Daniel Shorter
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Texas History / Athletics

Welcome to Texas History! In 4th grade you may have covered some of this material but this year we are going to go further in-depth and discover the rich heritage our great state has.

To give you a little background on myself, my name is Coach Shorter and this is my first year at Strack Intermediate after spending time as a full-time substitute at Krimmel Intermediate the last couple years. Along with teaching Texas history and Athletics this year, I will also be coaching 7th grade football and track. Prior to my teaching career, I was a member of the United States Air Force after graduating from Klein High School. Following my 4 year enlistment I went to Sam Houston State University to gain my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) with a minor in Education. I am also apart of the Texas Air National Guard working in the computer IT field currently.

This year Strack will become a 1:1 campus meaning that each student will have a Google Chromebook so we can better incorporate technology into our learning environment. You will be seeing more information and guidelines pertaining to the Chromebooks once we get closer to issue day in September.

As for grading and behavior guidelines in my classroom, you will find them attached to this welcome letter. I have high standards for all of my students and athletes and expect them to be punctual, engaged and respectful of everyone in our school. Students should take ownership of their learning and use all the resources that are available to them to be successful.

We will have multiple lines of communication to help ensure that students and parents can stay informed on all class activities and easily get ahold of me. I am available through email at dshorter1@kleinisd.net and will try to get back to you within 24 hours. My classroom phone number is (832) 249-5454. Once Chromebooks have been issued all classwork information will be posted in Google Classroom and if you would like you can be added to the Remind app which sends text messages to your cell phone but the messages cannot be replied to.

I am very much looking forward to this school year and can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you. Texas History was one of my favorite classes at Kleb Intermediate and I hope that by the end of the year you will feel the same way. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know and I will address them as soon as possible.