Phone: 985-764-9946


Degrees and Certifications:


Mr. Garrett McGovern


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Welcome to my class. This is my 10th year teaching and my 12th year at Destrehan High School. I am looking forward to teaching your students. I will teach Physical Science and Intro to Engineering as well as coach football this year.


Welcome!  Physical Science is an exciting subject that helps us better understand what’s happening in the world around us. This course will challenge you. You need to be organized and prepared to work to the best of your ability.



Physical Science

Policies & Procedures


Mr. Garrett McGovern


Classroom Guidelines:

Adherence to the following guidelines will insure a safe and enjoyable year for everyone:

Ø  Be in your assigned seat prior to the tardy bell and be prepared to work from bell to bell.

Ø  Follow all directions the first time they are given.

Ø  Respect everyone and everything in the class.

Ø  Bring all materials to class daily. 

Ø  Uphold high standards of effort and achievement.

Ø  At the end of class you will be dismissed by the teacher, not the bell.



At Destrehan High School we take a Restorative Approach to discipline.  Our primary focus, in conjunction with teaching and learning, is to build positive and working relationships.  My discipline management plan will be consistent with the following restorative action steps:

  1. Remind – students will be reminded of rule(s) or directions
  2. Redirect – students will be specifically redirected to the task at hand
  3. Relocate – students will be relocated to either reflect upon (mis) behavior, calm down, or removed from a potentially disruptive situation (If necessary)
  4. Reflect – students will be guided to reflect upon what happened, what could have prevented the situation, and how to make amends to the appropriate parties (If necessary)

*Further or more severe consequences may be assigned if disruptive behavior continues or for more serious incidents/offenses



Necessary Supplies:

ü  Environmental Text – We have a class set.  Please keep your copy at home.

ü  3-Ring Binder or Notebook

ü  3 Pronged Folder

ü  Workbook – provided by teacher

ü  Pen and #2 Pencil – no iridescent gel pens, use black ink for labs; pencils are for tests (scantrons)

ü  Roll of tape and/or mini stapler


 Late Work:

You should be prepared to turn in all assignments at the BEGINNING of class.

•    For Homework: If you do not have your homework, you will receive a zero for that assignment.


•    For Labs and Projects: Assignments will be penalized 10 points for each school day they are late.

     Labs and projects will not be accepted after 5 school days (1 week).

•    Absences: If you miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to retrieve and complete all make-up       

     work. You will get the number of classes you missed plus one to make up any missed work. All missed    

     assignments will be entered as zeros until turned in.




The science department at DHS follows a 60% summative with 40% formative grading policy. This means summative grades (tests, projects, specified labs, etc.) count for 60% of a student’s overall average while daily formative grades (class work, homework, specified labs, etc.) count for 40% of a student’s overall average. This means that a student who does all class work/homework but still fails tests will be in danger of failing the course. 






  • Class Schedule: Fall Semester

    Period 1: Physical Science

    Period 2: Physical Science

    Period 3: Physical Science

    Period 4: Planning



    Class Schedule: Spring Semester

    Period 1: Intro to Engineering Design

    Period 2: Intro to Engineering Design  

    Period 3: Intro to Engineering Design  

    Period 4: Planning




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