US History

On-Level and Pre-AP US History Classes - Mr. Waghorne Canyon Vista MS

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Parents please check out the 8th Grade Pre-AP site for more info on course selection

All information and resources in Google Classroom and request email invite for guardian emails.

Tutorials Mondays Other times by appointment - Rm 333 - Phone 512-464-8186 and after hours at 512-761-8156

8455 Spicewood Springs, Austin, TX, 78759

I am very excited to return for my ninth year at Canyon Vista, and my 12th year in RRISD. I have taught grades 6-8 in math and social studies. My wife and I have two children, at Spicewood Elementary and Canyon Vista. I enjoy family, sports, movies, trivia games, reading, listening to classic vinyl, and sharing my passion for civics, education, history and world culture. I have participated as a cooperating teacher for undergraduate interns and student teachers from a variety of programs and universities since 2016. My class is part of the Next Generation Digital Classroom initiative, giving students access to iPads in the classroom. I enjoy integrating technology in meaningful ways, and I use an iPad myself for tasks such as sketchnoting and gaming. Be sure to follow my social media feeds mrwsclass on Facebook, @mr_wag_info on Twitter, @mr_wag on instagram.


Generalist 4-8

Social Studies Composite 8-12

Math 4-8

ESL Supplemental


Confessions from a Paperless Classroom, 2017

Visual Thinking through Sketchnoting, 2017

Adventures in Project Based Learning, 2016

Rethinking Collaboration with Social Media, 2014

Using Google Apps with Gifted Students, 2012

Awards and Recognitions

TSHA David C. DeBoe Award for Junior Historian sponsors

TCSS Betty Barringer Texas Middle School Teacher Award


Texas State University, M.Ed. Secondary Education

University of Texas Austin, B.A. American Studies


Canyon Vista Middle School - Round Rock ISD

Hopewell Middle School - Round Rock ISD

Professional Organizations

Hill Country Council for the Social Studies (President)

Texas Council for the Social Studies (TCSS)

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)