Mr. Ippolito's Social Studies Class
Welcome/Back to School Video
My name is Chris Ippolito and I am beginning my 22nd year at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in the history department. This year I will be teaching 8th grade U.S. History and Community Leadership.
Obviously it is about the strangest beginning of a school year that we could possibly imagine but I am relieved to be back in the classroom and in front of students again. No matter what the year holds in store for us, I am comfortable that I will be able to deliver interesting and robust content and interaction for the students.
The best way to reach me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can leave a message for me via phone at 732-833-4701.
On the first day of school (9/8 for some, 9/9 for others) I will have students log into their Google Classroom for my class expectations and housekeeping duties. I am attempting to have a mostly digital class, therefore I do not require large binders or many supplies that relate to hard copies. It is always helpful to have a notebook with folders for any handouts and pen or pencil to write with. Otherwise, I expect the vast majority of our work to take place electronically via the chromebook.
Keep in mind that Group A, which will not come to school on Tuesday, September 8th, will have NO Google Meeting the first day of school, as they will not sign into Google until the 9th.
Please don't stress about my class. I take the subject matter very seriously, but I understand this is a crazy time and I will do everything I can to help provide an educational, interesting, enjoyable class for my students. If you have any concerns about any aspect of my class, please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss.
I look forward to the journey that this year will surely be!
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Chris Ippolito
ABOUT MR. IPPOLITO: Welcome to my class! I am excited to begin the year and get to know all of my new students. Here is a little information about myself that will help you know me a little better!
Years in teaching: 22
Schools Taught: Middletown HS North, McAuliffe Middle School
Grades Taught: 11th, 8th, 7th
High School: Middletown HS South (1988)
College: Ithaca (NY) College (1992)
Master's: Monmouth (NJ) University (1999)
Born: June 29, 1970/Long Branch, NJ
Married: November 5, 2005/Red Bank, NJ
Children: 5; 3 girls (Age 12, 11 and 9) and 2 boys (Age 7, 6)
Hometown: Ocean Twp., NJ
A few of my favorite things:
Restaurant: Drew's Bayshore Bistro Keyport, NJ
"Fast Food" Five Guys
Band/Musician: Grateful Dead
Movie: "The Godfather"
Actor: Denzel Washington
Actress: Emma Stone
TV Comedy: "Seinfeld"
TV Drama: "The Sopranos"
Book: "The Stand" by Stephen King
Author: Michael Crichton
Athlete: DJ LeMahieu
Pro Baseball Team: New York Yankees
Pro Football Team: New York Giants
Pro Basketball Team: New York Knicks
Pro Hockey Team: New York Rangers
U.S. City: New York City
U.S. State other than NJ: Colorado
Foreign City: Prague, Czech Republic