Mr. Eklund's Website
History Teacher - Kenilworth Junior High
Me and my fan club!
Welcome to the eighth grade!
You are in for quite an adventure this year. Over the next nine months we are going to share a look at the history of this wonderful country. You are going to be surprised, have fun, be challenged and hopefully, learn something at the same time. I think you will enjoy my class while you learn. There are a few things you need to do if you hope to be successful in my class. Before I get to those, I would first like to mention something about grades. Passing my class is easy. If you do the assignments and participate in class you will pass. Getting an "A" on the other hand is going to require a lot of effort on your part. You are going to have to go above and beyond the basics to get an "A". It can be done but you are going to have to earn the grade.
About the Teacher
This is Mr. Eklund's sixteenth year here at Kenilworth! He has an Associates degree from Glendale Community College, a Bachelors degree from California State University at Northridge and a Master's degree from the University of San Francisco. He has Teaching credentials in Social Sciences and English, as well as a Multiple Subject (Elementary) Self- Contained classroom credential. He has lead the annual trip to Washington DC for the last thirteen years and will be doing so again this summer. Mr Eklund is married (33 years)to a wonderful woman who works as an RN at Kaiser in Santa Rosa, CA. and has three daughters. The oldest graduated from Dominican University of California,in San Rafael, California and is currently working as an RN in the Trauma Emergency Room The middle daughter graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently working as an RN in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit. The youngest has completed the coursework and getting her license as a Phlebotomist. AND as you may notice when looking around the classroom, is a big Cheap Trick fan!
Mr. Eklund is a MEAN* Teacher
A MEAN teacher insists that each student do the best she/he is capable of doing. A MEAN teacher insists that students hand in their assignments on time and takes points off for late assignments. A MEAN teacher does not accept incomplete assignments. A MEAN teacher requires each student to think carefully and to make her/his own decisions. A MEAN teacher holds each student responsible for her/his own behavior. A MEAN teacher makes students keep the classroom, themselves, and their belongings neat and clean. The world needs more MEAN teachers!
* MEAN = Making Excellence A Necessity