Ellis Island Simulation

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

Hey Parents,

This message is for you! We need some fun and energetic parents willing to volunteer for various positions for our Ellis Island Simulation on May 28th. The 8th grade history teachers will be hosting this simulation each class period from the  Sierra Vista Library/MPR. If you are interested and have time to dedicate follow the link to sign up. You can volunteer just for your child’s period or for the entire day. Should you have any questions, email me directly.


Mrs. Velazquez

Ellis Island Online Sign Up

School Connect!

Posted on February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

I know many of you have already signed up for my personal classroom text alerts but the William S. Hart School District has a new way for you to connect and receive alerts by text and/or email to all teacher, school and district news without having to sign up separately. It is called School Connect. To find out more information and to become a follower  clink on the  link below:


School Connect

Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Wall

Posted on September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

This weekend go check out the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall at the Valencia Town Center!

Here is the link for more information:

Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall

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Popcornopolis Fundraiser

Posted on September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

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Our Popcornopolis Fundraiser is Back!! Here is your opportunity to help our school raise money and plan for your holiday parties all at once. Who doesn’t love popcorn? For each order, the history department will receive money to invest in your education. Plus, sell just one order and you will be invited to attend the Sellers Pizza Party to be held in November. Our first raffle for gift card, popcorn and ice cream passes is Friday September 27th so turn in your orders before then so you can receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Two additional raffles will be held until the October 14th turn in deadline. To make the deal even sweeter, the top selling student of the school will earn $ 1.00 for every bag of popcorn sold.  So SELL, SELL, SELL that Popcorn!

If you need an extra order form you can either get one from class, the ASB window or you can print out the order form from the link below:

Popcornopolis Fundraiser Order Form


Chapter 1 Flashcard Topics

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

Majestic Students,

Don’t forget to review over your flashcards at least 6 times this weekend so that you are ready for Monday’s Chapter 1 Quiz. Congratulations to those that won the Flashcard game. Don’t forget to bring your Majestic Buck to class on Monday to add a few extra credit points to your grade.

Here is a quick picture of your flashcard topics should you need them again.

Chapter 1 Flashcards

Sign Up for class Text Alerts!

Posted on August 27, 2013 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

Want to be alerted when a test is coming up or a class project is nearing? Well, you can! Sign up to receive text alerts on your cell phone or email address. Follow the link for instructions on how to join depending on the device you are using:

Note: You will need a password as this is a private class group.

Text from your phone to the number 23559 and type in the message @Velazquez

It will ask you for a password to enter: History

Now you’re ready to start receiving class texts. If you prefer email alerts or other options click on the Instruction link for more information:

 Instructions to sign up for classroom alerts

Welcome Majestic Students

Posted on August 25, 2009 in Uncategorized by jvelazquez

Please log onto this site often to access team news,  class handouts and powerpoints as well as as link for the homework for the week. Check out the many links to help you succeed in history this year.

In case you misplaced these important handouts from class you may access them here.       

The Majestics 2012-2013

United States History