The biology department at West York Area Senior High School has devoted itself to making sure that all students have the best opportunity to document proficiency on the Pennsylvania Biology Keystone Assessment. This website has been designed as a supplemental resource for students currently taking biology, but it also serves the purpose of a remediation tool for those that are retaking the exam while not currently enrolled in a biology class at West York.
Who We Are
Ms. Houck has been teaching biology at West York for 17 years. She also teaches Biology II and Our Living World. In addition to teaching biology she has been involved in Student Council and a class advisor. Currently Ms. Houck is a Yearbook Club Advisor.
Ms. Contres has been teaching biology at for 6 years, this is her fourth year teaching at West York. She also teaches Biology II and The Living World. Ms. Contres is also a LINK Crew Advisor.
Mr. Lyons has been teaching biology at West York for 17 years. He also teaches Environmental Biology. In addition to teaching biology he has been involved in coaching soccer, track & field, and cross country. He is also currently a member of the school's SAP (student assistance program) Team.
Indeed, we need not look back half a century to times which many now living remember well, and see the wonderful advances in the sciences and arts which have been made within that period. Some of these have rendered the elements themselves subservient to the purposes of man, have harnessed them to the yoke of his labors and effected the great blessings of moderating his own, of accomplishing what was beyond his feeble force, and extending the comforts of life to a much enlarged circle, to those who had before known its necessaries only. - Thomas Jefferson
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