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
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.