• The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. 

    Eden Phillpotts

    Young people are not empty bottles to be filled...but candles to be lit!

    Robert Schaffer

    Welcome!
     

    Thank you for visiting my webpage!  

      
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     I teach Self-Contained Regents Biology (aka - Living Environment)!
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    I can be reached at: Kim.Castano@wcsdny.org  (Easiest way to reach me!)
    Or by phone:  845-298-5100 x31067 (Science Office)
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     I offer EXTRA HELP!
    Thursdays from 2-3:15pm in Room 262
    and... by request! -- so, Just Ask!!!
     
    These after school extra help days are a PERFECT time to complete homework
    assignments AND catch up on missed work!
     
    There is a Minimum Lab Requirement in order to
    take the Biology Regents Exam!!!
    If you miss a lab during the week, you should stay after in order to make up the
    required lab minutes!
     
    Biology is VOCABULARY DRIVEN! 
    If you know the vocab, you can figure out MUCH of the material!!!
    The key is...YOU HAVE TO STUDY THE VOCABULARY!!!!
    Check out my Vocab Pages to continually REVIEW important terms!!! 
     
     
    I WANT TO LEARN FOR YOU!!!
    (Yup, you read that right!)
    If there are science topics with which you are interested...
    Let me know and I will research them for you so that we can discuss them in class
     
     
    I want you to be SUCCESSFUL...ACROSS THE BOARD!  
    (Not JUST in Science!)
    Do NOT hesitate to come to me for help -- with ANY subject!!!
    I have copies of different subject textbooks in my office -- easily accessible during after school help!