Haywood's Chemistry page



    Welcome to Cathy Haywood's  Chemistry Webpage

    email me at Haywooc@gcsnc.com

    Ms H's schedule:

    AP chemistry 1st & 4th pd

    Honors Chemistry 3rd, 5th & 6th pd

    Planning: 2nd pd

    The information below is updated for the 2023-24 school year! 

    My name is Cathy Haywood – this is my 28th year teaching chemistry. I have been at NWHS for 17 years. I previously taught at Grimsley, Southeast Raleigh and Harnett Central HS.  I graduated from NCSU (go Wolfpack) and I am Nationally Board Certified in Chemistry.  I was born in Syracuse, NY so I am also an Orangemen fan. I am married to a local attorney and have two awesome daughters.  I also have a twin sister who is a vet at Lawndale animal hospital here in town. I co-coach the NWHS Science Olympiad team - check it out using the link to the left!

    Students and parents are encouraged to use the Canvas page for all chemistry materials!

    AP chemistry canvas link: https://gcs.instructure.com/courses/287952

    honors chemistry canvas link: https://gcs.instructure.com/courses/287900/pages/homepage

    AP first day to-do list:


    1) Join the Remind (for texting): remind join code @ APChemNWHS (please use remind for texting)

    (text the number 81010 and use the above code to join my AP chem group) 

    3) Optional Complete the review packet and check your answers – get in touch with Ms. H if you need help with any of it!

    Packet and answers can be found in the file link below! May 17, 2023 - you may pick up a paper copy of the review in room 437!

    4) Join the AP chemistry class on College Board:



    Future unit packets will be emailed and/or posted on Canvas only (due to copyright issues from College Board)



    Honors Chem first day to-do list:

    1) Join the Remind (for texting): remind join code @HayChem23        

    (please use remind for texting)(text the number 81010 and use the above code to join my honors chem group) 

    2) Get safety contract signed and take the safety quiz on Canvas (before the first lab!) 

     3) Honors chemistry packets will be posted on canvas/emailed due to copyright issues. Select public documents (reference packets/ release review etc) will be posted in the file section here and on the canvas page.


     All Chemistry students have the option to purchase their own safety goggles (that they can use for all science classes). Currently, the goggles we have are older (but safe!) and are used throughout the day by various students (they are cleaned in between uses in a germicidal UV goggle cabinet). This is not required, but I think many students would like to have their “own” pair of safety goggles.

    On Amazon, there are chemical splash goggles for around $5 (that might include my Amazon prime discount shipping  )


    Home Depot also has a pair for around $5



    Supply List (both Honors and AP)

    3 ring binder, paper, pencils and pens

    scientific calculator (graphing is not required!)



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