: ACT Testing.
W: Review of 2nd Trimester Final Exam.
Th: Read section 6.1 and do problems 6.1, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.13, and 6.15.
F: Read section 6.2 and do problems 6.3, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.24, and 6.27.
Assignments for the week of 03/27/23:
M: Read section 6.2 and do exercises 6.3, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.24, and 6.27.
T: AZSCI
W: Read section 6.3 and do exercises 6.4, 6.5, 6.31, 6.32, and 6.33.
Th: AZSCI
F: None
Assignments for the week of 04/03/23:
M: AZSCI
T: Spectroscopy lab.
W: Read section 6.4 and do problems 6.35, 6.41, 6.44, and 6.45.
Th: Read Section 6.5 and do exercises 6.47, 6.48, 6.49, and 6.50.
F: No School
Assignments for the week of 04/17/23:
M: Read 6.8 and do problems 6.65, 6.66, 6.67, 6.71, and 6.73.
T: Read Sect. 6.9 and do exercises 6.70, 6.72, and 6.97.
W: Electron Configuration WS
Th: Review Chapter 6
F: Chapter 6 Test
Assignments for the week of 04/24/23:
M: Review Chpt. 6
T: Chpt. 6 Test. Read Sections 7.1 and 7.2 and do exercises 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 7.11, and 7.13.
W: Read Section 7.3 and do exercises 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.19, 7.21, and 7.23.
Th: Do exercises 7.25, 7.26, 7.28, 7.29, 7.32, and 7.34.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/01/23:
M: Read Section 7.4 and do exercises 7.35, 7.37, and 7.39.
T: Read Section 7.5 and do exercises 7.40, 7.41, 7.43, and 7.49.
W: Read Section 7.6 and do exercises 7.53, 7.54, 7.55, 7.57, and 7.59.
Th: No HW
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/08/23:
M: Read sections 7.7 and 7.8 and do exercises 7.65, 7.67, 7.69, 7.71, 7.73, 7.74, and 7.76.
T: No HW
W: Alkaline Earth Metals Lab
Th: Finish Alkaline Earth Metals Lab
F: Chapter 7 Test Review
Assignments for the week of 05/15/23:
M: Chapter 7 Test. HW read section 8.1 and do exercises 8.1, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, and 8.11.
T: Read section 8.2 and do exercises 8.2, 8.3, 8.13, 8.15, 8.16, 8.19, and 8.21.
W: No HW
Th: Grand Canyon Field Trip
F: Grand Canyon Field Trip
Assignments for the week of 05/22/23:
M: Read Section 8.3 and do exercises 8.4, 8.29, and 8.30.
T: Read Section 8.4 and do exercises 8.33, 8.35, 8.36, 8.37, 8.39, and 8.41.
W: No HW
Th: Read Sections 8.5 and 8.6 and do exercises 8.45, 8.46, 8.47, 8.48, 8.50, 8.51, 8.53, and 8.55.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/30/23:
M: Memorial Day. No school.
T: Read Section 8.7 and do problems 8.57, 8.59, 8.60, and 8.61.
W: Read section 8.8 and do problems 8.65, 8.67, and 8.69.
Th: Chapter 8 Practice Test
F: Final exam review
11th Grade Health


Announcements:
Chapter 17 Quiz on Wednesday, 5/31/23
Unit 5 Test on Friday, 6/2/23
Final Exam on Wednesday, 6/7/23
Chapter 17 Quiz on Wednesday, 5/31/23
Unit 5 Test on Friday, 6/2/23
Final Exam on Wednesday, 6/7/23
Assignments for the Week of 03/20/23
M: Class introduction.
T: ACT Testing.
W: Chapter 1 Making Healthy Decisions.
Th: Chapter 1 Assignment Due. Section 14 Worksheet.
F: Chapter 1 Quiz. Begin Chapter 2 Personality, SelfEsteem, and Emotions. Read Chpt. 2 and do Section 1 Review 1  5, Section 2 Review 1  5, and Section 3 Review 1  6. Due Tuesday 3/28.
Assignments for the week of 03/27/23:
M: Chapter 2 Worksheet
T: AZSCI
W: Chapter 2 Quiz. Chapter 3 Assignment: read chapter 3 and do section 1 review 1  4 and 7, section 2 review 1  6, section 3 review 1  4 and 6, and Section 4 review 1  6. Due Wednesday 4/5/23.
Th: AZSCI
F: Chapter 3 Worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 04/03/23:
M: AZSCI
T: Chpt. 3 Worksheets
W: Chapter 3 Quiz. Chapter 4 Assignment: read chapter 4 and do section 1 review 1  5 and 7, section 2 review 1  5, section 3 review 1  5 and 7, and Section 4 review 1  5. Due Wednesday 4/12/23.
Th: Chapter 4 Worksheet.
F: No School
Assignments for the week of 04/10/23:
M: No School
T: Chapter 4 worksheet
W: Work day
Th: Finish Chapter 4
F: Review for Unit 1 Test
Assignments for the week of 04/17/23:
M: Unit 1 Test
T: Chapter 8 Sect. 1 Review 17, Section 2 Review 16, and Section 3 Review 13. Due Tuesday 4/25/23
W: Section 81 worksheet
Th: Section 82 worksheet
F: Section 83 worksheet
Assignments for the week of 04/24/23:
M: Section 82 worksheet
T: No HW
W: Section 83 worksheet
Th: No HW
F: Chapter 8 Quiz. Read Chapter 9 and do section 1 review 15, Section 2 Review 17, and Section 3 Review 17.
Assignments for the week of 05/01/23:
M: Building Healthy Skills Worksheet
T: Section 92 Worksheet
W: No HW
Th: Chapter 9 homework due. Chapter 9 Quiz. Read Chapter 10 and do Section 1 Review 16, Section 2 Review 14 and 6, and Section 3 Review 14 and 6. Due Wednesday 5/10/23.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/08/23:
M: Section 102 worksheet
T: No HW
W: Chapter 10 Quiz. Review for Unit 3 Test.
Th: No HW
F: Unit 3 Test. Read Chapter 15 and do Section 1 Review 1  7, Section 2 Review 1  7, Section 3 Review 1  5, and Section 4 Review 1  6. Due Wednesday 5/17/23.
Assignments for the week of 05/15/23:
M: Section 153 worksheet.
T: No HW
W: Chapter 15 Quiz. Read Chapter 16 and do Section 1 Review 1  5, and 7, Section 2 Review 1  4 and 7, Section 3 Review 1  4, and Section 4 Review 1  6. Due Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.
Th: Grand Canyon Field Trip
F: Grand Canyon Field Trip
Assignments for the week of 05/22/23:
M: Section 163 Worksheet
T: Vaping supplement
W: Chapter 16 Quiz. Read Chapter 17 and answer Section 1 Review 1  6, Section 2 Review 1  4, Section 3 Review 1  7, and Section 4 Review 1  5. Due Wednesday 5/31/23.
Th: No HW
F: Section 173 Worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 05/30/23:
M: Memorial Day. No school.
T: No HW
W: Chapter 17 quiz.
Th: Unit test review
F: Unit 5 test
M: Class introduction.
T: ACT Testing.
W: Chapter 1 Making Healthy Decisions.
Th: Chapter 1 Assignment Due. Section 14 Worksheet.
F: Chapter 1 Quiz. Begin Chapter 2 Personality, SelfEsteem, and Emotions. Read Chpt. 2 and do Section 1 Review 1  5, Section 2 Review 1  5, and Section 3 Review 1  6. Due Tuesday 3/28.
Assignments for the week of 03/27/23:
M: Chapter 2 Worksheet
T: AZSCI
W: Chapter 2 Quiz. Chapter 3 Assignment: read chapter 3 and do section 1 review 1  4 and 7, section 2 review 1  6, section 3 review 1  4 and 6, and Section 4 review 1  6. Due Wednesday 4/5/23.
Th: AZSCI
F: Chapter 3 Worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 04/03/23:
M: AZSCI
T: Chpt. 3 Worksheets
W: Chapter 3 Quiz. Chapter 4 Assignment: read chapter 4 and do section 1 review 1  5 and 7, section 2 review 1  5, section 3 review 1  5 and 7, and Section 4 review 1  5. Due Wednesday 4/12/23.
Th: Chapter 4 Worksheet.
F: No School
Assignments for the week of 04/10/23:
M: No School
T: Chapter 4 worksheet
W: Work day
Th: Finish Chapter 4
F: Review for Unit 1 Test
Assignments for the week of 04/17/23:
M: Unit 1 Test
T: Chapter 8 Sect. 1 Review 17, Section 2 Review 16, and Section 3 Review 13. Due Tuesday 4/25/23
W: Section 81 worksheet
Th: Section 82 worksheet
F: Section 83 worksheet
Assignments for the week of 04/24/23:
M: Section 82 worksheet
T: No HW
W: Section 83 worksheet
Th: No HW
F: Chapter 8 Quiz. Read Chapter 9 and do section 1 review 15, Section 2 Review 17, and Section 3 Review 17.
Assignments for the week of 05/01/23:
M: Building Healthy Skills Worksheet
T: Section 92 Worksheet
W: No HW
Th: Chapter 9 homework due. Chapter 9 Quiz. Read Chapter 10 and do Section 1 Review 16, Section 2 Review 14 and 6, and Section 3 Review 14 and 6. Due Wednesday 5/10/23.
F: No HW
Assignments for the week of 05/08/23:
M: Section 102 worksheet
T: No HW
W: Chapter 10 Quiz. Review for Unit 3 Test.
Th: No HW
F: Unit 3 Test. Read Chapter 15 and do Section 1 Review 1  7, Section 2 Review 1  7, Section 3 Review 1  5, and Section 4 Review 1  6. Due Wednesday 5/17/23.
Assignments for the week of 05/15/23:
M: Section 153 worksheet.
T: No HW
W: Chapter 15 Quiz. Read Chapter 16 and do Section 1 Review 1  5, and 7, Section 2 Review 1  4 and 7, Section 3 Review 1  4, and Section 4 Review 1  6. Due Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.
Th: Grand Canyon Field Trip
F: Grand Canyon Field Trip
Assignments for the week of 05/22/23:
M: Section 163 Worksheet
T: Vaping supplement
W: Chapter 16 Quiz. Read Chapter 17 and answer Section 1 Review 1  6, Section 2 Review 1  4, Section 3 Review 1  7, and Section 4 Review 1  5. Due Wednesday 5/31/23.
Th: No HW
F: Section 173 Worksheet.
Assignments for the week of 05/30/23:
M: Memorial Day. No school.
T: No HW
W: Chapter 17 quiz.
Th: Unit test review
F: Unit 5 test
The link below will take you to the Google Classroom:
Biography
Hi, I am Dr. Quigley and I teach the Earth Science and Chemistry classes at James Madison Preparatory School. I live in Tempe and have one daughter, Allyson. While my title is “Doctor” I am not a medical doctor. I have a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University (Gig ‘em Aggies!) in Chemical Oceanography (2000) with an undergraduate degree in Marine Science (1991). Before coming to James Madison, I taught full time for Northland Pioneer College in Snowflake and Show Low, Arizona and at Roxbury Community College in Roxbury, Massachusetts. While teaching at the college level I had the opportunity to teach several different science courses from basic Chemistry and Biology to Human Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental Chemistry.
It is strange how life takes you in directions that are different from what you had originally intended. I started graduate school with the intention of becoming a research scientist but I made some interesting discoveries about myself in the course of my education. First, I found that I become intensely seasick on small research ships (hence the oceanographer now living in a landlocked state). Second, I had a debilitating fear of public speaking while in college, and one of the reasons I decided to get my Ph.D. was that I knew it would force me to confront my fears in the classroom. I was given several opportunities to do some teaching during graduate school and, to my great surprise, I discovered that it was something I truly enjoyed. Once I completed my degree I had to decide if I would pursue a career in teaching or research. I decided to go with what I loved and that has made all the difference.
Teaching Philosophy:
It is my goal to give my students an understanding of how the physical world around them functions, from the mundane, like gravity, to the more exotic, like subatomic structure. In order to be able to interpret advances in medicine and technology, I want my students to have a good understanding of the scientific method and of how science is done.
It is strange how life takes you in directions that are different from what you had originally intended. I started graduate school with the intention of becoming a research scientist but I made some interesting discoveries about myself in the course of my education. First, I found that I become intensely seasick on small research ships (hence the oceanographer now living in a landlocked state). Second, I had a debilitating fear of public speaking while in college, and one of the reasons I decided to get my Ph.D. was that I knew it would force me to confront my fears in the classroom. I was given several opportunities to do some teaching during graduate school and, to my great surprise, I discovered that it was something I truly enjoyed. Once I completed my degree I had to decide if I would pursue a career in teaching or research. I decided to go with what I loved and that has made all the difference.
Teaching Philosophy:
It is my goal to give my students an understanding of how the physical world around them functions, from the mundane, like gravity, to the more exotic, like subatomic structure. In order to be able to interpret advances in medicine and technology, I want my students to have a good understanding of the scientific method and of how science is done.
SelfReliance
20222023_self_reliance_syllabus.docx 
Announcements: This course is complete for the 2022  2023 school year.
Assignments for the week of 02/20/23:
Senior Elective Science Class:
Oceanography:
Oceanography:
20222023_oceanography_syllabus.docx 
Announcements:
This class will be offered again in the Fall 2023 trimester
This class will be offered again in the Fall 2023 trimester
Academic Decathlon:
The regional competition is this Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th, is Saint Johns, Arizona! A copy of the competition letter is below with more information.
The Theme for the 2022  2023 Season is "The American Revolution and the New Nation". Please note, Academic Decathlon is only open to High School students grades 9  12. But students of ALL abilities are welcome and can compete. If you would like to join the James Madison Preparatory Academic Decathlon team for the 2022  2023 season please come see me or email me and I will give you an application. The activity fee for the season is $250.
Study materials for JMPS students are available through the following link:
https://usad.enlyght.com/tc/OrderReview.aspx?DistributionCode=ECKMWHCKYRBL
The primary point of contact between myself and the team members will be through weekly meetings and through the JMPS AcaDec Google Classroom.
Weekly Meeting will be held during the Enrichment Hour (ZHour) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:55  3:45 pm in the High School Lab room 306. The first meeting will be Tuesday, 08/09/22.
The link below will take you to the Academic Decathlon Google Classroom:
https://classroom.google.com/c/NTMzMTcxMDczMDQz?cjc=qcsor2p
parent_competition_letter_2023.docx 