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Welcome to Gifted & Talented Comanche Pride and

8th Grade US History!

Covering 1607 - 1876



Your student needs a 3 or 5 subject spiral notebook, a pen or pencil and a history book that should be kept at home.

My schedule:  


8:30 - 9:15 PreAP History

9:20 - 10:05 Academic History

10:09 - 10:54 Academic History

10:58 - 11:43 PreAP History

12:13 - 1:13 GT Comanche Pride

1:17 - 2:02 Dept Planning Period

2:06 - 2:51 TEAM Time/Parent Conferences

2:55 - 3:40 PreAP History


Wed - 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th Periods

Thu - 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th Periods                                                               

90 minute classes                         


About me:  taught US History for 16 years at Keller Middle School, taught World Mythology for 7 years, currently enrolled at North Texas for my master's degree, love learning new things, enjoy reading books and watching movies, and I am a huge fan of Stephen Colbert and Johnny Depp.




Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  817-744-2900 or at

I use email to keep parents and students up-to-date weekly.  If you are interested in receiving weekly emails, please send me an email, and I will add you to my list.

Tutorials are on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu  - 7:50 - 8:20 

and Fri - 3:50 - 4:20.


Keller Middle School

Office: 817-744-2900

Fax: 817-744-2938



Pre AP Reading Requirement 
by Tharp, RhondaNo presence information
 8/14/2012 10:17 PM
Gifted and Talented students enrolled in a PreAP History class for the 2012-2013 school year will have the option to do research over the book  "Plain, Honest Men" by Richard Beeman.  Any questions, please contact me.
Social Studies STAAR April 27th 
by Tharp, RhondaNo presence information
 4/6/2012 6:44 PM
Extra Credit for studying for the Social Studies STAAR is due April 30th.  Ask your student about it.
The Elite Team raised $50 for KIVA 
by Tharp, RhondaNo presence information
 11/17/2011 9:55 AM
We will select our recipients of the KIVA loans this week.
Thanks to everyone that donated to this cause!!!
Don't forget to Blog!  
by Tharp, RhondaNo presence information
 11/3/2011 1:00 PM
We've had two blog assignments so far this year, and 50% of the students are completing them.  If you are not able to use the internet or computer at home, you can come into the library in the morning, during Comanche Pride or after school.  Also, Keller...
Curriculum Based Assessment 
by Tharp, RhondaNo presence information
 10/5/2011 11:27 AM
My History CBA will be given Friday, October 14th.  It will cover Chapters 2 - 6 from our text and will be a test grade.  (Jamestown to the Causes of the Revolutionary War) 
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 KIVA - A Non-profit organization that my students have loaned money to that helps people in need all over the world.
 History Channel - America, The Story of Us
 Stephen Colbert offers a humorous look at current events
 US Supreme Court Home Page
 US Executive Branch Home Page
 US Legislative Branch Home Page
 GT CP Fall Semester Survey