Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Religion from Baylor University B.B.A. with a Finance concentration from U.T.S.A Post Baccalaureate certification from U.T.S.A in Secondary Mathematics (6th - 12th), Composite Social Studies (8th - 12th), and Generalist (4th - 8th).
Mr. Kevin Walls
Welcome Panthers! I hope you are as excited as I am about all the new and wonderful opportunities that this year has in store. During our year together we will be traveling the entire globe to learn about geography, world history, modern world cultures, and some of the the different civilizations past and present on our planet. We will study culture, government, history, and economics along the way. Students please make sure you join the social studies google classroom. We post a nine weeks calendar there, a daily one sentence summary of our lesson plan, agendas, copies of classwork and homework, reading packets, etc. Parents cannot join the classroom, but you can print out a nine weeks calendar for them so they know what we are doing. Please look for the google classroom code in my room the first few weeks of school or email to have me send it to you.
This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 10th year here at Lopez Middle School teaching 6th grade social studies. I taught 8 years at Hobby Middle School before joining the Bush staff for 3 years. I then took a couple of years off to be a stay-at-home-dad before returning to the classroom (another year at Bush) and finally landing at Lopez MS.
I graduated from Baylor University in 1990 and I am a huge Baylor fan! This is my 24th year of having football season tickets. We returned to a bowl game last year and hope to return to competing for Big XII championships in the near future. My Lady Bears were crowned as National Champions last season so it was a great hoops year!
It was at Baylor that I met and married my wife, Lisa Walls. She is a teacher and Coach at Bush MS. We have been married for 28 years and have one son that is a sophomore at Reagan. He is one of the greatest blessings in my life!
6th Grade Social Studies
Times listed are for Tuesday - Friday. Monday sometimes has a different bell schedule due to our flex period after 7th period every other Monday.
1st Period (8:25 - 9:15): Social Studies (A106)
2nd Period (9:19 - 10:06): Conference/planning
3rd Period (10:10 - 10:56): Social Studies (A106)
Lunch (11 - 11:30)
4th Period (11:34 - 12:20): Social Studies (A106)
5th Period (12:24 - 1:10): Social Studies (A106)
6th Period (1:14 - 2): Social Studies (A106)
7th Period (2:04 - 2:50): Social Studies (A106)
8th Period (2:54 - 3:40): AIM
Social Studies Academic Coaching Schedule:
Monday and Thursday mornings with me (A106) from 7:50 - 8:15, Mr. Baker has coaching on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in A103, Ms. Mendoza has academic coaching Monday and Thursday after school in A104.