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ABOUT MR. BOWER

So is Mr. Bower actually qualified to teach me anything?

Well, while some people might say I am old enough to have lived through most of history, I am licensed to teach in Virginia, just renewed my licensee this summer, and am endorsed to teach any subject 4th grade through 8th. I have a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Teaching from VIrginia Commonwealth University, where I graduated Cum Laude. I have been teaching Social Studies at Fluvanna Middle School since 1993, and have also taught Science, Journalism, Filmmaking, and Web Design

So what eles does Mr. Bower do?

I have been a soccer fan since high school, and was a referee, referee instructor, and referee assignor through the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as a referee for the Virginia High School League. I also coached, and was one of the founding board members of Fluvanna Youth Soccer Association. Whenever I can, I also love to travel, and you can find tips and resources here on the site on my Travel Page. I also enjoy running and frequently run 5k races around Virginia, and you might even see my yellow kayak on the lake when I get time. This summer, I was lucky enough to celebrate my 35th wedding anniversary, and my two sons are grown and live in the Richmond area.

Forget about the other stuff, just how old is that guy?

Well if your research and math skills are up to the challenge, here are all the clues to figure out just how old I am: *The Oakland Oaks beat the Anaheim Amigos 134-129 in the first game of the new American Basketball Associaltion on the day that I celebrated being one year older than the point differential. *The first World Series night game was played between Pittsburg and Baltimore on the birthday where I was 3 years older than the total score. *Vice President Hosni Mubarak was elected President 2 years after the birthday that made me elligable to vote according to the 26th Amendment, although I was not elligable to vote in this particular election. *On my birthday, the Copiapo mining accident in Chile came to a happy end as all 33 miners made it to the surface alive. They had been trapped underground 20 days more than the number of candles on my cake that day. .
© 2001-2019 Bob Bower, All rights reserved  mrbower.com is my personal website.  All opinions expressed on the site are my own and do not necessarily express the opinions of Fluvanna Middle School, Fluvanna County Public Schools, or the Commonwealth of Virginia.  While intended as a service to my students and their families, as well as the community and to students and teachers around the world, no student is ever required to use the site.  While all linked content is belived to be appropriate for middle school audiences, I cannot be responsible for linked content outside of the site.  As always, I strongly suggest parents closely monitor their student's computer and internet usage.  Please report any inappropriate links to me using the contact information, and feel free to suggest any content you believe students will benefit from.  Advertising revenue and affiliate commissions are used to offset the cost of producing and hosting the website.  Any excess revenue is used to purchase materials and supplies for my classroom.  Please let me know if you have any negative or positive experiences with any advertisers to help my consider if the deserve better placement or removal from the site.  While I do not collect personally identifieable information from users who acdess the site, aggrigate information such as search tems, access times, and browsers used to access the site are collected to better enable programming an enjoyable visit to the site.  Cookies are used to track advertising revenue and affilate commissions that pay for the site.  Content is regularly checked for viruses and malware.  Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to these conditions
HISTORY ONLINE 24/7/365
mrbower.com

ABOUT MR. BOWER

So is Mr. Bower actually qualified to

teach me anything?

Well, while some people might say I am old enough to have lived through most of history, I am licensed to teach in Virginia, just renewed my licensee this summer, and am endorsed to teach any subject 4th grade through 8th. I have a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Teaching from VIrginia Commonwealth University, where I graduated Cum Laude. I have been teaching Social Studies at Fluvanna Middle School since 1993, and have also taught Science, Journalism, Filmmaking, and Web Design

So what eles does Mr. Bower do?

I have been a soccer fan since high school, and was a referee, referee instructor, and referee assignor through the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as a referee for the Virginia High School League. I also coached, and was one of the founding board members of Fluvanna Youth Soccer Association. Whenever I can, I also love to travel, and you can find tips and resources here on the site on my Travel Page. I also enjoy running and frequently run 5k races around Virginia, and you might even see my yellow kayak on the lake when I get time. This summer, I was lucky enough to celebrate my 35th wedding anniversary, and my two sons are grown and live in the Richmond area.

Forget about the other stuff, just how

old is that guy?

Well if your research and math skills are up to the challenge, here are all the clues to figure out just how old I am: *The Oakland Oaks beat the Anaheim Amigos 134-129 in the first game of the new American Basketball Associaltion on the day that I celebrated being one year older than the point differential. *The first World Series night game was played between Pittsburg and Baltimore on the birthday where I was 3 years older than the total score. *Vice President Hosni Mubarak was elected President 2 years after the birthday that made me elligable to vote according to the 26th Amendment, although I was not elligable to vote in this particular election. *On my birthday, the Copiapo mining accident in Chile came to a happy end as all 33 miners made it to the surface alive. They had been trapped underground 20 days more than the number of candles on my cake that day. .