Welcome! This is a website for students enrolled in Mr. Dertz's 6th and 7th Grade Social Studies classes and their parents. I hope you enjoy this website and find it useful.
At the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts (July 2015).
This is my 8th year teaching in the Pecatonica school district. Before coming to Pecatonica, I was a teacher in the Freeport and Eastland school districts where I taught Social Studies, Driver Education, and Language Arts.
I have a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Phoenix and a BA in History from Aurora University. At Aurora, I played football and was a three-year starter on the offensive line and a team captain my senior year. After college, I enlisted in the United States Army and served three years as a Cavalry Scout in the 7th Cavalry Regiment.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading about history, hunting, fishing, and coaching youth football.
Syllabus: Class Rules and Procedures
Mr. Dertz's Schedule:
1st Period (8:00-8:42): 7th Grade Social Studies
2nd Period (8:46-9:28): 7th Grade Social Studies
3rd Period (9:32-10:14): 7th Grade Social Studies
4th Period (10:18-11:00): 6th Grade Social Studies
5th Period (11:00-11:45): 6th Grade Social Studies
6th Period (11:45-12:30): 6th Grade Social Studies
8th Period (1:04-1:46): PREP
9th Period (1:50-2:32): 7th Grade Social Studies
10th Period (2:36-3:15): 6th Grade ISP