Mr. Mattlin: 6th Homeroom/Social Studies



  • International Students from Korea will be joining our classes at HLS from 10/15-10/19. This is an exciting cross cultural opportunity for our students! 
  • If you are looking for volunteer hours, the Fall Festival is 11/3 and there is always room for helping hands to assist in this major fundraiser for the school. 
  • Please make sure to turn in field trip permission slips with the correct amount of money if you have not yet done so. 
  • At every home athletic game there will be a snack bar that will assist in raising money for the 7th and 8th grade students going to Washington DC in the Spring. 
  • We are currently collecting items and supplies for Operation Christmas Child. 


  • Friday, October 5- Crean visitation day (arrive at 7:30AM)
  • Friday, October 19- no School parent teacher conferences
  • Friday, October 26- twin dress up day
  • Wednesday, October 31- trunk or treat 1/2 day
  • Thursday, November 1- late start 9:15AM
  • Friday, November 2- makeup photos
  • Saturday, November 3- Fall Back Festival
  • Friday, November 9- LA Science Center field trip

Upcoming Tests/Projects

  • 6th Grade Math - Ch. 3 Math Test 10/23
  • 6th Grade History - Egypt Fair (11/2)
  • 7th Grade History - Ch. 3 Test (10/31)
  • 8th Grade History - Ch. 2  Test (10/17); Revolutionary War Timeline (10/15)

            Blessings, I’m Mr. Mattlin and I am thrilled to be part of the Hephatha Lutheran family. I was born in Lexington, Missouri and was raised in in a town called Odessa 10 miles away.  I grew up in a household that loved sports so I grew attached to baseball and football at a very young age (Go Royals and Go Broncos!).

        Although I went to a public school in Odessa K-­8, I was raised in the Lutheran Church. In high school I was fortunate to get a taste of Lutheran education for the first time in my life when my parents sent me to St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Missouri.  At St. Paul’s I experienced  the unique situation of dorm life starting at the age of 14. During high school I was fortunate to have teachers and coaches guide me and illustrate great examples of what it is to be a Lutheran educator.

         After high school God blessed me with the opportunity to attend Concordia University-­Nebraska in Seward, Nebraska. I was fortunate enough to be able to play baseball and football my first year. After my first year I decided to stick with baseball for a few more years until I decided to focus on my academics and becoming a Lutheran teacher. It was during my student teaching experience at Crean Lutheran, that I was able to get my first taste of Southern California. This experience gave me the confidence that teaching in a Christian atmosphere is what God has planned for me.

           Following student teaching, I graduated from Concordia in December of 2014. I’m very thankful and blessed for the excellent education I have received. Hephatha is my first Call as an educator; I am extremely excited to see what God has in store for me in my 4th year in the Hephatha Family


A Word from Pastor Andrews

This is Pastor Arthur and I'm just following-up to see if anyone from 5th or the middle school classes is able to assist with either this upcoming 6:01 service (October 7th) or the next 6:01 service on Sunday (October 21st). 
Also, we are still looking for folks to help with either the Men's Breakfast on Saturday, October 13th or the L.S.S. Walk-A-Thon on Saturday on October 27th. 
And finally, we are hoping to find a couple of acolytes from the 6th-8th grades. 

6th Grade Memory and Middle School History Syllabuses

6th Grade History Syllabus
6th grade Syllabus .pdf
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Memory Verse List
All of this year's memory verses will be listed here as well as the date that the memory quizzes will be.
Memory Work 18-19.pdf
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7th Grade History Syllabus
7th grade Syllabus .pdf
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8th Grade Syllabus
8th grade Syllabus .pdf
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Middle School Schedule Draft.pdf
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