Mr. David Batchelder
480-345-2306 ext 219
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Monday 3:30-4:15 pm APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED
Wednesday 3:30-4:15 pm APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED
Friday 7:00- 7:45 am APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED- NO APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY 9/29- Sorry!
Grade 6 Music FULL YEAR
HS World History FULL YEAR
HS World Religions 2nd Trimester ONLY
HS American Government 1st Trimester ONLY
HS Music Appreciation 3rd Trimester ONLY
Drumline Assistant Director- Marching and Logistics
Head Track and Field Coach
Choir Director- Patriot Voices Grades 6-9
Theatre Tech Director
FIRST Robotics Team 2449 School Contact
Class Information and Assignments
6th Grade Music
The Miracle of Melody!!! We will be learning about pitch and names of notes, melodic instruments and techniques, and composition.
Students will be composing a short melody.
9th Grade AmERICAN GOVERNMENT
We currently working on Chapter 10-12 - The Legislative Branch (Magruder's American Government). Students should be reading, taking notes, and using the text's study materials.
Test on CHAPTERS 10-12 will be Tuesday, October 24.
Next we will be working on Chapters 13 and 14 - The Presidency (Magruder's American Government).
Test on CHAPTERS 13 and 14 will be Wednesday, November 1.
9th Grade WORLD HISTORY 1
We are studying Chapters 2 and 3- The Beginnings of Our Global Age, TEST Friday, November 3.
Students should be reading, taking notes, and using the text's study materials.
STUDENTS are currently working on a Group Project- EXPLORE THIS- Largely completed in class, students are working in small groups to complete a map exercize (scavenger hunt), research, and plan an ocean voyage of exploration in the year 1550.
TEST ON CHAPTERS 2 and 3 will be on Friday, November 3.
Born in Minnesota, I am fortunate to have been educated in an excellent public school system. In high school I lettered in hockey, played French horn and tuba in band and orchestra, drum major in marching band (DRUMLINE), sang in choir, and acted and danced in theater. Originally a music major in college, I switched majors and colleges a few times (from Music to English History to Composition to Education) before graduating with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Minnesota State University at Mankato. For almost 20 years I worked with and for people with disabilities in a wide range of settings and capacities; in direct care, administration and as a professional advocate and lobbyist. I have also worked as a professional musician, maintenance man, landscaper, waiter, public and motivational speaker, consultant, expert witness, and trainer.
A lifelong idealist, I was attracted to the open field of charter schools, and the challenging goal of developing a unique school for committed students was exciting. I will admit, 18 years after Steve and I started the development of this project, that I am so honored to be a part of James Madison Preparatory School. One of the best things about teaching is that every day, every class, and every student is different. I enthusiastically enjoy surprises, and there are so many great surprises, in and out of the classroom, EVERY SINGLE DAY!
The courses I teach at Madison Prep are World History, World Religions, Music Appreciation, and American Government. Fortunate for the many opportunities outside the classroom at JMPS, I am the choir and Drumline director, head coach for Track and Field, choral/vocal/acting coach and tech director for the JMPS theater program, as well as a few other hats that I wear.
I am the proud father of three (2 daughters, 1 son). Outside of school I enjoy playing and listening to music (I'm always in a few music projects, including my classic rock band The Blind Owlz), walking my dogs, hiking, camping, travel, reading, writing, shooting, and table tennis.