Hi Students: (Updated 5/11/2020)

This week we will continue to work from Canvas - you will need to log into your office 365 PWCS account. You will be able to access this weeks online work activities on Canvas. 

This Week's Module on Canvas: Elements and the Periodic Table

Please watch this video to learn how to use Canvas.  


Dear Students and Parent/Guardians,

Parkside Middle School will begin a transition to Canvas, a student learnin
management system, beginning on Monday, May 4th.  Canvas will allow students to access each of their unique set of classes and find their course content in one location.  Canvas Student Apps can be downloaded by clicking the following links: download for Apple, download for Android Parent and student resources, as well as direct links to the Canvas webpage, can be found on the PWCS Instructional Technology page by clicking here While we at Parkside are excited about using Canvas, we understand that it will be a learning process for teachers, students, and families.  We are here to help and excited to learn and grow together! 

La Escuela Parkside Middle comenzará una transición a Canvas, un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje estudiantil, a partir del lunes 4 de mayo. Canvas permitirá a los estudiantes acceder a cada una de sus clases  y encontrar el contenido de su curso en una ubicación. Las aplicaciones para estudiantes de Canvas se pueden descargar haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces: descargar para Apple, descargar para Android. Los recursos para padres y estudiantes, así como los enlaces directos a la página web de Canvas, se pueden encontrar en la página de Tecnología Educativa de PWCS haciendo clic aquí. Si bien en Parkside estamos entusiasmados con el uso de Canvas, entendemos que será un proceso de aprendizaje para maestros, estudiantes y familias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar y emocionados de aprender y crecer juntos!

If you want to know topics being covered in class, please go to my Calendar Tab. 

Take care and be safe, 

My email is

(Update about Student work while school is closed due to the Coronavirus)

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Please refer to my calendar ( it is on the left hand side of the screen) as I have posted work for students to do this week while they are at home. Remember this work is OPTIONAL and will not be graded, however it will provide students a chance to practice their science skills while school is closed. Please feel free to email be if you have any questions or concerns.

Take care, 

PS: I do miss all of you very much :)


- Please look at my calendar for work activities for this week (4/13/2020)

- I have made a folder for school closure information (in the files and documents tab). I have put the overview calendar for this year in that folder. This calendar shows all the Science 8 SOL Standards that were taught this year so far.

ABOUT ME........

Hi, my name is Mrs. Ali.
This year my fifth-year teaching at Parkside Middle School. I am honored to have your child in my science class, and I am excited to work with you and your child throughout the year. My mission as your child’s science teacher this year is to help them reach their full potential. 

The eight-grade students, this year will continue to focus on building their knowledge and understanding of the nature of science. This scientific view defines the idea that explanations of nature are developed and tested using observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes.
This year they will learn about chemistry and physics. 


Topics that will be covered this year are:

  • Scientific Method
  • Matter
  • Conservation of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • The Periodic Table of Elements
  • Energy
  • Temperature & Heat
  • Sound
  • Light
  • Work, Force, & Motion
  • Electricity & Magnetism

* To catch up on missed work, class notes and power-point presentations please go to "files and documents"
(On the left-hand side). 

I look forward to working with you and your student this year!  

CURRENT UNIT: PS. 8 Sound and Light