Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!Mr. J. Lechner
Room 304 (old ALC)Eighth grade History
December 6 marks the start of my 5th year teaching at Graham Middle. Previously I completed my Student Teaching through Clarion University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Secondary Education) & Gettysburg College (B.A. History). I am planning on this year being heavy on Projects and Written Assignments. All work will be done via Canvas. On the canvas page you will find our course syllabus, assignments, and deadlines.
I am currently the 8th Grade Leadership Representative as well as the History Department Chair at GMS. I am one of the Assistant Coches for GMS Football. I am highly invested in seeing all students grow and RISE to their full Potential. I not only implement the R.I.S.E. PBIS frame work in my classroom but I have created CHAMPS Plans for Each Activity students will be completing in my class.
It is exciting to see my student's progress throughout the year and I ALWAYS encourage parent involvement. I have a remind account for both students & parents, Please use the highlighted link to join if you have not already done so. remind.com/join/394hg62 .
Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or concerns.
Digital School COVID-19: Due to the Corona Virus and subsequent closure of School Building Students will receive instruction from Canvas material I have created. Students should follow the calendar on my canvas page for all assignments. We Will Have Live Zoom meetings Daily During Traditional School Hrs. Students are expected to join the zoom meeting during their assigned time. The Schedule is as follows
PLC's & Office Hrs. 8:00 - 8:25 Homeroom 8:25 - 9: 15 Electives / Planning 09:15 - 10:30 Core 1 10:30 - 11:35 Core 2 11:35 - 1:05 Core 3 1:05 -2:10 Core 4 2:10- 3:15
I am more than willing to schedule meetings with parents virtually during this COVID-19 virtual instruction time. If 8:45-9:15 or 10:15-11:30 are times that do not work with your schedule we can arrange an after hours meeting. Please Email or send a message on remind 24 hrs in advance to arrange a meeting.