Welcome to 2020-2021 school year.

    As we know this school year is going to be very different.  My hope for each and everyone of my students is that we make the 2020-2021 school year the year best that it can be.  We are going to have some hiccups. We are all going to do the best that we can. Know that I believe that my students are capable of accomplishing amazing things!

    In 8th Grade United States history and geography course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic seaboard and then American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization.

     What our year will look like: 

    • Unit 1:The American Revolution
    • Unit 2: From Confederation to Constitution
    • Unit 3: Envisioning A New America & Divergent Paths of the American People
    • Unit 4: Causes of the Civil War
    • Unit 5: The Civil War
    • Unit 6: Reconstruction
    • Unit 7: Industrial Growth


    Google Classroom is the best place to find assignments for my class.  I will not post assignments on my FMS Teacher Website.  Please don't hesistate to email me about any of the assignments. 


    I am available to meet with students one-on-one or in small groups during intervention or asynchronous times. We meet on the "Interventions" channel on Teams. 

    Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 - 12:00 and after 2:00 by appointment. 


    I am so proud & honored to be able to say that I am a National Geographic Certified Educator!

    National Geographic
    I am also a History Day co-mentor, as well as FMS' climate coach. 
    If you have any questions, please do not hesistate to contact me. 
    My email is: Tlorains@fcusd.org
    or by phone: 916-294-9040 x:310318 (once we are back on campus)
  • Folsom Middle School Mission: 

    At Folsom Middle School, we provide a safe environment where all students are able to learn and grow and are empowered to make responsible life choices. 

    Folsom Middle School Vision: 

    Students, staff, and families work collaboratively to prepare students to be academically, socially, and emotionally capable. Students will develop appropriate coping skills and be able to communicate, be creative, think critically, and work individually and as a team to be prepared for future success.

The motto for this year.