Welcome to Mr. Holmberg’s Homepage!
Today is Monday, March 30, 2015
Thank you for visiting my homepage and welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Oakridge Middle School!
Wow! I find it hard to believe that we've already started the fourth and final marking period of the school year. It seems like every year goes by more quickly than the one before! My 8th grade Social Studies students are now working on Unit 5 of our curriculum: "The Coming of the Civil War", which includes chapter 14 of the textbook. Students will be examining how a series of events, beginning in 1846, led to the deepening crisis over the issue of slavery between the northern and southern states. Included are the Compromise of 1850, the Dred Scott court case, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and eventually, the election of Abraham Lincoln as President in 1860.
Also, information will be sent home shortly regarding our last parent / teacher conferences of the school year, which will be held the evenings of March 30 and April 1, from 4:30-7:30. I hope to see a large turnout of parents.
Please refer to this page often throughout the school year, as I use it as a means to communicate to both parents and students about both important information and the topics and we'll be covering in my 8th grade Social Studies classes.
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.