Mr. Jared R. Holtmeyer, M.Sc., B.A., B.S.

Phone: 314-565-3794

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.Sc., B.S., B.A. Lesser degrees in History and Chemistry Certifications in GLP, CERT, CPR, Advanced First AID, Teaching Biology, Teaching PLTW PBS, and Teaching A.P. Environmental Science. I am jointly teaching with UMSL the APES program as an adjunct professor of science.

Mr. Jared R. Holtmeyer, M.Sc., B.A., B.S.

Jared R. Holtmeyer, M.Sc. B.A., B.S. 

Teaching History:  I have been teaching for eight plus years in private, public, high schools and post-secondary.  I taught at religious affiliated schools, single gender (both genders), co-ed, and co-ed single gender class rooms.  I started at Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience Charter School in 2019 - 2020-2021 will bw my second year.  I will be teaching the same courses I taught during 2019-2020.  I presently teach Zoology, Botany, Mentoring, Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Project Lead the Way - Principles of Biomedical Sciences.  Teaching has changed my life, and I truly embrace a life-long love of learning.

Education: I am certified in PLTW, APES and Biology Federally and for MO.  I have an advanced science degree, several undergraduate degrees and minors, and numerous certifications that stretch from the prototypical academia, personal development in teaching and specialized certifications (so I am allow by the district to teach a particular class.)

Life Before teaching: I worked at Monsanto, presently known as Bayer, for many years as a study director for risk assessment science focused in the expertise of entomology, animal ecology, botany and toxicology.  I was then the global VP for the fifth largest animal vaccine company in the world.  I left this job, because despite the nice title it was somewhat boring due to all the personnel issues I handled on yearly basis.  I got married and went into teaching and have been teaching ever since.

Home Life: I have two beautiful children, and we live in Saint Louis County.  They go to an immersion language school in the STL area and are the loves of my life.  This is likely my daughter’s last year at the immersion school, which is both sad and exciting (probably for all of us).  My son will remain at ISH for the 2020-2021 school year, and it breaks my heart knowing how much he will miss his sister not being with at school all day. 

I have one cat named Hendrix the Cat.  My cat from nose to tail is 3.5” long and weighs roughly 20lbs (A little lighter than normally).  I had three dogs, but my mother took all three.  The dog breeds are as follows:  one Westy/Poodle (someone called it a “woodle” once – although I think they just made that moniker up.  We also have one Pit Bull, named Shiloh, a black Labrador Retriever and one puppy that is part Wolfhound/and some other mix – her name is Elle.  Her paws to the dewclaw to paw is as big as my hands and at 9 months, she is already bigger than all the other dogs in weight, height and length. All my animals are rescues, and they truly considered are family members, as well.  If pressed my mom might pick her dog family over her nuclear family.

 Interests:  Walks on the Moon, GO-GO Dancing, fishing, drawing, poetry, animals, Costa Rica, staying alive, telling stories like the time a Jaguar almost had me for a midnight snack, music, Costa Rica and clean humor. 

 

05/22/2020 New Announcement:  The year for you for everyone is officially over!  Excellent work – please keep it up!

You did excellent work and one day you will see why academia is paramount.  A few pieces of advice for those of you moving on to college or any profession that requires you to take additional coursework. I hope most of you continue to take academia is a lifelong pursuit. If classes is not your favorite flavor of Redbull make it a point to excel at whatever your desire.

Here are few tips for outgoing seniors: 

1.) For those of you who have instructors, professors, or whatever their title may be, make sure you ask more seasoned students about potential teachers, especially when there is more than one teacher – teaching the same class (yes it can make a big different based on your learning style).

2.) Make no joke about it; realize now that freshman and sophomore undergrads will often have to take weed out classes.

3.) if you get a difficult teacher, look up their publications and read them until you have a fair understanding of what they are talking about (many times they will throw this material into their course (announced or unannounced). 

4.) In college, you determine your future, so make a strong impression the moment you step into a class for the first time.

5.)  In between classes, I would recommend studying (despite the amount of time) or take a nap so your brain can store all those lecture hours into your long-term memory.

6.) Post-secondary classes require a delicate balance of studying and social networking.  Always get your studying done first before you become an active socialite.

7.)  Have fun, be ecumenical, inclusive because these are the best years of your life and you finally get to study primarily only what you love.   How your performance and network at this level will set up for your next adventure (and you want the best one possible).

8.) Seniors you know that will be missed!  Good luck with your next academic adventure.  I am certain you will all succeed with unprecedented success.

 

Current Under classmates:  It is time for all of you to step it up! You have big shoes to fill and I would consider using some of your free time this summer to prepare for your upcoming classes.  When you get to college some schools love, give reading lists.  I look forward to seeing you all again next year and perhaps is a year or so from now, I will have you in an upper level science course.

Lastly, and just FYI CSMB teachers will be returning to school at 7:50 August 15th.  If my history serves me correctly, we will see you seven to 14 days after we return so be ready to insane in the membrane!

 

  • If a student experienced any interruptions or issues while testing, they must submit a makeup testing request at cb.org/requestmakeup by May 24, 6 p.m. ET. If they decide not to take a makeup exam, their school won't be charged for their exam.

     
     

    May 26th:  For AP students:

    May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET, is also the deadline for AP Capstone™ (AP Seminar and AP Research) and AP Computer Science Principles students to submit their performance tasks through the AP Digital Portfolio, and for AP Art and Design students to submit their digital portfolios via the digital submission web application.

     

     

     

     

     

    May 28th:  AP students who requested a makeup exam will be notified via email on May 28.

    Two Days Prior to Each Makeup Exam

    AP students who've been scheduled for a makeup exam will automatically receive an email containing their unique makeup exam e-ticket two days prior to each of their exams. Get the makeup exam schedule.

     

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  • AP. EN. SCI.  Will be posted at the onset of the 2020-21 academic year.

     

    Project Lead The Way - Principles in Biomedical Sciences:  Will also be posted at the onset of the next academic year.

     

    Botany & Zoology:  Links will be post at the near the beging of the next academic year as well.

    All class syllabi: Syllabi for all classes I teach remain up for a short period time, so students can start early with their studies, discover what topics will be entertained, class expectations and rules, course readings, course scaffolding, and my personal recommendations for how to succeed in each course

     

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  • The year for you for everyone is officially over!  Excellent work – please keep it up!

    You did excellent work and one day you will see why academia is paramount.  A few pieces of advice for those of you moving on to college or any profession that requires you to take additional coursework. I hope most of you continue to take academia is a lifelong pursuit. If classes is not your favorite flavor of Redbull make it a point to excel at whatever your desire.

    Here are few tips for outgoing seniors: 

    1.) For those of you who have instructors, professors, or whatever their title may be, make sure you ask more seasoned students about potential teachers, especially when there is more than one teacher – teaching the same class (yes it can make a big different based on your learning style).

    2.) Make no joke about it, realize now that freshman and sophomore undergrads will often have to take weed out classes.

    3.) if you get a difficult teacher, look up their publications and read them until you have a fair understanding of what they are talking about (many times they will throw this material into their course (announced or unannounced). 

    4.) In college, you determine your future, so make a strong impression the moment you step into a class for the first time.

    5.)  In between classes, I would recommend studying (despite the amount of time) or take a nap so your brain can store all those lecture hours into your long-term memory.

    6.) Post-secondary classes require a delicate balance of studying and social networking.  Always get your studying done first before you become an active socialite.

    7.)  Have fun, be ecumenical, inclusive because these are the best years of your life and you finally get to study primarily only what you love.   How your performance and network at this level will set up for your next adventure (and you want the best one possible).

    8.) Seniors you know that will be missed!  Good luck with your next academic adventure.  I am certain you will all succeed with unprecedented success.

     

    Current Under classmates:  It is time for all of you to step it up! You have big shoes to fill and I would consider using some of your free time this summer to prepare for your upcoming classes.  When you get to college some schools love, give reading lists.  I look forward to seeing you all again next year and perhaps is a year or so from now, I will have you in an upper level science course.

    Lastly, and just FYI CSMB teachers will be returning to school at 7:50 August 15th.  If my history serves me correctly we will see you seven to 14 days after we return so be ready to insane in the membrane!

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