Mr. Matthew Kennamer

Phone: (803) 641-2470

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor of Science-Secondary Education with a focus in Social Studies from Clemson University & Master of Science in Education- Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University. Certification: Secondary Social Studies (9-12) & Middle Level Social Studies (6-8) Endorsements: Gifted and Talented & R2S Requirement

Mr. Matthew Kennamer

 Summer Announcement:

Welcome, 
This summer, I plan to spend time playing my guitar, bass guitar, spending time with my family, and golfing. I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year & cannot wait to welcome you all into my classroom. I hope you enjoy your summer! A similar format including a schedule, calendar, and syllabus  will be utilized on my website for the 2020-2021 school year and will be posted as soon as it is finalized. 

 

 

Professional Information:

Welcome to my website! My name is Matthew Kennamer and I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies. I am a graduate of Clemson University where I majored in Secondary Education: Social Studies. I am also a graduate of Arkansas State University where I received a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and currently entering my 7th year of teaching at Kennedy Middle School. I hope that my class will excite all students about history through the use of hands-on activities, instruct them to effectively use technology, and demonstrate how to think critically, problem solve and collaborate with others. This page will be updated weekly with lesson plans, assignments, and all presentations that are utilized in the classroom.

Class Calendar:

Parents to keep up with your students activities in class please refer to the class calendar. Assignments with detailed explanation and attachments will be provided here.

 Grading Scale:

Letter Grade            Numerical Grade

A                              90-100

B                              80-89

C                              70-79

D                              60-69

F                              Below 60

 Grading:

Homework-10%

Classwork-45%

Selected Projects/Test-45%

Personal Information:

I am an avid Clemson fan and enjoy spending Saturdays attending football games. I currently live in North Augusta with my lovely wife Megan and our frisky cat Dexter. Hobbies that I enjoy besides teaching include: golf, tennis, cooking, and playing the guitar/bass.

Educational Philosophy:

I believe that education is not just about books and taking notes, but it is also about life lessons. I teach to prepare young people to become productive citizens and to be positive role models in our society.

Remind App:

You may join my classroom group using Remind App by following the steps below. Please note that replies have been disabled. If you need to contact me please utilize the contact information below.

Enter this number: 81010

Text this message: @mrkenname

Contact Information:

Please email me at mkennamer@acpsd.net or call me at (803) 641-2470 if you have any questions. Best times to contact me through telephone would be after 3:15 pm during the work week. Appointments can be scheduled upon request after school or during my planning period (2nd period 9:36-10:36 AM).

Weekly Tutoring Opportunities:

 Tutoring opportunities will be available every Monday from 3:10-3:45 after school. Please contact me using the contact information above to schedule an appointment.

Textbook Information:

 A textbook will not be required for the use of this course. All course materials can be found on the teacher’s district website under the label “class calendar.”