Damien Bates

About Me

Thank you for visiting my page.  I am entering my 19th year of teaching and this will be my third year at Rockport-Fulton HS.  I will be teaching World History and will be the head boys basketball coach along with assisting Junior High football.


I graduated high school from Evant, Texas and then attended Tarleton State University where I received a bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in History. 


I am happily married to Joanna Bates who will be a 3rd grade ELAR/SS teacher at Fulton Learning Center.  We have two sons, Chance will be attending RFHS and in 9th grade and Bryce will be in 7th grade at RFJH.


We are excited to be a part of Pirate Nation and being a part of the Rockport-Fulton community.


Room:  218

Email: dbates@acisd.org

Phone: (361)790-2220 Ext. 2218 (Classroom)


My Interests

When I am not spending time with my family or attending athletic events, I love to relax by cooking or reading.  

Books and Links

In our World History classes we will be utilizing Google Classroom for bell ringers, key terms & people, and our classroom notes.  I have pasted the link below.  Please use your ACISD email account to sign in.  Also below you will find the access codes to each individual class period.  If you have any questions about Google Classroom, please feel free to email me at dbates@acisd.org.


Google Classroom


2nd Period: 35yozpt

3rd Period: i32uybr
5th Period: rmkqaik
6th Period: 6gbaztb


Online Textbook


When you are away from the classroom, you can access your textbook via online.  This will be helpful when completing vocabulary, chapter notes or test reviews.  You will need to see me to get access if you do not have it yet or have forgotten your username/password.



***In case you have forgotten your username and password, I have created a general account that all students can use.  PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE PASSWORD! 

Site:   www.my.hrw.com

Book Username:  rfpirates

Password: pirates