• We will be starting work in Canvas on Monday.  Please note that NO work done in canvas (worksheets, practice quizzes, reading, etc.) will be for a grade.  It is only for practice.  You should be able to access Canvas through your ncedcloud account.  If you have any questions about using Canvas please email me at vandert@gcsnc.com or message me through remind.


    Remind for APES: text @apesvdp to 81010

    Remind for Earth: text @eesvdp to 81010


    Thank you for visiting!  Welcome to APES and Earth and Environmental Science.  I look forward to a wonderful year.

    Email: vandert@gcsnc.com

    Class Schedule

    1st: APES

    2nd: APES

    3rd: Earth

    4th: Planning

    5th: APES

    6th: APES



    Please go to Course Expectations to view the syllabus.


    Tutoring/Make-up Times

    I am available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50 pm - 4:45 pm.  I am also available in the mornings.  Other times are available by appointment.  Please make sure to seek help if you need it.


    Materials for APES

    A composition notebook, some loose leaf paper, blue or black ink pens.

    You will also need to purchase two books.  

    Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice (please get this one as soon as possible)

    When Smoke Ran Like Water


    Materials for Honors Earth/Environmental Science

    A composition notebook, a small binder or folder (can be shared with another class), some loose leaf paper, and colored pens.


    Teacher Wishlist (optional)


    Hand Sanitizer

    Dry Erase Markers

    Index Cards

    Sticky Notes