Mrs. Housenga's Science Classes at Washburn High School


This year at Washburn, I will be teaching Biology, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, and Zoology in Room 235. Classes will meet in 109 for the first few weeks of the school year until the construction project is complete.

Mrs. Housenga's Office Hours:

Any morning by appointment as early as 7:30 a.m.

After school until 4:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,and every other Monday

Mrs. Housenga's Schedule:

1: Prep

2: IB ESS

3: IB ESS

4: Zoology (1st semester)/Biology (2nd semester)

5: Biology

6: Biology

About Mrs. Housenga:

All Classes- Signed Syllabus Sheet due FRIDAY August 31, 2019

All Classes - Click here for the Student Information Form

IB ESS Students: Please complete the Summer Assignment before school starts. Click here to download the assignment.

IB ESS: Click here for vocab practice on Quizlet




I have been teaching at Minneapolis Washburn High School since the fall of 2008. I have taught Biology, Environmental Foundations, Forensics, and starting in 2012 IB Environmental Systems and Societies. I attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan and Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and hanging out outside. In addition to teaching science in a classroom setting, I have also been involved in informal science education at the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Zoo.

More Pictures of Mrs. Housenga:

2017 Summer Adventures

Yellowstone Geothermal Pool

Summer 2016 Adventures