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Welcome to Life Science!

Welcome to 7th grade Life Science! My name is LaSonya Reaves. I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you, your parents/guardians and I am looking forward to a fun and productive school year.  In life science,  we will focus on  cell function and structure, cell theory, cell processes, cell division, evolution and genetic variation, classification, photosynthesis, DNA and heredity, and ecology. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at

​Materials needed for Science Class:

One 3-ring notebook (1-2”) used only for science (rings hold papers inside)
Lined notebook paper
One set of color pencils and pens.
*1 box of sheet protectors (50) (*optional)
Small pencil sharpener

About Me

As a life science teacher, my goal is to provide my students with an understanding of change, patterns, and relationships in the living world. .

I graduated from the University of South Carolina – Aiken (USCA) with a bachelor of science degree in biology and completed my masters degree in education at Francis Marion University (FMU).  For 15 years, I taught high school biology before moving to Virginia in 2014.  Since August 2014, I have taught life science here at Parkside!

In class, students will learn Life Science through the “hands-on” approach.  I encourage all students to discuss and review science topics at home with the family.  Both parents and students have the opportunity to monitor students’ progress by using the County’s parent portal.  Student will also be tracking grades on a regular basis through the use of data folders.