Welcome to 8th grade and United States History!  This year, we will be studying the history of the United States from European Exploration of the Americas to the end of Reconstruction. On this website, you will find information about what we are doing in class and resources to help you be more successful in 8th grade US History.  

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me:
Phone: 512-570-3600

Grading Policy
The 8th grade social studies grading policy is as follows:
  • Assessments - 40%
  • Quizzes - 50%
  • Daily Grades - 10%

Assessments may be retaken if the assessment grade was BELOW 80%.  A MAXIMUM grade of 80% will be assigned to the retake. 

All daily/classwork must be completed before the student will be allowed to retake the assessment.  Students have five school days from the day the assessment grade has been returned to complete the retake. 

No corrections or retakes will be allowed on DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS or on QUIZZES. 

Late work for daily/classwork will not be accepted for a grade.  However, the daily/classwork will be accepted in order to retake an assessment. 

Tutoring will be held:
  • Tuesday - After School
  • Thursday - After School
  • By appoitment 

Students and parents are strongly encouraged to sign up for Remind to receive updates about things happening in class and reminders for deadlines for assignments. Below are the instructions for signing up for my US History Remind classes.
8th Grade US History

Textbook Log-in
Go to mcgrawhill.leanderisd.org and use your username and password that you use to login to the leanderisd network.

Username: lastname_studentid
Password: YYYYMMDD