Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Vernon Ball
Distance Learning Information:
Our main online resource we will be using is SCHOOLOGY. Students login with their lunch ID. At this time I will be using REMIND and EMAIL to keep in contact with you.
If you are not already on REMIND please text to 81010 and the code (message) is @24ss (for 2nd and 4th periods). For 3rd, 5th, and 6th periods, text to 81010 and the code is @356ss to join.
Students can access their classroom textbook and Study Island online through their CLEVER account.
CLEVER login and password are your student's lunch ID and their birthday (mmddyyyy)
Another resource students will use is DBQ, Document Based Questions. Login and password for the DBQ is your student login on their computer at school. You should see a DBQ assigned to you. It is " What were the Primary Reasons for the Fall of Rome?"
Students typically access some of these online resources through an icon on their desktops at school.... since that will not be the case for distance learning you will need to go to the ACPSD website. Search the Aiken County Public Schools website at ACSPD.NET. Next, click on the globe in the center for digital resources and programs. If you are on a cell phone make sure you are on the FULL SITE.
If you have any questions, REMIND me, Email me (email@example.com), or call the school. We hope to also have videoconferencing up and running soon.
I hope each of you have a great day, and let's hope this will be over soon, and we can meet again in class.
See personal stuff below....
Hello students and parents.
My Name is Dr. Ball and this is my 10th year at LBC Middle School. I grew up in a military family, and have lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Spain. I call Myrtle Beach my home, and I graduated from Socastee High school. I have also worked as a youth minister in local churches for about 25 years. I am married to Robin, and we have three children/young adults. My childrens' names are Jordan (married, age 25), Andrew (22), and Caroline (20). I love going to the beach and the mountains to get away.
In Social Studies we will be discovering Ancient Cultures such as Egypt, China, and Rome (and many others). New for this year! We will also be studying more recent history, including world wars and events of the 20th century! I look forward to being your teacher this year!
Welcome to Middle school and welcome to LBC, the place to be!!