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Welcome 7th graders to the 2021-22 school year! I am your social studies teacher Mr. Fones (pronounced "Phones"). This will be my 6th year at NYOS, and I am very excited to be working with each and every one of you as we learn about Texas history! My Google classroom code for 7th grade Social Studies (Texas History) is cfpwoej.
 
For those coming from 8th grade, so good to work with you again this year! U.S. History is going to be a blast! My Google classroom code for 8th grade Social Studies (U.S. History) is ______.
 
Best way for students and parents of either grade to contact me is email afones@nyos.org
 
Quote of the Year:
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
--J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring
 
Quick Facts:
  • Born in Memphis, Tennessee: birthplace of Rock and Roll, FedEx, and the best BBQ in the world. Sorry Texas!
  • Taught previously in both the Math and Special Education departments at NYOS.
  • Left-handed, but ambidextrously footed 
 
Please check this site for assignment due dates, parent resources, and other helpful information. Feel free to email me at any time with questions or comments.