Navigat ing Lat e
Nit e Labs
By Chloe P.
If you took Biology or Chemistry last
year, you'll notice that things are a little bit
different this year. Instead of having your
account information sent to you, you will need
to go to Hayden-McNeil's website and register.
Mrs. Strand, the head of the Science
Department, advises students to ?note what
you set up for their login information so that
you can access Hayden McNeil (HM)
throughout the course.? Before you begin, you
should have received an email from your
Education Coordinator with an access code.
To register, you will go to the
Hayden-McNeil website (the link should be
provided in the email with your access code),
create a user name and password, select
Alpha Omega Academy as your school, and
enter the access code your education
coordinator sent you. If you can't select the
right course or it says that the access code
was already used, please contact your
teacher. Mrs. Anderson, one of the Biology
teachers at AOA, says that they sometimes
have to ?manually enroll? students into the
course. After that, you will just have to click on
the lab name to go in and complete the lab.
Be careful: the labs are arranged by
alphabetical order, not the order you will need
to do them in!
A couple of things that you need to
keep in mind is that notes are no longer saved
in Late Nite Labs. There is a page for lab notes
and a button that says, ?Save?, but it does not
work. You will need to either write your data
down on paper or record it in the lab report
document from AOA. Also, for the Biology labs
that require slide identification, you need to
save them in HM, not paste them in the lab
report. There is a timer at the bottom of the
screen, but that is simply for your
convenience if you need to do something for a
specific amount of time. Mrs. Anderson
encourages students to do the lab ?as many
times as they need to.?
As far as actually doing the labs, HM
provides a lot of background information
about the lab before it shows the link to the
lab. Mrs. Anderson urges students to carefully
read the material because the pre-lab
questions in your coursework at AOA are
based on the background information. She
also says that computers are computers.
?They do what you say, not what you want. Be
patient, be careful, and follow the lab
instructions exactly.? Your teachers are just a
help note, phone call, or a booking
appointment away and they are here to help.
Please contact them if you have any questions
or need help with a lab.
The Cooking Club is a place for AOA
students who enjoy cooking, baking, and
participating in food challenges and
service projects. The Cooking Club
meets monthly and is moderated by Ms.
Escobedo. Students decide on cooking
challenges to do at home during the
month, as well as a service project to do
during the semester. At each meeting,
students have the opportunity to share
their results and recipes. Come join us!
Our next meeting will be held on
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 2:00 PM
(Central Standard Time).