My name is Dara (Kassander) Dodson and I am a proud member of the Culpeper County High School teaching staff. I was born and raised in Johnstown, Pa. Watch out for Steeler decor! I attended the University of Pittsburgh where I recieved degrees in Biology and Secondary Education Biology/General Science. I was a very lucky student because I was taught by many incredibly talented teachers and I feel the best way to credit them is to inspire others. I work hard to challenge my students and turn them into life long learners. I want my students to see science as not just a class they HAVE to take, but a class they WANT to take. The purpose of this site is to provide students with online resources to enhance their understanding of the topics covered in class. Enjoy!
Life after high school...
Okay, so your parents are already talking to you about life after high school and you haven't made it through the tenth grade. Relax and don't get too frustated with them.This doesn't mean you can't play Call of Duty for the next 6 hours. It just means it's never too early to start thinking about your future because there is more paperwork involved than you realize!
1. Fastweb - Everyone needs some cash! If college is your goal, it can be expensive. I used this site to find some great scholarships. Don't forget about those $500 scholarships either. That money will come in handy when you are forking out a hundred bucks a pop for books...TRUST ME! The nice thing is that many scholarships are looking for the same thing: leadership, community service, and extra curricular activities. I used my NHS essay for half of the scholarships I applied for.
2. Interested in joining the workforce? Nothing says professional like a resume. I walked into Eat'n Park resturant at 16 with a resume that only contained babysitting experience. It may not seem like much but it may set you apart from the other candidates that just filled out the application form. In this economy you MUST stand out! Here are some examples: Example 1, 2, 3, 4
3. Summer Job. You are off for a few months right? Why not make a few bucks! Here is a list of some summer jobs/internships that are looking for strong candidates!
a. Summer camp
b. Technology Camp
c. Summer Camp
d. Part Time Jobs Warrenton
Student Resources: You may need these outside this class as well!
1. Research citation tool: Noodle
2. APA resource guide: Purdue Online Writing Lab
- sample APA research paper
- sample APA experiment paper
-sample APA reference List
3. Microsoft Word Guide
4. Microsoft Office Online Training Tutuorials
5. Word to pdf converter
6. Culpeper County High School Curriculum Information