Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Melissa Hoard
Welcome to Ms. Hoard's webpage for 7th Grade Social Studies.
A little bit about me
I grew up in the Garner area and graduated from Garner High (GMHS, at the time). I went to UNC for undergrad and earned by Bachelor of Arts in Geography, with minors in History and Sustainability Studies. After undergrad, I attended NCSU and earned my Master of Arts in Teaching. I am certified to teach Middle Grades and High School Social Studies. I have a passion for history, world cultures, and the impacts humans have on their environment. I also have a passion for travel. So far, I have had the privilege of traveling abroad to New Zealand, France, and (most recently) Italy and Greece.
This school year, information regarding the current week as well as upcoming due dates, notes, Quizlets, and other useful resources can be found on Google Classroom.
Students can access Google Classroom by:
- Visting https://classroom.google.com
- Clicking the + near the top right corner.
- Clicking "Join class"
- Entering your class's access code (your class code is on the class information sheet from the first day of school)
Parents can gain access to posts and information from Google Classroom by linking to their student. You will receive emails of everything that is posted to the Classroom.
- Make sure your student has joined our Google Classroom.
- Email me from the email address you wish to link to your student. Tell me who your student is :)
- Accept the invitation (will be emailed once I've gone in and added you). Select whether you wish to receive emails daily or weekly.
More information about Classroom Email Summaries
Use this link to join our class on Remind and get reminders directly to your phone (for parents and students!).
If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to email or call me.
7th Grade Bell Schedule
8:05 – 8:38
AP (Acceleration Period)
8:40 – 9:44
1st Block Social Studies
9:47 - 11:17
2nd Block: Planning Period
11:20 - 12:58
3rd Block Social Studies (& lunch)
1:00 - 2:03
4th Block Social Studies
2:05 - 3:10
5th Block Social Studies
Tutoring - Monday afternoons
The Johnston County Board of Education has called a Special Session meeting for Friday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.