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Matthew Boelke

  • Preferred Method of Communication: email or face to face 
  • Online Tools: Google Classroom
  • Where do I find materials if I'm absent: Google Classroom will tell you what you missed. Any paperwork will be found in the back of the classroom in your grade's bin.
  • Retake Policy: 2 retakes per trimester. Let me know within one week of taking the test if you would like to retake the summative. We will set up a time that works for you.

Hello! I began teaching social studies at Kennedy High School in 2018, and I am an assistant football and wrestling coach.

Prior to teaching, I was in the US Marine Corps for five years, from 2007 to 2012. I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for just over two years. I was fortunate enough to deploy throughout Asia during this time on various missions, including cross-training with other nations' militaries and humanitarian service missions. I have been to Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. I was also lucky enough to make a trip to Iwo Jima and climbed Mount Suribachi. After my time in Okinawa, I was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. I then was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan for one year. 

After I was discharged I moved back to Minnesota and began my collegiate career. I spent one year at North Hennepin Community College before transferring to the University of Minnesota. I graduated in 2015 after two years with a Bachelors Degree in History. I immediately enrolled at St. Mary's University of Minnesota to pursue a career in teaching. After a year and a half of coursework and a semester of student teaching at Cooper High School in New Hope, I was granted my teaching license for Social Studies in 2017. I continued to work and I received my Master's Degree in Instruction in January 2018. 

I look forward to the new school year and getting to know each of my students. I am here to help you learn, grow, and become the best person you can be. Go Eagles!

Matt Boelke

Social Studies

Social Studies
Kennedy High School
(952) 681-5168
Class Name Periods Calendar Site
SS2001B 2 Social Studies 9 B 01 (Main) Yes
SS2001B 4 Social Studies 9 B 02 (Main) Yes
SS2004B 4 World History B 04 (Main) Yes
SS2004B 7 World History B 05 (Main) Yes
SS2001B 10 Social Studies 9 B 06 (Main) Yes