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
Grade 6 Music
7th Grade American History
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
We are working on our music and performance plans for the Spring concert, scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 7 pm.
9th GraDE MUsic Appreciation
9th Grade MUSIC APPRECIATION and PERFORMANCE
Students received their Course Outline Receipt today, which needs to be signed and returned by Friday in order to earn points. The Course Outline is linked below-
We are currently in Unit 1 Elements of Music, and the writte test will be on Wednesday 4/11/2018. On Friday 4/6 we are watching a new documentary "The Art of Listening."
7th Grade AMERICAN HISTORY 2
We are learning about America's Westward Expansion prior to the Civil War, Chapter 13- The Westward Expansion 1820-1860. The Chapter 13 test (sections 2-5) will be on Tuesday, April 10. ALL Chapter 13 packets and assessments will be due on April 10.
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, now 19 years after my brother 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 7th Grade American History; 9th grade World Religions, Music Appreciation, and American Government, and 6th grade Music. 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), and grandfather of The Chief, my first grandchild. 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.