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This is my 21st year as a teacher in the Tomball Independent School District.  I will be teaching PreAP Texas History and coaching 8th grade basketball this year.  I am also the department chair for the Social Studies department.  I'm originally from NE Ohio.  I earned a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Political Science from Ohio State University.  I also earned my Master's Degree in Social Studies Education from Ohio State.  My wife, Nicole and I enjoy traveling and hanging out with our kids.  In my free time I enjoy playing softball and golf, watching movies and working in the yard.  I also enjoy rooting for my favorite sports teams (Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland (Indians, Browns and Cavaliers) and Houston (Astros, Texans and Rockets)).


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Vocab Quiz

Don't forget about  your vocab quiz tomorrow.  Also print pictures and finish research for reform project (if nec.) 

Cattle, Railroads, Cotton and Oil test is on Thursday 4/13

Next unit test is Thursday.
Extra Credit Review sheet went home today to those who took one.

new due date for project

Project will be due at the end of class on Friday, February 24th.

Civil War project

We will be beginning a major grade (mostly in-class) project over the Civil War on Tuesday 2/21.  This will probably be our last major grade assignment of this nine weeks.  Enjoy the long weekend !!

Checkpoint quiz

We will be taking a ten question Checkpoint quiz on Tuesday 2/7.
It will cover recent topics covered in the last two - three weeks.

Revolution and Republic Era Test Correction Opportunity


Students who have made BELOW a 70 D on the Revolution and Republic Era Test taken on 1/27, have the opportunity to make corrections to the questions they have missed for additional points to increase their score up to a 70 D


Test corrections will be offered during after school:


Tuesday, 1/31 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm in T6 (Collins)


Thursday, 2/2 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm in room 202 (Newton)


Late buses will be running on both days.

​Students who plan on attending Test Corrections, must let their Texas History teacher know ahead of time, so their test is sent to the tutoring room.


Please note the Revolution and Republic test corrections must be completed before Friday 2/3.  After Friday 2/3, test corrections will no longer be offered.


Test !!!

Study for Friday's "Revolution and Republic" test.  I'd look over Battle Flipchart, Presidents of Texas Flipchart, textbook or online textbook.  There is also afterschool tutoring in room 202 on Thursday (3:15 - 4:15).

Next test

Our next unit test in Texas History will be on Friday, January 20th.
Test will cover the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas.
A test review packet will go home on Tuesday, January 17th.

Next Unit test

Our 2nd unit test will be this Thursday (11/10). - Major Grade
Review will go home today (11/8) and we will also review in class tomorrow (11/9).