Ms. Patty Howland

Phone: 520-696-5893


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology/ General Science Certification Biology Certification Middle School endorsement Secondary Education Certification SEI Endorsement

Ms. Patty Howland


Monday, March 30

Hello parents and students,

Starting today, Monday March 30, the enrichment physics unit will shift to curriculum.   This means there will be an assessment for credit added to the assignments.  You will need to submit the work for a grade (procedure to come). That being said, I will absolutely be accommodating and flexible with due dates as students pace themselves accordingly based on individual home situations and schedules. Please check my website assignments tab for more information. 

I will have Zoom meetings to accommodate students' needs. I will post help with labs and activities and even have accommodations for students who do not have the materials. Since information is changing on this process often, please check my website for changes daily. I will update it frequently. Especially when I get feedback from students or parents.

Contact information:

Office Hours: 9-4 pm


Zoom times: 12 noon (per request) - Tuesday and Thursday 

Link posted: Assignment page and in daily announcements- google sheets.

Join Zoom Meeting
Password: 232693

(This is optional and I do NOT expect students to come daily. This time may change. I will post the time and link daily on my web page assignment tab)

Just know that I miss all of my students and I pray you all stay healthy!

Mrs. Howland


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Welcome to 8th Grade Science and Forensics. I have been teaching since 1991 and at Wilson K-8 since 1998. I am the science department head for the middle school and primary contact for the science fair/SARSEF. I have 2 daughters who went to IRHS and graduated from the U of A. I have grown up in Tucson and have lived here most of my life. I recently got married and have changed my name from Grube (who many of you know me as) to Howland. I am excited to be your teacher. We are going to have a fantastic year!

 Core Educational Belief

It is my goal to challenge students in Science and prepare them for high school. STEM and inquiry learning are the foundation of my science classes.

Prior Experience

1991-96 Biology teacher -Tabb H.S. York County Virgina

1996-97 7th Grade Science -Cross Middle, Tucson, AZ.

1997-98 7th Grade Science - La Cima Middle, Tucson, AZ.

1998-present 8th Grade Science -Wilson K-8, Oro Valley, AZ.