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 for your specific class period. I will post a nine weeks calendar there, 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.
This is my 24th year of teaching and my 12th 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 26th year of having football season tickets. We enjoyed a wonderful season tw0 years culminating in a Sugar Bowl birth. We had a rough year last year in football, but I hope we will return to competing for Big XII championships in the near future. Our men's basketball team won the NCAA basketball Championship last year! Looking forward to another great year for them. Our women's team is in transition with Coach Mulkey leaving for LSU. Hoping our new coach can convince current Lady Rattler, Sammie Wagner, to re-commit to joining my Lady Bears in a couple of years.
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 30 years and have one son that is a senior at Reagan. He is one of the greatest blessings in my life! He is currently trying to decide between Vanderbilt, Rice, Baylor, UPenn, Duke, Harvard, and Yale. He is blessed to have such options. His list changes regularly so it may not end up being any of these.
6th Grade Social Studies
Tuesday - Friday
1st Period (8:20 - 9:12): Social Studies
2nd Period (9:16 - 10:04) Social Studies
3rd Period (10:08 - 10:56): Social Studies
Lunch (11:00 - 11:30)
4th Period (11:34 - 12:22) Conference
5th Period (12:26 - 1:14): Social Studies
6th Period (1:18 - 2:06): Social Studies
7th Period (2:10 - 2:58): Social Studies
8th Period (3:02 - 3:50) 6th Grade AIM
1st Period: 8:20 - 9:05
2nd Period: 9:09 - 9:54
3rd Period: 9:58 - 10:43
Lunch: 10:45 - 11:15
4th Period: 11:19 - 12:04 CONFERENCE
5th Period: 12:08 - 12:53
6th Period: 12:57 - 1:42
7th Period: 1:46 - 2:31
8th Period: 2:35 - 3:20
Social Studies Academic Coaching Schedule: Mr. Walls M & W from 7:45 - 8:15 am; Mr. Baker T & R from 7:45 - 8:15 am; Mrs. Mendoza W pm from 3:55 - 4:25 pm and F am from 7:45 - 8:15 am