Online Learning Update

    During our current campus closure, online learning activities for my AP World History students will be posted in Google Classroom. Log in through your My Humble and click Google Classroom. Students, please join the correct class below from the list.

    Class Codes

    1st Period: nd3dliz

    2nd Period: v6w666r

    3rd Period: wdreiwk

    4th Period: ga6f5gd

    7th Period: 2xduseg

    In getting around Google Classroom, click on “Classwork” at the top and make note of the following: you can see the week’s agenda under the “Weekly Overview” section. You can also see my “office hours” here (more on office hours below). You can see the specific activities for a given chapter in that chapter’s section. And you can find the textbook PDFs to read under the “Textbook Chapters” section. (You can, of course, read your physical book, which you hopefully still have from checking one out early in the school year). Don’t worry, at first, we will keep everything very simple.

    Moving forward, communicating with me will be centralized through 2 main methods:

    First, we will continue to use Remind, which was set up back at the beginning of school. If you need to re-join (or join for the first time), text the code “@ballay3” to the number 81010. You can also download the app. Use Remind for any questions or concerns you have about anything at all, either a specific assignment or a general school question.

    Second, I will be available for video (and audio and text) chat through Zoom. Zoom is an online tool that allows for big group meetings. Please see the "Communication: Office Hours" info in Google Classroom for specific Zoom meeting details. Think of Zoom as tutoring; log in, ask some questions or listen to the conversation, and log off at your convenience. (Note: Zoom is new for me, so I apologize in advance for any technical challenges).

    To maintain consistent communication, I will have “office hours” where I will be focused on being available. See the table below. Teachers from different departments will have different days/times. I will make every effort to be available in the Zoom video chat room, but there may be some days that does not work. I will ALWAYS, however, be available through Remind to chat. (Mrs. Stanley will also be maintaining office hours, in case her times work better for you on specific days. Check her website for details).

    Office Hours


    Tuesday Office Hours

    Thursday Office Hours

    Meeting Method


    8 am

    2 pm

    8 am

    Zoom (see Google Classrom for details)

    Chat through Remind

    Don’t forget that you can always email me. This is a challenging situation for all of us. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will do my absolute best to help.

    -Mr. Ballay


    Patrick Ballay

    AP World History

    AP Research

    Room 2108

    Welcome to the website for Mr. Ballay's classes!  To the left you'll find links to navigate the website to find what you're looking for. 
    Below is my schedule, tutoring times, and makeup times.  If you ever have a question, please feel free to email and ask! 

    1st - AP World History
    2nd - AP World History
    3rd - AP World History
    4th - AP World History
    5th - Conference
    6th - AP Research
    7th - AP World History
    Makeup and Tutoring Times
    Monday and Friday during lunch
    Before and after school? - see me to schedule