Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Ginger Hill
I have taught in Johnston County for 30 years. I knew that I was going to be a teacher when I was six years old. Teaching is my passion. Most of my experience has been in fifth grade, but this is my fourth year teaching ELA at Archer Lodge Middle School. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Development from Meredith College. I received my master's degree from Campbell University in Curriculum and Instruction.
My husband and I live in Clayton. We have one son and daughter-in-law and a two month old grandson!!! When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy singing, cooking, and READING. I especially like mystery stories. My favorite place to visit is the beach.
I look forward to working with my students and their parents this year. With our special circumstances, it will be a year like no other. Just remember that I am here to help, so don't ever hesitate to get in contact with me if you have questions or concerns.
Expectations: Even though we are beginning the year virtually, it is the expectation that all students join their classes "LIVE" each day. Our class will consist of whole group instruction, independent practice, group work (when applicable). There will also be a daily "ticket out the door" assignment that will be due each day. Students attending LIVE should be able to complete and submit the "ticket out door" assignment before the class ends. Since we will be delivering NEW INSTRUCTION for our 6th grade students, it is so important to attend the class each day. If a student misses a session, they can make it up by watching a video of the lesson that was taught. If a student is "absent" for the LIVE session, they are expected to watch the video and turn in the work that was required for that day. Until the work is submitted, students that don't attend the LIVE session will be counted ABSENT.
I will be posting the code (link) to join our virtual lessons in Google Classroom. Students do need to be logged onto their device with their JCPS account in order to access the meeting. I also have listed some basic rules of Etiquette for our virtual meeting.
Listed below is a copy of material that we will be covering in the first nine weeks.
I will be updating my website regularly. I will have "office" hours each day to answer questions from students and parents. Please email me anytime with any questions or concerns that you have. I will do my best to give you a speedy response.
Every day I have support sessions for students at 2:30 The code they need is hillsupport
Office Hours 9:30-10:25 Mon.-Thurs.-
Friday Office Hours are 9:30 and 11:30
School Phone Number: 919-553-0714
Please watch this video for some important back to school information on schedules, Google Meet, and Google Classroom. https://bit.ly/gatornation2
Please watch this video for an introduction to my class. Welcome to Mrs. Hillś Class
This will be a very different beginning of school for all of us. Remember, I am here to help in any way that I can. I am looking forward to a great year!!!!
If you have Mrs. Hill for 2nd or 5th Period ELA, this is the daily VIRTUAL schedule you will follow:
11:30-12:25 Enhancement (A/B schedule)
1:30-2:25 Social Studies
2:30-3:00 SWAMP (will explain at orientation) (Mon.-Homeroom, Tues.-2nd period, Wed.-3rd period, Thurs.-5th period)
If you have Mrs. Hill for ELA for 3rd period, this is your daily VIRTUAL schedule:
9:30-10:25 Social Studies
11:30-12:25 Enhancement (A/B schedule)
2:30-3:00 SWAMP (will explain at orientation)
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, JCPS will operate its curbside meal service at only its elementary school sites. Students in all grade levels can receive a meal from any of the 23 elementary school sites at no cost...
Be sure to follow the official Archer Lodge Middle School social media accounts that are listed below! We use these resources, in addition to our ConnectEd messages and website, to share pertinent information with our parents and community stakeholders. Thank you for following along with our school!